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Preview | ‘Wolverine’ #1 and ‘Winter Soldier: The Bitter March’ #1


With the debuts of Winter Soldier: The Bitter March, Rick Remender and Roland Boschi, and the relaunched Wolverine, by Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman, quickly approaching, Marvel has supplied ROBOT 6 with exclusive new looks at pages from both comics.

The preview begins with a color splash page from Wolverine #1, previously released in black and white, and concludes with an action-packed (and snowy) two-page spread from Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1, which kicks off the five-issue miniseries set during the 1960s.

Both comics arrive in February. See the full pages and solicitation text below.

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Animal Variant by Chris Eliopoulos
Artist variant by IN-HYUK LEE
1966: With Nick Fury missing, and presumed dead, global espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. sends secret agent Ran Shen to collect two Nazi scientists with the key to defining who wins the Cold War. But the Americans are not the only ones who want the high value scientists. The Soviets have opened the Red Room, releasing their most dangerous operative –The Winter Soldier, who unbeknownst to the world, is the presumed-dead partner of Captain America—Bucky Barnes! The brainwashed soldier’s mission: to acquire the scientists by any means or to kill them should they fall into American hands. This classic 60’s style, high-octane, spy pulp told at Cold War’s peak follows Ran Shen and his terrified scientists as they creep out of the shadow of East Berlin. Intrigue, adventure, romance and murder abound with ramifications that will shatter relationships in the modern-day Marvel Universe—including one with the Star Spangled Avenger himself!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Variant Cover by Jerome Opeña
Animal Variant by Katie Cook
Design Variant by TBA
Blank Variant Also Available
Issue #2 – Variant Cover by TBA
After the events of KILLABLE, Wolverine has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth again, he’ll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than he’s ever been…but it’s not as easy as he thought, and he’ll soon find himself turning to other means of revenge when the normal channels don’t seem to be working fast enough. Can he fight back his demons, or is this the beginning of a Wolverine who’s gone to the dark side?



That Wolverine splash page is gorgeous!

Winter Soldier art looks great, but Remender writing means no sale.

Hopefully the buzz from the Cap sequel will green light another team doing something with Bucky.

Bucky is going to be in the All-New Invaders, so at least we have that.

Jeez with the latest trend of Remender hate, gimme a break. He’s got skill

So wait . . . all those years when Wolverine would kill people just for looking at him cross-eyed . . . he hadn’t gone over to the “dark side”?

So now wolverine has artificial claws instead of his natural ones…. ?

I find it funny how Remender went from the darling of the industry to one of the most divisive names in comics.

@antonio chavez: Wolverine has to use fake claws because he doesn’t have his healing factor any more. Therefore, he injures himself every time he pops his claws.

so no more claws? why doesn’t he stop fighting giant machines then?

@PietroMaximoff: A) He has a gun on his hip and B) He’s still the best at what he does.

so he doesn’t have his healing factor anymore, does that mean he is dying of adamantium poison? or did marvel just forget about that?

OMFG, I´m so tired of cheap art!

These books look beautiful, but I concur with the Remender distaste (and am just not needing more Wolverine than what I get from Aaron and Hickman right now). I love most of Remender’s pre-Now! work, but haven’t liked anything since, and his way of dealing with criticism has further soured me on him.

I also can’t get over the fact that he killed off three prominent female characters in the span of a few months, started his creator-owned book by killing another to give the male lead more pathos, and introduced an extremely racially problematic Cap villain while simultaneously writing a really questionable Sunfire that doesn’t really gel with the character’s previous characterization. I really like the ideas behind UNCANNY AVENGERS right now, but the characterization has been out of thin air and the actual writing is very hit or miss.

I’m not saying he’s awful, he’s got too much good backlist to say that, but I don’t understand what he’s doing right now and I really can’t support some of the decisions he’s making. (Which, to clarify, I don’t think he’s making maliciously, just obliviously.)

Rick Remender is one of the best writers in comics today. A death-seed pox on anybody who disagrees.

Wolverine takes medication designed by beast in order to not die from the anamantium poisoning. Mentioned inthe very first issue lLogan lost his healing factor.

I think It was mentioned that his blood gradually got used to the adamantium poisoning, so now it’s a part of his system. And again, this is fantasy people. Maybe the only healing factor he has left is keeping that at bay? Who knows. I’m excited though, this will get wolverine back to being that darker character.

Sorry bill didn’t see your comment was there first thanks for reminder, haters make me go blind (I. Reference to negative feedback cats)

Stegman is god, and so is Remender..

i don’t care about the claws as long as he stays in character.

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