Last week, Marvel released a few teasers from the upcoming Marvel NOW! relaunch of the Marvel Universe, one of which involved comics’ legend Frank Cho doing something “Savage”. At that time, our own Nick Furious posited that it had something to do with everyone’s favorite Canucklehead, Wolverine. Well, I owe Nick a cookie because it seems he was absolutely right on that one (who’d of thunk the three slash marks was a dead giveaway?). Anyway, Marvel dishes a little more about Savage Wolverine.
This January, Wolverine embarks on a vicious journey back home that can only be housed in Savage Wolverine #1,kicking off the all-new ongoing series from superstar creator Frank Cho! As part of Marvel NOW!, Savage Wolverine joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled public enemy number one! With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first. This January, Wolverine is all brawls, babes, and brachiosaurs, and you’ll never see the end — or the future of the Marvel Universe — NOW!
“Frank Cho’s ‘Savage Wolverine’ is adrenaline-fueled eye candy,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Plopped down in the middle of the Savage Land, Logan will have to carve a path to freedom through a maze of none-too-friendly cavemen, hungry dinosaurs and threats so surprising only Frank could have thought of them. If you’ve been itching for a cover-to-cover action series that proves that Logan is, indeed, the best at what he does, with cameos by a surprising array of Marvel Universe characters, this is the series you’ve been waiting for.”
Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Savage Wolverine, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Weapon X.
“The story takes place in the forbidden area of the Savage Land where an evil ancient god slumbers. Wolverine and others accidently unleash it, while trying to get back home.” explained Cho in an interview with Marvel.com. “This isn’t just a solo Wolverine story. It’s actually a team-up story with Shanna the She-Devil. Both Wolverine and Shanna have similar assertive personalities. The story is not just a quest to get home, it’s a story about surviving each other’s company and the Savage Land…it gets pretty bloody and savage… in a good way”
Each issue of Savage Wolverine includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Savage Wolverine features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”
An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new savage! This is Savage Wolverine NOW!
This January, Frank Cho unleashes his fury in Savage Wolverine #1!
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1
Written by FRANK CHO
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
ON SALE THIS JANUARY!