Characters Appearing: Boom Boom, Wolverine
Wolverine: Evilution #1
Issue(s): Wolverine: Evilution #1
This is an Ann Nocenti story, and that is obviously the case by the second and third page of this story.
People saying and doing strange things? Bizarre, surreal, prophetic dreams? Yep, this is an Ann Nocenti story. The plot has something to do with nuclear power plants that are illegally dumping waste that kids are using to play games with.
And there's a Native American spirit guide for Wolverine, and some older kids that do horrible things for an ancient spirit called the Deadman but it's all in the name of stopping the nuclear plant. And Boom Boom from X-Force is here for some reason.
When i say "horrible things", i include dead bunnies.
Boom Boom winds up getting captured and tied up by the kids, which is pretty sad. Where are all those Liefeld jump kicks when you need them?
Even the Spear of Destiny gets worked into this story somehow.
I really don't know what is going on. Sometimes i think Nocenti is just fucking with me.
I'm going to assume that Wolverine and Boom Boom took care of whatever needed taking care of, and that this story will never be referenced again.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: This was published in 1994. A note on the inside cover only says that this takes place before Aug 93's X-Men #25 (when Wolverine loses his adamantium claws). But the MCP push it further back, between X-Force #5-6 for Boom Boom, and before Wolverine #66 for Wolverine, and i'm following that, more or less.
Continuity Insert? Y (inventory story)
My Reprint: N/A
Raindrops fall on a duck's back and bounce off. The hunter's birdshot doesn't. Pity; that duck had just figured out the cure to cancer.
A bus driver pulls up to a stop he's made thousands of times, the most crowded on his route. The doors open. No one gets on.
Posted by: Mortificator | March 21, 2016 7:35 PM
Reminds me a bit of Steve Gerber's earliest Man-Thing stories. And of Longshot's original series, which is never a good thing to remind me of.
Posted by: Luis Dantas | March 21, 2016 7:53 PM
Hey fnord I know you said you don't want errors being pointed out in the comments but you misspelled 'evolution' as 'evilution' and-oh...they were doing a thing I guess.
Posted by: david banes | March 21, 2016 8:09 PM
Boom Boom from X-Force is here for some reason.
Boom Boom is obviously here so that the story will feature a sexy, scantily-clad blonde who later gets tied up in a suggestive manner. Of course, Boom Boom is *supposed* to be a teenager. Going by her other appearances from the early 1990s, she can't be more than 15 or 16 at this point, right? So maybe this wasn't particularly well thought out on the part of the creators.
Posted by: Ben Herman | March 25, 2016 1:25 PM
Interesting to see that Nocenti is promoting the theory, since debunked, that the polio vaccine caused the AIDS crisis. Presumably she got the idea from the 1992 Rolling Stone article mentioned on this website:
It's certainly in line with some of the other conspiracy-type theories she referenced in her Daredevil run.
Posted by: Tony Lewis | March 25, 2016 2:02 PM
There ought to be a law against ending English-language stories with the word "fin".
Posted by: Oliver_C | March 25, 2016 2:27 PM
Because....we hate the French??
c'est la vie.
Posted by: kveto | March 26, 2016 8:11 AM
fnord - Shouldn't this be marked as a continuity implant? Or is there a grace period on how far the publishers can suggest a story be back-placed before it counts as such?
Posted by: FF3 | March 28, 2016 12:12 AM
The continuity implant tag was really meant for stories that were deliberately intended to take place in an earlier period, like Untold Tales of Spider-Man. But i have used it for inventory stories and things like this graphic novel where they were probably just in production for so long they had to take place earlier than publication date. So i've tagged this one as a continuity implant, but i'm going to start indicating when it's due to it being an inventory story or similar situation vs. an intentional implant. Thanks FF3.
Posted by: fnord12 | March 28, 2016 8:23 AM
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