Writers Phil Jimenez & Scott Lope
Breakdowns Phil Jimenez
Finished Art Jimenez, Palmer, Florea, Olliffe & Green
Colorist Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Come Conquer The Beasts Part Two
Issue opens in the past with a Russian hunter named, Sergei. Which, as a long time Spider-Man, I instantly though it was Kraven the Hunter. I like how you have to turn the page before Logan confirms that he is Kraven.
I wonder which of the two writers don’t like Kraven, has he really comes down hard on Kraven’s character.
In the present, Doug is explaining to Kitty how elephants communicate.
We cut to Tyger Tiger explaining to Wolverine why she is okay with poaching. It is only murder of animals. She rather have that than child prostitution or adult prostitution. She makes references to how Viper and Draken, both, dealt with poaching.
We cut back to Doug and Kitty, and I wish we got character work with these two. I enjoy what we got, but I want more now. Doug now shows Kitty what the world of elephant communication looks like. Page ends with Quentin Quire overhearing the plight of the elephants.
Cut to Wolverine yelling about how people view him as an animal. He then starts to scalp himself. Good thing he has that healing factor. Tyger Tiger can’t handle it, I imagine due to getting a bunch of his blood on her.
Doug tells Kitty how one African elephant is killed every fifteen minutes.
Wolverine burns the three warehouses with the poached by products.
Quentin Quire walks to Kitty, confessing he overheard her and Doug. He has a plan to help.
We now see Logan back, and he has found his elephant. He is very old and tired now.
Two days later, Kitty and the gang show up to deliver extra guns, vests and supplies to the good rangers.
Good job on Rosenberg’s part, remembering that at this time, Kitty was always shown wearing pink when out of her uniform. That’s some tight continuity!
By default of this being the first new comic of 2014, this is my my favorite comic of the year. Let’s see how long I can remember that I was keeping track of this. This will help when at the end of the year, when I can’t recall the good comics of January through March as I can the end of the year comics.
Will not be getting the next issue has it takes place during 1930s Chicago.