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Wolverine #8: Review

Jun 1989
Chris Claremont, John Buscema

Story Name:

If It Ain't Broke--!

Review & Comments

4 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Wolverine #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
When the Incredible Hulk awakens at his hotel at dusk, he finds someone has replaced his snappy wardrobe with pairs and pairs of purple pants. After quickly visiting a tailor, Joe Fixit arrives at the Princess Bar for a meeting with Patch (Wolverine’s undercover identity) to gain his help in finding General Coy. Wolverine subtly maneuvers Fixit into a confrontation with a truckload of sludge, forcing him to wear the purple pants after all. Patch leads Joe to a bordello, which is secretly a slave trade clearing house; when Joe realizes what the real business is, he goes berserk and destroys the place, freeing the captive women in the process.

The next evening, Patch leads Joe to a house on top of a high hill; Wolverine then cuts the balcony out from under him, sending the Hulk plunging a thousand feet into Coy’s cocaine processing plant, wrecking the facility. An angry Coy confronts Joe Fixit, telling him he was supposed to murder Coy’s rival, Tyger Tiger. This makes the Incredible Hulk feel a lot better: he’s no gangster, and Coy and the Don deserved what they got for lying to him and Berengetti about the nature of the mission. The Incredible Hulk also has a few angry words for Patch, who has been manipulating him the entire time, leaving him with a punch he won’t soon forget. Later, the Hulk boards the plane for a westbound flight home to avoid the sunrise and a return to his Bruce Banner form; in flight, he discovers Wolverine’s final gag: the plane is heading east, into the sun!

John Buscema
John Buscema
Glynis Oliver
John Buscema (Cover Penciler)


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