COMICS: "Rogue Logan" Continues In First Look At WOLVERINE #3

In this first look at Paul Cornell (Captain Britain) and Ryan Stegman's (Superior Spider-Man) Wolverine #3, we get another glimpse at the day which led to Logan leaving the X-Men and his new life with a group of criminal mercenaries. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/7/2014
• Logan’s training continues…and he’s got his sights set on Sabretooth.
• What could make Logan turn his back on the school and his friends?
















WOLVERINE #3
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
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Havensent - 3/7/2014, 5:58 PM
Excellent artwork.
NebulaFields - 3/7/2014, 6:02 PM
Awesome art. The V cover is pretty damn awesome.
marvel72 - 3/7/2014, 6:05 PM
don't know if i would call the artwork excellent or awesome,but i suppose its good.
kevberg - 3/7/2014, 6:25 PM
What could make Logan turn his back on the school and his friends?

Either a story not yet unfolded or sh@tty writing..im not sure yet.
thewolfx - 3/7/2014, 6:47 PM
[frick] that new suit
SuperioR23SupermaN - 3/7/2014, 8:07 PM
Love the suit so shut it @Wolf
Makiveli21 - 3/7/2014, 8:24 PM
@kevberg the answer is revenge. Hes going after sabretooth.
dellamorte1872 - 3/7/2014, 9:26 PM
How does he not bleed to death without a healing factor? Obviously I don't follow the character any more and I can see why THAT is
HotRodFan899 - 3/7/2014, 9:30 PM
@Makiveli21


That kind of spits in the face of decades of character development. Having Logan turn his back on his friends for revenge where we've seen numerous times where Logan put his friends before his thirst for revenge just makes it seem like the writer is just ignoring continuity.
mob7medina - 3/7/2014, 9:30 PM
great artwork but Cornell does not write a good logan IMO hes way too out of character healing factor or not wolvy would never be cowardly like hes been written lately,This bad writing has also made him look like a hypocrite.
jimoakley666 - 3/8/2014, 12:59 AM
I must admit, and I hate to say it, this run is written by a guy who truly does not get Logan at all. It's not bad writing, it's a poor grasp on the character.
Bl00dwerK - 3/8/2014, 2:11 AM
I've read nothing but poor grasp of the character since I started reading Marvel comics again...
13echo - 3/8/2014, 2:11 AM
Great art...
Kyos - 3/8/2014, 2:19 AM
So, who's the guy Logan is kissing on the recap page?
goos2 - 3/8/2014, 4:36 AM
Glad to see Wolverine getting some p*ssy.
Jimmyquickfingers - 3/8/2014, 8:27 AM
Don't like this one bit. Artwork is pretty good but the story makes no sense. Just kill him off already this is torture.
Enki - 3/8/2014, 8:27 AM
Marvel has turned the Wolverine character into a heaping pile of shit.

They unveiled the whole mystery about his past, which took away what made him interesting.

Now as added insult, they take his powers, and it turns out that he can just be a regular guy. Whoever wrote that story needed to do some homework before hand.

When Chris Claremont took away his powers during one of the Genosha story arcs in the early 90's, Logan was weak and dying because his blood could not receive nourishment from his bone marrow, due to his skeleton being laced with the adamantium. Down to the point where wounds would take longer to heal than a regular person, because his blood cells could not assist in the overall cell regeneration process.

Marvel needs to either figure out how to restore Wolverine to his former glory, or just kill him off for good. But of course as we know, in Marvel there is no such thing as "dead for good".
marvel72 - 3/8/2014, 8:34 AM
unrelated but still a new comic book,you guys must read moon knight 1 its awesome.
rabid - 3/8/2014, 9:53 AM
Not liking the writing so far on this book, but the art delivers. I don't mind a little character growth with Wolverine, but IMO Charlie Huston did it better two years ago in The Best There Is.
BlackRobin98 - 3/8/2014, 12:23 PM
@Enki, thanks doohde for the explanations I was looking for!! Was that around the time he lost his adamantium to Magneto? What was different that time? Was his metal also weighty? I love when they actually explain the biological stuff. What's with this obsession with taking the mutants powers in like every arc of this century thus far?! Thanks
jimoakley666 - 3/8/2014, 1:07 PM
Yeah, that scene after House Of M where Cyclops and Nightcrawler rushed to see if Logan still had his healing factor so he didn't die of Adamantium poisoning. He was dying when Frank Teiri took his abilities back in the early 2000's. But I wonder if Marvel are wearing him down further and further so he can make a strong, kick arse comeback. Striving over adversity to truly prove himself as the very best at what he does.

But if that IS the case, Cornell isn't showing it because he just doesn't get Logan. He doesn't get that if Logan is scared he doesn't show it. He fights. He struggles. No matter what. The Wolverine, Mangold and Jackman did this story MUCH better.
Enki - 3/8/2014, 2:27 PM
@BlackRobin98, that happened long before Magneto took away his adamantium.

In fact I got the timeframe wrong when I referenced the Genosha story arc. These issues were not published in the early 90's like I mentioned before. I looked them up and they were actually from 1988.

In this story Wolverine and Rouge are captured by Genoshan authorities and they have their powers removed. While in confinement, Logan was dying, and Rogue was raped by the prison guards. Rogue's experience shocked and traumatized her to such a degree that she shut herself off from reality. Eventually they manage to escape with the help of the remnants of Carol Danver's personality, which were buried deep in Rogue's psyche.
Enki - 3/8/2014, 2:52 PM
The biggest problem right now with Wolverine is overexposure. When the character was incorporated to the X-Men in the 1970's, he was completely different from what the younger generation of readers are seeing nowadays.

Originally, Logan was introduced as a former Canadian government operative with a murky past that was shrouded in mystery. A loner with a killer instinct who was prone to psychotic rage (even towards his own teammates), but who was also seeking redemption for his past sins.

Another thing that made Wolverine interesting is that back then he was not put in forefront of the X-Men. That was Cyclops' place. Logan was the rebellious loner type who would question authority, but would never back away from a fight. On the contrary, he craved letting the animal loose.

Back in the day Wolverine had a key role in the battlefield, but he was not doing it for glory. He did it for the thrill of the kill. That's where get the famous quote "He's the best at what he does, but what he does is not nice".

The present Wolverine is barely a spec of what made him so appealing in the first place.

mctrinket - 3/8/2014, 3:03 PM
Rogue Logan = Rogen?

BlackRobin98 - 3/8/2014, 4:08 PM
@Enki thanks a lot for the acknowledgement AND replies. Now I have something for you AND the site-Fam in general. "My Oracle" who tells me everything about comics has sent two gems, one featuring Wolvie which Ill share first but BOTH touching on something more generalized which you mentioned & made sous like is Marvel wide alone.
Any guesses!
Here's the Wolvie reality. "I hate when ppl say things like the following; 'A de-powered Logan would instantly have a punishingly painful life (possibly true SO far) for ONE how would he possibly be able to carry his weighty Gen-X metal skeleton with all that's weight now feeling the full effect of it in movement?" Here's the GREAT Point my Oracle raised. "Neither of Logan's chief powers either address OR have ever accounted for his ability to carry that added weight! His dual powers are super human healing regeneration & heightened animal-like tuned senses & tracking/hunting ability! Do either of those account for his ability to carry that added weight? The answer is no! The only thing really left is bone claws for assault & defense so they DEFinately cannot account for this 'feat'. He hates that ppl in fandom make this very simple and obvious mistake. Moreover HIS accounting for Logan's ability is not super human strength but rather PEAK human strength built and both accounted for plus explained from years DECades living, traveling, training as a warrior, a hardened soldier (the further you trace back in the past the more rugged the class of warrior & citizen simply bc life it self was more rugged & much less efficient bc there was so much less Pre-industrial age innovation to be utilized & enjoyed. Now to be fair, YOU(Enki) never made that claim of Logan. I just shared it. The OTHER one tho and more controversial is the statement that goes "The Big 2" Universes wide that my friend - Ill leave his YouTube handle after this - states that says 'NOBODY IN COMICS EVER STAYS DEAD! With the possible exceptions of those characters that MAKE our heroes & their origins deep breath; Ben Parker, The Wayne's, Gwen Stacy, Jason Todd(for the LONGEST While) & Pre-Oracle Bat Girl (Pre-52) So that statement very much alive & vivacious that 'Nobody whose ANYbody dies - AND STAYS DEAD - in comics. Have fun with I guys! These offerings come enthusiastically from my person Oracle who you can actually contact if necessary beyond discussing it here on you tube as he is user; goku48071. Ps thanks Enki & thanks Mark Ashley
BlackRobin98 - 3/8/2014, 4:19 PM
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BlackRobin98 - 3/8/2014, 4:55 PM
@Enki! You spared me a question. Yes, you are exactly right he was nothing like the current character! Now not only does he have his own in the glory Wolverine book, but he ALSO just came off having his own TEAM and cartoon of the same name(??) Wokverine and the Xmen. He could never be a leader, it's not him! He DOESENT have the social skills! Just look at the films!! They began with a Terri le Logan but ATleast recognizable(!!!) now all the way down thru The A$$ Plan, oops I really did mean Lasst Stand to now - 'Phoenix Jean had it correct, 'they tamed you Logan' - 'DOFP' (killer title btw, insane trailer!!) but it clearly shows Logan TAME as ever, as Ever(!!!) why else would 2 super scientist/minds & genius even TRUST him on a diplomatic mission laced in sociology strengths!! It's pathetic!!! Katy Pryde was drafted for this mission for more than just her power! So make way for the PRO Hero (emphasis on he's not even an 'anti Hero' which he should be in every bear. Im done! I guess the best thing about him is the dedicated actor cast, but they've even LONG since groomed him into the tame Logan they have written.shame. Oh what could be, let's go enjoy DOFP for the Sentinels, new Mutants, pray for an epic after cred scene & that's about it,..
Enki - 3/8/2014, 5:00 PM
You're welcome BlackRobin98.

To piggyback on the adamantium weight issue, Logan's augmented strength is also a result of the adamantium in his bones. It provides additional support to his spine, and overall to his entire skeleton, which allows him to lift heavier amounts of weight. From what I recall on The Official Guide to the Marvel Universe published back in the 80's, Wolverine could lift up to 1 ton.

Biologically this would make sense since skeletal and muscular density go hand in hand. Which would mean that a heavier skeleton would call for stronger muscles. In the case of Logan, it would be safe to assume that his healing power promotes his muscle development in order to handle the weight of his skeleton, while the skeleton itself provides extra support like I previously mentioned. So in the end, it' a win-win situation for Wolverine.
ManCalledSting - 3/8/2014, 9:04 PM
Storm with a Mohawk is lame.
rabid - 3/9/2014, 9:53 AM
I know a lot of people think Wolverine shouldn't show weakness or emotion the way he does these days, but the point most people are missing is this: You never knew Wolverine. The guy you knew for decades only had a tiny fraction of his memories, which kept him frustrated, angry, cantankerous like a poopy-pantsed alzheimer's patient.
Now he suddenly has two or three lifetimes worth of experience to dwell on and can see past mistakes. And with having recently being forced to slaughter all of his own children and having that followed by the murders of his best friend and mentor, it makes sense that he would become a changed man. The build up to his pacifism was truly well done.
SimpleeComplex - 3/9/2014, 10:13 AM
So much for Logan's samurai code of honor. Good artwork though.
johnblake - 3/9/2014, 11:01 PM
Rouge was raped. What? Someone explain

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