Writer Paul Cornell
Pencils Ryan Stegman
Inks Mark Morales
Colors David Curiel
Letters VC’s Cory Petit
Rogue Logan Part Two of Four
Last issue, Wolverine join a gang as he no longer has his healing factor. Also, he killed a regular guy, to ensure his place in the gang. Their leader is a man named, Offer. The members of the gang are – Pinch, Fuel and Lost Boy.
This issue opens weeks ago. He doesn’t have his fancy armor yet. Wolverine is in the sewer, trying to talk to the Superior Spider-Man.
Has SpOck’s back spider always have that red button design? Looks like if you press it, you would activate his kung fu grip.
Superior Spider-Man is fighting a Green Goblin gang, as Norman is taking over all the gangs of New York City.
Wolverine joins the fight, even though SpOck doesn’t want nor need his help.
At one point, a gang member puts a gun to Wolverine’s temple and Wolverine freezes in place – out of fear. Superior Spider-Man comes in for the save, knocking the thug out.
Wolverine wants to ask a question. Spider-Man thinks he is there on Avengers business. Both ‘heroes’ are currently not with the Avengers.
Now. Offer takes Wolverine to his office, he wants to make sure Logan is doing okay. Logan tells him he doesn’t have to do that, his line has always been to not kill by-standers, everyone else is on the field. I like how the scar Wolverine has over his right eye is still there. That should be how he looks during this No-Healing-Factor-Era. Not sure if it was the coloring or the light in the room, but I like Logan’s hair being a little grey, that’s a nice detail. Good job, Curiel!
Offer explains what his big plan is. Green Goblin has most of the gangs in town. Sabretooth is trying to take over the gangs Goblin doesn’t have. Offer got his gang to save one of Sabretooth’s ninjas, which will work as an olive branch. He is also employing Wolverine, so that should get his attention as well.
If Sabretooth absorbs Offer’s gang, then Offer can start making changes and slowly start taking over Sabretooth’s business.
Cut to weeks ago. Wolverine comes out of the sewer and Spider-Man is having to fight off more henchmen. Spider-Man gets a gun pointed to his head and Wolverine tackles that thug with a one liner. They are even now.
Spider-Man comments on how Wolverine sounds like the old him, he was using jokes out of fear as well. Now he is better. Speaking of which, now we are given a shot of the Superior Spider-Man costume and the back spider still looks like a button to me. Like, you are meant to thumb swipe down on it and it opens the compartment. I also like how black the costume is! I thought it was mostly a black instead of blue change but it really is mostly black with some red aspects to it. Even the mask eyes are black. It is a very cool design.
That’s from the Marvel Heroes online game, that I wish I could be playing. I sort of love that costume. Up there with the Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider and the Spider-Carnage costume. I wish you can see the back of it more but apparently I’m the only one trying to discuss the back of his costume. Google is really letting me down on this!
Spider-Man still believes Wolverine is there on Avengers business. Wolverine finally convinces him that he isn’t – Wolverine isn’t into teams at the moment. Good, Spider-Man says, as teams really hold one back.
Wolverine tells Spider-Man that Green Goblin is taking over the gangs of New York City. Spider-Man quips that he is glad someone else finally noticed. Which is an awesome comment about how so many ‘big events’ happen in hero’s titles but no one ever talks about them in other titles. That’s how I read it, anyways.
Wolverine finally gets to ask his question. If Spider-Man knows where Sabretooth is. Spider-Man’s reaction is so wonderful. He tells him that he tires of that question. Wolverine’s “tired?” response is also great.
I really could get into Doctor Octopus as Spider-Man, every time he shows up in a comic I’m reading, he is so fantastic. I might even go as far as to say, Superior.
Spider-Man mockingly explains why he finds the question irksome. Of course, Wolverine wants to know where Sabretooth is, that’s all Wolverine is about. Where is Sabretooth so I can fight him once again, just like I did last month and just like I will do next month. It is a boring cycle.
Once Cornell is done with Wolverine, he should write Spider-Man but by the time he gets to, Spider-Man will be Peter Parker again – so that’s a shame as I doubt Marvel will allow a Superior Spider-Man miniseries just so a creator can write the character. Superior Spider-Man Unlimited, would work as a format though.
I really do miss the Unlimited format, a quarterly title that cost a dollar more and we got three or four stories in each issue. It was a great way to catch up on characters that we haven’t seen in forever.
Meanwhile in Alberta, Canada. Kitty Pryde is reading a book with Lockheed perched next to her. In my comic I’m writing with Kitty, that’s how I start the issue. Of course, I’m working on a silly script starring Kitty. I would have liked to see what book she is reading. She notices a piece of paper that is floating with a purpose towards her. She grabs the letter, it is from Storm. “If you don’t want to talk to us, at least talk to Logan. He needs you.” She crinkles the letter, she doesn’t have time for that nonsense after the last time she saw Wolverine in his last ongoing series.
I really like how Stegman draws Lockheed. I really miss seeing Lockheed! Glad he made it into this issue.
Cyclops asks what that was about and Kitty tells him it was nothing. Good for Kitty, not getting wrapped up in Wolverine’s nonsense.
Spider-Man and Wolverine get into a bit of a conversation about their opinions on the hero business, which I like. Spider-Man comments on how maddening it is that they put on a costume, fight the same people in a constant cycle. Nothing changes until you choose to make a chance.
Wolverine asks if that is what Spider-Man did, have a breakdown of values. Wolverine wants to know if he is the same person Spider-Man has always been. Spider-Man counters with a, your senses tell you that I am.
In a weird panel, Spider-Man puts his palm down to the ground, right at Wolverine’s head level. He shoots a strand of webbing. Wolverine wants to know what he is doing.
Now. Logan is in bed with Pinch, his fellow gang member. Oh Logan, how you must have a special lady friend in every new adventure you have. The weird thing is, and I’m not sure if Stegman meant to do this but her bed, all it has is the blanket. We get to see them in bed in two different segments and both times, I don’t see any sheets, not by their heads or at their feet when the blanket slides down. Who sleeps with a blanket but not sheets? Weird.
Back with the heroes. Spider-Man didn’t answer the question. Spider-Man tells Wolverine that if he finds a connection to Green Goblin and Sabretooth, he’ll keep the information to himself. He then pushes Wolverine over the ledge of the building. Now, that’s a cliffhanger!