Marvel Comics Presents #62-63 (Wolverine)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #62, Marvel Comics Presents #63 (Wolverine story only)
However, Madripoor crimelord Tyger Tiger and Wolverine's pilot friend Archie Corrigan have been captured by terrorist-pirates.
Tyger and Archie fight back and the disorganized pirates wind up fighting amongst themselves and the plane crashes in the jungle.
Wolverine, in the middle of fighting a pack of wild dogs, realizes that he's going to have to let his beast side out to get through them and make it to Archie's plane. And he doesn't regain control of himself when he makes it to the site of the crash.
Beast-Wolverine hunts the pirates one by one, but even in his bestial state he doesn't kill them.
And it turns out Wolverine was just faking.
Although it is said that Wolverine really was "the beast" until he saw a tattoo on the Sheik. The tattoo indicated that the pirates in this story are working for a "master" who named Abdul Alhazred.
Abdul Alhazred is an H.P. Lovecraft character who seems to have been appropriated or re-purposed in a Marvel Tarzan story. We'll see more of Abdul Alhazred and the pirate characters in this story (Sheik, Stump, etc..) in a future Marvel Comics Presents story, but that story is mostly by a different creative team. I don't know what Dwight Jon Zimmerman intended with this story, which is a slight little thing except for the Abdul Alhazred connection.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Wolverine #33-34.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showArchie Corrigan, Dumas, Rhys, Scarface, Sheik, Stump, Tyger Tiger, Wolverine
Repeated panels (3rd set and 5th set)
Posted by: mikrolik | August 5, 2015 4:08 PM
Posted by: fnord12 | August 5, 2015 4:10 PM
Oh darn. Even with the panels corrected, it's still a D+ Marvel Comics Presents story.
Posted by: mikrolik | August 5, 2015 4:12 PM
Well i can't fix that!
Posted by: fnord12 | August 5, 2015 4:14 PM
Actually, Lovecraft used Alhazred strictly as background information for the Necronomicon; he never actually wrote a story about him(or even physically described him).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 7, 2015 8:50 PM
Would it be appropriate to tag Alhazred as BTS here?
Posted by: cullen | April 17, 2018 8:48 AM
I understand the temptation but i don't normally tag people because someone else happens to be working for them, unless they're shown to be actively directing their minions.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 17, 2018 4:20 PM
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