Death Of Wolverine Announced By Marvel Comics

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Marvel Comics has announced (via Entertainment Weekly) that Wolverine is not long for this world. Following "3 Months to Die," James Howlett will finally fall in a four-issue miniseries titled Death of Wolverine. The weekly miniseries will be released in September and will be written by Charles Soule and feature the art of Steve McNiven. The death of Wolverine is a storyline that has been rumored for a while now, particularly since Wolverine lost his healing factor in the pages of Paul Cornell's Wolverine series. Editor Mark Marts explained that the idea came out of one of Marvels' creative retreats. "For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he's been the eternal victor," says Marts. "He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who's been around for hundred years?" Charles Soule said the series will be reflective for Wolverine and his fans alike. "He's reflecting on his own life as he's reflecting on his own death," Soule said. "We wanted to have the reader do that at the same time. In each issue, we're focusing on a different aspect, or a different quintessential Wolverine." As is expected with the death of a superhero character, Marts said that the ramifications of Wolverine's death will be seen throughout the Marvel Universe. "You're gonna be entering into a world without Wolverine," he said. "That affects not only his teammates, but also the Marvel Universe at large. We've got a lot of things in the works already." Death of Wolverine #1 will hit stands on September 3, 2014.

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