All-New Wolverine Gets a New Costume and Faces Off with a New Threat
Marvel has been making some changes in the last couple of years. One of those changes is the All-New Wolverine character. In 2014, Marvel killed Logan in the story arc of Death of Wolverine. Since Logan’s death, a new mutant has taken up mantle as the Wolverine. X-23, or Laura Kinney, is the original Wolverine’s clone daughter, and took over after her father-like figure loses his healing ability due to a virus, and eventually died.
The All-New Wolverine’s writer Tom Taylor is dead set on continuing the evolution of a powerful character in the Marvel Universe. Laura Kinney has been wearing a suit that very much resembles that of the deceased Logan’s, but that’s about to change as she receives a new armored suit. What better way to test out new armor than a new threat. In the new story arc, Immune, an alien contagion threatens civilization, the only one who can enter the quarantined zone is Wolverine, but will she survive?
In a recent interview, writer Tom Taylor sheds some light on the upcoming arc’s plot:
“When an alien child crashes into a major city in an escape pod, it speaks one name before dying, “Laura Kinney.” The child has succumbed to a virus. And now, an entire city is fast becoming infected.
With thousands falling sick from the alien contagion, the city is quarantined by SHIELD, working with other world governments and the superhero community. Only Wolverine can enter the contamination zone. But, if she enters, she can’t walk out again.
The clock is ticking and the stakes have never been higher. Can Laura uncover her own connection and importance to the alien child? Can she save a city? Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to do so? Hundreds of thousands of lives are in Wolverine’s clawed hands.”
As mentioned above, Logan was stripped of his healing abilities due to a virus. This could be a similar fate for Laura, or maybe she is the only one who can survive it. According to Taylor, the alien’s in the story are a new species to Marvel comics, but didn’t go into much detail.
Regarding Wolverine’s new suit, Taylor stated:
“A lot of what we’ve been doing in this series comes down to moving Laura to the next logical step. She’s growing on the page. This suit is part of that growth. It all comes down to the amount of times Laura is hurt, or taken out of action. Just because she has a healing factor, doesn’t mean she enjoys pain, or bullets ripping through her internal organs. She has had her issues with pain before, and she’s moving through this. This suit is designed to be bulletproof and generally more protective. In designing the suit, Mark Paniccia, Christina Harrington, and I went through a lot of versions with artist, Leonard Kirk. The colors of the suit are a nod to her X-Force days. What she wore then was certainly a fan-favorite. It’s also about stealth. It’s a bit easier to hunt prey when you’re not wearing bright yellow.”
Immune is slated for an April 2017 release in All-New Wolverine #19, written by Tom Taylor with art by Leonard Kirk. Will you be picking up a copy? What do you think of Wolverine’s new suit? What do you think of Laura Kinney as Wolverine? Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned with DFTG for more entertainment and all of your gaming news.
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