Saturday, January 24, 2009
Now Soliciting: Wolverine Noir
Coming in April: WOLVERINE NOIR, a four-issue miniseries by me and artist CP Smith.
The brief for the Noir line was to reimagine Marvel's characters as non-powered characters in a dark, crime-oriented setting. WIth Wolverine, that was easy. To me he's always been just a tough guy with knives; the only difference here is that the knives aren't built-in. Instead, he's a down-and-out P.I. in 1937, running the detective agency LOGAN & LOGAN with his partner, Dog. Everyone thinks they're brothers...but the truth is much more tangled than that. When Dog disappears on an errand for the beautiful Mariko Yashida, Logan's dark past comes bubbling back up in a paroxysm of guilt and violence.
CP Smith and I have worked on two Wolverine stories before, both collected in the trade paperback BLOOD AND SORROW. He's one of the most powerful stylists in comics right now, and this is probably his best work to date.
And check out the variant cover by Dennis Calero, artist of X-MEN NOIR: