Now in the aftermath of X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE and the return of Wolverine’s ongoing series continues this April with more thrills by the same all-star creative team of writer Benjamin Percy and artist Adam Kubert.
This duo of masterful Wolverine storytellers has been delivering non-stop action-packed adventures in what is shaping up to be one of the greatest Wolverine runs in recent history. But now they’re back to take the character on some of his most brutal missions yet. And this time, Deadpool is coming along for the ride!
When Deadpool, once the king of Staten Island — now wants to be an honorary citizen of Krakoa. Wolverine just wants him to shut up. But now, the titanic team-up of the Best There Is and the Merc with a Mouth must join forces when Deadpool uncovers a dangerous plot that could mean doom for the mutants’ safe haven, it’s going to take both to quell the threat, but that doesn’t mean Logan has to like it.
In April’s WOLVERINE #20 a new era featuring Wolverine and Deadpool at their most savage plus the return of a fan-favorite X-character to the Krakoan era kicks off.
Commenting in a press release from Marvel about the project, writer Benjamin Percy promised about the upcoming arc:
“For ten weeks, the X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE will take readers on an epic, time-shredding adventure that sets up the next era of the mutant books: Destiny of X. How do you follow up something like that? You keep raising the bar higher. Readers will not only experience a non-stop thrill ride, starting in April, but a kickoff story that is as irreverent and hilarious as it is heart-bruised. We’ve been teasing Deadpool for some time now, and he’s bullying his way into the pages of Wolverine for a wild (and reluctant) team-up that feels like some cousin to Midnight Run and The Fugitive. Get ready for more Maverick mayhem, more CIA spycraft, and more DANGER (yes, you read that right) at every turn.”
Series artist Adam Kubert added:
“Every time a new character or storyline is introduced in WOLVERINE, it feels like a fresh start and an opportunity for Ben and me to reinvent the wheel. WOLVERINE #20 is no exception with one exception. Deadpool’s not a new character. Having drawn him before (most recently on the cover to DEADPOOL BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #1), I feel more like I’m visiting an old friend. Things change, yes, but our relationship stays the same. For me, DEADPOOL remains one of MARVEL’s greatest characters. Featuring him alongside \|/OLVERINE doesn’t get any better and I hope (and think) you’ll feel the same… Bub!”
When asked about working with Kubert, Percy said of his legendary collaborator:
“I know this is impossible to fathom, but Adam Kubert has never been better. His mind-blowing layouts — including a motorcycle action sequence for the ages — are beyond comparison.
“Without giving away any spoilers, this is going to be an explosive and complicated year for the mutants. You’ll soon learn how the future of Krakoa (and mutantkind) is in peril, and Wolverine will of course be at the center of it all, slashing and hacking away.”
- Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
- Art and Cover by ADAM KUBERT
- Teaser Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
Wolverine and Deadpool. When these two get together, what force in the Marvel Universe would dare get in their way? Find out when WOLVERINE #20 hits stands on April 20, 2022.