Marvel Comics Presents... Wolverine (vol 1) #5 VF

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Story #1 - Save The Tiger Part 5 - Wolverine sees himself walking across an endless desert. His hands are tied to a wooden log accross his shoulders. Its hot and Wolverine feels as if he's dying.Suddenly, Sapphire Styx comes out of nowhere. She stands in front of him and gives him a deep kiss, draining the life energy out of him. Wolverine realizes that his healing factor cuts in every time she does that act and he cannot be killed by her.Roche and his gang appear in front of him. They despise and rebuke him. Wolverine cannot stand the humiliation and with a sudden strength, breaks his captivity. He tries to attack the gang but the Inquisitor throws him off-balance. Next, Razorfist comes up and drives his blades straight through Wolverine's body. Wolverine slumps to the ground. Roche mocks him and shoves him over the edge of the cliff. He falls.Wolverine finds himself in water, salt water. He realizes that he was hallucinating. He finds himself floating in an ocean. He dreams of Mariko Yashida. But his body is too spent to carry him further. He sinks like a dead weight.Jessan Hoan appears on the scene with a boat. She quickly dives underwater and brings him up. She finally manages to lug his body onto the boat and carry him away.Later, Wolverine sees a face like that of Mariko, which clears to become that of Jessan's. Wolverine thinks that it is a trap and punches her out of his way. He gets mad and brings out his claws. Jessan looks on in fear. But he is too weak to attack and slumps to the ground.For days, Jessan takes care of him. One morning, when she is too tired to get up, Wolverine comes in with tea. She sees him standing and is exihilliarated. Wolverine thanks her for saving his life, and she in turn, thanks him for saving hers earlier.Story #2 - Elements of Terror Part 5 - Man Thing - In northern California the super soldier experiment has failed yet again, claiming the life of Senator Wilbur Wycombe. In Washington, Colonel Jody Choate has decided, against...


  • The "Save the Tiger" vignette from this issue is reprinted in the Wolverine: Save the Tiger! and Marvel Comics Presents: Wolverine trade paperbacks.