Marvel has announced that their first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, is transitioning from your earbuds to your local comic shop. Benjamin Percy, the podcast’s award-winning writer, is returning for the new comic. Marcio Takara (Detective Comics, All-New Wolverine) will be the artist for the Wolverine: The Long Night comic.
The publisher made the announcement during its This Week in Marvel panel at New York Comic-Con. The serialized podcast, features actor Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hobbit trilogy) providing the voice of Logan/Wolverine. The story follows Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshal pursuing Wolverine after naming him the chief suspect in a string of murders in Burns, Alaska. The series’ 10-episode first season was released on a weekly basis via Stitcher Premium this past spring. Last month, it was finally made available on all major podcast platforms.
Rounding out the series’ voice cast are Celia Keenan-Bolger as Pierce and Ato Essandoh as Marshal. Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban (Seinfeld), Zoe Chao (The Comeback), Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Brian Stokes Mitchell (The Path) have supporting roles.
In an interview with Mashable late last year, Percy hinted that Marvel may be interested in using the podcast format to tell stories featuring other characters. “We have a fun opportunity here, and that’s to create our own continuity. A continuity that will grow more and more expansive as the Marvel Podcast Universe expands.”
The first issue of the comic series will feature a cover by Rafael Albuquerque (which you can check out at the link above). Wolverine: The Long Night #1 will go on sale in January 2019. Are you a fan of the podcast? Let us know what your take is in the comments below!