“Managed not to kill Maverick through this whole op,” Creed growled. “Guess I deserve a medal for that alone.” X-Men: Codename Wolverine (1998) Christopher Golden

Whatever happened to Team X? The last mission of Team X makes a lot more sense when you put it in chronological order. Panels variously from: X-Men (1991) #5-7, Wolverine (1988) #60 From Wolverine’s perspective: Sabretooth snapped and killed an innocent woman because he panicked in a desperate scenario. From Sabretooth’s perspective: Sabretooth as team leader put the safety of his team first in a no-win situation where they had bad intel and significant complications…

Team X, Weapon X, Fuck Xs Brainwashing? Torture? Shady fellas greatest sin might be usin’ the ‘X’ in every goddamn thing and confusing the issue. Team X: A CIA-affiliated, government sanctioned, Black Ops team in the early 1960s utilizing drugs, and implanted memories via other advanced mind control techniques (a la MK-Ultra) to control its members and keep its information classified. Roster: Wolverine, Sabretooth, Maverick, Kestrel, Silver Fox (and according to some sources Mastodon and…

Magic switches the emotional priorities of Sabretooth, Wolverine, and Kitty Pryde between one another…wild. Wolverine (1988) #128

Legal Limit? “Legal limit” makes its first appearance in this August 1998 issue Wolverine #127. (As an aside, Sabretooth and Kitty end up working together for a little bit as seen below) But before all that, regarding the subject of limits, X-Men Unlimited #3 (December 1993, the beginning of the basement arc) gives us some more perspective on the idea. Of course, this is contradicted later in 2013’s Deadpool #59– BUT, it IS a Deadpool…

“Naaah! I’m too good lookin’… some o’ these ol’ boys look like they been beat up all night with the ugly stick!” Wolverine (1988) #60

So here’s a fun comic book history lesson for ya. From his debut issue in 1977 up until X-Men (1991) #6 in 1992 Sabretooth was just known by the name ‘Sabretooth’. Members of Team X (Maverick, Wolverine) start calling him ‘Creed’ starting in X-Men #6, a name that he doesn’t recognize when its spoken to him. It takes all the way until 1993, in issue #3 of the original Sabretooth mini-series that anyone says his…

Basement Arc #3 This run of comics are so fucking exhausting to read. Also the shit that happens is so twisted and absurd that I had to add more panel caps to this one because I just straight up feel like people would say I was lying about what happened otherwise. So Wolverine lobotomizes Sabretooth, possibly unintentionally, when Sabretooth goads him into attempting to kill him. What happens after that? Sabretooth is rendered non-verbal, with…

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Wolverine: Weapon X by Marc Cerasini review

Wolverine: Weapon XAuthor: Marc CerasiniPublished: 2004 If I had thought about the fact that Wolverine: Weapon X was almost certainly going to be one long, slow, unpleasant session of mental torture and brainfuckery I probably would have stuck it at the bottom of the pile and started with one of the other Wolverine novels. But I didn’t think about it; and it was the first novel in the omnibus. And the omnibus arrived in my…

Wolverine: Weapon X (2004) Novel Review Wolverine: Weapon XAuthor: Marc CerasiniPublished: 2004 If I had thought about the fact that Wolverine: Weapon X was almost certainly going to be one long, slow, unpleasant session of mental torture and brainfuckery I probably would have stuck it at the bottom of the pile and started with one of the other Wolverine novels. But I didn’t think about it; and it was the first novel in the omnibus.…

This issue this pic is from came out July of 1998. Its a direct reference to the then-mega-popular film, Titanic. Titanic was released on home media in September of 1998. At some point before this moment, Sabretooth sat in a theater and watched Titanic. 🙂 Wolverine #126