Writer Daniel Way
Breakdowns Javier Saltares
Finishes Mark Texeira
Colors JD Smith
Letters VC’s Randy Gentile
Cover Dated May 2006
Origins & Endings Part Five of Five
Captain America and Iron Man are only on the cover. The cover is done by Kaare Andrews.
Winter Soldier appears in the present as he tells Logan that he killed Logan’s wife, Itsu – the mother of Daken.
I own this issue due to Ogun being named by Logan to his future clan master.
In the process of proving himself to his new clan, and thus the right to raise his son, he has to go through a special dance. The dance appears as if the combatants are attacking him, so he can’t fight back. Then the volcano explodes a little, in Logan’s moment of being distracted – he pops his claws, stabbing one of the men. With that, he leaves the clan a disgrace. The worthy men will raise his son.
Logan decides, he must see Itsu one last time, he heads back. He recognizes the scent of her blood (weird?) and runs to her cabin. She has been shot.
This clan is the peaceful one. Up on the mountain, is the more violent clan. This clan, Logan joins so that he can be made into a better weapon so that he can get his revenge.
Since Winter Soldier has told Wolverine something he didn’t know before, he tells him a secret. But we the reader don’t get to hear it.
This story takes place during the Decimation era, which takes place as soon as House of M ended. House of M, for Wolverine, is where he obtained all of his memories, every single last one of them.
Issue ends with him going back to the clan on top of the mountain, to receive the Muramasa, a sword.
As a Chrono Trigger fan, I’m glad it wasn’t the Masamune as Wolverine isn’t worthy of that sword.
There is an editorial page explaining that this story continues into Wolverine Origins and this title is going to deal with Wolverine’s new adventures whereas Origins will deal with him delving into his past. He’s going to get some answers.