The latest promo image for the “All-New, All Different Marvel” hit the Internet earlier today. And while it teased quite a few changes, it didn’t take people long to zoom in on the biggest change of all: Wolverine appears to be a woman now.
Marvel is in the process of “rebooting” its main superhero universe for the first time in its 50 year history. Some characters are changing and some are staying the same. For the past year or so, their most popular X-Man, Logan a.k.a. Wolverine, has been dead with a series of contenders fighting it out to be the new Wolverine.
Since death is a frequently curable condition in comics, it was widely assumed that Marvel would restore Logan to his place as Wolverine following the events of Secret Wars. Instead, we have have a woman filling out Wolvie’s blue and yellow spandex.
Marvel quickly confirmed that the new Wolverine is actually Logan’s unauthorized clone, X-23. There is yet another Wolverine-type figure in the photo, but it looks older and has Sabertooth-style sideburns. We should know pretty soon who that is.
In the meantime, I look forward to the wailing and lamentation of the men’s rights activists who are already down a Thor. Looks like the world is no longer catering exclusively to your desires, guys.
That’s a good thing, by the way.