Just one issue out this week - Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1, which wraps up the Hunt storyline and sets the stage for the Return of Wolverine in September. Art by Ramon Rosanas, colors by Guru Efx, letters from VC’s Joe Sabino, and cover art by Marco Checchetto.
I’m very happy with how Hunt for Wolverine worked out. The trick with a big event like bringing Wolverine back to life is that it needs to have a lot of parts - it grows to fill the volume its allowed. But, ideally each of those stories and pieces works on its own, so that if you only read one (or none), Return of Wolverine will still work. It was a very challenging job to plot all of that, but I really think it all worked. You could read just the first Hunt for Wolverine issue and be fine. Or this one. Or just Weapon Lost. It’ll all make sense. But if you read it all, it’ll make more sense.
It’s just like the MCU movies leading up to Infinity War. Do you have to see them all? No, but that big Avengers extravaganza is probably more fun if you do.
Anyway, here we are with Dead Ends, which was built to recap everything that came before in an entertaining way, and also give us something new… the first appearance of the villain of Return of Wolverine, Persephone. Her design is just so cool - Mike Hawthorne did it it, and delivered the perfect 70s scifi inspired statuesque super-awesome scary lady I was hoping for.
They’ll collect the whole Hunt soon enough in a big hardcover, and I hope you’ll check it out, if you haven’t. The whole team of artists, writers, letterers, colorists and editors worked themselves to the bone to put it together.