Who's in this issue?
Three issues straight without a multi-issue storyline?? Sure, we all know that it's within the next 2 issues that Logan should get his adamantium back, but it's getting awfully boring to read one-issue stories for the last three months.
Nevertheless, to the creative crew's credit, this issue was fairly enjoyable to read, and it does leave an unfinished business (between Logan and Khyber) which somewhere down the line will be resolved. Since I'm not an avid follower of Cable, I can't be sure how valid Pierce's reasoning is for finding this "hideaway", but if it is true, it is a believable way of bringing Pierce into this storyline. But, I do have a problem with the way the adamantium is being thrown around nowadays. The way Pierce describes the adamantium is as if it was a very abundant metal. Precious? Yes. Few? Yes. But easy to get to? Unbelievable. What benefit did Cable have for keeping a stowaway of adamantium? I mean, as a man who possesses a wide range of firearms, he could have easily used the adamantium to his own advantage. Furthermore, I always thought that adamantium was supposed to be one of the rarest metallic elements known to man (in the Marvel Universe). So how is it that there is enough of the stuff to a.) give Logan his adamantium skeleton way back when, b.) Captain America gets an adamantium shield, c.) Cyber had an adamantium skeleton, d.) adamantium-tipped bullets during the "Not Dead Yet" storyline in Wolverine, e.) Sabretooth having an adamantium skeleton and claws, f.) Pierce having an adamantium body, and so on and so on? Adamantium should be rare; let's keep it that way. And, I hope that whatever Mr. Larsen and Mr. Yu has in store for the return of the adamantium that it will be believable, at least.
Enough of my ranting, back to this book: overall, it was a decent book. I was a little bit annoyed at how the issue with Khyber and Pierce wasn't cleared up very nicely (eg. he claims Pierce was using his technology, so whose house was it that Wolverine and Jubilee had stumbled upon?), along with Gen X's unprovoked attack against Wolverine, with Wolverine so easily defeating them. But, asides from that, the action in this book was good, with plenty of nice exciting scenes, especially near the end with Logan rescuing Jubilee.
Rating (from 1 dot (not recommended) to 5 dot (highly recommended)
IN THIS ISSUE:
Logan pays a visit to the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, where Generation X resides, to test the security files at the school as requested by Professor Xavier, with Banshee watching over. After he finishes, he and Jubilee takes a walk outside. The rest of Gen X, jealous of the attention Jubilee desired (and was getting) from Logan, attempts to attack Logan as a group, but Logan easily defeats them. Logan and Jubilee continues on their walk, only to have Gateway suddenly appear in front of them and he teleports LOgan and Jubilee to the Swiss Alps without any reason.
In this snowy surrounding stands a cabin in the middle of nowhere. The two enters the place to get out of the cold. Logan, on alert, senses something wasn't right, being that this was a house in the middle of nowhere. Looking around, he finds a picture of a woman whom Logan recognizes as an associate to Cable, and deduces that the house must be a hideaway for Cable.
Without any warning, an army of flying robots attack the two. The two fights off the robots. Jubilee is hit by a blast and is sent crashing through a wooden door into another room, where the two discovers Donald Pierce inside. Asked by Logan why Pierce was there, Pierce explains to him that he and Sebastian Shaw were battling Cable, who had thwarted their plans to exploit the powers of Apocalypse to their own uses, and he was left to die by Shaw after falling. Severely damaged, he was lucky to find a sky cycle abandoned by Cable, as well as this dwelling that Cable owned, which contained information and technology which could repair himself. While there, he found within Cable's database information that led him to a small hidden supply of adamantium. Please pities Logan for not having the adamantium anymore since he would've been a good first test for his new abilities. Logan says he didn't need adamantium to beat Pierce, and after Pierce orders his minions to kill Jubilee, Logan attacks.
Their fight takes them outside, where Pierce seemingly gets an upper hand, bragging that he's invincible now that he had the adamantium-enhanced cybernetic form and Cable's technology. But, out of nowhere, an army of robots, headed by a cyborg named Khyber, shows up, claiming Pierce was using his hardware to rebuild himself. He orders his robots to destroy the house, and proceeds to fight with Pierce. Logan, not caring much for this fight, suddenly realizes Jubilee was still in the house, and rushes back to save her before Khyber's robots destroys the home. Logan manages to save her before the entire house was destroyed. Outside, Khyber had defeated Pierce, and after warning Logan that they would have to "settle up some other time", he teleports away. Logan and Jubilee now waits to be picked up by Gateway, the two wondering whether Gateway sent them here to stop Pierce or whether it involved Khyber.