After several years as Wolverine, Laura Kinney will be back in her X-23 identity as part of Marvel's "Fresh Start" relaunch. She'll get her own X-23 ongoing series from writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Juann Cabal starting in July.
“I am so psyched to have the opportunity to write for X-23. How often do you get to write a comic that has its own iconic sound effect?” said Tamaki. “This is a story about being in the very weird kind of family that someone like Laura/X-23 finds herself in. It’s about what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon and not someone with a birthday and a sister. I love writing these characters, I love the ferocity that comes with them, and I love the supporting cast we’ve put together for these issues.”
“It’s very exciting to work with a different author’s view of the same character you’ve been working on recently,” added Cabal. “I feel very lucky to be working with someone as brilliant as Mariko. She has her own voice and ideas, so the series’ tone is going to be different from All-New Wolverine, but you can feel her fondness and respect for the characters. So fans, rest assured! We’ll continue enjoying the Laura and Gabby (and Jonathan the Wolverine) we all know and love!”
X-23 #1 is due out on shelves in July.