Wolverine has become a little too civilised recently, perhaps, with the events of AvX painting him as a happy bystander while Cyclops and Captain America do all the real morally grey actions nowadays. Hoping to rectify that in January will be writer/artist Frank Cho, who’ll be relaunching the Wolverine solo title for Marvel Now as “Savage Wolverine”.
The reason for the ‘savage’ adjective is because the book will be set, at least to start with, in The Savage Land. In an opening arc which actually sounds rather similar to the current storyline in Gambit, an exploring Wolverine will accidentally awaken an Elder God in the middle of the dinosaur-infested rainforest, and have to put it down. That’s right – this is Wolverine: God Hunter.
Joining Wolverine in the story will be Shanna the She-Devil, as you can see on Cho’s cover above. She’ll be helping Wolverine fight off the threat when she’s not fighting, y’know, Wolverine himself (big fan of fighting people, our Shanna). No sign of Ka-Zar in the storyline, probably to allow for some savage romance, although Cho promises that some other familiar faces will show up later on in the first arc, at which point we’ll start to see his long-term plans for the series. Issue #1 of Savage Wolverine will be out in January, it seems.