Marvel Releases Interior Art And Info On An Acetate Cover For Wolverine Origin II


originFans were excited and even slightly confused when Marvel announced they would be exploring Wolverine’s early days one more time in Orignis II (a sequel to the 2001 series from Bill Jemas, Paul Jenkins, and Joe Quesada). This December we will see the unexplored days of Wolverine’s life between his earlier days in Origins until his first meeting with other mutants and some of the X-Men. The series will be written by current Iron Man scribe Kieron Gillen with Andy Kubert providing art. Kubert handled art duties for Origins, so he’s a perfect fit for the new series.

Today Marvel have unveiled a few preview pages of Kubert’s art for the first issue as well as news on a special acetate cover. The cover, by Kubert, will feature a background layer of wolves and one layer focused on Wolverine’s extended and bloodied claws. The official press releases compares the cover to the 1994 series Marvels. You can check out a gif example of the cover, the different layer of the covers, and the first preview pages of the interior art below. At the very bottom you can read the full press release. What do you think about our first look at Origins II?









Marvel Unveils Special Acetate Cover for ORIGIN II #1

Get ready for Marvel’s most ambitious cover treatment yet! In celebration of the landmark Origin II series, which unveils the mysterious mutant’s storied past, 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

“With this year’s special December 24th on-sale date, we wanted to give retailers a cover that really popped off the shelves,” said Marvel’s SVP of Publishing Sales, David Gabriel. “With this acetate treatment and marquee position as one of the only two Marvel Comics on sale that week, we’re positive that no reader can miss—or resist – Origin II #1!”

In anticipation of this cover’s immense popularity, Marvel will have plenty of copies available for retailer orders to appease customer’s demands! Select retailers will receive a cover preview sheet before this item’s FOC date, and attendees at Marvel’s New York City Comic-Con Retailer Breakfast presentation will receive a free cover preview sheet as well.

“The first acetate cover I ever saw was on Marvels and it blew my mind. We’re looking to do the same thing with this cover to Origin II,” said X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “Adam Kubert is a living comic book legend and this cover demonstrates that out of the gate. Top it off with Frank Martin’s delicious colors? The rendering, the concept and the surprise that readers will get when they lift the top layer of the cover drives home what a can’t-miss event Origin II is.”

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 of men! Follow the first “X-Man” as he finds his way back to civilization and falls afoul of someone Sinister, who’s just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit on them. Written by comic superstar Kieron Gillen and drawn by industry legend Adam Kubert, Origin II #1 continues the proud tradition of revealing Wolverine’s shocking history in the highest quality possible!

ORIGIN II #1 (OCT130650)
Art & Acetate Cover by ADAM KUBERT
FOC – 11/4/13, ON-SALE – 12/24/13

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