Paul Cornell & Alan Davis on ‘Wolverine’

The new ongoing for Marvel NOW pits the Ol' Canucklehead against a villain unlike any he's faced.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Wolverine #1

That SNIKT teaser from last week has been revealed today to be none other than a new Wolverine title from writer Paul Cornell and artist Alan Davis. This, of course, is not to be confused with Frank Cho's Savage Wolverine, which is its own thing.

“This is the series that gets into what makes James Logan tick, that shows him being, as he puts it, ‘a regular guy,’ interacting with civilian friends of his in New York City,” said Cornell, making us wonder if the Canucklehead has dropped the Howlett name altogether. “The most amazing thing about James is that he's been alive so long, gone through so many extraordinary things, is such a strange being, but holds on – very hard – to being a guy who likes to hang out in bars with good company, who can run a school, who's a decent, civilized man.  Most of the time. No vampire alienation and boredom for him. He's a man of the people. I'm going to poke that and see what happens.”

Here's the plot blurb that may just test that: 

When pitted against a villain unlike any Wolverine has faced before, Logan must rely on his instinct in order to ensure innocent bystanders remain unharmed. And when the threat is something Wolverine cannot see – how will he be able to unleash the animal within and keep the body count low?

Here's the full cover for Wolverine #1.

Wolverine #1