Real Name: Logan

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-65) human mutate (Japanese)

Occupation: Bounty hunter

Group Membership: SHIELD (Peggy Carter, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, others)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Hand, Harry Osborn, Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy), Stryker

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Wolverine", "Mr. Murderhands"

Base of Operations: Mobile;
    formerly Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada;
    formerly Japan

First Appearance: Spider-Gwen II#19 (July, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Logan is immortal, thanks to a potion which cursed him with immortality. His skeleton is composed of the super-strong metal Adamantium; it incorporates three retractable bladed claws in each hand. Logan is a skilled warrior and assassin. He also carries an ultrasonic device that can be used to disrupt Shadowcat's phasing powers. He briefly merged with the Venom symbiote, which enhanced his speed and strength, and gave him spider-like powers.

Height: 5'3"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (black with red streak when hosting Venom symbiote)

History: (Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) ) - Long ago, in feudal Japan, there was a samurai named Logan who was legendary for his killing prowess. When he was mortally wounded in battle, he was taken in by a witch. Although he begged to be left to die, she instead gave him a potion that cursed him with immortality to punish him for his murderous deeds - a day for every life he had taken, and a day for every life he would take.

(Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) ) - Logan roamed the Earth for some time, eventually finding his way to Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, at some point in the late 1800s. Arriving there by covered wagon, he was accosted by highwaymen, who he slew.

(Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) Spider-Gwen II#22 (fb) ) - Logan lived there in solitude for decades. Eventually, he was approached by Stryker, an agent of the Weapon X organization, who tried to coerce him to join it. Logan initially refused, but Stryker apparently either convinced or coerced him to become their experimental subject. The Weapon X program erased Logan's memories; they also implanted him with a clawed metallic exoskeleton using the young Kitty Pryde's intangibility powers. Logan eventually eventually escaped the program.

(Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) ) - The amnesiac Logan was located by SHIELD director Peggy Carter, who recruited him into her organization as a bounty hunter. SHIELD dubbed him "Mr. Murderhands".

(Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) / Spider-Gwen II#22 (fb) ) - The guilt-ridden Kitty Pryde grew up to become the SHIELD agent Shadowcat; Logan continued to resent her for her actions as a child, and took to carrying an ultrasonic device that disrupted her powers.

(Spider-Gwen II#20 (fb) ) - SHIELD sent Logan to Madripoor to track down Harry Osborn, a fugitive ex-SHIELD agent.

(Spider-Gwen II#19) - In Madripoor, Logan spotted Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy), who was also searching for Osborn.

(Spider-Gwen II#20) - Logan tailed Spider-Woman, who led him right to Osborn. He cornered the two of them, and asked Osborn to come along peacefully. Instead, Spider-Woman (who dubbed him "Wolverine", due to his resemblance to the Laura Kinney of Earth-616, who she had met) fought him until her allies in the Hand could catch up. They launched a fusillade of arrows at Wolverine, allowing Spider-Woman and Osborn to escape - only for them to fall into Shadowcat's clutches instead. Logan evaded the Hand and caught up with them, using a sonic device to disrupt Shadowcat's phasing powers. As the two bounty hunters battled, Stacy and Osborn slipped away.

(Spider-Gwen II#21) - Putting aside their differences, Logan and Shadowcat joined forces to take down the fugitives. While Logan took out the Hand's assassins, Pryde grabbed Spider-Woman, and started to move in on the mutating Osborn...

(Spider-Gwen II#22) - Osborn fully transformed into a lizard-creature, and engaged in a brutal battle with Logan. Shadowcat explained to Spider-Woman that she had aided Logan in his mission because he had spent his life struggling with bloodlust, and giving him a chance to let loose against the monstrous Osborn would briefly relieve it. Eventually, Logan gained the upper hand, and raised his claws to decapitate the creature - however, Shadowcat, who Spider-Woman had convinced to spare Osborn, harmlessly phased Logan's claws through the creature. Spider-Woman and Shadowcat then subdued the creature, with Stacy combining an artificial symbiote with the radioactive serum she used to reignite her powers, and Pryde phasing it into the creature, restoring him to humanity.

(Spider-Gwen II#24) - The mutated symbiote escaped Osborn's body and lunged at Pryde; Logan shielded her with his body, and the entity bonded with him, sending him on a violent rampage. As he tore through a squad of Madripoor police officers, Spider-Woman and Shadowcat attempted to take him down, but Logan used his sonic device to neutralize Pryde - only for it to injure his symbiote, as well. He dropped the device, and Pryde urged Stacy to use it, but she was unwilling to kill them both, and Logan fled. Regrouping, they formulated a new strategy; Stacy grabbed Pryde and lunged at Logan, phasing him right out of the symbiote unharmed. Shadowcat and Wolverine ran off, leaving Spider-Woman to deal with the symbiote, which soon made her its next host.

Comments: Created by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez.

I'm not sure if the witch's curse was meant to be taken literally - the Samurai era in Japan ended in the 1860s, so at the very least, Logan would have had to have killed over 54,000 people to live to 2017.

Unlike most other alternate-Earth Wolverines, Logan here is actually from samurai-era Japan, so we can be pretty sure his name isn't "James Howlett". I'm not really sure if "Logan" is a name a samurai would have, either, mind you, but, uh, it rhymes with "shogun"?

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Earth-65's Logan should be distinguished from:

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Spider-Gwen II#20, p13, pan3 (main image)
Spider-Gwen II#20, p4, pan3 (headshot)
Spider-Gwen II#24, p3, pan1 (with Venom symbiote)

Spider-Gwen II#19-21 (July-August, 2017) - Jason Latour (writer), Robbi Rodriguez (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Gwen II#22 (September, 2017) - Jason Latour (writer), Robbi Rodriguez & Jorge Coelho (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Gwen II#24 (November, 2017) - Jason Latour (writer), Robbi Rodriguez & Jorge Coelho (art), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 10/12/2019
Last updated: 10/12/2019

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