Declan Shalvey will replace Steve McNiven as the artist of The Return of Wolverine #2-4. McNiven will illustrate #5 as planned. Along with Shalvey's involvement, Marvel unveiled a new costume for Wolverine.
"I'm really excited to be part of this story and getting the chance to work with Charles and the absolute legend that is [colorist] Laura Martin," Shalvey told Marvel.com. "I've always dreamed of drawing a Wolverine book someday, but never thought I'd get to be part of such an important Wolverine epic, not on a project on this level. I'm very humbled that the team at Marvel would consider having me be a part of all this. The scripts are really interesting and I'm curious to see how Charles' plans will develop. The book has been a blast to draw so far, I've never drawn so many claws in one book before! I hope everyone likes my take on all the characters as I have very big Steve McNiven shoes to fill. No pressure!"
“We’ve been building up to Logan’s return for so long, we’re excited to finally be able to get the story out to you all!" added editor Jordan D. White. "Declan is an incredible addition to the team, with incredible graphic storytelling skills and nuanced, moody art—we know he is going to go down as a modern day master of the Wolverine. When I spoke to Steve and Charles about the possibility of bringing him in, they were both very excited for what he would bring to the story.”
“I am thrilled to have a fellow artist of the caliber of Declan on board for the return of Wolverine!” said McNiven. “He brings a level of excitement and enthusiasm to the whole team and I’m hoping readers are excited as I am to see what he has in store for us on the drawing board!”
Here is the updated solicitation for Return of Wolverine #2, due out October 24.
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (of 5)
CHARLES SOULE (W) • DECLAN SHALVEY (A) • STEVE MCNIVEN (C)
Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
VARIANT COVER BY DAVID MARQUEZ
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TBA
B&W REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Logan is alive again — let’s see if he can stay that way!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99