Marvel Comics (via EW) has announced this morning that come this September, everyone’s favorite X-Man won’t be around any longer, as the legendary Wolverine will be kicking the bucket. Already robbed of his healing factor in the monthly “Wolverine” title, the events of the past year will come to a head in a four-issue mini-series titled “Death of Wolverine” from writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven.
“For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he’s been the eternal victor,” executive editor Michael Marts said. “He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who’s been around for hundred years?”
“He’s reflecting on his own life as he’s reflecting on his own death,” Soule said about the character. “We wanted to have the reader do that at the same time. In each issue, we’re focusing on a different aspect, or a different quintessential Wolverine.”
The first issue will be released on September 3rd with the remaining three issues to hit stands for the rest of September. Check out the first page of the first issue, along with the cover art, below!