NEW YORK – New York Comic Con is underway, and already there has been a slew of announcements, ranging from a Grek Rucka bio-comic, to a weekly Batman comic, to a bunch of other things we haven’t gotten around to yet because we have real jobs and can’t devote 100% of our day to you people, but nothing has galvanized the comic book fanbase as Marvel’s announcement of a thrice weekly Wolverine book.
All The Wolverines - available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning in March 2014 - will be headed by international Wolverine fanboy superstar, Jason Aaron, and will feature a rotating cast of creators. Speaking at the Marvel Popularity Panel, Jason Aaron had this to say regarding the project:
For too long have comic book readers had to wait an entire week for the next book to feature everyone’s favorite Canadian. Beginning next Spring readers will no longer have to wait seven days for their Wolverine fix, instead All The Wolverines will break down the tyrannical “once a week” strangle hold Wednesdays have on the comic book market.
When asked about other creators attached to All The Wolverines, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada responded:
Jason [Aaron] has a very specific vision for All The Wolverines, and we cannot be more excited. Handpicked writers and artists will receive the W.A.T. (Wolverine Assessment Test) to see whether or not they have the love of Logan in their hearts, and those that pass will be given free rein to create their own personal love letter to the Canuck.
Jason Aaron continued:
Not only will this book feature named and up and coming comic book creators, but I have scoured blog sites such as tumblr and Livejournal for amateurs with natural talent and proper respect for my boy, Logan. After hours of reading, I have identified 3 bloggers whose writings made me feel something deep in the cockles of my heart and down in my loins. LoganLover616, Adamantium-At-A-Boy, and CykeSucksCanuckCock69 have proven themselves as the best writers of Wolverine fan-fiction that I can find, with Adamantium-At-A-Boy’s imaginative uses for Logan’s claws having the potential to push All The Wolverines into Marvel MAX territory. All of them are something special.
Jason Aaron then readjusted his jeans and wiped sweat beads from his brow.
All The Wolverines, launching early spring, 2014 in your local comic book shops and Comixology, will cost $3.99 and be the lead in for every Marvel event from then until 2020 when Jason Aaron hopes to take All The Wolverines daily.