Wolverine’s vacation from the X-Men is interrupted when he discovers that his beloved, Mariko Yashida, has been married off by her criminal father Lord Shingen! When Shingen humiliates Wolverine in front of Mariko, the hero loses heart, drowning his sorrows in beer, bar fights – and the arms of wild assassin Yukio. But when ninjas attack and betrayal strikes from a most unexpected source, can Wolverine reclaim his honor, and rescue Mariko and himself from the trap Shingen has drawn around them both?
Then: The X-Men travel to Japan to rejoin their wayward teammate, but the villainous duo of Viper and the Silver Samurai want to guarantee that the mutants’ story won’t have a happy ending. It’s secrets, shockers and broken hearts in Wolverine’s legendary first solo adventure! Collecting Wolverine (1982) #1-4 with art by Frank Miller and Uncanny X-Men (1963) #172-173 with art by Paul Smith.
Christopher S. Claremont is an award-winning comic book writer and novelist, known for his 17-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, far longer than any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters, and with introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s most popular series. He lives in Brooklyn,
Frank Miller is a writer, artist, and film director best known for his dark, film noir-style comic book stories and graphic novels Ronin, Daredevil: Born Again, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City and sharing directing duties with Robert Rodriguez on the Sin City film. He lives in New York City.
Marvel Comics, 2013