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 X-23, Vol. 3 #2 - Wolverine Goes To Hell - The Killing Dream, Part 2
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Will Conrad
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: October 2010
Variant Covers: A. Mike Mayhew Vampire Variant.
Trade Availability: X-23: Marvel Must Have #1, X-23: Volume 1: Killing Dream and X-23 Hardcover #1
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 dreams of an idyllic moment at a fair in the past when Wolverine offered to adopt her. In horrific contrast, she wakes up with the halfway house on fire and everybody dead. She tries to get outside and sees a living unconscious man, but her way is barred by a demon who tries to seduce her. It disappears and Laura carries the man outside but, when he wakes up, he claims she caused the fire. She is comforted by Gambit. Later, back at Utopia, Storm and Cyclops talk to Laura, who still believes she is to blame. The two X-Men walk outside to discuss matters while Wolverine keeps Laura company. Not the real Wolverine, though, but the demon Hellverine as Laura has figured out. She attacks him but, at that moment, Hellion enters and believes Laura has snapped. He traps her telekinetically, allowing Hellverine to injure him mortally. Laura offers her life for his and Hellverine sends her to a hellish landscapeÖ Unaware of what has transpired, Storm asks Gambit to help X-23. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #3 - Wolverine Goes To Hell - The Killing Dream, Part 3
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Will Conrad, Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: November 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Marvel Must Have #1, X-23: Volume 1: Killing Dream and X-23 Hardcover #1
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Laura fights her way through the hellish landscape of her nightmares until a glowing being appears to her and rmakes her see her past. It reminds Laura that she isnít soulless; she wasnít born hollow but was made that way and foguht the scientists every step of the way. The glowing figure finally identifies itself as Lauraís higher self and tells her she is in her own mind not in true hell and merges with her. Laura confonts Hellverine and manages to beat him. She wakes up on Utopia now having a starshaped scar on her hand. Hellion is all right again. Later, Cyclops, Emma and Storm discuss what to do with X-23 until Gambit correctly points out that Laura is going to leave Utopia. Storm asks her to stay but Laura has to find hersef first. On the streets of San Francisco, she is unaware that she has caught the interest of Miss Sinister. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #4 - Songs of the Orphan Child, Part 1
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Will Conrad, Marco Checchetto
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: January 2011
Variant Covers: A. Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover.
Trade Availability: X-23: Volume 1: Killing Dream and X-23 Hardcover #1
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 hitchhikes and ends up in a diner where she meets a girl named Alice who has been beaten. When Laura accuses her of trying to lure her to her pimp, Alice denies it and leaves. Later, Laura walks on and soon finds that the ďpimpĒ has murdered Alice, so Laura kills him as well. When she buries Alice, she is joined by Gambit, who has come to help and support her. After a talk about what she wants, they decide to drive on his motor bike but they are found by the police and Alice, who is alive again but seems different. She lures Laura with telling her she knows things about her mother. X-23and Gambit follow her and the police, only to be led to Miss Sinister. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #5 - Songs of the Orphan Child, Part 2
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Lopez, Will Conrad
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: February 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Volume 1: Killing Dream and X-23 Hardcover #1
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 and Gambit are brought to Miss Sinister, who explains she has taken over one of Mr. Sinisterís old labs and is taking care of the children he kept for experimental purposes. Nevertheless, Laura (and especially Gambit) are having a hard time believing Miss Sinister is as harmless as she claiMs. to be. When she tries to manipulate Gambit by taking Lauraís shape, the real Laura attacks her, only to witness Miss Sinister transforming into the real Mr. Sinister. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #6 - Songs of the Orphan Child, Part 3
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Lopez, Will Conrad
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: February 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Volume 1: Killing Dream and X-23 Hardcover #1
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Laura and Gambit are surprised as Miss Sinister has transformed into the real Mr. Sinister. Immediately, Gambit attacks him and is quickly beaten, as is X-23. Miss Sinister then transforms to her true self once again, after which she has Gambit locked away and Laura tied to a certain chair. When Laura regains consciousness Miss Sinister explains that, ever since she used that chair, the real Mr. Sinister has managed to take more and more control over her, therefore she wants to transfer her consciousness into Lauraís body. The process begins but, much to her surprise, she only manages to transfer Mr. Sinisterís consciousness into Laura. More surprisingly, Laura manages to cast him out, eliminating Sinisterís consciousness. Alice, in the meantime, has freed Gambit, who in turn activates the labís self-destruct. Now freed, Laura offers Miss Sinister a chance at redemption, which is promptly rejected. Feeling the necessary offer made, Laura guts Miss Sinister, who nonetheless manages to escape. With an injured and unconscious Alice in his arms, Gambit tricks Laura to escape, even though she wants to look for the last Alice clone, and the trio make it out of the facility before in implodes. Together they take Alice to a hospital, where Laura decides to look for Malcolm Colcord and stop his new Weapon Plus program. Meanwhile, unknown to them, the last Alice clone has survived the labís implosion and is now possessed by the real Mr. Sinister, who has Miss Sinister as his prisoner. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #7 - Songs of the Orphan Child, Part 4
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: March 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In order to get into Madripoor in their quest to track down Malcolm Colcord, X-23 and Gambit need to do a favor for an old friend of Gambitís in Singapore. Amar, who works for the police special division, is worried that an informant of his among the pirates has disappeared. Laura and Gambit sneak upon the piratesí island and witness the man being tortured. When X-23 instinctively attacks, Gambit is forced to follow. She manages to take out the pirate leader but Gambit is tossed into the shark infested waters. X-23 follows, killing the sharks that threaten them and saving Gambitís life. When they get out, the fight has left the pirates. Nevertheless, they are too late, as their informant has died of his injuries. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #8 - Collision: Part 1
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ryan Stegman
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: April 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 and Gambit are looking for Daken to help them find Malcolm Colcord. They spy Daken in the chaotic streets of Madripor but, before X-23 can reach him, she has to interfere with a kidnapping case. She kills the would-be kidnappers, but not before learning that they are abducting children for Colcord. They bring the boy to Gambitís friend Tyger Tiger, who, thanks to Daken, has lost control over Madripoor. She tells them to come to her office the next day and prepares them. The next day they playact a scene for Dakenís benefit. Tyger seemingly blows them off, but X-23ís claim to be Wolverineís clone has garnered her Dakenís attention. However, the conversation between them soon turns into a full blown battle. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #9 - Collision: Part 3
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ryan Stegman, Matteo Buffagni
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: May 2011
Variant Covers: A. Thor Goes Hollywood Variant
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: After Dakenís betrayal, X-23 is now a prisoner of Malcolm Colcord, being held in isolation until Colcordís scientists plan to dissect her. Daken uses an opportunity to help X-23 free herself and she massacres quickly the scientists. Afterwards, they both search the project and find children who have been experimented upon and turned into monsters. Meanwhile, Gambit awakes with Tyger Tiger at his side. Elsewhere a mystery woman gets a dangerous substance from one of Colcordís guards. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #10 - Touching Darkness, Part 1
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: June 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 and Gambit are in Paris, where Lauraís behavior has gotten more self-destructive again to the point where she cuts herself once more. When Gambit discovers this, she runs away and later inadvertently hurts him. Afterwards, she plans to leave, but Gambit has called Wolverine to help and he arrives that moment with Jubilee, who was recently turned into a vampire. Wolverine tells Laura she has to fill her life with better memories. When she and Jubilee are out on a walk, Gambit calls him on the different ways he treats Laura and Jubilee. Outside, Jubilee drives away some men who are interested in them. When X-23 cuts her own throat, Jubilee succumbs to bloodlust and attacks her. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #11 - Touching Darkness, Part 2
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: July 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Out of control, Jubilee drinks X-23ís blood, which prompts her to experience a memory of Lauraís where she was forced to kill and didnít. The memory snaps Jubilee out and she is angry at X for testing her. Nevertheless, the two find that their ďkillerĒ status is something they have in common and they bond. The next day, there is trouble as Gambit learns that a trigger scent was transported out of Madripoor and is being tested. The four heroes attack the lab where the altered trigger scent is being tried out. Separated from the others, Laura is subjected to the scent and then released into the Paris Metro. Jubilee tries to stop her and, in their fight, they both end up in front of an oncoming train. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #12 - Touching Darkness, Part 3
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: August 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Jubilee battles a crazed Laura and, together with Gambit and Wolverine, manages to talk her out of her killer rage. However, the altered trigger scent is released into the Metro, affecting all the bystanders. The heroes try to contain the resulting mob, trying not to hurt them. Laura follows some affected people to the street where she confronts the mystery woman who makes cryptic comments about Lauraís future and leaves her an envelope. With the crisis contained, Laura finds in the envelope the name of a boy whom she didnít kill despite begin brainwashed to do so. Later, Laura and Jubilee talk and Jubilee promises to be there if Laura needs her. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #13 - Chaos Theory, Part 1
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: October 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Laura dreams of a strange symbol. She and Gambit are in New York to look for Alex Cimini. Gambit stays with Cecilia Reyes as his wounds need stitching up while Laura makes her way to the university where Alex is in the physics department. As she sees him she decides not to speak to him and leaves. Something strange happens in the lab and Laura suddenly sees the symbol from her dream in the sky. An earthquake damages a city block and Laura sees a smiling man with the symbol on his forehead. Laura does her best to save people, assisted by Spider-Man. The rest of the Future Foundation join them, worried that itís not over yet. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #14 - Chaos Theory, Part 2
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: November 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 has accompanied Spider-Man to the Future Foundation, where Mr. Fantastic is trying to figure out the reason for the recent earthquake and if X-23 has any connection to it. Laura feels uncomfortable and Sue and Spidey try to put her at ease. Reed scans strange energy in her and Val figures out that Sue and Spidey also have inactive traces of the same energy. Even as Spider-Man figures out that the common link is the Uni-power, Valeria activates the old traces and Laura, Spider-Man and the Invisible Woman find themselves transported to another world. Elsewhere in New York, Gambit and Cecilia Reyes visit Alex Mancini to find Laura. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #16 - Chaos Theory, Part 4
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Phil Noto
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: January 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Chaos Theory and X-23: Chaos Theory Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-23 tricks the demon king into taking her as a host. Not relinquishing control of her body, she returns home to the kingís dimension. Now removed from her body, the demon king means to take it out on her in pain but X-23 suddenly regains the Enigma Force and turns back to Captain Universe. With ease, she dispatches the kingís demons and effortlessly returns home alone. Later, she tells Alex Cincini nothing of her role in his past to spare him the pain, an act of kindness that makes Gambit proud. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #17 - Misadventures in Babysitting, Part 1
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: January 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Misadventures in Babysitting Hardcover
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Comic Summary: X-23 has an awkward reunion with Hellion, who is depressed and angry over his lost hands. The meeting goes badly and Gambit threatens Hellion if he should hurt Laura. Sue Richards asks Laura to babysit Franklin and Valeria. While Laura is on the phone with Hellion, Val activates a time machine she invented and a dragon comes through. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #19 - Misadventures in Babysitting, Part 3
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sana Takeda
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: March 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Misadventures in Babysitting Hardcover
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Comic Summary: The Collector gives X-23 a spacesuit to gather Franklin and Valeria, who are floating outside the spaceship in protective bubbles. However, his help is a trick and, after some seconds, the suit disappears, leaving Laura stranded in the vacuum of space. Desperate, Laura claws at the ship, a lucky slice of which opens the ship and spaces both Hellion and the Collector. Outside the ship, Hellionís power works again and he manages to telekinetically get everyone back inside the ship. Laura threatens the Collector until he returns them home. Together, the kids quickly clean up the mess they left before the Richards come home to find their kids asleep and Laura claiming nothing extraordinary happened. Later, she meets Hellion, who believes they have a real relationship now, though Laura has instead realized that nothing connects them anymore and dumps him. She later explains her reasons to Gambit, who lends her the keys to one of his city apartments. Inside the apartment, she is expected by Jubilee. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-23, Vol. 3 #20 - Girls Night Out, Part 1
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Phil Noto
Writer(s): Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: April 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-23: Misadventures in Babysitting Hardcover
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Comic Summary: After a football game at the Jean Grey Institute, X-23 is reminded again that both groups of X-Men want to know where she stands after the schism that split the group. Laura has no wish to decide. Instead, she heads for a night on the town with Jubilee, unaware of being followed by the Black Widow. In a club, she notices a prostitute being manhandled by her pimp. She confronts the man and learns he is the successor of her old pimp, Zebra Daddy, whom she killed. Laura and Jubilee fight the pimp and his men and free the girl, then learn of the whereabouts of the other girls. They attack the brothel to free them. Outside they are already expected by SHIELD agents who help the young women. They were notified by the Black Widow, who has grown interested in Laura but criticizes her lack of strategy that night. She suggests Laura attend Avengers Academy where she can teach her to be the best hero she can be. Finally, Laura decides to take her up on the offer and leaves the Jean Grey School after telling Wolverine and Gambit goodbye. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Daken: Dark Wolverine #7 - Empire: Act 2
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Marco Chechetto
Writer(s): Marjorie Liu
Release Date: March 16, 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In Madripoor, Daken is able to convince Tyger Tiger to work for him. Instead of having her own crew, however, she will have a new crew which will be made up of the various gang leaders throughout Madripoor. Inside a hangar, Tyger pits the leaders of three different gangs against each other. Once they are down to three Ė Kobus Van Holten, Takeshi, and Param, Tyger introduces them to Captain Gui and the members of the police who will be their new crew. Entering the laboratory, Daken reveals that he has been working with Malcolm Colcord and Dr. Metzger on the mysterious experiments that Tyger has been investigating. Just then, X-23 and Gambit arrive on the island of Madripoor to find Dr. Metzger. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Daken: Dark Wolverine #8 - Collision: Part 2
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Marco Checchetto
Writer(s): Daniel Way, Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: June 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In Madripoor, Daken faces off against X-23. He is surprised at how similar she is to Wolverine and invites her to join him. After X-23 declines and leaves, Daken makes his way to Malcolm Colcord. They discuss what has happened with the experiments and X-23 arriving in town, at which point Colcord says he can use her to further their cause. Just then, X-23 and Gambit arrive on the scene, having been led there by Daken. As X-23 begins to torture Colcord, Daken tries to convince Gambit to join him. When Gambit declines, they begin to do battle. Gambit is able to gain the upper hand but is distracted when he sees that X-23 is lying unconscious on the ground. Daken proceeds to knock him out and, along with Colcord, put X-23 into the trunk of a police car. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Daken: Dark Wolverine #9 - Collision: Conclusion
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Marco Checchetto
Writer(s): Daniel Way, Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: July 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Daken and X-23 Collision Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Inside the facility, Daken and X-23 team up to take out the monstrous experiments manufactured by Malcolm Colcord. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by an unknown individual. In short time, the duo finds Colcord and learns there is an armed bomb inside the facility. Reaching the bomb, Daken and X-23 donít disarm it, but begin to have a heart to heart conversation about what makes each other tick. When the bomb explodes, the blast engulfs Daken, X-23, and Colcord. Daken and X-23 are able to survive the blast and mutual respect is shown. As Gambit and X-23 prepare to leave Madripoor, Tyger Tiger gives Gambit a kiss. Inside a building somewhere in Madripoor, Daken has handcuffed the still alive, although disfigured, Colcord to a radiator. He tells him heís not going to kill him and leaves him alone. Leaving the building, Daken is content with himself. Heís on top of the world, on top of life. Itís good to be him. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 All-New Wolverine #16 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Nik Virella
Writer(s): Tom Taylor
Release Date: March 2017
Variant Covers: A. Bengal Connecting D Cover
Trade Availability: All-New Wolverine #3 and All-New Wolverine #3 Hard Cover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Captured by an old ally, Wolverine is going to have to fight against a villain from her past in order to gain her freedom. Laura has fought demons from her past before, but never quite as literally as the person she's up against now. The architect behind the Wolverine's fall is revealed as Laura is pulled deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld of Madripoor.

 All-New Wolverine #17 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Djibril Morissette-Phan
Writer(s): Tom Taylor
Release Date: April 2017
Variant Covers: A. Bengal Connecting E Cover
Trade Availability: All-New Wolverine #3 and All-New Wolverine #3 Hard Cover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: ENEMY OF THE STATE II CONTINUES! The world-trotting WOLVERINE must find a way to face her fears and break free of the hold the TRIGGER SCENT has over her. Haunted by the death left in her wake, LAURA will need GABBY and her own resolve more than ever before in order to break free of this torturous holdover from her past!

 All-New Wolverine #18 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Nik Virella
Writer(s): Tom Taylor
Release Date: May 2017
Variant Covers: A. Bengal Connecting F Cover
B. Francesco Mattina Venomized Variant
Trade Availability: All-New Wolverine #3 and All-New Wolverine #3 Hard Cover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: ENEMY OF THE STATE II CONCLUDES! With her allies at her back, WOLVERINE will face off against her oldest enemy...one last time. It's LAURA versus KIMURA, and only one will walk away. Guest starring ANGEL, GAMBIT, NICK FURY and MORE.

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