Relaunching the book so soon is one of the cheapest marketing tactics that both DC & Marvel love to use.
Let's hope so.
But the false advertising leaves a bad taste - Roy Thomas had nothing to do with Wolverine, other than being the editor in TIH #180 and #181 and asking Wein to make a character inspired by a wolverine animal.
So, unlike the description says, this will be his first chance to actually do some work with "his" creation.
By the way, it's a minor detail, but... Wolverine's whiskers-mask only appeared during his early adventures when he worked for Department H... so either it's just the cover art appealing to our nostalgia or this series will be taking place before the Krakoa mission and the first "All-New, All-Different" X-Men era.
Not sure --- there was that time when Beast appeared on the transmission screen while chatting with the X-Men, do you have that page in color? It'd help.
When he re-joined the X-Men (around Magneto and Nanny arc), he was 100% blue, no doubt.
But right before GSX? No idea, honestly.
AN ALL-NEW TALE SET BEFORE GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1!
Before GIANT-SIZE X-MEN brought STORM, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and THUNDERBIRD to the team, Roy Thomas redefined the merry mutants in two seminal runs on the book. Now Roy, at long last, returns to the saga of the X-MEN to take us through the period between his run and GSX, for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions before his recruitment by PROFESSOR X (including unrevealed detail on his battle with the green goliath in HULK #181/182), an untold episode involving BEAST and a host of missing mutants, and the secret behind Wolverine's costume! Kicking off an all-new volume of X-MEN LEGENDS by a host of legendary creators, this is but the first story in a run of new, in-continuity tales covering the length and breadth of X-Men history from the early eras to fan-favorite latter day sagas!
Face front, True Believers! These are the missing links you've been looking for!
WOLVERINE…VERSUS THE X-MEN?!
• Department H has sent their operative WEAPON X, A.K.A. WOLVERINE, on a mission to retrieve "dangerous individuals" — who just so happen to be mutants known as the X-MEN!
• But what sinister forces are moving the mutants against each other, and how does it play into Wolverine's eventual membership on the team?
• At last — X-Men and Marvel legend Roy Thomas reveals a missing link between Wolverine's appearance in HULK #182 and joining the X-Men in GIANT-SIZE X-MEN!
"for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions" --- yeah, right Totally the first time