Writer Paul Cornell
Pencils Ryan Stegman
Inks Morales, Stegman, Livesay
Colors David Curiel
Letters VC’s Cory Petit
Rogue Logan Part Three of Four
Kitty only gets mention in this issue, just like she got mentioned in the first issue of this series. Which I’m trying to find a copy of so I can verify it for myself but at this point, if the Marvel Database website states she is mentioned, I believe it. I made a point of checking some series and discovered that I missed a couple issues, including X-Men 10, so I’m trying to locate a copy of that too!
Then. So last issue, the Superior Spider-Man shoved Wolverine off a ledge. It was awesome. Before Wolverine can land on his head, SpOck webs his foot. Then just leaves him there. If it wasn’t for the recap page and the red and black glove, there would be no official appearance.
Wolverine gets to his feet. Jubilee is waiting there in a car. Wolverine asks how she is outside in the daylight.
I like how every appearance of Jubilee outside of X-MEN requires the writer of the title to explain how she is outside.
Now. Wolverine wakes up next to Pinch. That’s her name, that’s the name he calls her in bed. He had a nightmare. Once again, I don’t believe they have sheets on her bed, just a big blanket. Or at least, they don’t tuck the sheet under the bed like normal people do.
Then. Jubilee’s team are fighting some robots – Storm, Rachel, Psychole and M.
Jubilee explains that Beast made some modifications to her car. She is wearing one billion sun screen. The car itself has review mirror colors in a radar image of her plus other protections. Beast likes the challenge of vampirism.
The fight with the robots is not important, so unimportant that the description of the man is just billionaire with a mad on mutants.
Jubilee wants to know what the official status with Wolverine and Storm is, as he has pulled away from the X-Men. Wolverine tells her that he and Storm never really put a label on it. Clearly, they never saw that episode of How I Met Your Mother, Definitions.
Wolverine asks how she found him. Beast put a tracker inside of his belt. Wolverine is so tired of his teammates worrying about him and his lack of a healing factor. They are being insensitive to his disability and not treating him like a person.
Wolverine gets a call from Maria Hill, to meet her around the corner but not to tell Jubilee where he is going or why. So he just gets up and leaves.
Maria Hill offers him a job, which he is excited about as she wants to use his lack of a healing factor as an asset. He likes this. She tells him that the task is to go after Sabretooth.
Wolverine tells Hill that – Pryde said a lot of tough words to me about that, an’ she was down-the-line right.” Hence, I own this issue.
I like Kitty having to get real with Wolverine. He can’t just keep going after Sabretooth and taking huge loses just to go up against him in a fight and win that fight. Winning a fight isn’t the same as what it cost him in order to go after Victor.
Hill tells him that he isn’t going to fight him one on one. This isn’t a sanctioned grudge match.
Now. Wolverine makes a point to hanging out with fellow gang member, Lost BOy. They bond, sort of, over a video game. Lost Boy makes a joke about how Wolverine was around when they were play testing chess. Which is actually pretty funny. Wolverine thinks his code name comes from Peter Pan when it actually comes from vampire movie from the 80s, The Lost Boys.
Then. Wolverine comes charging at the robots. He pops his claws, like a fool. Honestly, he should know by now that he can’t be popping his claws.
The robots merge into a giant robot. Storm wants the team to work together. Wolverine freezes in place, as the giant robot is about to stomp on him.
When did Rachel lose her trench coat? She isn’t wearing it here and it is the first time I’m seeing it for myself. Her uniform looks a little superhero-y without the jacket.
Everyone is shouting at Wolverine to move but he just can’t. Jubilee dives and shoves him out of the way. The X-Men fight the giant robot as Wolverine runs off to cry and probably put on a diaper.
Later at the Jean Grey School. Wolverine comes home. Quentin Quire tries to give him a hard time but Wolverine walks right pass him. He’s having a day. He opens his door and sees web to the wall, his new armor uniform with a note. The note reads – From a ‘friend’ as if the webbing to the wall didn’t explain that. So that’s what Spider-Man was measuring.
Now. n Undisclosed Location. So Mystique is having a board meeting. Around the table is – Silver Samurai, A Kabuki mask person (from the last volume – he’s an elite guard of the hand) and three other Hand ninjas.
Mystique is asking everyone what they think of Sabretooth now. Silver Samurai believes Creed is changed, now that he doesn’t have his conflict with Wolverine, he has nothing to stop him from just going through the motions.
Mystique states that the new object Sabretooth is after is just a distraction.
Then the door opens, everyone does that thing where you quit talking as the person enters the room. It is a fun panel.
Issue ends with a splash page of Sabretooth, still in a nice business suit, telling the room that the object he is after will make him a god!
I’m hoping to get a copy of issue four from Hastings as I know Kitty is already going to make an appearance. I’m okay if Cornell wants to have Kitty appear every even issue and be mentioned in every odd issue. That works for me and it will for sure get me to keep buying the comic.