Wolverine’s life entered a new chapter when he was robbed of his healing factor by Sabretooth in Paul Cornell’s first Wolverine series, and now it seems Marvel is counting down to what comes next: death.
Announced earlier this morning in a Q&A with CBR, this June’s Wolverine #8 will be the start of an arc titled “3 Months to Die”. Illustrated by X-Men artist Kris Anka (who designed Wolverine’s new costume), the series title will count down to September Wolverine #11 – issue #9 will be “2 Months to Die,” issue #10 will be “1 Month to Die.” This ties in with Marvel’s previously announced plans for Wolverine #12 to be a “double-sized landmark issue” that Marvel said will garner “national attention for its game-changing story.”
Could Marvel be killing Wolverine? Although Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso and newly minted Senior Editor Mike Marts wouldn’t reveal one way or another, Alonso said “this is not a bull$#~^ title.” Marts elaborated:
“We're not messing around with the title. ‘3 Months to Die.’ We are going to fully explore Wolverine's mortality, what that means to him, what that means to the X-Men, what it means to the Marvel Universe -- and we're not going to be shy. We're not going to be nervous about what storylines we might decide to pursue here.”