X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateJanuary – March 2022
No. of issuesX Lives: 5
X Deaths: 5
Main character(s)Wolverine
Omega Red
Creative team
Written byBenjamin Percy
Artist(s)X Lives: Joshua Cassara
X Deaths: Federico Vicentini
Colorist(s)Frank Martin
Federico Blee
Editor(s)Mark Basso

"X Lives and Deaths of Wolverine" is a comic book storyline during the Krakoan Age which was published by Marvel Comics from January to March 2022. The story takes place between the Reign of X and Destiny of X relaunches and focuses on Wolverine. The storyline also ties into Volume 7 of the main Wolverine title.


Being divided into two sets of five issues, the story is written by Benjamin Percy, with X Lives artwork provided by Joshua Cassara and X Deaths artwork Federico Vicentini.[1][2][3] The color for the miniseries is being separately provided by Frank Martin and Federico Blee.


The plot marks the beginning of the Second Krakoan Age, with Wolverine traveling in time to save the life of an important figure to the mutant race, the professor Charles Xavier. In the midst of his travels, Wolverine will relive certain moments from his own long-forgotten past as well. At some point, it is revealed that Wolverine was present during the birth of Charles Xavier and indirectly Cassandra Nova, having saved his family from an invading Omega Red, when the Russian mutant possessed some of Xavier family's butlers and nurse. It is revealed that Omega Red's plan is to assassinate Xavier, which would prevent the formation of the X-Men.[4]


Title Issues Writer Artist Colorist Debut date Conclusion date
X Lives of Wolverine[5] #1–5 Benjamin Percy Joshua Cassara Frank Martin January 19, 2022 March 16, 2022
X Deaths of Wolverine[5] Federico Vicentini Dijjo Lima January 26, 2022 March 23, 2022

Collected edition

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
X Lives Of Wolverine/X Deaths Of Wolverine X Lives of Wolverine #1-5, X Deaths of Wolverine #1-5 July 2022 978-1302931223