Let’s face it– there’s more people watching Marvel movies than there are actually reading, much less buying, Marvel comics.
It’s no wonder then that over the last few years, the Marvel Universe in comics has slowly been changed to resemble the Marvel Cinematic Universe as closely as possible. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why the Infinity Gems are now called Infinity Stones and the designated colors have been altered to align with their depiction in the MCU.
It’s only a mater of time before a Stan Lee cameo appears in every Marvel comics title!
Personally, I’m more inclined to follow the late/great Dwayne McDuffie’s belief that the shared comic book universe should be abandoned altogether now. As heretical as that may seem, McDuffie made a sound argument which you can read here.
Where Is Wolverine? And What Is His Startling Secret?
The mystery deepens this January!
New York, NY—November 20, 2017—His return to the Marvel Universe was just the beginning, and the Infinity Stone he holds could change everything. Now, the questions begin: Why was he searching for the Infinity Stone? How did he escape his adamantium prison? Where is Wolverine, and what is he hiding?
The answers will begin to unravel in 2018, but fans will be able to catch glimpses of their favorite mutant in special after-credit scenes at the end of key Marvel titles. Appearing in select issues starting this January, some of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists will tease the whereabouts of the adamantium-clawed mutant with tantalizing teaser panels – and it’s all connected!
“Fans have been speculating about Wolverine’s whereabouts since he first reappeared in MARVEL LEGACY #1—and the Marvel Universe is left just as unaware!” teased SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “So keep your eyes peeled as Canada’s favorite citizen makes his presence felt in titles all across the Marvel line! It’s all leading to something—but what?”
“Mystery has always been part of Wolverine’s DNA,” added senior editor Mark Paniccia. “He’s one of Marvel’s most interesting and popular characters. Fans are going to have a helluva ride finding out where he’s been and how he came back.”
Track Wolverine as he jumps around the Marvel Universe, starting with the following titles:
CAPTAIN AMERICA #697
MIGHTY THOR #703
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794
And more to come!
What is Wolverine’s startling secret, and how will it impact the Marvel Universe? It’s up to you, True Believers, to find out!
Taimur Dar is the Digital Media Producer and Marketing Expert for the Beat. He has earned a master’s degree in marketing intelligence from Fordham University and has provided branding strategies for various companies and organizations. His name his pronounced like the first two syllables of “tomorrow” in case you were wondering.