Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4 Review

by Charles Martin on August 22, 2018

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4 Review
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Thony Silas with Leonard Kirk
Colourist: Felipe Sobreiro with Andrew Crossley
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The X-Women, together with an unhelpful Magneto, defeat Viper's little klatsch of villainesses and rescue Storm and Rogue. They come through with scanty Hunt for Wolverine clues, primarily the knowledge that a big (i.e. satellite-launching big) organization called "Soteira" is hunting Logan.

Which is all very well and good. The real news is that Jim Zub has turned this issue into an engine for gigantic character developments for Psylocke. 

It's done with enough skill that #4 functions as a passable stand-alone comic. Mystery in Madripoor is destined to be forgotten, but this issue may well wind up as the prologue piece in a future Psylocke collection.

It starts with a nicely-illustrated, very creepy look at Betsy trapped inside the psychic graveyard that is Sapphire Styx's head. She finds a sliver of Logan's soul buried in there, and that's the motivational battery that allows her to fight her way out.

But the way in which she returns! I almost hate to say it, but this is a must-read for Psylocke fans. It makes huge changes and raises huge "what next" questions for her.

The balance of the visuals remain hopelessly sketchy, and they fall right in line with the "oh, is this still going on?" feeling given off by the final developments of the main plot. Mystery in Madripoor isn't going high on anybody's must-read list, but the final issue distinguishes itself. Psylocke fans will need to check out the hot new status quo, earning this final issue a provisional Buy It recommendation from us. 

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This is pretty forgettable for everyone except Psylocke, but Magneto's role is extra super embarrassing.