Wolverine: Manifest Destiny 1-4

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Wolverine: Manifest Destiny 1-4

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:34 am

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1
December, 2008

Appearances:
Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Beast-BTS, Yuen Yee, Master Abe Brown, Master Lin Sun, Lo Jun (dies), Black Dragon II(Lin), Rock of Buddha, Fist of Fire, Storm Sword, Soulstriker

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg23
As Wolverine moves into the X-Men’s new San Francisco headquarters, Nightcrawler teleports in to help. He’s taking a break from helping Beast move in, but realizes that Wolverine has already moved his four boxes and leaves. Wolverine decides to take care of some unfinished business in Chinatown and heads over. He’s recognized by some chess players and tells them to tell everyone he’s back, then heads into the Drunken Mantis Bar for a drink. He meets the young Yuen Yee before Lo Jun and his Grant Ave. Archery Club attack, Wolverine easily avoids their arrows. Nearby, Master Brown and Master Sun train their Sons of the Tiger school when they hear the nearby ruckus. Lo Jun is killed by the Black Dragon, Wolverine’s old girlfriend from 50 years ago.

Notes:
Beast is BTS, moving into his own room somewhere else in the X-men’s new headquarters.

That’s right, Brown & Sun are the same guys from Deadly Hands of Kung Fu!

Appearing here but not named are Yuen Yee’s buddies, one of which has an eyepatch. Also not named is a police detective.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #2
January, 2009

Appearances:
Wolverine (also in both fb), Master Po, Black Dragon II(Lin) (in both fb), Rock of the Buddha (in fb), Fist of Fire (in fb), Storm Sword (in fb), Soulstriker (in fb), Black Dragon (Lo Shang Cho) (BTS in fb)

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg4pn2: same day as last issue
Wolverine crawls around in the sewers while bleeding all over the place.
Pg4pn3-pg14pn5-FB: about ten minutes ago
Wolverine gets the living crap kicked out of him by the Black Dragon Death Squad.
Pg15-pg16: now
Wolverine is dragged away from the man hole by Master Po. Meanwhile, police investigate the wreckage in the street above.
Pg17-pg19-FB: fifty years ago
Wolverine walks into the Drunken Mantis Bar and stops Kwan Ghee from extorting money from the owners for Lo Shang Cho, the Black Dragon. When Kwan Ghee leaves the owner thanks him, and Wolverine hits it off with the owner’s daughter, Lin.
Pg20-pg22
Wolverine wakes up to find himself in Master Po’s sewer home. He’s been in exile for fifty years and offers to train Wolverine in preparation for his inevitable rematch with the Black Dragon Death Squad.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3
February, 2009

Appearances:
Wolverine (also in fb), Nightcrawler, Master Abe Brown, Master Lin Sun, Master Po, Yuen Yee, Black Dragon II (Lin) (also in fb), Rock of the Buddha, Fist of Fire, Storm Sword, Soulstriker

Synopsis:
Pg1-FB: fifty years ago
Wolverine gathers the various martial art schools to confront the Black Dragon and succeeds spectacularly.
Pg2-pg22: two days after last issue
Wolverine attempts to gather various martial art schools to confront the Black Dragon, but fails miserably. A few hours later Wolverine trains with Master Po, Yuen Yee brings some mouthwash. Wolverine goes to the Sons of the Tiger school and eventually convinces Masters Brown & Sun to join him. They’re suddenly attacked by the Hot Handed Gods of Guns, and then interrupted by the police. Wolverine is arrested and brought to the police station, Wolverine uses his phone call to have Nightcrawler teleport him out of there. Nightcrawler reminds Wolverine that the X-Men have a working relationship with the police and he could have worked things out with them, Wolverine says he doesn’t have the time. He then confronts the Black Dragon and her Death Squad.

Notes:
Appearing here but not named are Yuen Yee’s buddies, one of which has an eyepatch. Also not named is a police detective.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #4
March, 2009

Appearances:
Wolverine (also in fb), Master Abe Brown, Master Lin Sun, Bob Diamond, Master Po, Yuen Yee, Black Dragon II (Lin) (also in fb), Rock of the Buddha, Fist of Fire, Storm Sword, Soulstriker, Black Dragon (Lo Shang Cho) (in fb as headless corpse)

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg3-FB: fifty years ago
Wolverine has killed the Black Dragon, it’s expected that he take his place. Wolverine refuses and leaves Chinatown to everyone’s astonishment.
Pg4-pg7: same day as end of last issue
The Black Dragon orders her Death Squad to kill Wolverine. Meanwhile, Bob Diamond meets up with Masters Brown & Sun.
Pg8-pg9pn1-FB: between issues 2 & 3
Master Po trains Wolverine.
Pg9pn2-pg10: now
Wolverine fights the Black Dragon Death Squad.
Pg11pn1-FB: between issues 2 & 3
Master Po trains Wolverine.
Pg11pn2: now
Wolverine fights the Black Dragon Death Sqaud.
Pg11pn3-FB: between issues 2 & 3
Master Po trains Wolverine.
Pg11pn4-pg19: now
Wolverine defeats the Black Dragon Death Squad and is joined by Masters Brown & Sun, along with Bob Diamond and all the local martial art schools.
Pg20-FB: fifty years ago
As Wolverine leaves Chinatown, Lin stabs him in the eye and tells him she’s the new Black Dragon. If he ever returns he’s dead.
Pg21-pg22: now
With the Black Dragon defeated, Wolverine is elected to be the new Black Dragon by the leaders of the local martial arts schools. This time, he accepts. Elsewhere, Wolverine is put on the police force’s bad people list, and the defeated Black Dragon crawls around in the sewers.

Notes:
That’s right! Bob Diamond is also from Deadly Hands of Kung Fu!

Appearing here is the unnamed police detective. I’m mentioning him and the eyepatch kid because they’ll likely turn up as supporting characters in the Wolverine: Weapon X ongoing series sometime in the future.

For the current day stuff, this takes place sometime after Uncanny 499 and sometime before Uncanny 500, also sometime before Wolverine: Origins 20.

A quick breakdown:

W: MD 1: day 1
W: MD 2 (4:3-14:5)-FB: day 1
W: MD 2: day 1
W: MD 4 (8-9:1)-FB: day 2
W: MD 4 (11:1)-FB: day 2
W: MD 4 (11:3)-FB: day 2
W: MD 3: day 3
W: MD 4: day 3

And a placement suggestion for the FlashBacks:

WOLVERINE/”LOGAN”/JAMES HOWLETT

X 6 (14)-FB
RAMW 1-FB
*W: MD 2 (17-19)-FB
*W: MD 3-FB
*W: MD 4 (1-3)-FB
*W: MD 4 (20)-FB

GSX 4-FB
-Daron Jensen

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