Wolverine (Vol. 2) #16
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Staff members
  • Writer: Greg Rucka
  • Penciler: Darick Robertson
  • Inker: Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Letterer: Rus Wooton
  • Colorist: Studio F
  • Editor: Axel Alonso, Warren Simons
  • Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada

    Who's in this issue?
  • Mr. Murray
  • The Native
  • Ramsey (helicopter pilot)
  • Sabretooth
  • Mr. Willoughby
  • Wolverine


    Recommended?

    To summarize this issue in one sentence: the Native is captured, and Logan (and Sabretooth) are now in pursuit. Sabretooth failed on his mission in Mr. Willoughby's eyes, and he sends in the experts, who are able to capture the Native in less than a day. If Mr. Willoughby's own men can apprehend the Native so easily, then why allow Sabretooth the luxury of "trying" to locate the Native through Logan, when all Mr. Willoughby and his organization would have needed were to simply send Sabretooth to find the Native, and when he does so, take over in capturing the Native? Wasted money, wasted time, and now with Logan involved, anyone care to place bets on Logan making them pay for their mistakes?

    We don't learn more about Logan's past with the Native in the cabin. The "retrieval teams" made sure of that when they came in to capture the Native. Logan makes a very gallant attempt to prevent them from rescuing the Native ("his little puppy girl", as Sabretooth now likes to refer to her as), but in the very end, he was outnumbered, and the Native was captured.

    It should be fun to see what happens in the next issue when Logan and Sabretooth goes in pursuit of the men who captured Native. Each has their own reasons for the chase (Sabretooth wanting payback, Logan wanting to save the Native), and when they do free the Native (not an issue of "if" they save her but "when"), it should be fun to see what kind of damage they can inflict to the current bunch of Weapon X personnel. Not much in character development nor surprises in the last two issues, but more for fun reading nevertheless.


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  • WOLVERINE (VOL. 2) #16:
    "Return of the Native: Part 4"

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    At McChord Air Force Base in Washington, Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Murray are making the preparation to capture the Native. Mr. Murray had received a picture of Logan and the Native that had been taken just minutes ago by their surveillance camera. After thinking for a moment, Mr. Willoughby authorizes a full retrival team to capture the Native and kill Logan and Sabretooth, while preparing their facilities for the "reprogramming" of the Native upon her capture.

    Back in the Pacific Northwest, where Sabretooth was in pursuit of Logan and the Native, still muttering along the way about making Logan and the Native pay for making him look bad and slow in Mr. Willoughby's eyes. He hears the sound of helicopters approaching, and watches as they pass him up in pursuit of the Native.

    Inside the cabin on top of the hill, Logan was growing frustrated with his lack of any memory that he and the Native might have had there in the past. Just then, they hear a noise outside, where the retrieval team was moving into position to capture them. The team tosses two gas bombs into the cabin. As they waited for the bombs to detonate, someone from inside the cabin tosses the bombs back out. The men outside scrambled to get their gas masks on. A few manage to get their masks on before the gas bomb detonates. Inside the smoggy haze, Logan starts his offensive against the retrieval team. He takes out a few before a group of helicopters approach. With the Native behind him, Logan is warned by one of the helicopter pilots to surrender the Native in five seconds. Logan tells her to flee as the five count ended. After the count was up, one of the helicopters fire a missle towards their location. Logan manages to break free, and attacks the pilot of one of the lower-flying helicopters. He causes that helicopter to crash into the ground. Emerging from the fiery wreck of the helicopter, he proceeds to dodge the machine gun fire of a helicopter, and disable that helicopter by damaging its rotor, causing that helicopter to careen out of control and into the ground. The rear of that helicopter clips Logan, however, throwing him to the ground. Looking up, he sees that one of the retrieval team had captured the Native. He tries to give pursuit, but that team was able to disable Logan by firing high voltage taser shots towards Logan, knocking him unconscious. The retrieval teams make their escape back to their facilites with the Native as their captive.

    Some time later, Sabretooth shows up. He taps Logan in the face, trying to snap Logan back into conscious. Sabretooth tells Logan he was getting slower at his age, but they would find out later "after we get your puppy back".



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