Wolverine Day and Other Matters

Sorry it's been such a long time since the last post.  I've been looking after Tom a bit more this week, because various job things took Caroline away.  But the list of things to tell you about has now got too long to ignore.

First up, tomorrow is of course new comics day, and Wolverine #4 will be in your comics shops (and in your digital stores from sometime in the afternoon).  You can see the first four pages of lovely Alan Davis art (and our two variant covers this issue, from Salvador Larroca and a 'through the ages' one) here.  This issue marks the end of our first story arc, 'Hunting Season', and leads in to the story in #5 and #6, 'Drowning Logan', which is basically 'Die Hard on a SHIELD helicarrier at the bottom of the ocean'.  Which ends with... a major change to the status quo.

In other news, I'm pleased to say that my story 'The Ghosts of Christmas' will be appearing in editor David Hartwell's Year's Best SF 18, which is out in December. It's a great honour to have something featured alongside such folk as Gene Wolfe, Elizabeth Bear and Ken Liu.

And my wife Caroline Symcox has an article about the geek/faith experience in the new edition of Apex Magazine.

I must return to the keyboard and the nappies, so until next time I see you, Cheerio!


5 Response to "Wolverine Day and Other Matters"

  • Claude Says:

    "He gets it because Cornell writes it."
    That's what a fellow told my wife at a comic shop a few days ago.
    I haven't bought a Wolverine comic in a long time. YOUR name on it got me interested. I've never really cared for the character because he seemed so angry all the time and after a few decades of that, it's hard to see him moving forward in any real way. But, it's a comic book character and they deal in arrested development. Then, along comes YOU and I jump on the book like a.....wolverine. Sorry that Saucer Country got derailed. I was really enjoying that. Maybe the new movie will have a 'thank you' in the end credits to you. If only for making people like ME pick up a book they wouldn't normally give more than a glance to.
    Good work, Sir Paul (Oh, it's coming!).

  • Claude Says:

    ....and by 'new movie', I mean "The Wolverine". Don't know if anyone in Hollywood is smart enough to put Saucer Country into production.

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thanks very much, very kind of you!

  • Dwight Williams Says:

    Hmmm...having read Wolverine # 5 now...that's a new spin on the Helicarrier concept there.

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Pleased with that, thanks!