Wolverine – 06

Wolverine – 06

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: 

Wolverine - 06Cyclops arrives in the modified SR-71 and picks up Logan and Yukio, sarcastically commenting on Logan’s selfish summonings as if Cyclops were a taxi driver. Their bickering makes Yukio wonder about them, but Logan claims they are best friends, something Cyclops finds surprising.  He agrees to fly them to Madripoor and makes mention that he noted a plane flying in that direction.  Further, he has heard there is supposed to be a major wedding there, something that angers Logan.  Dropping them off on the east side of the island nation near the Lowtown slums, Cyclops promises to return if they survive.  After he leaves, some local thugs snare Logan and Yukio in nets.  They easily cut themselves free and begin slaughtering the thugs. Logan tells Yukio to handle this since he doesn’t have time to deal with them and takes off.

Wolverine - 06Logan swims to a dock where he’s beset upon by thug locals.  After slaughtering the first batch, a new batch arrives with two on a motorcycle who snag Logan by the leg with a chain and drag him through parts of Lowtown.  After stringing him up on a poll,, the two thugs flee when Logan shows his claws and cuts himself free.  Taking their bike, Logan travels deeper into town and he is spotted by an older man who sends a young girl named Min out to meet him.  Logan is not amused by more thugs being on his case but he’s also not impressed with the assistance Min gives him. Min talks of how Hideki rules and how there are some opposed to him.  She shows Logan the part of Hightown where Hideki lives in the very modern and tall Dragon Palace.  Meanwhile, Hideki has been notified of Logan’s presence and dispatches a giant named Vadhaka to deal with him.

Thoughts/Review:

Wolverine - 06Well, I have to say that I am disappointed that Cyclops got little more than an extended cameo but at the same time, I guess I’m not surprised.  After all, this anime is about Wolverine not Wolverine and Cyclops.  Still, I loved how the anime managed to capture their relationship with Scott verbally showing his displeasure and Logan pushing Scott’s buttons.  I couldn’t help but chuckle at Logan’s remarks to Yukio about Scott being his best friend and Scott’s reaction to that remark.  Anyway, I guess we’ll see Scott/Cyclops and the SR-71 again based on Scott’s remark about coming back.  I wouldn’t mind it if Cyclops got involved in the action, even if to just allow Logan to escape the island with Mariko and Yukio.

Wolverine - 06While Madripoor has been mentioned often in this series, I liked how the writers took time to explain this small island nation.  I’m not well versed in it but they did lay out the two cities of Lowtown and Hightown as well as the ultra criminal aspect of this.  I didn’t hear any name dropping of super villains from Marvel who might reside there.

Speaking of Madripoor, I chuckled at how the thugs looked like they came from the Mad Max series.  *lol* Well, I guess nut jobs with mohawk haircuts are universally known as very bad people. ^_~

Wolverine - 06When Hideki went to dispatch “something” to take care of Logan, I briefly thought that we might see a Sentinel come into play.  After all, it was a giant and its eyes lit up.  Sadly, that was not to be.  Not sure what Vadhaka is, but I think that like Kikyo, this is an anime-only character who’s not appeared in the Marvel comics anywhere.  So now Logan gets to fight a giant warrior of some kind.

Finally, who is Min and who sent her to Logan?

I gotta say that Wolverine is a rather enjoyable anime series that has managed to keep the character very much rooted in his Marvel Comics origins while throwing in a bit of new things (Kikyo and Vadhaka).

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2 Responses to “Wolverine – 06”

  1. evgenidb says:

    “When Hideki went to dispatch “something” to take care of Logan, I briefly thought that we might see a Sentinel come into play.”

    Since Wolverine is dismantling Sentinels as a warm up for his fights with Sabertooth and other villainous mutants, I don’t see the point.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Since Wolverine is dismantling Sentinels as a warm up for his fights with Sabertooth and other villainous mutants, I don’t see the point.

    Fanservice. ^_^

    And, Wolverine was killed by Sentinels in the Days of Future Past storyline. ^_~

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