The second story arc of Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's All-New X-Men run begins in issue #4 next month, and the first chapter of "Flesh Wounds" sees Wolverine jumping headfirst into a fight with the Blob. Good old Fred Dukes appears to be powered up since his last appearance, and he's wearing a suit and tie. So regardless of how this story goes, congrats on getting it together, Blob!

This preview is clearly building on the existing subplot in which Angel is uncomfortable, now that Wolverine is his girlfriend (or now that his girlfriend is Wolverine?), with how unafraid of injury she is. Personally, I'm hoping that story leads to Angel being told to get the heck over it. He's dating Wolverine, and part of her job is occasionally standing in the middle of explosions or getting shot in the face multiple times. Every superhero has their role, and I'm sure Wolverine would never suggest that Angel should stop flying around dodging large objects in every fight.

All-New X-Men #4 is on sale February 10.


Story Thus Far Variant by Mark Bagley
Classic Variant by June Brigman
Deadpool Variant by Ron Lim


Here's the official word from Marvel:

Pop your claws, because the second arc of All-New X-Men starts here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ALL-NEW X-MEN #4  - the first chapter of “Flesh Wounds”! Fan-favorite creators Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley bring you the next chapter in the lives of tomorrow’s X-Men. The Ghosts of Cyclops have been defeated. Reunited at last, the All-New X-Men hit the road in an effort to make their own futures and to be the heroes they were destined to be. But for one X-Man, being a hero means perpetually leaping into harm’s way, even in the face of overwhelming odds. She is Laura Kinney, Wolverine. And her journey is about to bring her face-to-face and toe-to-toe with the Blob! What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Find out when “Flesh Wounds” kicks off this February in ALL-NEW X-MEN #4!