Marvel has announced The Return of Wolverine #1 by writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven. Marvel describes the five-issue limited series as the "third part of a trilogy" following The Death of Wolverine and The Hunt for Wolverine, and has confirmed to Newsarama it is the Wolverine #1 previously teased.
According to Soule, Wolverine's return brings some new twists on the fan-favorite mutant's powers - though the circumstances of his resurrection are still under wraps.
“Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been looking for him, because he’s a very important part of the Super Hero puzzle. And at long last, he will be found,” Soule told Marvel.com. “I thought this was a real opportunity to do things that would make him feel new and fresh in a way; if you come back from the dead, it should mean something. One of the outwardly physical manifestations of that is that now, from time to time, his claws—once they’re popped—they can heat up. They can get really hot.”
The Return of Wolverine #1 is due out on shelves September 19.