Old Man Logan and Sabretooth may be my new favorite dynamic duo. They are, indeed, the Odd Couple of X-Men, or even of Marvel as a whole. So much about them clashes, and yet, they’ve known each other for so long, they can’t not work together well. Sure Sabretooth used to go on murder sprees and there was that one time he raped Logan’s girlfriend before killing her. But why not let bygones be bygones?
Logan is certainly cool with letting it go, especially when they’re close to getting killed by adamantium cyborgs. He knows he needs to team up with Victor Creed if they’re ever going to 1) come out of this alive and 2) find out who is behind harvesting them.
While these two are pulling their wacky shenanigans in the background, the true focus of the comic issue falls upon Warpath.
Like Logan and Sabretooth, Warpath has a high level healing factor. As such, the Weapon X facility wants to collect him as well. At the start of this issue, the Apache is literally minding his own business on the side of a hill. He’s taking in the sights and enjoying watching a herd of wild horses. He, like Sabretooth, just wants to be left alone. Of course, if that was going to happen, we wouldn’t have much a comic here at all.
What’s shocking, though, is how Weapon X goes about drawing Warpath into their clutches. A helicopter circles overhead to shoot at the wild horses for no reason other than the hell of it. Warpath refuses to take it, and as he leaps up to the helicopter to destroy it, he notices no human is flying it. When he leaps back down to the ground, the beautiful wild horses shed their flesh and transform into the adamantium cyborgs. That might be one of the most chilling things I’ve ever seen in a comic. I’m such a horse lover, or really, animal lover. I was already shocked that someone would hunt wild horses in the first place, from a helicopter. But then to see them turn into murdering cyborgs? Too much for me. It was also too much for Warpath, sadly.
At least we still have Logan and Sabretooth running from their own murdering cyborgs, which creates lovely exchanges such as this one.
Seriously, Creed, what happened to Monet???
Our Rating: YUS
Author: Greg Pak
Artists: Greg Land, Ibraim Roberson, Jay Leisten, and Frank D’Armata
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Publish Date: 04/26/2017