COMICS: Marvel Unveils Skottie Young's DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 Variant Cover

As you might expect, Skottie Young will once again be supplying a unique variant cover for the next big Marvel event, and you can see his awesome take on Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine #1 after the jump! Poor old Logan is about to take a trip to Heaven...

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By Josh Wilding - 6/3/2014
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DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
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aRandomSinisterClone - 6/3/2014, 5:00 PM
thats awesome and funny
CrimsonFlash - 6/3/2014, 5:01 PM
Taking bets. Over/under 6 months till he's back. Him never dying at all is a wash
Superior - 6/3/2014, 5:03 PM
The real Wolverine died to me when he started having a gun and that rigid Copperhead ass costume. Joking, but [frick] that gun he had and sure, I'll go ahead and start the timer/countdown when he comes back.
Superior - 6/3/2014, 5:04 PM
Cool art, though. I've always liked Young's style.
JordanKing - 6/3/2014, 5:05 PM
He even portrays death in an adorable fashion! Is there anything this guy can't draw?
blackandyellow - 6/3/2014, 5:13 PM
I have a feeling he'll never come back. Marvel will keep him dead forever.
Alien - 6/3/2014, 5:20 PM
damnnnn son, that art looks legit
spon - 6/3/2014, 5:20 PM
He'll be back... but Professor X will be in his body.
Knightrider - 6/3/2014, 5:21 PM
Well if you believe the rumours Marvel are trying to "Tone Down" their use of properties where movie rights are owned by other studios, this kinda plays into that. Yep the event itself wil get some big attention, but after? They just removed, arguably, the most famous X-Man, one that the movies pivot around.

DrDoom - 6/3/2014, 5:26 PM
I [frick]ing hate baby variants.
Superior - 6/3/2014, 5:28 PM
Knightrider

Hmmm, never thought about it like that. You might be on to something.
pointman - 6/3/2014, 5:31 PM
@blackandyellow
You just might be right. Maybe that is how they would get the rights back? He has already been dead for years in the ultimates and replaced with his guylight styled son.
acorsi11 - 6/3/2014, 5:36 PM
I have a feeling that Wolverine is going to stay dead for a long time. Imagine right when Marvel gets Fox's X-Men rights Wolverine is brought back to life.
Maxi91291 - 6/3/2014, 5:38 PM
Great .. now beacause of Marvel being douches they will kill off Wolverine and keep him dead because they are mad that fox is making good x movies ... [frick] YOU MARVEL !
SidTheAstroSlut - 6/3/2014, 5:42 PM
It'd be interesting if they keep him dead for a while...
staypuffed - 6/3/2014, 5:43 PM
I really like this one, but he's gotten lazy with backgrounds.
CorndogBurglar - 6/3/2014, 5:48 PM
@ CrimsonFlash

Over a year, under 18 months.
CorndogBurglar - 6/3/2014, 5:58 PM

When they reintroduce him in the comics, the X-Men will find him in an underground bunker being tested on by humans working alongside aliens to adapt his healing factor so they can try to cure diseases. It will turn out that he never actually died, but once everyone thought he bought the farm, his body was taken down below for the experimenting.

It will later turn out that the alien that was helping with the experimenting came to Earth from his home world to try and find the mutant that was going to kill the MCU...because his race loved those movies. The mutant in question is of course Wolverine. Wich raises lots of questions in itself, like, if the alien came to earth to kill a specific mutant so that a certain future didn't take place, why did he keep said mutant alive in a bunker for all that time instead of just killing him when he had the chance? Its comics, thats why.

Wait...all of that sounds Colossally familiar...
SWelch - 6/3/2014, 6:04 PM
@Maxi91291 Please tell me you really don't believe that? All this is a new story line. Marvel is not cancelling or killing of any of the their characters from the X-Men or Fantastic Four because Fox has the movies rights As any one will tell you the comics being published have nothing to do with the movie rights. The only thing that will effect Fox or Sony owning the movie rights is them making the movies. I am sure if both companies stopped making the movies after a period of time the rights would revert back to Marvel as it did with Daredevil, The Punisher and Ghost Rider. I actually think when the last Ghost Rider movie was made there wasn't a monthly GR comic at the time.
earzmundo - 6/3/2014, 6:04 PM
lol ^

[frick]ing colossus.

death = nothing anymore.
Shadowmaster35 - 6/3/2014, 6:06 PM
HA!
psudavid91 - 6/3/2014, 6:19 PM
@earzmundo...that's not completely true. Death is an opportunity....to capitalize on a popular character by killing him, make a few extra dollars for the corporate slogs, and then bring him back in a unique fashion, again for a few dollars more. I mean, YES, the story is completely meaningless. Oh wait, that's what you were talking about isn't it? Back to fingerpainting...
String - 6/3/2014, 6:24 PM
Characters die all the time at Marvel. Including many of the major characters -Spiderman, Captain Amerca, etc. Eventually most come back. To me, this is only a repreive so Marvel can use his return for a special event in the future to sell more books. Of course, people will spin it due to the issues between FOX and Marvel Studios currently. Perhaps there is some side effect with no longer advertising Wolvervine in the books but I hardly believe that concerns FOX in any way in their movies. The whole deal with Wolvervine dying is to allow Marvel Comics to use his return as another big future event. It's a marketing gimic.
SugarYumYum - 6/3/2014, 6:30 PM
He'll either be gone about the same about of time as Peter (year and a half) or until Wolverine 3. If they play their cards right, the first issue of his return could net enough sales to make up for one of the years he's been missing.

Oh and this cover is adorable. <3
Humperdink - 6/3/2014, 6:49 PM
@Pointman

@blackandyellow
You just might be right.


As a comic book reader for over 30 decades I can tell you with absolute confidence that Wolverine WILL be back.

There is no 'maybe' about it.

see: Death of Superman, Death of Batman, Death of Spider-man, Death of Kraven the Hunter, Death of Green Arrow, Death of Norman Osborn, Death of Jean Grey, Death of Aunt May, Death of Jason Todd....whew...there's more but you get the point.

He will return.
psudavid91 - 6/3/2014, 6:58 PM
30 decades!? You're over three hundred years old? What comics did they have back in the 1700s?
Humperdink - 6/3/2014, 7:04 PM
* I mean 3 (THREE) decades...lol sorry I'm not a vampire.

Anyway in spite of my error, I hope you still got the point of my post.
marvel72 - 6/3/2014, 7:05 PM
i would like the hulk to be the one to kill him,what with wolverine's first appearance being in the pages of the incredible hulk.
Bl00dwerK - 6/3/2014, 7:18 PM
The real Wolverine died, to me, during Fatal Attractions...
Ineedrevelation - 6/3/2014, 7:21 PM
Dude X-men has really lost it's edge ever since their inspiration originated from black struggle and oppression has turned into gay acceptance.
Ineedrevelation - 6/3/2014, 7:23 PM
And wtf is this? Calvin and Hobbes? Marvel has turned into the funnies. GTFO!
CorndogBurglar - 6/3/2014, 7:28 PM
@ earzmundo

Lol yeah. I wonder how many people on this site would have even gotten that.

Either way, even though Colossus' return was a bit dumb, i was still excited as hell to see his return. He's always been one of my favorite x-men.

I cant say the x-men will be the same without Wolvie, but over the years i've started to really dislike him, so a break will be nice.
RaleighAntrobus - 6/3/2014, 7:30 PM
Heaven?

All things considered I'm pretty sure Wolvy would be headed to Hell. Just sayin'...
CorndogBurglar - 6/3/2014, 7:33 PM
The main reason Marvel wouldn't cancel any books in hopes of getting movie rights back is because Marvel still makes a lot of money off of the Fox/Sony movies. Why would they want to hurt that income?

Not to mention, their MCU is already highly successful with the characters they have. It just doesn't seem like its a priority to get those rights back...and Kevin Fiege has even said that himself.
Melkaticox - 6/3/2014, 7:41 PM
My, I love this guy's style.
Melkaticox - 6/3/2014, 7:41 PM
@Ineedrevelation The door is right over there.
RobtimusPrime - 6/3/2014, 8:12 PM
"And wtf is this Calvin and Hobbes" LMMFAO!!

Wolvie's been dead to me for some time. That f+cking tattoo was the last straw!!!
matthuliz - 6/3/2014, 8:35 PM
Is killing Wolverine in the comics part of the FOX shut-out?!?!?


:-P
CapnMurphy2021 - 6/3/2014, 8:44 PM
Can someone please explain (without too much fuss) why Marvel would ever cancel the FF or permanently kill one of the most famous characters in their comics/films/merch just to spite FOX? It makes no sense to me and I think that it's completely unfounded... Untrue...

Why do so many believe this ridiculousness?
BlindJustice - 6/3/2014, 8:52 PM
Ugh...This looks like Marvel's version of Teen Titan's Go art style.
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