Marvel is releasing another Wolverine origin tale from the stellar creative team of Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert this November. “Origin II” takes place just after the events of “Origin” and it sees James Howlett (Logan) as he lives among the wild wolves. The series takes a look at the beastly side of Wolverine, but balances it with his struggle to find humanity in a world before mutants were more prevalent. Take a look at Kubert’s artwork below for issue #1.
Official Press Release:
This December, experience an all-new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel’s most mysterious characters – but first, Marvel is proud to present your new look at ORIGIN II #1! ORIGIN II, the five part landmark comic event, brought to you by the all-star creative team of Kieron Gillen & Adam Kubert, chronicles an untold tale of the man who would become the Wolverine. One that shapes the hero he was destined to become!
Set a few years after the events of Origin, ORIGIN II finds James Howlett running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back into the world he left behind. Follow the first X-Man as he finds his way back to civilization and runs afoul of someone Sinister. Someone who has just discovered mutantkind for the first time. Plus, discover the shocking secret behind James’ greatest foe! Now he must choose: is he man or is he beast?
Plus, don’t miss out on Marvel’s most ambitious cover treatment yet! In celebration of this landmark series, Marvel is giving ORIGIN II #1 the red carpet treatment with a special acetate cover! Gorgeously rendered by superstar artist Adam Kubert, this unique cover features an ominous base layer underneath a second acetate layer of the clawed mutant entering the fray! Click here to see the cover in action on Marvel.com. A special sneak peek of the acetate cover was sent to retailers for preview and features a Sinister surprise underneath the ominous base layer.
RETAILERS PLEASE NOTE: In anticipation of this issue’s popularity, Marvel will have plenty of copies available to order!
Every issue of ORIGIN II #1 also features a SPECIAL DIGITAL COMICS OFFER! In addition to a free digital copy of ORIGIN II #1 on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices, each copy also includes a free digital edition of ORIGIN #1 & WOLVERINE: JAPAN’S MOST WANTED INFINITE COMIC #1!
ORIGIN II #1 (OCT130650)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art & Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Covers by SALVADOR LARROCCA &
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FOC – 11/04/13 ON-SALE – 12/25/13