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X-Men Legends Being Relaunched With Wolverine Co-Creator Roy Thomas Returning

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X-Men Legends Being Relaunched With Wolverine Co-Creator Roy Thomas Returning

X-Men Legends Being Relaunched With Wolverine Co-Creator Roy Thomas Returning

X-Men Legends Being Relaunched With Wolverine Co-Creator Roy Thomas Returning

Marvel Comics announced an X-Men Legends relaunch that is set to bring back Wolverine co-creator and Stan Lee successor Roy Thomas. X-Men Legends is a comic book series that brings together classic X-Men creators to tell tales set in the Marvel Universe. X-Men Legends #1 will bring Thomas together with artist Dave Wachter to bring us a Wolverine tale set in his debut era.

Wolverine made his first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 which was written by Len Wein. Thomas co-created Wolverine while serving as editor. This time around, Thomas will get the opportunity to pen Logan’s debut by taking a stroll down memory lane in the upcoming premiere issue of X-Men Legends.

“You could’ve knocked me over with one of the Angel’s wing-feathers when editor Mark Basso invited me to scribe a two-part X-Men Legends story set back in the general period of the X-Men book during the period when I was originally writing it (as Stan’s successor) in the latter 1960s,” Thomas states in the announcement.

Thomas continued:

“After some thought, it occurred to me that what would really be fun would be to write a story that took place right after the crashing of Wolverine into the Marvel Universe in ‘1974’ – since, after conceiving the character in broad outline (and some specifics), I turned him over to the considerable writing skills of Len Wein,”
“But I have long kinda wished that I had scripted that story myself. This is the closest I’m gonna get – so I’m having a ball with it! (Artwork’s pretty great, too!)”

X-Men Legends #1 will be available at local comic book shops and digitally on May 18th, 2022 with cover art from Kaare Andrews, Dan Jurgens, and Niko Henrichon. Check out the covers below:

Source: Marvel

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