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By Chris Bramante & Ben Morse
You figure Wolverine's got to have trouble getting through those pesky metal detectors at most airports, but that certainly hasn't discouraged everybody's favorite feral mutant from logging more frequent flyer miles than most.
From Canada to Japan and Madripoor to the Savage Lang, Wolvie has been around the world and back several times over. While the locales may change, one thing always stays the same: Logan just can't stay out of trouble.
We asked some Marvel creators and editors to let us know which of Wolverine's globetrotting escapades they've most enjoyed over the years.
It's Friday, so kick back, relax and enjoy.
ANDY DIGGLE (writer of THUNDERBOLTS):
You can't go wrong with Brian K. Vaughan and Eduardo Risso on LOGAN. Then again, you can't go wrong with Brian K. Vaughan and Eduardo Risso on anything
GREG PAK (writer of SKAAR: SON OF HULK):
Barry Windsor-Smith's classic "Weapon X" story, which takes place in a secret lab in Canada, if memory serves, [is] one of my favorite Marvel books of all time.
BILL ROSEMANN (Marvel editor):
Remember when Wolverine flipped out and almost skewered Black Panther during their battle in globe-spanning CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS? In a handful of panels, readers quickly realized that Logan was unlike any costumed hero they had encountered before.
MARC GUGGENHEIM (writer of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN):
The [Chris] Claremont/[Frank] Miller WOLVERINE [limited series] set in Japan-with a prologue in the Canadian Rockies-is the gold standard for non-U.S. Wolvie stories with its depiction of Japan and Japanese culture. I'm also fond of its pseudo-sequel, KITTY PRYDE & WOLVERINE by Claremont and [Al] Milgrom. But those are fairly obvious choices. Less
obvious, but equally good, is the SPIDER-MAN VS WOLVERINE one-shot set in Eastern Europe by Christopher Priest and Mark Bright.
TOM BRENNAN (Marvel assistant editor):
So one time I'm playing "Marvel vs. Capcom" at an arcade in Rye Playland in Rye, [New York]. My friend Gabe was playing Wolverine and I was War Machine, and we're beating the heck out of each other on some alien planet. He's destroying me, which was totally not fair cuz he'd played it before and I hadn't. Anyway, his Wolverine's doing the 1990's arcade game equivalent of goring my War Machine, till I mash a few buttons and suddenly this huge freaking gun
comes out of nowhere and my War Machine blows his Wolverine to kingdom come. Just annihilates him. I took the advantage and proceeded to knock him out in short order. That was a pretty cool fight.
TRAVEL FOREMAN (artist of IMMORTAL IRON FIST):
My favorite foreign Wolverine story, maybe favorite Wolverine story period, is from UNCANNY X-MEN #251 from the Australian X-Men era. Wolverine in the Outback, ambushed by the Reavers, crucified and tortured. An issue which also started the Wolverine-Jubilee [relationship and] led to some great Madripoor stories.
RALPH MACCHIO (Marvel Senior Editor):
My favorite Wolverine story that occurred outside the United States was the brilliant Barry Smith "Weapon X" storyline. Tough one to top as it's seminal to the character's origin and has been referenced by almost every writer who's worked on Wolvie since then. Way to go Windsor!
ROB LIEFELD (former writer/artist of WOLVERINE):
Japan. Both the Frank Miller [limited series] as well as the follow up in [UNCANNY X-MEN] with Silver Samurai added so much to Wolverine's canon. Fantastic stories, great villains, the Hand, Yakuza, as well as Yukio and Mariko. Classic.
STEVE WACKER (Marvel editor):
I liked that one where he was in a bar on the dock of a nameless Madripoor town. Then there was some misunderstanding with a tough guy in the bar and while Wolverine wasn't anxious to fight, in the end he had too.
Oh, and then he gave the gray-haired owner-who Logan has clearly known for awhile-a hundred dollar bill and said: "Sorry for the mess."
Anyone remember that one?
PETER DAVID (writer of WOLVERINE: RAHNE OF TERRA):
My favorite is the graphic novel WOLVERINE: RAHNE OF TERRA. Can't imagine why.
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