Author: Robert Diehl
Updated: Version 1.1, last modified October 20, 2001
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Index to Wolverine, Part 1 (iss. 1-158) Version 1.1, last modified October 20, 2001 by Robert Diehl (email@example.com) including Hulk vs. Wolverine, Wolverine 1982, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 1984, Wolverine Annual 2 (Bloodlust), Wolverine, Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection 1989, Punisher War Journal 6-7, Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure 1990, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Punisher: Hearts of Darkness 1991, Wolverine: Inner Fury 1992, Wolverine: Killing 1993, Wolverine & the Punisher: Damaging Evidence 1993, Wolverine: Evilution 1994, Wolverine & Nick Fury: Scorpio Rising 1994, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Punisher: The Dark Design 1994, Logan: Shadow Society 1996, Logan: Path of the Warlord 1996, Wolverine: Days of Future Past 1997, Wolverine 1, ı95, ı96, ı97, ı99, 2000 Note: UXM = Uncanny X-Men. Introduction: In which Canadian province was the Weapon X lab? Who trained Logan as a samurai? How does one become a wendigo? Who is Loganıs wife? adopted daughter? supposed father? What is Deathstrikeıs given name? Whoıs the only person he ever used his trademarked ³third claw² on? ³Should we admire Wolverine as a hero, then, or be appalled by what he is capable of doing?² Peter Sanderson. Claremont: At the back of the Incredible Hulk & Wolverine reprint is an article, ³Wolverine: The Evolution of a Character.² It explains that initially (Oct-74), Dave Cockrum and Len Wein imagined Wolverine as a 19-year-old psychopathic French Canadian with claws in his gloves, who was possibly created by the High Evolutionary from a real wolverine. Chris Claremont and John Byrne put him in the X-Men (Giant-Sized 1, Jun-75), and added the adamantium skeleton, healing factor, and samurai background to control his berserker rage. Claremont wrote 2 limited series and the first 10 issues of Loganıs own series, simultaneously with his appearances in Uncanny X-Men and Marvel Comics Presents. Evidently to discourage the fan boys, he placed him in a seedy Asian port, with the alias ³Patch² and criminal associates. Successive writers have usually ignored this set-up. David/Goodwin/Duffy: In a little over a year, three writers had short runs. Peter David made Logan fight fake vampires in San Francisco. Archie Goodwin put him against a Latin American dictator who grew cocaine. Mary Jo Duffy gave him amnesia and let him live with islanders. Hama: Then came Larry Hamaıs long run (nearly 7 years, iss. 31-118). He had Logan shot, impaled with a sword, blasted with a grenade, and nearly fed to sharks, and that was just the first issue. Over the years we saw Logan in fights all over the world, in past, present, and a few alternate futures. His allies included criminals, animals, mutants, secret agents (including interdimensional ones), androids (one of whom looks like him), and native peoples everywhere. He struggled against mafia, robots, cyborgs and androids, and a variety of petty criminals, but most importantly the beast within. Although he recovered fragments of scrambled memories, he never quite knew which ones were real. With much suffering, he lost his adamantium and his humanity, and gaining them back was even more traumatic. Ellis/DeFalco/Claremont/DeZago/Nicieza: In the next year, 5 writers had their turns. Warren Ellis put Logan up against an old hired killer, for a very bloody 4 issues. Claremont returned to take Logan to every locale heıs ever seen, threw in every women heıs ever met, and married him to Viper. Todd DeZago had a boy strangle his dog, and Nicieza had another kill his mother with a shovel to the head. Larsen: Erik Larsen took over for a year, and took Logan on a solo adventure to outer space. In an unrelated adventure in space, Logan was replaced by a Skrull, and transformed into Apocalypseıs horseman. Scroce/Liefeld/Pruett: Next, another transition year. Steve Scroce mixed Logan with the Mongolian version of the Sopranos. Rob Liefeld teamed him with Deadpool and Spider-Man. Joe Pruett put him through one of those manhunt stories. Note: In iss. 159, Frank Tieri took over, which will be summarized separately. Some notable injuries: Jumps from a plane without a parachute (iss. 5), punched by Hulk (iss. 8), rammed by a stealth bomber (iss. 40), buried under boulders (iss. 70), claws snapped off (iss. 79, 126), breaks his own arm to free it (iss. 98, 123), shot in the head (iss. 3, 26, 28, 150), impaled (iss. 32, 58, 88, 113), killed (iss. 66, 115), slices his own brain (Inner Fury). Anyway, Enjoy the index. Let me know if you find any mistakes. Issue: Incredible Hulk & Wolverine 1 (also reprinted as Wolverine Battles the Incredible Hulk) Date: Oct-86 Story 1: And the Wind Howls Wendigo! (18 pages) Feature Characters: Hulk (Dr. Robert Bruce Banner) Regular Characters: Gen. Thunderbolt Ross, Armbruster, Maj. Glenn Talbot, Betty Ross Guest Stars: Wolverine as Weapon X, Canadian military Villains: Wendigo (Paul Cartier) Other Characters: Hector, Jasper; Georges Baptiste, Marie Cartier Credits: Writer: Len Wein Pencils: Herb Trimpe Inks: Jack Abel Letters: Artie Simek Colors: Christie Scheele Editor: Roy Thomas Synopsis: Note: reprints Hulk 180, Oct-74. Hulk goes to upstate New York and ruins a fence. The owner yells at him instead of attacking; Hulk is confused and leaves, going to the woods of Quebec where he hopes to be left alone. The Canadian government tracks him and sends in Weapon X. Wolves attack; Hulk falls in a ravine but beats them off. He walks through the woods and hears voices, so he smashes trees. At Hulkbuster Base One, Ross prepares for a visit from the president. Marie is desperate to save her brother, who ate his own fingers to keep from starving and became the Wendigo (Hulk 162, 179). She studied the dark arts and wants to transfer the curse to Hulk, whom she drugs. She summons the Wendigo, but Hulk wakes and fights; they devastate the landscape and butt heads to a stalemate. Then Wolverine arrives: small-eared yellow and blue costume and adamantium claws on his hands. Story 2: And Now The Wolverine! (18 pages) Feature Characters: Hulk (Dr. Robert Bruce Banner) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Wolverine as Weapon X, Canadian military including Mathews, Holderidge Villains: Wendigo (Paul Cartier), Wendigo II (Georges Baptiste) Other Characters: Marie Cartier Credits: Writer: Len Wein Pencils: Herb Trimpe Inks: Jack Abel Letters: Artie Simek Colors: Christie Scheele Editor: Roy Thomas Synopsis: Note: reprints Hulk 181. Wolverine takes on Hulk and Wendigo both; Hulk decides to help him against Wendigo, and they fell him. Then Wolverine turns against Hulk, his assignment, while Marie and Georges drag Wendigo inside. Back at base (later known as Dept. H), the military waits before sending in commandos. Marie begins her spell and knocks out Hulk and Wolverine. Hulk becomes Banner, and Georges refuses to help her make him Wendigo. Marie binds Wolverine, but then Hulk wakes, scares her off, and throws Wolverine, which shatters the chains binding him. They fight, and Hulk beats back Wolverine. Wendigo confronts Marie, and she realizes itıs Georges, who has taken the curse from her brother, out of love for her. Wendigo leaves; she sobs; Hulk tries to comfort her. Story 3: At the Sign of the Lion (6 pages) Feature Characters: Wolverine (Logan), Hercules Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Sibyl Credits: Writer: Mary Jo Duffy Pencils: Ken Landgraf Inks: George Perez Letters: Michael Higgins Colors: Christie Scheele Editor: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Note: reprints Marvel Treasury Edition 26. Logan is at the Lionıs Rock Inn, avoiding Cyclops, whom heıd like to fight over Jean. Sibyl sidles up to him, and he buys her a drink. Then Hercules shows up, and Sibyl joins the swarm of women around him. Hercules picks a fight; Logan pops claws; Hercules traps them in a tabletop, says heıs never had such fun and buys him a drink. But all the women have fled. Note: following is ³Wolverine: The Evolution of a Character,² which details the history of the characterıs development. Issue: Wolverine LS 1-4 Date: Sep-Dec 1982 (reprinted as trade) Feature Characters: Logan (Wolverine) Regular Characters: Mariko Yashida, Yukio, Kitty Pryde Guest Stars: X-Men Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) Villains: Marikoıs father Shingen, her husband Noburu-Hideki, Katsuyori Other Characters: Agt. Asano Kimura, Takahashi 1. Wolverine (22 pages) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Frank Miller Inks: Josef Rubinstein Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: In Canada, Logan hunts a man-killer grizzly to its den. It attacks; he snikts; it dies. He finds a hunterıs illegal poisoned arrow in it, which is why it went mad, so he tracks the hunter 57 miles from the residual scent on the arrow (!), to a bar. Itıs not much of a fight. Back in Westchester, Logan realizes Mariko is shunning him, so he flies to Japan. Kimura tell him her long-lost father is back and married her off to repay an obligation. Logan goes to the Yashida home, scares the guard dogs, and sneaks in. He finds Mariko praying to Buddha, and a battered wife. She refuses him and wonıt consider divorce, obedient to father and husband. He goes to leave but is knocked out by poison shuriken. His mutant healing factor saves him, and when he wakes Shingen challenges him to a surprisingly deadly duel with wooden swords. He is knocked out again despite his claws. Mariko decides he is not worthy of her. He wakes in an alley in Tokyo and is attacked by a gang, who are all instantly killed by Yukio. 2. Debts and Obligations (22 pages) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Frank Miller Inks: Josef Rubinstein Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Logan passes out, and Yukio wakes him when ninja attack them. They defeat them and flee the cops. In his hotel, she admires his claws and propositions him; he remembers Mariko and leaves. Yukio forces her way into Shingenıs office and defeats his Hand bodyguard. Turns out she is his premier assassin, and they want to use Logan to kill a rival crime lord. Yukio and Logan break into Katsuyoriıs well-guarded castle and find him, his wife Mariko, and her husband watching a kabuki play. An actor lunges toward Mariko; Logan jumps from the shadows and cuts him down. He fights the rest of the troupe; Katsuyori and his wife flee, but Yukio has wired their car: boom! Mariko is disgusted by Loganıs berserker fury. 3. Loss (22 pages) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Frank Miller Inks: Josef Rubinstein Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Logan gets drunk and wins an illicit sumo match. Asano finds him, says an underworld figure is threatening the Japanese government, and demands his aid. He refuses and goes with Yukio, who plays chicken with the bullet train and states her desire to die spectacularly. Logan sleeps and dreams of feudal Japan, of being shot with arrows from Yashida warriors, even Mariko, who rejects him as an animal. Shingenıs ninja find them and order Yukio to kill Logan; she attacks them instead. A groggy Logan accidentally calls her Mariko; she kicks him and runs off to his hotel. When Asano breaks in carrying a revolver, she kills him. Logan finds the corpse, realizes Yukio works for Shingen, and hunts her down. He considers killing her when he is attacked by more ninjas. She flees; he defeats them. 4. Honor (22 pages) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils: Frank Miller Inks: Josef Rubinstein Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Lynn Varley Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Logan disrupts Shingenıs illegal activities, and his ninjas canıt stop him. He takes all their weapons, gives them to the police, and challenges Shingen personally, who has Yukio captured and summons Mariko, as well, to watch. Logan has felled all the ninja guards, meanwhile. Noburu tries to flee with Mariko and shoots at Logan; Yukio kills him. Itıs adamantium against steel; in the end Logan snikts Shingenıs head. Mariko, realizing her father was dishonorable, rewards Logan with the honor sword of the clan Yashida, stained with his own blood. In Westchester, the X-Men receive an invitation to Logan and Marikoıs wedding. Note: continued in UXM 172. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 1 Date: Nov-84 Story: Lies (23 pages) Feature Characters: Katherine ³Kitty² Pryde, Wolverine (Logan) Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Villains: Heiji Shigematsu (see iss. 5), Ogun, Shumai, Delano, Walsh Other Characters: Casey, Saburo Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editors: Louise Jones, Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Kitty was a smart, gawky teenager; now sheıs an X-Man who phases through solid objects. Because Colossus broke up with her (UXM 182), she goes to Chicago to her oblivious and divorced dad, Carmen. She ice skates and then goes to his bank and finds him in an argument with the Japanese, who bought the bank and are flying Carmen to Tokyo for more meetings. They give Kitty cash and send her back to Xavierıs. Kitty realizes itıs Yakuza: organized crime. She smuggles herself onto the plane; the stewardess nabs her, but she phases away when they land. Fortunately, Xavier mentally taught her Japanese, and she gets the location of the Matsushino Bank from information and spends the night there. Next morning, a guard catches and shoots at her; she phases away but leaves her skates behind. Hungry and miserable in the rain, she phases into an ATM machine, setting off the alarm; she escapes into the sewers and finally gives up and calls Westchester. Logan answers; ashamed, she hangs up. She finds her dad, who has agreed to launder money for the Yakuza. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 2 Date: Dec-84 Story: Terror (23 pages) Feature Characters: Kitty Pryde, Wolverine Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Villains: Shigematsu, Ogun, Hideo, Matsuo Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Shigematsu, the head Yakuza, has his men try to nab Kitty, but sheıs a fighter and escapes. Ogun tells Carmen sheıs his now and goes after her. He changes into his devilish form and knocks her out with his gaseous breath. Logan gets to Tokyo, using a medical certificate to get past the metal detector. Kitty wakes, upright and paralyzed, with Ogun dancing around her with a sword, cutting her skating costume and hair to scare her. Then he slashes at her forehead, and she drops, not sure if sheıs alive, and is mesmerized. She sees herself as a baby, trained by him in martial arts over the years until she merges with his being. Logan confronts Shigematsu, fighting past his bodyguards and demanding he produce Kitty. He calls Ogun, who tests Kitty one last time: she defeats all his ninjas. He knows Logan, and he sends her to kill him. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 3 Date: Jan-85 Story: Death (23 pages) Feature Characters: Kitty Pryde, Wolverine Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Yukio Villains: Ogun, Shumai Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: On the rooftops of Tokyo, Logan fights off Yukio, who then kisses him. Heıs a wild man in highly civilized Japan; sheıs a thrill seeker with a death wish. He says heıs there to rescue Kitty, and she wishes him well. He goes to the rendezvous point, a temple, and Kitty attacks, wearing the devil mask and using stink bombs to disguise herself. Arrows, Chinese stars, and tiger claws draw blood, and then itıs hand-to-hand on the roof; Logan gets knocked off and escapes, realizing heıs been poisoned. Yukio breaks into Shigematsuıs office, finds Carmen drunk and gets caught by Shumai. She knocks him out the window and gets him to reveal Ogun has Kitty; she pulls him up, and he throws Carmen and her down; she catches a window washerıs platform, and they crash down but live. Logan and Kitty duel again in a train station, and he realizes itıs her. He chases her all over the train yard and saves her from the bullet train. She impales him with a sword, as Yukio and Carmen look on. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 4 Date: Feb-85 Story: Rebirth (23 pages) Feature Characters: Kitty Pryde, Wolverine Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Yukio, Prof. Charles Xavier Villains: Ogun Other Characters: Miyamoto Musashi (in flashback) Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Joe Rosen Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Yukio drives Kitty, Carmen, and Logan along mountainous roads in the rain. Kitty phases away; Yukio chases her, knocking her out again, so she can get her to the Yashida fortress near Agrashima in northern Japan. Kitty has nightmares of Ogun but then wakes, free of his control, and eats breakfast with Logan. Kitty tells him about her father and organized crime. Logan says Ogun was his sensei (teacher/master) and may be immortal, enshrined in legend as a great samurai. Logan hands her a rake; she creates a Zen masterpiece in the garden, and they realize Ogunıs influence runs deep. Kitty wants to go to Xavier, but Logan says that would just make her dependent on him. He trains her for weeks, testing her strength by having her hold the Yashida honor sword at armıs length. Xavier calls, trusting Logan but saying Storm was depowered (UXM 185), and Jimmy Hudson is dead (Alpha Flight 12). Logan howls at the moon in distress. Logan leaves Kitty lying in the snow (in summer, due to issues in Thor) with a twisted ankle, and she, angry, finds the strength to get home. Now she can hold the sword, all day and all night. She leaves it at Loganıs bed and plans to confront Ogun. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 5 Date: Mar-85 Story: Courage (23 pages) Feature Characters: Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat, henceforth), Wolverine Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Yukio, Mariko Yashida, Akiko Villains: Shigematsu, Ogun Other Characters: Tetsuro, Goro Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Dressed as a ninja, Kitty phases into Shigematsuıs office and tells him to leave her father alone. She walks through the wall and loses concentration in mid-air, falling a few stories before catching herself, and scaring police in a helicopter. In the subway she reflects on her life and her new name, Shadowcat. In the Yashida fortress, Logan and Yukio tell Carmen his daughter went after Ogun. He says he made a deal with the Yakuza because the economy is bad, but he never wanted to involve Kitty. Mariko returns home from a long day of clan-ruling, and her and Loganıs foster daughter Akiko (UXM 181) talks to her about school and boys. Kitty, realizing Ogun will attack Mariko, replaces her in bed that night; they fight till he throws a flash bomb and disappears. He uses mansion security to track her and says if she wonıt serve him, heıll take Akiko. He fakes Marikoıs scream, so Kitty runs to them, and he follows. Kitty phases them away and tells them to run. Ogun tags her with poison that stops her phasing, and he beats her up onto the roof. She refuses to submit again, and then Logan arrives. Issue: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 6 Date: Apr-85 Story: Honor (24 pages) Feature Characters: Kitty Pryde, Wolverine Regular Characters: Carmen Pryde Guest Stars: Yukio, Mariko Yashida, Akiko Villains: Ogun, Shumai Other Characters: Miyamoto Musashi (in flashback), Shapiro Credits: Writer: Chris Claremont Pencils & Inks: Allen Milgrom Letters: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Glynis Wein Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Synopsis: Ogun rushes Logan and gets first blood; Logan realizes heıs outmatched and retreats. Ogun follows, leaving Kitty on the roof. Mariko Yashida and Akiko meet Yukio and Carmen at the door; Shumai arrives and rocket-bombs their car. His boss, Shigematsu, wants Mariko and Carmen dead. Kitty drops off the roof and phases right through Shumai; the distraction gives Yukio an opening to beat him up. Ogun chases Logan through a bar, into an elevator, and up onto a construction site, repeatedly wounding him. Kitty arrives in time to see the two duel; Logan goes berserk and defeats his old sensei. He gives Kitty a chance to execute him but is pleased when she canıt. Ogun attacks her; she phases; Logan guts Ogun and crushes his devilıs mask. Carmen has turned himself into the authorities, helping them shut down Shigematsuıs operation, and Kitty embraces him. Yukio leaves, jealous of Mariko. Logan takes the others to Shapiroıs ice cream parlor, the best in Tokyo.
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