Wolverine’s been dead for years, but he’s back – and his claws are deadlier than ever before.
As if the resurrection of Logan wasn’t enough of a reason for fans to pick up the Return of Wolverine comic series, the creators are now teasing a new – and even more nightmarish – superpower.
Marvel is making the most of Wolverine’s return, giving fans multiple titles through which to first follow the “hunt for Wolverine,” with his adamantium cocoon (the cause of his death) empty, and his remains stolen. Remains that, unbeknownst to fans, walks the Earth alive and well. Better than ever, in fact, since his claws are no longer just indestructible and infinitely sharp.
They can also get red hot, as well. A twist that will have fans dreading the sound of the “SNIKT” more than ever before.
Soule explains (via CBR) the decision to give Wolverine a new, temperature-based ability:
Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been looking for him, because he’s a very important part of the Super Hero puzzle. And at long last, he will be found. I thought this was a real opportunity to do things that would make him feel new and fresh in a way; if you come back from the dead, it should mean something.
One of the outwardly physical manifestations of that is that now, from time to time, his claws—once they’re popped—they can heat up. They can get really hot.