Marvel Comics has released a first look at Stephen Platt's sketch variant cover for "Wolverine" #310, the inaugural issue of "Sabretooth Reborn," written by Jeph Loeb with art by Simone Bianchi. Platt's cover pays homage to the death of Sabretooth in Loeb and Bianchi's "Wolverine: Evolution," depicting Victor Creed's skull embedded on Wolverine's claws as the villain looms in the background.
According to Loeb, "Sabretooth Reborn" is a direct follow-up to "Wolverine: Evolution" with the resurrection of Sabretooth in the cards since the conclusion of "Evolution."
"The one thing that I want everybody to be very clear on is that there was no trick," Loeb said at C2E2 2012. "This is what we planned from the very beginning. From the moment we killed Sabretooth, Wolverine has always expected that there was something wrong with what happened. 'Dead is dead,' but it's Sabretooth! And Wolverine is old enough to know that these kinds of things go badly. It's always been in the back of his mind that there's something more to this. We left a keyhole in the first arc where, if you look at it carefully, it's right there. I'm actually very surprised that when we published those issues, someone didn't come out immediately and say, 'This is ridiculous. The answer is right there!' In the early issues of this new story, we go back to that moment, and there's no hiding it. We'll explain what the whole plan has been."
Check out Platt's sketch variant below and solicitation info below and stay tuned for more on the release of "Sabretooth Reborn."
Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Stephen Platt’s sketch variant cover to Wolverine #310, the explosive opener to "Sabretooth Reborn!" Sabretooth has returned, and nothing will stop him from getting revenge on Wolverine! But how could he have survived his last encounter with Logan? The blockbuster team of Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi bring the answers and high-stakes action with the return of one of Wolverine’s greatest foes in Wolverine #310, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.
WOLVERINE #310 (MAY120718)
WOLVERINE #310 PLATT VARIANT (MAY120720)
WOLVERINE #310 PLATT SKETCH VARIANT (MAR128093)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT
Sketch Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT
FOC – 6/11/12, On-Sale – 7/4/12