Updated January 6, 2020: Coinciding with the debut of Wolverine #1 on February 19, Marvel is distilling his "most memorable stories" into Wolverine: Through the Years Primer - an exclusive one-shot to be sold as part of the launch parties for the new #1.
Original Story from January 3, 2020: Marvel is encouraging comic shops to host launch parties for their upcoming Wolverine #1 - this character's first ongoing in six years. For this special occasion, Marvel is allowing retailers to begin selling the title at midnight on the day of release.
Scheduled to debut February 19, Wolverine #1 will be bolstered by several marketing efforts by the publisher - "variant covers, promotional item [sic], and more".
(If any retailers get the idea to book the Swedish death metal band Entombed to play at their launch party with their 1993 classic "Wolverine Blues," let us know.)
The deadline for retailers to opt-in for the launch parties and have access to order launch-party-exclusive items is January 27.
Series writer Benjamin Percy and artist Adam Kubert are doing a joint signing February 22 at New York City's Midtown Comics, followed by a Percy solo signing February 23 at Maryland's Third Eye Comics.
Here is the solicitation for the issue:
BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • ADAM KUBERT & VIKTOR Bogdanovic (A)
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY JIM LEE
HIDDEN GEM SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JIM LEE
VARIANT COVER BY ADAM KUBERT AND GREG HILDEBRANDT
PARTY VARIANT COVER BY RAHZZAH
PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY ADAM KUBERT
VARIANT COVER BY R.B. SILVA
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
VARIANT COVER BY JEEHYUNG LEE
DIE CUT VARIANT COVER BY CHIP KIDD - USE CODE SEP198963
ADAMANTIUM VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE*
*Not actually made of adamantium
THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!
72 PGS./Parental Advisory …$7.99