Writer Ray Fawkes
Artist Ario Anindito
Colorist Matthew Wilson
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
The Changeling. Deathstrike’s Chambers, So the fight has moved from Shogun’s room to Lady Deathstrike’s room. Ogun is trash talking Shogun, so he must know what is happening here. Ogun reveals that he and Lady Deathstrike have a partnership, built around the idea to erase Sharp.
Fang wants to speak to Shogun. Mystique wants Junk to set up the spectral disruptors, which one would think she would have a code word for that, so that she wouldn’t tip her hand. Junk does so and now Fang is distracted. Mystique has a gun, that Reed found a similar one in the Negative Zone but this gun, she got from AIM. The gun shoots across universes, so now she can destroy the gland that contains Fang’s soul. X23 doesn’t want Mystique to succeed but Daken holds her back. Which is awkward, as he only has the one arm, how much leverage is he really holding over her?
While this fight is going on, Lady Deathstrike is pushing Shogun closer to death. Ogun prepares to make his move, while Fang is losing a fight to Sabretooth.
Fang teleports himself and Shogun away. Mystique and Lady Deathstrike are both upset with this turn of events. Mystique is sure that the gland was hit so Fang is truly vulnerable.
Galaxy Desginate NGC 4945. An Unnamed Planet. Ogun is distracted by the new environment but decides to soldier on.
Fang grabs him by the head.
Sharp is back in control again and now he can’t hear Ogun’s voice. Fang shut Ogun down! Sharp takes responsibility for Logan’s death.
Shogun (I will continue using that name) recognizes that Fang is not at full strength. Fang falls over but he has enough energy to send Shogun back to Earth or to keep him on the planet. Which makes no sense, as the second option, requires no energy at all.
Sharp retells the ending of Death of Wolverine 4, that he was present for. Sharp had a brief . . . fight, seems to be too generous of a term, with Wolverine. It was mostly a delay tactic.
Wolverine stopped fighting and just stared down Sharp. I like seeing Proto-Sharp, as I could barely remember his first costume design. Sharp kept fighting but one counter later, he was knocked out. Sharp woke up to the lab destroyed, he suspects that Cornelius is dead but he isn’t. Marvel Database confirms that Cornelius dies but I thought he got away on the helicopter. I guess I should reread that issue.
Fang wishes he was there for all of that. Instead of thanking Fang for burying Ogun, he starts fighting him. Probably as he suspects that Fang plans on resetting him so that he and Ogun are sharing the same body. I imagine that Fang would have listen to the request to keep him the same.
Fang fights back, revenge was never what Wolverine was about – but I recall at least ten stories where that was all Wolverine was about.
Fang sends Sharp back to Earth.
Lady Deathstrike wants to know where Shogun is, as he teleports back in front of everybody. Shogun tells the gathered villains that Fang is done with them all. Lady Deathstrike wants to know who is in charge of the body, but it is Sharp.
Barcelona, Spain. Fantomelle is looking over her Wolverine treasures and sees Fang’s costume. She isn’t sure how it got into her room. Culpepper brings in another costume but I don’t recognize it. They are putting everything in boxes as their client is on their way.
Issue ends with the client being . . . Deadpool! I like how fans could tell it was him, from the previous two pages, with the yellow dialogue balloons.
Deadpool recognizes the costume but I still don’t. The color scheme, more orange than yellow with blue stripes, does look familiar. Deadpool wants to be the next Wolverine.