Writer Charles Soule
Penciler Peter Nguyen
Inker Derek Fridolfs
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Colorist John Kalisz
Jotuunheim. Domain of the Frost Giants. Fang has chosen Daken to be the first person to have an adventure with him. Daken does not want to fight Frost Giants, as he is missing an arm, an eye and his healing factor. Fang expresses how much Wolverine appreciated guys like – Beast, Iron Fist and Daredevil – as they were regular dudes, with high athletic abilities but no healing factor. Daken points out that they all had at least two arms.
Fang tells a Frost Giant, Bunduk, that Daken is his long lost father, who abandoned Bunduk’s mother, years ago. Bunduk starts trying to kill Daken, and Daken keeps trying to get away him. I’m not sure why Dunduk suspects a tiny fella is his father, but that is the joke of the issue. Dunduk’s mother had to work in the mines, under the volcano, and risked melting – every single day.
The Changeling. Shogun and Lady Deathstrike have had sex and Shogun’s mind has been blown. Ogun has been on this ride before but he also had a good time. Shogun is impressed that Lady Deathstrike’s fingers didn’t get in the way, everything worked as it should. I thought she could retract her claws but chooses not to.
Lady Deathstrike recognizes some of Shogun’s sweet moves, as a former lover. He wears the mask of Ogun, so she is probably just trying to get an official answer. Though, one would think she would ask prior to the sweet love making. I didn’t even know that Lady Deathstrike and Ogun had a history together, it was vaguely hinted at during Death of Wolverine.
Shogun calls her, Lady Deathstrike, and would like to know her real name, as now that they are intimates. I wouldn’t even have been able to guess that her name is, Yuriko Oyama. That does remind me of the confusing names of Yuriko and Yukio, Wolverine’s friend from Japan, who is also Storm’s 80s inspiration.
I like how smitten Shogun (should I be calling him Sharp, while also discussing Ogun?) is with Yuriko. Shogun explains how Ogun is in his head, ever since Death of Wolverine 4.
In the middle panel, is that the first we’ve officially seen Sharp’s face? At the end of Weapon X Program 1, it was implied he looked like a blonde Wolverine.
Prior to Ogun, Sharp was good at firearms but all of his hand-to-hand has been Ogun influenced.
Jotunheim. Fang is still trying to encourage Bunduk to kill Daken. If he had a father in his life, he may have been able to continue relationships with lady frost giants, Frost Giantesses.
Fang refers to Wolverine as “your dad” to Daken, and he pops his claws in rage. He starts attacking poor Bunduk.
Madripoor. Fantomelle and her fox, Culpepper, are trying to steal one of Patch’s . . . patches. Fantomelle tries to perfect her flirting skills, but she’s only been alive for three weeks, so she needs a lot more practice. Culpepper steals the patch and they take off, being chased by nearly everybody.
Meanwhile. Daken is close to killing Bunduk, Fang puts a stop to the fight. Fang offers to go have a beer with Daken. Poor Daken, he can’t open a can of beer with only the one hand. Somehow, Fang is able to give him his left arm and eye back but they are made of flame or something like that.
For anyone who is buying all of Kitty’s appearances, including mentions, this is the issue you should have bought!
Fang calls him, your dad, one too many times and Daken feels the need to explain that Logan was never ‘his dad.’
Fang mentions how much Logan liked to mentor the young ladies – Kitty Pryde, Jubilee and Armor. Daken understands why he didn’t have that relationship, he was born in 1946, so he wasn’t a boy when he finally met Logan.
Fang comes out and says that Logan always felt that Daken was, a monster. An ugly thing. Logan felt relief when he drowned Daken, back in Uncanny X-Force 34. Which I won’t review as my Uncanny X-Force run stops at 31.
Fang takes back Daken’s temporary arm and eye. Fang continues putting dirt on an open wound and tells Daken that Logan hates all of the Paradise folks, except for X23. Fang wants to make all of the villains’ lives miserable.
South Africa. The Tautona Gold Mine. Two Miles Deep. Mystique has hidden the ship, to try to get away from Fang’s plan. Fang teleports right in, so that was silly. X23 wants Fan to leave Daken alone. Fang wants to take Sabretooth next, on an adventure.
Issue ends with Shogun and Yuriko chatting. She likes the idea of reuniting with Ogun. Shogun tries to explain that Ogun is only a voice in his head, it isn’t like he and Ogun are a team, making this relationship a complicated threesome. I suppose someone had to fully state it, good job, Soule.
Shogun goes to sleep and once he does, Ogun is able to speak for himself – which is a pretty cool twist. I imagine he has an accent when Ogun speaks, and Lady Deathstrike is all for killing Sharp.