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Weapon X #1 is the third ResurrXion title to be released this month. The book bands together Old Man Logan with some of OG Wolverines oldest friends and foes including Sabertooth, Domino and Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X begins with a serene shot of nature as we see a fish swimming in a pond and some deer drinking from the same body of water.
Fitting in perfectly with his surroundings is Old Man Logan who is able to calmly spend his afternoon side by side with the wildlife who do not seem to be frightened by his presence at all. Until suddenly a sound startles one of the deer and brings Logan to attention. As the deer run away it is revealed that two hikers have stumbled upon what was seemingly a remote and desolate part of the forest.
The hikers ask for directions and explain that they are lost and Logan is able to point them in the right direction. As they walk off Logan has to remind himself that ‘not everybody is a soldier in this war’. However he may have thought that too early as abruptly the a blade skeweres through Logans shoulder with a distinct ‘SNIKT’.
The two hikers it appears are not human at all, they are cyborgs who start to transform in to much more intimidating forms before unleashing a full scale attack on Logan. ‘Die, Die, DIEEEE’ is heard echoing through the woods as the two of them take the upper hand in the fight. It isn’t long through before Logan is able to escape their grasp and dive down a waterfall to safety.
The cyborgs follow behind but Logan finds a hiding spot within a cave where he starts to have flash backs to his time within Weapon X when he was having his bones laced with indestructible adamantium and made in to the killing machine he is today. Thoughts start running through Logans head about who sent his attackers to find him. Was it Weapon X, Weapon Plus, or possibly the Reavers and how did these cyborgs get adamantium blades?
The story cuts to a lab where Lady Deathstrike is being held in a large tube having tests run on her against her will. Yuriko (Lady Deathstrike) takes a moment to scratch her claws against the glass to share the message ‘Kill You All’ with the scientists on the other side. In other tubes the names ‘Warpath, Domino, Sabertooth and Logan are all clearly labeled. However all of those tubes are empty.
Not for long though as one of the scientists says that they were able to get a couple of pounds of Wolverine that they drop in to one of the tubes to seemingly begin a new clone of the Old Man. Meanwhile that Old Man in question is in Yakima Washington where he is using a computer in a local library and being harassed by a senior citizen who says his time limit is up.
Once Logan gives up the computer he finds himself speeding along on his motorcycle deep in to the woods again. As he leaves the bike behind to go the rest of the way by foot he is met with four slash marks on a tree trunk as he ‘sniffs’ his way towards his destination. A dead grizzly bear is the first omen he is met with as he makes his way to a log cabin hidden in a dense part of forest.
Before he can make it all the way to the front door though Logan is attacked by Sabertooth but quickly tells his enemy he is not there to fight. Sabertooth is skeptical but Logan reminds him that they can both smell when someone is lying. Sabertooth however is noticeably shaken by something and Logan makes the assessment that the killer cyborgs must have gotten to him as well.
The two of them make their way in to the cabin where Logan feels free to pour himself a bowl of cereal and state that the two of them have to find Lady Deathstrike together because they will all be better of teaming up against these cyborgs who nearly took them each out individually. Before their team up can be cemented though the cabin they are in explodes in a fiery mess.
The book closes with one of the killer cyborgs screeching ‘Dieee mutants’ as Logans claws pop out and Sabertooth clenches his fists readying for battle. To be continued…