Wolverine #53

Staff members
  • Writer: Larry Hama
  • Penciler: Marc Silvestri
  • Inker: Dan Green
  • Letterer: Pat Brosseau
  • Colorist: Rosas/Tinsley/Javins
  • Editor: Bob Harras
  • Chief Editor: Tom DeFalco

    Who's in this issue?
  • Albert
  • Beast
  • Elsie Dee
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Gambit
  • Gateway
  • The Hunter in Darkness
  • Jubilee
  • Mojo
  • Mystique
  • Nick Fury
  • Plasma Wraith
  • Spiral
  • Thing
  • Wolverine


    This issue did some to resolve what had been going on from the previous two issues. I did find this issue to proceed at a relatively fast pace. But then, most issues that has Mojo in it seems to move at a fast pace in my opinion. Silvestri does a good job with the artwork in this issue. The ending to this book might really throw a reader for a loop because they find themselves in a situation that did not even have anything to do with the last three issues, which was how long this story took place for. Most of the stuff was resolved in this issue that was left hanging in the balance from Wolverine #52, but other than that, this storyline wasn't one of my favorites.

    Rating (from 1 dot (not recommended) to 5 dot (highly recommended)

  • WOLVERINE #53:
    "The Chimerical Mystery Tour!"


    On the Citadel, Wolverine, Spiral, and Mystique makes a run for the interior of the Citadel to deal with Mojo and stop his scheme before he causes the extinction of the universe. Using a steep crater located on the surface of the Citadel, Wolverine, Spiral, and Mystique gains entrance to the Citadel on Logan's Harley. Once inside, they are immediately confronted by many Plasma Wraiths. Mojo also reveals himself with Jubilee as his captive.

    A brief side-scene back to Canada shows Albert and Elsie Dee analyzing the adamantium skeleton they found, and through computer-generated images, discovered the skeleton, with flesh, would look almost exactly like Logan, except the skeleton would be over two hundred years old.

    Back at the Citadel, Spiral attempts to hold the Plasma Wraiths back while Mystique and Wolverine makes a getaway on Logan's Harley. Spiral says they had to get to the root of the problem, Mojo, because what he was doing was preventing the crunch, which supposedly was the implosion that exists at the end of time. Her reasoning is that if he prevents the end of time, then the Big Bang couldn't have happened either, becuase without an end, there would be no beginning. As Wolverine, Spiral, and Mystique continues battling the wraiths, Mojo tells Jubilee that he'll stop the fight and allow the universe to implode if Jubilee consents to being his slave.

    While Wolverine and his accomplices continues battling the Wraiths, Gateway suddenly appears. From his image, the image of a Stealth bomber with Albert and Elsie Dee appears. A cruise missle inside was launched towards Mojo. Wolverine wonders what the cruise missle has to do with their current dilemma, but Spiral realizes the missle had all the characteristics of an anti-matter bomb which could cause a chain reaction that could initiate the crunch. The image of Gateway then disappears.

    Spiral and Mystique leaves the end of time to go look for Elsie Dee and Albert for their anti-matter bomb while Wolverine continues battling the wraiths. Spiral and Mystique locates Albert and Elsie Dee. Spiral makes a deal with them to send them back in time to figure out the mystery of why Logan's skeleton could be from the past in exchange for their anti-matter cruise missle. The deal was done, and the missle is sent to the end of time to initiate the implosion. But as it does, Spiral and Mystique begins to lose their memory of what was going on, since future memories can't exist until the events had occured.

    Mojo desparately tries to make a deal with Wolverine to prevent the bomb from hitting him. Jubilee escapes, and on Logan's harley, grabs Wolverine and heads for the time vortex which would return them back to the present.

    Wolverine then suddenly finds himself at a card game with Nick Fury, Beast, Gambit, and the Thing. Jubilee calls, and tells Logan that she was in a bit of a problem. Logan says he was just thinking about her, but was having some weird memory lapse. Jubilee says she has the same too, but she was having trouble. She had been arrested for driving without a license, speeding, resisting arrest, and also, customs had impounded his motorcycle for not having an import duty stamp. Wolverine exclaims that the bike was made in the USA and that there was no need for import duty on it, but Jubilee says in Japan, it does.

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