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X Lives of Wolverine Forces Logan to Relive His Most Iconic (and Brutal) Moments (Preview)


Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive look at X Lives of Wolverine #1, by Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Frank Martin.

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of X Lives of Wolverine #1, by Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Frank Martin. In the preview, Wolverine sees some of the most iconic and important moments from his life.

X Lives of Wolverine, which is a connected to X Deaths of Wolverine, is said to start the Second Krakoan Age, much like how House of X and Powers of X began the first. The two books, which release on alternating weeks, see Logan traveling through his own timeline in order to tackle a danger to the X-Men. Percy has said the series will be the greatest Wolverine story ever told” and honor the past while moving forward.


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In CBR’s preview for X Lives of Wolverine #1, the titular hero finds himself thinking about time when Professor Charles Xavier brings him to Cerebro. Wolverine puts on the helmet, and the book moves into a spread showing some key moments from his life, including fighting against Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Omega Red. X Lives of Wolverine even shows Logan’s fight against Bruce Banner/Hulk, which was how he was introduced to the Marvel Comics universe.

Created by Roy Thomas Len Wein and John Romita Sr., Wolverine first appeared at the end of 19974’s The Incredible Hulk #180. In terms of his abilities, Wolverine has a healing factor that makes him extremely hard to kill and claws. His skeleton was also infused with adamantium, an indestructible metal. Since his introduction, the character has become one of Marvel’s most popular and appeared in many different films and TV shows based on the X-Men.


You can see CBR’s exclusive preview of X Lives of Wolverine below alongside the solicitation information for the issue. Releasing Jan. 19, X Lives of Wolverine #1 features covers from Adam Kubert, Peach Momoko, Ron Lim, Jorge Molina, Ed McGuinness, Will Sliney, Todd Nauck and more.

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X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)

  • BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • JOSHUA CASSARA (A) • Cover by ADAM KUBERT
  • Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO • Variant Cover by RON LIM
  • Variant Cover by JORGE MOLINA • LIVES OF WOLVERINE Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
  • Homage Variant Cover by WILL SLINEY
  • Animation Style Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK
  • Stormbreakers Variant Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
  • Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
  • Hidden Gem Variant Cover by Arthur Adams
  • Connecting Collage Variant Cover by MR GARCIN
  • THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE STORY OF ALL TIME BEGINS HERE!
  • WEEK 1 – Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story…
  • Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history and future yet to come!
  • 48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$5.99


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