Writer Charles Soule
Artist & Cover Salvador Larroca
Colors Frank D’Armata
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated January 2015
Hastings had this issue so that is one less on my Wishlist! Now that we know the black caption boxes with red letters is the voice of Ogun, I had to seek this issue out. I bought this for one dollar, which is pretty awesome.
The voice, let’s just refer to it as Ogun’s voice as there is no point of going along with the mystery now that we know who it is. Sharp wakes up as Ogun’s voice beckons. So this is how Sharp looks.
Paradise. Ogun tells Sharp to ignore the pain and start escaping. Maybe that isn’t Sharp’s face on the previous page as here, he has blonde hair and I don’t think blondes have dark eyebrow lashes. Plus, Larroca is making a point of keeping his face hidden. Oh, I bet that first face is Skel, but why put Ogun’s boxes on that page? I don’t know.
Sharp starts checking on the bodies on the ground but Ogun tells him to keep moving.
A guard who is walking Neuro . . . somewhere, is taken out by Sharp.
Sharp isn’t a test subject like Neuro, he was a volunteer. Neuro’s real name is Harold Stanch.
After donning a bulky gas mask, Sharp introduces himself. We get a quick flashback to Ogun during a war. How does anyone see out of googles? Ogun must be so annoyed as his depth perception is all off. Not depth perception, range of scope.
Nuero doesn’t remember much, he only recalling being slapped by the now dead guard and being placed in handcuffs. These two run into Junk and Skel, which I’m pretty proud that I know these codenames now, they finally left an impression on me. Also fun is that when this first goes their separate ways, these are the duos that stick together.
Junk doesn’t notice the smoke that Sharp does, which is probably do to his heighten senses. More soldiers come in and start firing away. Junk apparently has acid spit, so that’s gross. Sharp volunteers, it is what he does, to take on all of the soldiers as the others escape. Skel joins the fight and starts feeling better, the first hint of that.
Neuro stands too close to inspect Junk and he pushes him away, it is a very rude thing to do. Shape wants to head outside but down but Neuro corrects him, the best way out is up. He has analyzed that the smoke is below them, so down is where the fire is. Does Neuro get dust on his brain or does he have a glass plate over his noggin?
Sharp notices a lady, Endo, and gets her to join the group. She resists at first, and Ogun tells Sharp to slap her but Sharp convinces her that they are the best way to survive.
Endo stakes out the remaining guards around the helicopter and Sharp heads out to fight them. We get a flashback panel to Saigon, 1975, with Ogun getting onto a helicopter. I really like Ogun’s response to Wolverine’s metal coated skeleton corpose, hhh – who is he, Batman?
Sharp kills the soldiers. On the helicopter is a blonde lady, who we still don’t know the name of. Paradise crumbles as they fly away. Endo thanks Sharp for saving them all.
Sharp takes off his mask and sees Logan’s face in a reflection, which we know is an illusion as we’ve seen his blonde hair throughout the issue. It is a decent fakeout that it isn’t Ogun but Logan’s voice but I like this reveal as let’s keep Logan dead as long as possible. With Secret Wars 2015, we are going to be seeing a load of Wolverines, so it will be like he is with us again, soon enough.