Marvel Comics has revealed details about the teased iWolverine title. It is now known to be a two-part Iron Man 2020 tie-in series from former Wolverine writer Larry Hama and artist Roland Boschi that brings back Hama’s co-creations Albert and Elsie Dee, as announced via CBR.
Albert is, of course, an android clone of Wolverine while Elsie-Dee is an A.I. resembling a child, both created by the villainous Reavers. Over the years, they’ve been both allies and enemies to Logan. Hama co-created the characters alongside artist Marc Silvestri in their 1990s run on the series.
In iWolverine, constant companions Albert and Elsie-Dee are separated during the “robot revolution,” leading Albert to travel to Madripoor to find her.
“I’m super ramped to be returning to two of my favorite supporting characters from my ’90s Wolverine run,” Hama told CBR. “Elsie Dee and Albert started out as an odd Bizarro version of Wolvy and Jube, but they quickly developed lives of their own, and their dialog was gosh-darn fun to write. Exhilarating to be able to dip into this particular font again, and I’m having a blast.”
Here’s the solicitation and cover by Juan José Ryp. iWolverine #1 is due out in May. Check back later this month for Marvel’s full May 2020 solicitations.
2020 IWOLVERINE #1 (OF 2)
LARRY HAMA (W) ROLAND BOSCHI (A) COVER BY JUAN JOSÉ RYP
In the wake of Arno Stark’s crusade against A.I.s, no robot is safe. Fearing of Elsie Dee’s safety in these tumultuous times, Albert, the robot Wolverine, goes to Madripoor to find her… but what he finds is a fight against Madripoor’s criminal underbelly instead!