Wolverine #2

Wolverine #2

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Title: “Debts and Obligations”
Synopsis: Following a battle with the Hand, Wolverine and rebound love-interest Yukio invade the stronghold of a Japanese crime lord.

Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Frank Miller
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

Marvel’s breakout hit miniseries continues with a second strong issue. This tour de force features all the signature stylings of its A-list creative team: Chris Claremont’s internal monologues and relationship angst combined with Frank Miller’s masterful layouts, kinetic action sequences and ninjas! Japan provides a great – and unexpected – setting for exploring Wolverine’s then-mysterious (and far-less-convoluted) past. Inker Josef Rubinstein’s finishes provide a very different feel than Miller’s frequent partner Klaus Janson delivered on Daredevil; the results are a bit rough in places, but not enough to distract from Miller’s superlative storytelling. A fantastic Bronze Age outing.

Grade: A

Cool factor: Wolverine in full berserker mode. (Too bad for him it’s the first time girlfriend Mariko had even seen it!)

Second opinion: Recommended by The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition).

Character Quotable
“Gotcha!”Yukio, temporary love interest and kindred spirit
Wolverine #2

Published and © by Marvel, October 1982
Cover by Frank Miller and Josef Rubinstein

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