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New Preview: ORIGIN II #1

Get ready for more on Wolverine's early days plus a glimpse at that snazzy cover.

ORIGIN II is almost here. In December we'll get to see what Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert have been cooking. You also might want to note that it will come with a special deluxe acetate cover. Marvel is making sure there will be enough for retailers to order but you might want to be sure to let your local comic shop know that you want one as well.

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This December, experience an all-new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel’s most mysterious characters – but first, Marvel is proud to present your new look at ORIGIN II #1! ORIGIN II, the five part landmark comic event, brought to you by the all-star creative team of Kieron Gillen & Adam Kubert, chronicles an untold tale of the man who would become the Wolverine. One that shapes the hero he was destined to become!

Set a few years after the events of Origin, ORIGIN II finds James Howlett running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back into the world he left behind. Follow the first X-Man as he finds his way back to civilization and runs afoul of someone Sinister. Someone who has just discovered mutantkind for the first time. Plus, discover the shocking secret behind James’ greatest foe! Now he must choose: is he man or is he beast?

Plus, don’t miss out on Marvel’s most ambitious cover treatment yet! In celebration of this landmark series, Marvel is giving ORIGIN II #1 the red carpet treatment with a special acetate cover! Gorgeously rendered by superstar artist Adam Kubert, this unique cover features an ominous base layer underneath a second acetate layer of the clawed mutant entering the fray! Click here to see the cover in action on Marvel.com. A special sneak peek of the acetate cover was sent to retailers for preview and features a Sinister surprise underneath the ominous base layer.

Every issue of ORIGIN II #1 also features a SPECIAL DIGITAL COMICS OFFER! In addition to a free digital copy of ORIGIN II #1 on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices, each copy also includes a free digital edition of ORIGIN #1 & WOLVERINE: JAPAN’S MOST WANTED INFINITE COMIC #1!

RETAILERS PLEASE NOTE: In anticipation of this issue’s popularity, Marvel will have plenty of copies available to order!

ORIGIN II #1 (OCT130650)

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art & Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Variant Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA & SKOTTIE YOUNG Also Available

FOC – 11/04/13 ON-SALE – 12/25/13

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Posted By friendlyNeighborhoodSpidey

I guess they're going by age, in a way trying to say Wolverine and Cap were members of the team in spirit before there was a team. With Cap I can see this more, since he may have formed the Avengers if he wasn't frozen in ice. I can't say the same for Wolverine. It took a lot of work to get him to be a real team player.

As far as Origin II, I'm not excited. It could be interesting, but seems unnecessary and I don't feel a need to know more of his past. But who knows? It could be a really great story.

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

@theamazingimmortalman: I tend to think of Ant-Man or Wasp as being the first Avenger, seeing as it was their idea to make the team a permanent thing.

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Posted By TheFirstLantern
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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

@v_scarlotte_rose: Not really, no. I'm not even sure on the timeline, but don't the X-Men even predate Wolverine's experience with Weapon X?

So even if we stretched it to say that to him being an X Man is weapon X, I think it's still a bit off to call him the first X man.

Kinda like Cap really isn't the first Avenger, since Thor is a God (or at least worshipped as one), so he was more firsterest.

No Weapon X predates the X-Men. Weapon X has been an on and off program throughout te years with different people at the head of it. Wolverine is not the first X-Man I would call Professor X is as the founder of the team and school, and Thor is not the very first hero drafted to the Avengers team I'm pretty sure it was Cap. It's not about age it's about who was on those teams first bcause every original avenger has been around before the team was established.

The X-Men do not predate Weapon X. Even so, Xavier is obviously the first X-Man as the creator of the team. Now, if we were talking about the first mutant, they might have a point, but apparently Namor was recently given the title of first mutant.

I thought Apocalypse was the first mutant and Namor was the first Mutant discovered or something like that

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Posted By QuantumVertex

The Original Origins was a beautifully designed book, looking forward to this one!

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Posted By daltonmunnal

@v_scarlotte_rose: Not really, no. I'm not even sure on the timeline, but don't the X-Men even predate Wolverine's experience with Weapon X?

The X-Men do not predate Weapon X. Even so, Xavier is obviously the first X-Man as the creator of the team. Now, if we were talking about the first mutant, they might have a point, but apparently Namor was recently given the title of first mutant.

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

@misternefarious: I'm not really familiar with the timelines either. But yeah, that would be odd if his weapon X experience came later.

Maybe they mean first as in oldest.

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Posted By Squalleon

I have a feeling that this is going to destroy Origin's original purpose.
Which in my opinion was a simple elegant origin of Wolverine's early years. And throwing Mr. Sinister in there doesn't make it better...

Why does everything needs to be so convoluted :-P

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Edited By Crimsonlord53

Oh goody there going to cannon sabertooth as logan,s brother.

Barf.

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Posted By Smurfboy

DAY ONE!!

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Posted By MisterNefarious

@v_scarlotte_rose: Not really, no. I'm not even sure on the timeline, but don't the X-Men even predate Wolverine's experience with Weapon X?

So even if we stretched it to say that to him being an X Man is weapon X, I think it's still a bit off to call him the first X man.

Kinda like Cap really isn't the first Avenger, since Thor is a God (or at least worshipped as one), so he was more firsterest.

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Posted By MisterNefarious

@thefirstlantern: Origin was OK. Honestly I remember very little about it: didn't have a whole lot of staying power for me.

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Posted By Bloxxeh

I've been wanting to read a Wolvie-book. This'll be good.

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Posted By Trodorne

Its got an interesting art team. but I don't plan to buy this. more like read off the shelf at work.

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

"Set a few years after the events of Origin, ORIGIN II finds James Howlett running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back into the world he left behind. Follow the first X-Man as he finds his way back to civilization and runs afoul of someone Sinister. Someone who has just discovered mutantkind for the first time. Plus, discover the shocking secret behind James’ greatest foe! Now he must choose: is he man or is he beast?"

I'm not really an X-Men reader. Does "the first X-Man" make sense as a title for him?

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Posted By Wolverine008

I assume Kubert is not responsible for the colors here. Frank Martin Jr.? Whoever it is did an amazing job. If I even cared about Wolverine, just a little bit, the art would probably convince me to pick this up.

Wolverine shed a tear at this comment.

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Posted By nappystr8

I assume Kubert is not responsible for the colors here. Frank Martin Jr.? Whoever it is did an amazing job. If I even cared about Wolverine, just a little bit, the art would probably convince me to pick this up.

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Posted By Wolverine008

This looks incredible. Definite pick up.

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Edited By RulerOfThisUniverse

Wasn't the biggest fan of he first, but that is some pretty good art.

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Posted By M3th

WHy is Sinister in tHe cover?

-ABstract4$$#073-

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Posted By Hancock89

Daken, is that you?

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Posted By ravisher

oh no

i thought it was someone else

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Posted By inferiorego
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Posted By ScarletBatman

I like the art!

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Posted By InFamous_Wolf

looks cool

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Posted By inferiorego

@mrfuzzynutz said:

wait..please tell me Mr Sinister has 110% nothing to do with Wolverine's origin..dear lord please.

not really his "origin" but they've both been alive for going on 200 years now it's not unlikely that they would have ran into each other at some point before the X-men...especially with Sinister's infatuation with mutants....if he were to hear of a wild man with claws coming out of his hands running around the Canadian wilderness then he'd probably be inclined to check it out...especially with so few mutants running around during that time

I like the way you think, Dan.

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Edited By danhimself

wait..please tell me Mr Sinister has 110% nothing to do with Wolverine's origin..dear lord please.

not really his "origin" but they've both been alive for going on 200 years now it's not unlikely that they would have ran into each other at some point before the X-men...especially with Sinister's infatuation with mutants....if he were to hear of a wild man with claws coming out of his hands running around the Canadian wilderness then he'd probably be inclined to check it out...especially with so few mutants running around during that time

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

I cannot wait I loved Origins so I am most def down for picking this title up.....

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Edited By Mrfuzzynutz

wait..please tell me Mr Sinister has 110% nothing to do with Wolverine's origin..dear lord please.

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Posted By inferiorego

I loved the first Origin book. I'm for sure in on this one. Really solid creative team here.

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Posted By spinningbirdcake
@autopsad said:

Can't wait to see how sinister will be written !

But I LOVE that cover !!!

So do I. Does this fall under the Marvel Now banner? Because I'd hate to see such art be subjected to an eye sore like that bottom banner.

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Edited By Autopsad

Can't wait to see how sinister will be written !

But I LOVE that cover !!!

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Posted By EvilPenguin543

I'll probably get this even though I haven't read the first...yet.

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Edited By _Marc_74

I don't do much marvel. Too complicated to jump in. But this im up for

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Posted By TheFirstLantern

Coolio. Might get this. Never read origin.

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Posted By Scarlet_Spider_Forever

neat

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Posted By flazam

cool

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Posted By TheCheeseStabber

I might enjoy this