Described by Marvel as a “ten-part epic”, Sabretooth War will start in Benjamin Percy’s Wolverine #41. The industry giant claimed in a press release “It’s finally time for Percy to pit Wolverine against his greatest foe!” And, the critically acclaimed comic book creator will not be conquering this venture on his own. The publisher stated, “Joining him for the occasion will be award-winning author of The Changeling and The Devil in Silver and the writer behind Sabretooth’s own journey the last few years, Victor LaValle. They’ll be teaming up with two of the industry’s hottest artists, Cory Smith and Geoff Shaw, to deliver the definitive Wolverine and Sabretooth story.”
WOLVERINE #41 – Part 1 of “Sabretooth War”
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & VICTOR LAVALLE Art by CORY SMITH & GEOFF SHAW Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU On Sale 1/10
WOLVERINE #42 – Part 2 of “Sabretooth War”
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & VICTOR LAVALLE Penciled by CORY SMITH Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU On Sale 1/31
Taking place right in the middle of the Fall of X event, readers will be able to learn more about both characters’ statuses during one of Marvel’s darkest eras. The publisher promised that not only will fans learn more about the feud between Wolverine and Sabretooth but they will also experience a lethal war with many causalities.
Percy further elaborated on what fans can expect from the Sabretooth War. “Sabretooth is the definition of big bad — one of the nastiest, cruelest, scariest villains in the 616 and Wolverine’s greatest nemesis,” said the author. “Which is exactly why we haven’t allowed their stories to intersect — during this age of Krakoa — until now. The tension has built up painfully, and now these two savage titans are going to claw and slash their way into each other’s lives again in what will be the most violent Wolverine story in Marvel history,” he added.
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Co-writer LaValle expressed his excitement for the project. “I’m geeked I get to continue the story of Sabretooth that I began in that first mini-series back in 2021,” he said. LaValle continued, “Even more thrilled to tell it in tandem with my friend Ben Percy, who knows how to thrill and terrify with the best of them. We plan to make this a visceral story of two lifelong enemies coming to their most violent ends and I’m excited to get the blood flowing.”
Percy is thrilled to be working with LaValle who he referred to as his friend. He excitedly stated, “His novels are virtuosic and deeply felt and scary as hell. He’s a horror head and a giant comics nerd, and his work on Sabretooth has been brilliant. It’s such a pleasure and an honor to join forces with him on this event.”
Percy also conveyed his feelings about collaborating with the artists. He said “I worked with Geoff Shaw on the Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance crossover. And I’ve been working with Cory Smith on Ghost Rider. They are exactly suited for this project with their heavy shadows and rough texturing and fearlessness. We promise to hold nothing back.”
Source: Marvel Comics
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