Writer Paul Cornell
Pencils Ryan Stegman with David Baldeon
Inks Morales, Stegman, Hanna
Colors David Curiel
Letters VC’s Cory Petit
Rogue Logan Part Four of Four
Then. The Danger Room of the Jean Grey School.
Beast is supervising a session with Wolverine. Wolverine is keeping the creator of his armor a secret. Beast thinks it is excellent. Wolverine is fighting robots, angrily. Beast shuts the session off, he is concerned. Jubilee and Storm enter the room, making Logan that much madder.
Later on, Logan is packing a bag. Storm confronts him, she doesn’t want him to leave. He doesn’t feel safe there, with a kiss, he is done with the school and the X-Men.
On his way out the door, Beast makes an announcement that everyone should get to the driveway and say their goodbyes to one of the best. Beast really is the worst.
Only eight people make it outside, out of the hundreds of students at the school. That seems about right.
Now. We see a room filled with the armors. Wolverine makes a comment about how easy the armor is to recreate. Offer comes in as Logan is putting on the armor. I like how he has to put it on in bulky pieces, like it really is armor and not cloth.
Offer has a plan to slightly annoy Sabretooth. Once they know what Sabretooth is after, Offer wants to get in his way, a little. Wolverine is down with that idea.
Then. The New Charles Xavier School for Mutants.
Logan is outside, shouting for Kitty to come out. The students hope they don’t let him in, he seems crazed. Nice that Stegman and Baldeon get to draw most if the known student body of both schools in one issue. Not sure which artist draws which sections.
Kitty finally comes out. They go to her office, or at least, an office. Why can’t it be hers?
Kitty wants Logan to apologize for his actions from the last volume. He is shock, why should he apologize?
Oh, I don’t know, for going after Sabretooth with no support besides Kitty. Falling for such an obvious trap. For getting twelve bystanders killed. Kitty makes some great points.
Kitty is also disappointed that Logan is running away instead of taking any responsibility.
Wolverine pops his claws and has the ever-loving nerve to threaten Kitty. She isn’t scared, almost goading him to attack her. He is crazed! Also, there appears to be a pearl necklace, and I had to go back to the previous page to figure out it is his dog tags. Slightly distracting.
There is an ad for Agents of SHIELD, meet the Cellist. Who will be played by Amy Acker, who I just love from Persons of Interest. I really need more Amy Acker in my life.
Kitty practicality dares Wolverine to kill her. He is sweating so much over her, that sweat starts falling on her face. Friendship is over.
He rides his motorcycle away, embarrassed. She feels sorry for the animal in man’s clothing.
Then we get the scene that explains away the shocking end of the first issue. Wolverine didn’t kill a real person, just a LMD, Life Model Decoy.
As lame of a reveal as it is, I do like the two pages that show the organization chart and how the red line border becomes a heart beat monitor line. That is a very well done graphic.
Wolverine sleeps on a bench for two days. Offer makes him a deal.
Issue ends in present as Wolverine is with his gang, ready for their next move.
Not a bad opening arc. I wonder if Kitty will keep either appearing or being mentioned. If so, I will still be buying it.