Spinning loosely out of the pages of BISHOP: THE LAST X-MAN and the twisted version of the future it presented, THE LAST WOLVERINE STORY was to present Logan, WOLVERINE of the X-MEN, as a man who’d outlived both his enemies and allies, cheating death time and again per his mutant healing abilities while wishing for an end to his wretchedly lived and, he feels, undeserved life which never seems to come.
Lost, wandering a world devastated by a human/mutant war that left most mutants dead, most humans living in despair and virtually all machines unusable, the story would bring Wolverine to a ‘neo-feudal’ Japan where he hoped to live out his days in obscurity… only to find anything but obscurity awaited him there. Found by NICK FURY and his aging, rusting Helicarrier, all that survived of the once-mighty organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., Logan would be enlisted in one, final mission to avenge his fallen comrades’ deaths, bring pain and punishment to old enemies who might still live, and finally earn the peaceable rest he’d so often longed for.
Alas, the book was scrapped when editorial upheaval hit the offices of Marvel Comics.
Presented below is the gorgeously painted art by Argentine master Enrique Breccia for a special “Twelve-page prelude” that would have run as a backup story in a BISHOP: THE LAST X-MAN ANNUAL which, also, was never published.
- Writer: Joe Harris
- Artist: Enrique Breccia