As is hinted at in the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan just wants to be an average ordinary guy. While we won’t know the fate of the Hugh Jackman character for a while yet, Marvel is getting into the powering down of Wolverine in August with “Killable” by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis.
This week, Matthew and Stephen discover the joys of Paul Cornell and Alan Davis’s Wolverine #1!
This March, Logan takes on all new challenges in Wolverine #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Paul Cornell and artist Alan Davis! As part of Marvel NOW!, 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!
While most of us associate the “snikt” sound effect with Wolverine, this teaser could just as easily apply to X-23 or Daken. But I’m betting it is a teaser for a Paul Cornell, Alan Davis Wolverine series.
“Of scribe’s first disobedience, and the fight/Against the rebel Tyrant, whose immortal malaise/Brought the Demon into the world, and all our woe,/With loss of Arthur, till seven motley knights/Restore us, and regain the blissful Camelot,/Sing heavenly muse” – after John Milton
Hang on kids, we’re getting biblical.
Looking for something good to read this week? The Major Spoilers Staff has sifted through this week’s releases and have picked a number of books you might want to check out as well.
A village is about to be overrun and the ragtag team of defenders defeated, but can the Horsewoman get help in time? And what about Vandal Savage–was his defection really all it seemed to be? Surely SOMETHING has to give if this book is going to have a happy ending! But is a happy ending really in the cards for our “heroes”?
Another day, another announcement that creative teams are changing. This time it’s Stormwatch.
Or – “All We’re Missing Is Those Guys From Camelot 3000…”
Paul Cornell has said that the genesis of this project came when he was asked to write a Demon monthly, but wasn’t entirely happy with trying to do Etrigan in modern times. Given how difficult it is to launch a non-superhero title these days, and how hard it is to write something in knightly times without becoming a Tolkienesque epic or the Eye Of Argon, I’m doubly impressed with how good this series has been…
If you ever wondered what would happen if DC Comics decided to create a sword and sorcery tale that feels very much like a certain game campaign that you and your friends played on a weekly basis, then you are going to LOVE Demon Knights.
Or – “Will It Work Without Warren?”
Younger Spoilerites may not recall that Stormwatch began as part of the Image Comics revolution in 1993, but the title probably found its most critical acclaim under the pen of Warren Ellis with a run that eventually mutated into The Authority. Part of the reason that book became famous was it’s willingness (and, honestly, it’s ability) to look at certain archetypes of comics history in a new light. Will new characters based on Superman and Batman be as much fun in a world that already has the real thing?
The final issue of Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton’s Knight and Squire series arrives next week, and DC Comics has released a sneak peek to get you in the mood.