He’s only (arguably) the most powerful man in comics and comic-related media, but Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada was once a simple artist for anyone who could pay to cover the cost of sharpening his pencils. Well every now and then he likes to remind himself, and us, of his humble beginnings, and it’s usually around the special occasion of a mega-crossover, or the death of a popular character. And hey, there’s no greater comic artist catnip than the title, The Death of Wolverine.
Marvel released the variant cover art of The Death of Wolverine #1 today, featuring art by Quesada. The actual series will be drawn by Steve McNiven, from a script by Charles Soule, but issue numero uno will be available with a Quesada cover in addition to one by McNiven. From the looks of it, it’s kind of creepy with almost a Jason and the Argonauts vibe with a bunch of cheatin’ Wolverine skeletons getting Logan when his back is turned. Take a look:
Here’s the accompanying press release from Marvel along with color-free, non-finished cover:
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada’s jaw dropping variant cover to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 – the story that has the whole world talking! Brought to life in Quesada’s iconic style, this stunning cover features the titular mutant in his final days.
Written by chart-topping writer Charles Soule and superstar artist Steve McNiven, this four issue limited series chronicles the last stand of the Wolverine as he faces down his deadliest foes. Left without his healing factor, the indestructible killing machine must come to terms with his newfound vulnerability. And when word gets out that the Wolverine is mortal, villains from Logan’s past and present set their sights on their greatest enemy!
After being the best there is at what he does for over a century, the day has arrived where his best will not be good enough. With Death of Wolverine poised to shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe this September, no fan can afford to miss out on this epic comic event of September! What does the world look like without Wolverine in it? Find out when this spectacular DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 Joe Quesada variant cover hits comic shops on September 3rd!
Bets as to how long Wolverine will remain dead begin being accepted on September 4th.
Source: Comic Book Movie