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6987: Wolverine #3 (v2)

" The Black Blade "
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Wolverine #3 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Chris Claremont
Pencilers: John Buscema
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Bob Harras
Cover Date: January 1989
Release Date: September 1988
Story Arc: -
Pages: 22
Cover Price: $1.50
Times Read: 107                 Times Rated: 52
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Wolverine #1 (v2)
Wolverine #2 (v2)
Wolverine #3 (v2)
Doctor Zero #2
Doctor Zero #3
6985: Wolverine
#1 (v2)
6986: Wolverine
#2 (v2)
6988: Doctor Zero
6989: Doctor Zero
Character Appearances
Main Characters
Patch last appeared in Wolverine #2 (v2). Patch next appears in Classic X-Men #18b.
Supporting Characters
  Lindsay McCabe
Lindsay McCabe last appeared in Wolverine #2 (v2). Lindsay McCabe next appears in Marvel Age Annual #4a.
  Jessica Drew
Jessica Drew last appeared in Wolverine #2 (v2). Jessica Drew next appears in The Punisher (v1) Annual #1c.
  Captain Tai
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Captain Tai in the mainstream continuity. Captain Tai next appears in Wolverine #4 (v2).
O'Donnell last appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #10a (v1). O'Donnell next appears in Wolverine #8 (v2).
  Silver Samurai
Silver Samurai last appeared in Wolverine #2 (v2). Silver Samurai next appears in Wolverine #56 (v2).
Tsuboro last appeared in Wolverine #1 (v2).
  Mei Yin
Mei Yin last appeared in Wolverine #1 (v2).
Group Appearances
Cult of the Black Blade
Cult of the Black Blade last appeared in Wolverine #1 (v2).
Madripoor Police Force
Madripoor Police Force last appeared in Wolverine #2 (v2). Madripoor Police Force next appears in Wolverine #4 (v2).
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  skalchemist Says:    
  2016-08-26 22:34:47  
  Lindsey is a badass in this, but Claremont makes her a believable badass. I like that a lot.  

  JWC Says:    
  2016-12-31 15:45:59  
  What I like a lot is the line "Stop whining, you ninny!"

"Ninny" is a fantastic word.

  JWC Says:    
  2016-12-31 22:18:42  
  **Patch Spoilers Below***

Minor maybe-spoilers at any rate. It's my understanding that at some point (haven't read the issue, no idea what title - may even just be someone's head-canon) the Patch identity is explained as being a situation in which everyone knows very well who Logan is, but given that he's a maniac with claws they play along with him. It seems reasonable to me to think that Silver Samurai definitely knows, and Lindsay refers to him with quotation marks, the same way the Samurai does, earlier on in the arc.

I think it's great that Logan carries on believing that he's fooling all of these people and preserving the X-Men's secret. Everyone else (reasonable people who do not want to be stabbed by a lunatic in an eyepatch) recognizes that Logan's taking this situation very seriously for some reason so they roll with it.

I loved Patch then, and by god I love him now. If that makes me wrong, then I don't want to be right.

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2017-05-27 01:30:59  
  I like Patch, too. Best quote from the issue: "Too flippin' metaphysical for me, mate."  

  ThunderZtorm Says:    
  2017-07-20 15:19:16  
  Well it's pretty obvious that the samurai knows who he is based on that last comment about already owning a sword.  

  Titens Says:    
  2018-01-31 17:15:10  
  I agree, I don't know about the rest, but Samurai knows who he is. He knows Logan very well, unlike the rest of the girls, and he sees him without any cover. He knows, and decides to play along.  

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   April 12, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   April 8, 2015 Loki120 Changed comic details.
   April 8, 2015 Loki120 Changed comic details.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added O'Donnell to the issue.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Jessica Drew.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added Mei Yin to the issue.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added Tsuboro to the issue.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added Captain Tai to the issue.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added Cult of the Black Blade to the issue.
   April 6, 2015 fragsel Added Madripoor Police Force to the issue.
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