This Wolverine oneshot comic tells a tale about honor, loyalty and paying your debts, no matter the cost. Although Wolverine has had its fair share of oneshot comics over the years, this one deserves a special mention.
In this oneshot, David Lapham flashes back to a seeming ’70s-era setting for some old school action. The plot follows Wolverine as he arrives in Japan and stumbles across a murder mystery involving an old friend. What makes this comic interesting is not the exploration of the character, but the tying of ninja murders, Yakuza conspiracies and the emergence of a fleet of killer robots. Undoubtedly, the art is one of the main driving forces in this book, with plenty of bold and engaging page constructions.
- A true work of art and a different approach to Wolverine
- A grounded story that diverges from the traditional flashy superhero line
- Comic: 48 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (2011)