Marvel Comics continues to fix things, with their latest announcement being the return of X-23 as Laura Kinney drops the Wolverine name and returns to being X-23!
Check out details and art on the new X-23 #1 coming in July:
X-23 RETURNS THIS SUMMER
Mariko Tamaki and Juann Cabal pop the claws!
This July, Laura Kinney forgoes the Wolverine mantle, and returns to the title that made her famous. Prepare forÂ a new beginning with writerÂ Mariko TamakiÂ and artistÂ Juann Cabalâs X-23 #1!
Since her debut nearly 15 years ago, Laura has emerged as one of the most dynamic, distinctive, and ferocious characters in the Marvel Universe. Trained to be a weapon, and sporting a signature two claws on each hand, X-23 has been tested against some mighty forcesâas a person and as a heroâbut never relents, never gives up. And this summer, sheâll begin again.
âI am so psyched to have the opportunity to write for X-23. How often do you get to write a comic that has its own iconic sound effect?â says Tamaki. âThis is a story about being in the very weird kind of family that someone like Laura/X-23 finds herself in. Itâs about what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon andÂ notÂ someone with a birthday and a sister. I love writing these characters, I love the ferocity that comes with them, and I love the supporting cast weâve put together for these issues.â
Cabal, whoâs been illustrating Laura and her sister GabbyâA.K.A. Honey Badgerâin the pages ofÂ ALL-NEW WOLVERINEÂ alongside writer Tom Taylor, explains his unique perspective on this inspired creative shift: âItâs very exciting to work with a different authorâs view of the same character youâve been working on recently.â He continues, âI feel very lucky to be working with someone as brilliant as Mariko.Â She has her own voice and ideas, so the seriesâ tone is going to beÂ different from ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, but you can feel her fondness and respect for the characters.Â So fans, rest assured! Weâll continue enjoying the Laura and Gabby (and Jonathan the Wolverine) we all know and love!â