UNCANNY X-MEN #172-173 (1983): Wolverine wedding

Best part of this arc is Storm’s new look. It was so important and shocking that Marvel made a house ad for it.

She’s the badass boss of the Morlocks now, after stabbing Calisto.

But the main story over these issues is Wolverine’s “marriage” to Mariko. 

Madelyn meets the team for the first time.

I like how in this sequence, we start with a green glove and we’re not sure if it’s Rogue…

Their tea was poisoned. The wedding ends up being derailed after Logan goes to war with her extended Yakuza family. 

Wolverine seems to have teamed up with Rogue pretty easily. He “gets” being an antihero.

And there’s this pretty well-known sequence of Wolverine vs. Silver Samurai.

Samurai tricks Wolverine into falling off a building, and Nightcrawler saves him like this…

…Very nice sequence.

It’s a great story, perhaps best know for the scene where Wolverine kisses Rogue—thereby giving her his healing factor and saving her life. 


It represents one outlaw-hero’s acceptance of another’s, and says so much in just a few panels.

In the end, Mariko calls the wedding off–a result of the manipulations of Mastermind and Viper.

Walt Simonson is guest penciler on #171.

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