Wolverine #56

Staff members
  • Writer: Larry Hama
  • Penciler: Marc Silvestri
  • Inker: Dan Green
  • Letterer: Pat Brosseau
  • Colorist: Steve Buccellato
  • Editor: Bob Harras
  • Chief Editor: Tom DeFalco

    Who's in this issue?
  • Cylla (a cyborg)
  • Gambit
  • Jubilee
  • Kojiro
  • Reiko (a Yakuza member)
  • Silver Fox
  • Silver Samurai
  • Sunfire
  • Matsuo Tsurayaba
  • Wolverine
  • Mariko Yashida
  • Yukio


    You want a whole mess of characters in one book? Well, you got one here! Jam-packed with almost all possible characters that you can think of who exists in Japan and knows Logan, and throw in Silver Fox, and you've got one heck of a book here. There are nothing but excellent fight scenes throughout this book such as Wolverine versus Cylla, Gambit and Sunfire versus the Hand's ninjas, and Reiko versus members of Hydra. Add in one mean dude with the invincible black blade (Silver Samurai), and you've got a book that is definately worth checking out. Once again, the crew who worked on this Wolverine book have done a great job, though personally, the only flaw I see in this particular book is how Silver Fox appears so suddenly in this book without any warning. Also, you've gotta love the dry humor that Gambit uses when Sunfire accidently takes out the entire police highrise with a solar blast.

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

  • WOLVERINE #56:
    "We Got Cylla (Can Mothra be far Behind?)"


    Downstairs in the back of the police station, Wolverine and Cylla continues slicing and dicing each other, while inside the police station itself, Sunfire and Gambit are still continuing their fight against the ninjas of the Hand. Gambit keeps trying to convince Sunfire to use his powers to easily terminate the ninjas, and finally manages to convince him to blow a hole in the ground where they can throw the ninjas into. Cylla and Wolverine continues their fight, as we see that Cylla really is a violence-hungry cyborg who has lost all traces of her humanity. Matsuo discovers that Logan was in the back, and orders some of the ninjas to go to the back and join the fight there. A few try to claw their way across the ceiling to join the fight in the back, but Sunfire unleashes one of his solar energy flares towards the ninja. Unfortunately, it wasn't a smart move, as it causes the building to become unstable and begins to collapse. In the back, the fight momentarily pauses. Sunfire and Gambit joins Wolverine in the back, but Cylla escapes. Logan doesn't give chase since their first priority was to look for Jubilee.

    In a different part of Tokyo, Yukio and Jubilee sees outside how the police were rushing over to the police station where Logan was supposed to meet her. Yukio and Jubilee arms themselves and heads on over to investigate.

    On a Tokyo dock, Reiko tries to pay her way to sneak onto a freighter ship to escape Tokyo, away from the Hand. Kojiro, who was working there, refuses her payments and allows Hydra's men to attack her. Reiko, though blind, easily kills the Hydra soldiers with her blowfish-toxin-dipped blade, but Kojiro uses his chains and easily apprehends her. Silver Fox reveals herself and says she needs a poisoner of Reiko's skill for her organization.

    Meanwhile, on investigation work, Yukio and Jubilee discovers that Matsuo was a part of this current ongoings near the police station, and decides to keep an eye on him.

    At the household of the Yashida clan, Silver Samurai pays a visit to the clan, and says that if they name him the clan leader, he'd help them rid the Hand from pestering them. (Currently, Mariko leads the clan). Wolverine shows up and prevents Mariko from caving in. Silver Samurai and Wolverine are about to clash, but the ninjas of the Hands shows up, surrounding the place, and demands Yashida to come out and surrender. Jubilee asks Yukio (both of them are hiding outside) whose home that is, and Yukio tells Jubilee this is the home of Logan's true love, which stuns her momentarily.

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