Characters Appearing: Wolverine
Marvel Comics Presents #93-98 (Wolverine)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #93, Marvel Comics Presents #94, Marvel Comics Presents #95, Marvel Comics Presents #96, Marvel Comics Presents #97, Marvel Comics Presents #98 (Wolverine story only)
Quite what he remembers, or why we should care, i'm not sure, but the flashback is meant to take place in the 1840s, so i assume it can't be important and/or true.
There is a huge disconnect between the art on the covers of these issues and what we see in the interior.
Todd Fox has a style that reminds me of Dave Cockrum's later work. Whatever you think of it or the hyper exaggerated Sam Kieth on the covers, they are worlds apart.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Fnord, at the time this story was written, it hadn't been clarified how old Wolverine was, so him being an adult in the 1840s was entirely possible. Later, Origin revealed that he was born in the late 1880s, so there's no way the 1840s flashback could have happened. The problem is Wolverine finds Uncegila's corpse at the end of this story, which seems to confirm the flashback was real.
Posted by: Michael | December 2, 2015 7:57 PM
Michael, given a choice, I'd rather pay attention to this story and just flat-out ignore Origin!
Fnord, Todd Foxx worked on a handful of independent titles in the late 1980s and early 90s. Among those was Scout, the creator-owned series by Tim Truman, who also wrote this serial.
Posted by: Ben Herman | December 2, 2015 8:50 PM
I got the final part of the Wolverine story somehow.
I agree that the awesome Sam Kieth covers are a complete disconnect from the pedestrian art these stories usually featured.
Posted by: Red Comet | December 2, 2015 10:30 PM
You missed out the panel where Wolverine gets his codename (or would have, if this were canon) because the natives name him "Skunk Bear". His expression is comedy gold!
Posted by: Greg T | October 4, 2016 4:58 PM
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