If you’ve been paying attention to Paul Cornell’sWolverine series since he took over, you’ll already know that Wolverine has lost his famous healing factor and has been living without it. It looks like the “living” part of it will be coming to an end in September as Marvel Comics will release a four part weekly series titled “The Death of Wolverine.”
The mini-series will be written by comic’s newest wunderkind Charles Soule (She-Hulk, Swamp Thing, roughly ten billion other series) and will feature art by Steve McNiven (Civil War).
Check out McNiven’s cover for “The Death of Wolverine” and let us know what you think about this below.
Nemesis #1 Written by Mark Millar
Art by Steve McNiven
Colors by Dave McCaig
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Marvel/Icon
Released March 24, 2010
Just as the film adaptation of Mark Millar‘s last work, Kick-Ass, is set to hit the big screens, Millar returns to comics with his latest blood-filled, foul-mouthed opus, Nemesis. Millar has brought back frequent collaborator Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan) to handle the art duties and what they have created is a book that is completely different from Kick-Ass, yet still falls in line with Millar’s style of over the top violence and unique takes on the super-hero genre. If you’re a fan of Millar’s work, you’ll find plenty to enjoy about this issue, but if you’re not much of a fan, there’s nothing here that will change your opinion about him, so just move along.
Nemesis #1 opens with a mysterious man dressed all in white killing a Japanese policeman, something he had said he would do, even telling the exact time of the policeman’s death. From there we move to Washington DC, where we meet the chief of police, Blake Morrow, a man who is basically a super-hero, but with a badge instead of a costume. He seems to be the perfect cop; clean, efficient, and ready to move on to cleaning up the whole country. The chief learns that he is to be the next target of the man in white, who is codenamed Nemesis. Nemesis has been killing off a number of policemen across Asia, and has now predicted the time when the chief will die.