Marvel just announced that comic book artist Greg Capullo is returning to the publisher after a decades-long hiatus to work on Wolverine and the upcoming Deadpool: Seven Slaughters later this year.
The news broke at San Diego Comic-Con, during a lunch hosted by Diamond Comics which was attended by Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski and other higher-ups. At the event, Marvel revealed two variant covers by the Spawn and Batman artist, who previously worked on Marvel Comics such as X-Force in the 1990s. One variant cover is for Wolverine #37 by Benjamin Percy and Juan Jos? Ryp, which comes out in September. The other is for Deadpool: Seven Slaughters #1 this November, which includes a host of writers and artists including Rob Liefeld, Gail Simone, Cullen Bunn, Cody Ziglar, Greg Land, and more.
Capullo previously hinted that he’d be working on Wolverine back in January, sharing an early sketch of the variant cover with the caption, “Let the gossip begin.” Shortly before that, he posted a question to fans saying, “I’m about to Marvel up. Cool with that?” However, this is the first official confirmation from Marvel that Capullo is once again working for them. At this time, only two variant covers from the artist have been revealed.
In recent years, Capullo is well-known for his popular Batman run with writer Scott Snyder over at DC Comics. Snyder and Capullo’s Batman began as part of the New 52 relaunch, and introduced the Court of Owls into the Caped Crusader’s rogues’ gallery. He’s also known for his work on Image Comics’ Spawn from 1993 to 2000 with Todd McFarlane, and his own limited series, The Creech, in 1997. Despite this, Capullo initially worked on Marvel series for much of the early 1990s, primarily on X-Force from 1992-1993. His return to Marvel in 2023 marks a thirty-year absence from the publisher.
Last December, Capullo and McFarlane teamed up once again for a Batman/Spawn crossover, which sold well enough that it was re-released as an uncolored, unlettered version called Batman/Spawn: Unplugged. “You guys did it again!” Capullo said of the crossover’s success. “You came out in stunning support for the Batman/Spawn crossover. The next treat we have in store is a raw release, stand-alone, black-and-white version! No words. No color. Just the raw power of line art. I’m certain that you’ll dig it as much as Todd and I do.”
Wolverine #37 comes out on Sep. 20, while Deadpool: Seven Slaughters #1 hits shelves on Nov. 15.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics announced that Batman and Spawn artist Greg Capullo is returning to the publisher after thirty years. Read More