PREVIOUSLY ON WOLVERINE THE LONG NIGHT:
Burns, AK is a small Alaskan fishing town with lots of secrets. While “bear attacks” keep happening around town, a couple of federal agents have come to investigate Logan’s involvement in it. While we don’t have much info on Wolverine in this story (sad face!), we are starting to catch a glimpse of what has been going on and why Logan might be a suspect.
CHAPTER 3: UNDERGROUND
With the revelation of Prophet’s obsession with Goodnight, Moon, Pierce, Bobby and Marshall take their information to the sheriff who still doesn’t want to hear it. The agents find a youtube video of the Aurora cult in the town square talking about the Long Night coming and how they embrace the darkness because the sunshine is fleeting, but darkness always comes. The second victim of the ‘bear attacks’, Jessica Riley, can be seen in the video sacrificing a rooster. She joined the cult for a couple weeks and then was brought back home by her parents. She was found on a hiking trail in pieces. Bobby was on the scene when she was found also without her head.
With the Sherriff not being much help, Pierce and Marshall go to the Aurora Cult compound to get some answers. Everyone assumes that the agents are with the federal government, but their behavior and random gadgets are starting to make me think they might have something to do with the part of the federal government that knows all about mutants. Anyway, Prophet discounts them as regular cops and gives them the runaround. The only information he really gives is that the Langrocks, the family that owns the fishing boats and most of the town, don’t want him around. Prophet is then called by his followers. They all go outside and amongst chanting of the “believers”, a deer comes from the forest and is then sacrificed by Prophet and the followers all huddle close.
Pierce and Marshall continue to discuss the oddities of the experience when a call comes in. Marshall answers it but there just seems to be heavy breathing on the other end and then the unmistakable voice of Logan says, “Heard you’ve been asking around about me. Don’t” …and the line goes dead. I really like that each episode ends with a little tidbit of Wolverine, even if the episode doesn’t revolve around him.
CHAPTER 4: HUNTERS
“I swear on the good book, I saw him out there,” says a hunter to the agents about a recent hunting trip. He sees Wolverine amongst a pack of wolves doing his Wolverine thing and hunting.
Pierce goes to question the waitress at the local bar about her knowledge of Logan. The girl seems to have a history she’s trying to run from and doesn’t want to talk about Logan at first. But, after some questions she starts talking. There was a bunch of unruly men in the bar one night. Logan was in a booth smoking his cigar when one of the fishermen tried to get the waitress to sit on his lap and when she declined, he didn’t take it well. Things escalated to the point that the fisherman has a knife to her throat. It almost seems like this guy is egging Logan to step in. This fisherman was on the boat when Logan saved his coworker by cutting off his arm. Logan stops the guy and soon there was a full on bar fight with Logan in the middle. The waitress explains that she had to pull teeth out of the table the next day. Logan really doesn’t mess around. The waitress doesn’t want to say anything because Logan saved her that night and she doesn’t think he’s a bad guy. After the bar fight, Logan gets dragged out by police, which I hope they explain later because it’s Logan.
Meanwhile Marshall and Bobby go to visit Joe about his business in Burns. He is, after all, the backbone of the community, employing most and supporting many. Joe is obsessed with his hounds. He loves them more than his own children, of which he has two. We don’t learn much about his younger son, but his older son, Brett, is an avid hunter. But not, like, with guns or rifles, no no, he likes using knives and a bow and arrow. The harder the challenge, the better the kill in his book. Brett and Joe have a such a love of hunting that they have a huge trophy room full of taxidermy animals. Brett is pretty hardcore about his hunting trophies and both Marshall and Bobby are more than a little curious to meet him.
Marshall leaves a bug in one of the animals and goes back to meet with Pierce to compare notes about the day while ironing, because apparently he really loves it. They conclude that Logan may not be as involved as they think and that the Langrocks have something to hide. This whole town is a very interesting collection of people with a lot to hide. The episode ends with another victim being found, but this one is still alive!