Writer Charles Soule may currently be chronicling the long-awaited return of the most popular X-Man of them all, but it seems that the current Return of Wolverine series isn’t the end of his story. Soule recently shed light on his upcoming plans for the character in his monthly newsletter.
As revealed in Marvel’s January 2018 solicitations, the monthly anthology comic Marvel Comics presents will be making a comeback next year. Soule revealed in his newsletter that he’ll be writing a 12-part serialized story called “The Vigil.” Each chapter will focus on Wolverine during a different decade of his long life, with the first chapter unfolding during World War II.
Soule says, “It’s a twelve-part story called (tentatively) ‘Wolverine – The Vigil,’ and each segment is set in a different decade, moving forward and starting during World War II in the 1940s. Paulo Siqueira is drawing it, who is absolutely incredible. It’s dark, almost a fantasy or horror story, and I’m excited about it. Beyond that… wait and see!”
Soule also touches on the fact that all of his current Marvel projects, including Daredevil, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Return of Wolverine, will be ending in December in January “I am not done with comics, or Marvel, or Star Wars, not by a long shot, although it’ll take a little time for some of the announcements to hit,” the writer revealed.
Soule’s Wolverine saga began with 2014’s Death of Wolverine, which lived up to its name by culminating with Logan’s demise. Following Wolverine’s surprise return in Marvel Legacy #1 last fall, Soule supervised the Hunt for Wolverine crossover and is now currently writing Return of Wolverine with artists Steve McNiven and Declan Shalvey. That series has already introduced one big change in the form of a new mutant power for Wolverine.
We’re assuming Marvel has other post-Return of Wolverine plans beyond Marvel Comics Presents. But what those plans might involve, and whether Soule will also be involved, remains to be seen.
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