All-New Wolverine #28-Orphans of X Part 4
Written By: Tom Taylor
Artist: Juann Cabal
Colors: Nolan Woodard
Cover: Elizabeth Thomas & Nolan Woodard
Letters: Cory Petit
Synopsis: Laura has been consistently hunted by the Orphans of X in their plot to rid her permanently. They have used the people closest to her to get to her and will stop at nothing to kill her. They have devised a plan to use the Murumasa blade—now in their possession—to do the job, the one thing that could kill her even with the healing factor.
What You’ll Need To Know: In the beginning of the arc, they used Daken, another spawn of Logan, to get answers and to lure Logan into coming to save him. They tricked Laura into thinking her deceased mother Sarah Kinney—whom she has been forced to kill as a child—was held captive and alive that whole time. Unfortunately, that was not the case; her vitals were human, as proven by Beast who came in for a brief visit (really, Beast?). Daken was the one to discover she was a bionic spy for the Orphans and had to put her down immediately. It of course traumatized Laura, but it led her to realize that The Orphans of X were a serious reckoning.
In This Issue: This issue was a ride for sure. It starts off light-hearted of course, due to Gabby and her transformation into Honey Badger! She’s sweet and has claws! Laura and her family need to hide from The Orphans back to Madripoor until they are safe. Fortunately, they have the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. After the incident with Captain Marvel, they were able to get the bits and pieces of the blade. They decided not to harm Carol any further because she is not the enemy-not a mutant.
Shit hits the fan now that The Orphans found a way to get the molecules and ability of the blade to bond with bullets. You know, I would doubt that The Orphans of X had an expert swordsman to fight Laura and Daken if they had gotten that far (and/or had an intact blade), and it would not be easy to defeat them and live. However, they have ammunition now: more broad targets. They cannot get more help with this problem until they understand it 100% and how to tackle it. Their best plan of action is going to Japan and asking the man himself, Murumasa. He is a lot of help, considering that Logan, their father, was his enemy. Now that they have a better grasp, they can find a solution to that crazy freakin’ ending that just happened!