Wolverine (Vol. 2) #9
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Staff members
  • Writer: Greg Rucka
  • Penciler: Leandro Fernandez
  • Inker: Leandro Fernandez
  • Letterer: Rus Wooton
  • Colorist: Studio F
  • Editor: Axel Alonso, Warren Simons
  • Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada

    Who's in this issue?
  • Special Agent Aguinaga
  • Felix
  • Hector
  • Cassie Lathrop
  • Garcia Nestor
  • Angelica Rojas
  • Ruben
  • Sandro
  • Wolverine


    The one spin I like that came out of this story was whom Rojas was. We are led to believe that Rojas would be a man, but in a strange twist, we find that Rojas is a woman, and a very pregnant one at that. So, with what Rojas had done to those nineteen illegal immigrants, would Logan be daring enough to kill a woman, and at that, a very pregnant woman with an unborn child? We'll have to wait for the next issue to find the answer to this.

    Here's my rant for this issue: how would Cassie Lathrop know exactly whom to look for in Agent Aguinaga's files? How would she know that Garcia Nestor would be an associate to Logan, especially considering the fact that she had no idea whom Logan would be associating with in a town such as El Paso, TX? Of course, this is never made clear in this issue, though what we do know is that Cassie must be completely infactuated with knowing the truth behind what Logan's motives are.

    Overall, slightly better than last issue. Still a very linear storyline except for the curveball thrown at the end when we find out that Rojas is actually a pregnant woman who handled all the affairs and the smuggling. A bit shocking in that respect, and it will be interesting to see how Logan will play his cards to seek revenge against Rojas for what she had done to the illegal immigrants.

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

  • WOLVERINE (VOL. 2) #9:
    "Coyote Crossing: Part 3"


    Logan swims across the Rio Grande river, and walks into a town. His presence catches the attention of three men playing poker in a dimly-lit room. One of the men, Sandro, gets up and follows Logan. He asks Logan whether he needed help since Logan looked lost. A slightly ajar doorway catches Logan's attention, and despite Sandro's warning, Logan enters the rundown shack. A burly man flies out, cursing. He reaches for a daggar and rushes back into the complex. The sound of Logan's claws being unsheathed and a blood curling scream is then momentarily heard. As Sandro peers in, the burly man runs out, screaming, his hands covering his bloodied eyes. Inside, Logan is seen standing over several heroin addicts, asking whether any of them could tell him where to find Rojas. Sandro tells Logan that they wouldn't be of much help since they were all so high on drugs. Logan asks Sandro for his name, and the two walks away while Logan asks Sandro where he could find Rojas.

    Back in El Paso, where Cassie Lathrop is doing some research about Logan. Her searching takes her to Garcia Nestor's bar, where she catches the attention of Nestor. Nestor tells her that he knew who she was, and why she was here. He tells Cassie that Logan told him everything about her: how she's been following him for the last six months, all the way from Oregon, and that she even charged into a burning building to find Logan. Nestor accuses her of either being crazy, or in love with Logan. Disgusted, Cassie demands for another bottle of beer.

    Meanwhile, Sandro and Logan heads back to the table where Sandro's fellow poker buddies were sitting. At the table, Logan asks the other two men about Rojas' whereabouts since Sandro had told Logan that the two helps to deliver mules to Rojas personally. Logan asks the two men to take him to meet Rojas. One laughs, while the other pulls the cock back on a rifle. At that moment, Logan uses his claws on the armed man's wrist, just as the rifle unloads a blast into Logan's face. As the man writhes in pain, the other two watches Logan's face as his healing factor kicks in. As he healed, Logan tells Sandro to go while he grabs Hector (the other man who was unhurt) to have Hector take him to Rojas. As they walk away, Ruben (the one who was hurt) makes a cell phone call.

    Somewhere else, in a heavily guarded mansion, two guards receive a phone call from Ruben, warning them about this "lunatic" who was forcing Hector to take him to them. They make a call to Rojas, who tells them that when Hector and his captor shows up to kill them both. An old rickity truck pulls up. Hector warns them about Logan hiding in the back. The two guardsmen open fire on the entire truck, killing Hector. They check the back, but did not find Logan there. Just then, a set of claws could be seen protruding out of the chest of one of the guards. Again, Logan asks to see Rojas. The other guard opens fire towards Logan, who manages to go around the truck and disarm the guard. From the walls of the mansion, several guards show up and opens fire at Logan. Logan manages to fight his way through the guards, yelling out Rojas' name as he charged into the mansion. Rojas' silhouette can be seen at the doorway of the mansion. As he approched the figure, Logan accuses Rojas of killing the nineteen innocent victims, and tells Rojas to "make your last words good ones." Her final words: "Life is cheap on this side of the border." As Logan approaches, Rojas' figure at the doorway, Rojas' figure becomes more apparent in the dim light: Rojas, in fact, was a woman who was pregnant.

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