Warning: potential SPOILERS for Savage Avengers #2
It isn't the first time Wolverine's blood has been called upon to do the impossible, and even X-Men movie fans have seen his healing factor 'stolen' by other mutants. But with Logan anchoring the team of Marvel's deadliest heroes in Savage Avengers, the comic publisher has teased more than just a temporary fix. The Punisher, Elektra, Venom, Brother Voodoo, Conan--one of these heroes will be "changed forever" thanks to Logan's blood in their veins.
That tease comes from the official solicitation text for Savage Avengers #2, which claims that the issue will include a story beat in which "Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever." Based on the cover art and details released so far, the top candidates are limited to Punisher, Voodoo, and the latest Avenger addition, Conan the Barbarian. If the cover art is any indication--promising a bloody blade-off between Wolverine and Conan--then it will be the barbarian who winds up in need of an emergency blood transfusion. Only fair, since writer Gerry Duggan has explained that this fight will be based on a misunderstanding, not an actual rivalry.
The tease leaves the door open to give Frank Castle an upgrade, however, and pass on at least some of the X-Man's superhuman healing factor. That decision would guarantee some controversy. While actual science is close to making Wolverine's healing a reality, it would undeniably bump The Punisher into the 'superhuman' level of vigilante. And in a comic series embracing the roots of these brutal heroes (right down to Wolverine's classic costume), such a huge change to the status quo isn't what readers will expect. For now, check out the full cover artwork for Savage Avengers #2 by Mike Deodato, Jr., and the official solicitation details below.
SAVAGE AVENGERS #2
- GERRY DUGGAN (W)
- MIKE DEODATO JR. (A)
- Cover by DAVID FINCH
- Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
- Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
- Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
- MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY TOMM COKER
The Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell. The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers: Conan, Wolverine, Punisher and Voodoo. Plus: Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. And Conan discovers a dark secret squirming in a genie bottle. Your new favorite ongoing series is knives out in its second chapter. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Savage Avengers #2 will be available at your local comic book store on June 5th, and directly from Marvel Comics.