Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: John Buscema
Color Artist: Gregory Wright
Letterer: Jaince Chiang
crosses paths with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., forced to take into
protective custody a drug dealer whom Logan knows to be a pedophile.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. has a secret base underneath the Japanese-American internment camps
Fury is equipped with various personal weapons designed to take down
has added the "drug war" as
one of its priorities as later seen in issue #20 of Nick Fury,
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2)
crafts a strong story featuring one the best hero
brawls in Marvel history; and one of the few where both heroes walk
away without losing dignity to their character. Buscema's art is
of course amazing and well complemented by Wright's work. Also worth
mentioning, the always overlooked work of the letterer, in this case
Chiang, who brings a perfect sense of emphasis in the sequence where
Wolverine becomes enraged at the doctor who betrays him. The
subject matter is well handled and not exploitative. Thankfully the
ending is allowed to carry to its normal course and not stifled by
the need to portray Wolverine as "kid-friendly".
note on continuity; I could be wrong but I would place this adventure
prior to the return of Von Strucker in S.H.I.E.L.D. V.2 for two reasons.
First, being that Fury becomes rather single-minded later on and would
be occupied with matters other then this.Secondly, the opening
of issue #20 features a crackdown on drug dealers so I would imagine
this adventure was part of a broader global operation. Also worth
noting is Logan's familiarity with getting aboard the carrier in
later issues could have resulted from this adventure.