Comic Book / All-New Wolverine

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All-New Wolverine is a 2015 Marvel comic book, published as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel initiative after Secret Wars. It's written by Tom Taylor, with art for the first arc provided by David Lopez. Following the conclusion of the first arc, Lopez was succeeded by Marcio Takara, while Ig Guarra assumed art duties beginning with the Civil War tie-in. Nik Virella took over as series artist for "Enemy of the State II."

This title doesn't star Logan — the original Wolverine — but rather, his young female clone Laura Kinney, formerly known as X-23. Set sometime after Secret Wars, All-New Wolverine follows Laura as she takes up her progenitor's mantle and figures out what it means to be Wolverine while still being true to herself.

In her first venture under the cowl, she meets The Sisters: a trio of young women (Gabby, Zelda, and Bellona) Alchemax Genetics, a division of Alchemax, produced as clones of Laura herself. Though wary of them at first, Laura soon grows protective over her genetic sisters, working to give them some semblance of a normal life.

On December 12, 2016, a "soft" relaunch was announced as part of Resurr Xion, with Laura gaining an armored black-and-gray costume based more on her X-Force outfit, and art by Leonard Kirk.


All-New Wolverine provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: In issue 10, a pair of burglars break into Laura's apartment while she and Gabby are home, and Old Man Logan is there recuperating from his encounter with Fin Fang Foom. The trio find the entire situation hilarious, and are prepared to graciously allow the hapless crooks to leave. Up until they pull guns on them, and Jonathan gets shot defending Gabby (fortunately he gets better). Then it's all Laura can do to keep Logan from gutting them.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Laura, a woman, takes over the Wolverine mantle from Logan, a man.
  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier:
    • In issue 8 Maria Hill drops by Laura's apartment to recruit her for a mission, complete with helicarrier. And because it's a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, it of course subsequently gets wrecked. This time by Fin Fang Foom.
      • She got it out of New York Bay and back in the air again in issue 11.
    • Kimura has one of her own. It's big enough to handle jets the size of a 747.
  • All There in the Manual: According to concept art by David Lopez for All-New Wolverine, the address of Laura's Bronx apartment is 634 Melrose Ave., and its design was based on an actual building located at 645 Melrose. Lopez also developed an entirely new civilian style for Laura, moving her away from her traditional goth look, including a shawl/scarf that she could wear in different ways depending on the situation. However Lopez left the book following the end of the first arc, and before any of these designs could be put into use.
  • Angels Pose: Laura, Bellona, and Gabby strike one on the final page of issue 5, when they resolve to finish off Alchemax after Mooney kills Zelda.
  • Armor Is Useless: Averted. The Sisters' lives are saved after being shot by Taskmaster in issue 2 because of their body armor. Laura herself finally takes Gabby's advice with the new costume she begins wearing in issue 19, and it immediately proves its value when a covert infiltration goes bad: Although getting shot still hurts, it spares her from debilitating injuries that would put her down until she heals. Besides her Healing Factor mitigating the chance of fatal injury, Laura's main concern was restricted mobility, but she finds it has no affect on her range of motion after all.
  • Bait and Switch: Issue 10 opens on Ulysses having a vision later revealed to be of Old Man Logan murdering Gabby, and Captain Marvel contacting Maria Hill. A few pages later, Laura and Logan hear men approaching from the fire escape, suggesting S.H.I.E.L.D. may have sent men to the apartment...only for it to just turn out to be a couple hapless burglars.
  • Batman Gambit: Kimura's plot during Enemy of the State II ultimately turns out to be a colossal one:
    • She sends Laura a vial of trigger scent, intending to freak her out and draw her out.
    • Upon arriving at a small town in the middle of nowhere, she carpet bombs it with the trigger scent to force Laura to kill the inhabitants. In fact, issue 18 reveals the plan is nearly derailed right then and there: Laura snikts herself in the fact to prevent herself from acting while under the effects, and Bellona has to carry out the killings herself.
    • When S.H.I.E.L.D. inevitably arrives, Laura is able to elude capture.
    • After providing enough clues to lead her to Madripoor, Laura just happens to hire Captain Ash, whom Kimura has already bribed, to take her and Gabby to Madripoor.
      • Bellona and Roughhouse were able to force Laura to surrender, but only because Ash just happened to be smuggling children to sell into slavery, and Laura didn't want to risk them getting hurt or killed in the crossfire.
  • Behind the Black:
    • In issue 8 Maria Hill surprises Laura by lurking outside her apartment during a phone conversation between them, which wouldn't ordinarily be so bad considering Laura and Gabby are inside the apartment. Except for the fact that Hill is currently on board the freaking helicarrier hovering over the building.
    • Averted in issue 11; Laura's enhanced senses lets her smell the S.H.I.E.L.D. troops stationed outside her apartment door, and hear the ones positioned on the roof.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Kimura uses the trigger scent to send Laura to kill Tyger Tiger in issue 16. After cutting her way through her bodyguards and a LMD, she comes face-to-face with Jessán herself, only for Gabby and Gambit to emerge from hiding to stop her, having apparently set everything up with Jessán in advance.
  • Blade Brake: Laura has Warren drop her onto a moving Predator Drone in All-New Wolverine #1. She lands on it successfully and holds on with her hand claws, but starts sliding backwards towards a certain Turbine Blender anyway. Fortunately, she has her foot claws as well, which finally stop her just before she falls into the prop.
    • After ripping out the steering column of Mooney's car in All-New Wolverine #3, Laura jumps clear before it plows into a telephone pole, and skids across the street to escape the wreck, using her claws to control herself.
  • Bland-Name Product: In the annual, Red Hornet mentioned she was able to find out where Logan lived from "Raddit."
  • Bookends:
    • In issue 1 of All-New Wolverine, a flashback between Laura and Logan ends with him telling her "You're the best you are at what you do. But that doesn't mean you have to do it." At the end of issue 6, in a very similar scene Laura tells Gabby "You're the worst there is at what they wanted you to do. That's pretty impressive." See it here.
    • Issue 7 has another one where Logan uses "Galactus stepping on their sandwiches" to explain how him and Laura will never have a normal family life. At the end of the same issue, Laura tries to use the same to Gabby when when she explains how living with her wont exactly be normal. Both cases, their trying to explain to the other person that despite the weirdness, they're still family.
  • Boom Head Shot: One of the Sisters snipes Laura through the head while she's trying to protect their target in issue 1. Fortunately because of her healing factor it doesn't stick, but it takes her a few moments to get up, during which she monologues about the rain while her brain knits back together.
  • Breaking the Bonds:
    • Laura allows herself to be cuffed by Mooney in issue 2 when she arrives at Alchemax Genetics' headquarters while investigating the Paris attack. Emphasis on allows. Once everyone is satisfied she's exactly who she says she is, she makes it very clear that she was always in control.
    • Issue 14: After being arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. for massacring a town under the effects of the trigger scent, Laura is forced to escape when Fury refuses to pursue the culprits when they flee towards Madripoor. Laura puts her flexibility on display by working her cuffed hands out from behind her back so she can slice through her restraints with her foot claws.
  • Breather Episode: All-New Wolverine #7 is this between the end of the Sisters arc, and the lead-up to Civil War II. Squirrel Girl ropes Laura into locating a squirrel that is now missing after her actions in issue 3. It's silly and lighthearted, and far more focused on character development than action.
  • Brick Joke: In issue 7, Gabby positively squees when she's introduced to Jonathan the Wolverine, and gushes about wanting to dress him up in little suits. In the first annual, she makes good on this by making him a superhero costume!
  • Bullet Proof Human Shield:
    • Variant in issue 8. When Fin Fang Foom attacks Hill's helicarrier, Laura uses her own body to shield her and Gabby from Foom's Breath Weapon. Fortunately, her Healing Factor allows her to shrug it off.
    • Played with in the annual: Laura instinctively puts herself between Gwen and a flamethrower. However at the time Laura is in Gwen's body, and Gwen is in Laura's, meaning Laura has a very real possibility of suffering a lethal injury since Gwen lacks her healing factor. Gwen very quickly gives her a What the Hell, Hero? over it.
  • Call Back:
    • All-New Wolverine #6 has a few:
      • As noted under Bookends above, the last panel of Laura and Gabby mirrors the last panel of her flashback with Logan in issue 1. In fact the presentation of the entire conversation between Laura and Gabby mirrors the one between Logan and Laura, right down to the position of characters in the panels. See here.
      • When Laura calls in S.H.I.E.L.D. to clean up her mess, she tells Maria Hill that while they detain Alchemax Genetics for her, and she, Gabby, and Bellona will hurt them a little to make them feel better. Again, this references the flashback with Logan in #1, where Logan tells her they won't kill the guy who almost blew her up with a bazooka, but they will hurt him a little so they feel better.
      • In their final conversation of issue 6, Laura tells Gabby that she has to make her own decisions from now on. Gabby responds that idea scares her, and Laura admits that she remembers how that feels. This is a nod to the end of Second Coming, when Logan removes her from X-Force and tells her she has to make her own decisions. Laura is so afraid and lost at this prospect she actually breaks down and is practically in tears begging him for orders.
    • Squirrel Girl approaches Laura for help finding the "energetic-looking squirrel" she attached a tracker to in All-New Wolverine #3 after Mooney crashed his HUMVEE into its tree.
    • From the annual: When Gwen is in Laura's body and rambling about who she really is, Gabby immediately asks whether she suffered brain damage during the fall after plowing face-first into a car from several stories up. It's a reference to issues 1 and 6, where Laura's Healing Factor sometimes takes a moment to reset her brain after head trauma.
    • Issue 12: Laura tells Captain America she told Gabby she would never leave her while cradling her (supposedly) dead body, referencing her decision in issue 7 to allow her to stay.
    • Issue 18: Has a callback to the scene in issue 1, where Warren pats her on the head after she's been dumped across the street by a crashing Predator drone, because trying to hug her would just aggravate numerous burns and broken bones. After Kimura shoots Warren out of the sky in issue 18, Laura pulls him out of the water and does the same, with their dialogue reversed.
    • Issue 19: 16 issues after Gabby cheerfully tells Laura she should try using body armor, Laura finally integrates it into her costume.
  • Cardiovascular Love: Played for laughs in issue 9: Foom gets a whiff of Laura after she covers herself in Fin Fang Pheromone to lure him away from New York City, and the background is subtly replaced by a dithered heart.
  • Catapult Nightmare: In #10 Laura is concerned that Old Man Logan will have one of these and freak out upon waking up, so she has him tied down to the bed and plays whale song to soothe him while he sleeps. He just ends up more confused when he does come around.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • The jetpacks Laura and Gabby used in issue 9 return, used by Gabby and Logan in an attempt to escape from S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, they're equipped with remote destruct devices...
    • Laura is sent a vial of trigger scent in issue 13 as part of Kimura's plot to lure her out so she can be recaptured. This is the same vial that Gabby uses in issue 17 as part of her plan to break her conditioning to the scent.
  • Clear My Name: The overarching plot of "Enemy of the State II." The twist is that Laura did kill the people she's accused of murdering,note  and she's out to find out who set her up, and why. It's revealed in issue 18 that Bellona carried out the killings instead.
  • Clones Are People, Too: A clone herself, Laura openly empathizes with her sisters and wants to help them.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • Bellona's armor gets torn up in issue 6 after Laura wears it, allowing herself to get shot as part of a Trojan Horse gambit to gain access to Aclhemax Genetics's bunker.
    • Laura's costume gets partially digested by Fin Fang Foom while rescuing Old Man Logan from his stomach.
    • Logan's wifebeater is shredded by the end of issue 11.
  • Coitus Interruptus: Gabby and Logan flee through Laura's apartment building, with Logan carving a path through the walls with his claws. They end up running through several other apartments, in one of which is a couple naked in bed and covered by a Modesty Bedsheet. Gabby almost hesitates to sneak a peek.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Kimura invented a device that was part sensory deprivation tank, part iron maiden. She uses it on Laura, and makes the point that even her enhanced senses won't be able to pick up anything, meaning that as long as she's inside of it she literally won't know anything other than pain.
  • Cool House: Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, which startles The Sisters — Bellona especially.
  • Cool Shades: The cover to the first annual has Laura, Gabby, Spider-Gwen and even Jonathan the wolverine all wearing sunglasses while strutting towards the viewer. Laura also wears a nice pair of aviators while on her road trip with Gabby in issue 13.
  • Comfort Food: Gabby notes that Laura's fridge mostly contains pizza and ice cream, and surmises she takes advantage of her healing factor to get away with eating so much junk and so little healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In All-New Wolverine #7, Laura proclaims to Squirrel-Girl that she can't talk to wolverines, cue Gabby saying otherwise while trying to talk to an actual wolverine.
    Gabby "Hello understandably irritated animal. See."
    Laura "I can't understand wolverines."
  • Comical Overreacting: In issue 8, Laura and Gabby take Jonathan the wolverine walkies in the park. Other pedestrians positively panic at the sight of Jonathan, and scatter.
  • Companion Cube: Gabby treats Laura's pelican statue as this, insisting they bring it along even though it's an inanimate object. Laura was already ahead of her and had it loaded in the car.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • When Dr. Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto on Laura in All-New Wolverine #4, among the scenes we see of her life are killing her sensei and her mother's death from Innocence Lost, and Zebra Daddy pimping her on a corner from NYX. In fact, the outfits Laura and Sarah wear, and their pose, are identical to the scene of Laura cradling Sarah's corpse in Innocence Lost.
    • When Squirrel Girl mentions she rescued Jonathan the wolverine from a lab how he was kept locked up in a cage, Laura has a brief flashback to her imprisonment at the Facility.
    • In issue 9, Laura rescues Old Man Logan from the belly of Fin Fang Foom. When Logan presses her for her plan, Laura admits she doesn't have much experience with escaping the bellies of giant monsters, but figures the best way out is the way she came in. Logan then remarks he's had too much experience with that sort of thing. In fact that's exactly how he killed Banner in the original Old Man Logan.
    • The plot of the annual involves the niece of Hornet (Eddie McDonough) attempting to get revenge on Logan for killing him during the original "Enemy of the State" arc, by blasting him into another dimension. Unfortunately, she doesn't realize that Logan is actually dead, and that there's now a new Wolverine living in that apartment.
    • Target: X is referenced in issue 12, when Laura makes her point about why Cap trying to preemptively arrest Logan is wrong by asking him why he let her go, and Cap acknowledges it's because he came to realized Laura wasn't in control of her actions.
    • A substantial part of Issue 13 is a cliff notes retelling of Innocence Lost and Target: X. Specifically, Laura tells Gabby about the trigger scent, Kimura, and Megan and Debbie.
      • Many of the outfits worn by Laura, Megan, Debbie, Sarah, and even Kimura in the flashback panels are the same as the respective scenes in the original books. Much of the dialogue is also taken from the same issues.
      • Also, when Laura tells Gabby about the trigger scent, she describes it in much the same manner as she did for Megan in Target: X.
      Laura: They programmed me. And they created a scent to control me. A trigger scent. When I smell it, everything goes black. And when it's light again everyone's dead.
    • The psychic projection of where Laura's consciousness goes when she's under the effects of the trigger scent is represented by the scene from Innocence Lost of Sarah reading Laura from her Pinocchio book.
  • Covers Always Lie:
    • All-New Wolverine #3 shows Laura dramatically jumping between two armored cars loaded with soldiers charging each other, while rockets and bullets fly between them. The scene does sort of happen, except it's Alchemax pursuing the Sisters's armored jeep. And the girls are fleeing, not attacking the other car head-on.
    • The cover for All-New Wolverine #6 shows Laura and all three of the Sisters standing together, backed into a corner and ready to fight. However Zelda was killed in issue 5...
  • Dead Person Conversation: While unconscious mid-fight, Laura speaks with Logan.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Gabby pulls one on Roughhouse, breaking her own leg to engineer her escape from Ash's ship in issue 16.
  • Denser and Wackier: Issues 7-9, compared to the first arc. Issue 7 features an appearance by Fun Personified Squirrel Girl, with a main plot that centers around finding a missing squirrel Laura accidentally rendered homeless in #3. Issues 8 and 9 finds her in a rather random encounter with Fin Fang Foom, which is resolved by Laura covering herself with a pheromone that essentially acts as an aphrodisiac for the 100 foot tall dragon, and uses it to lure him away from a population center. However while the main plots are sillier and more focused on just being fun, there's still rather deep character drama, as all three issues find Laura dealing with her lingering difficulties coping with Logan's death, and the family she never got to have growing up.
  • Desecrating the Dead: At some point in his past, Old Man Logan came across the grave of his universe's Gabby in the Wastelands. He then proceeded to destroy and spit on the marker.
  • Destination Defenestration: Gwen defenestrates herself in the annual, jumping out of Laura's apartment window before she realizes that she doesn't have her web shooters (or powers) in Laura's body.
  • Diseased Name: Inverted: In issue 19 a sick alien child crash lands on Roosevelt Island. She manages to say one thing before succumbing to her illness: Laura Kinney. In issue 20 it's revealed that this led to the virus being dubbed the Laura Kinney Virus once it began to spread. Laura herself is less than pleased at having the pathogen of a lethal disease named after her.
  • Domino Mask: One is worn by Jonathan in the annual, after Gabby decides he needs one to protect his secret identity.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: In issue 8 Maria Hill attempts to call her for help. Not wanting anything to do with S.H.I.E.L.D., Laura refuses to answer. So Hill picks up for her. Laura then warns Gabby not to say anything. So Hill puts Laura's phone on speaker.
    Laura: Can she do that?
    Hill: Yes, I can do that.
  • Eaten Alive: The ultimate fate of Professor Holt and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempting to arrest her in issue 8: Devoured whole by Fin Fang Foom. This was nearly the fate for Old Man Logan, as well, however a combination of his Healing Factor and adamantium skeleton kept him alive long enough for Laura to rescue him in #9. He still loses the lower half of his body until his flesh is able to regenerate.
  • Eat Me: After learning that the substance in the box attracts Fin Fang Foom in issue 8, Laura realizes just what happened to Old Man Logan and the missing S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. She realizes the only way to get them back is to get eaten herself, so dives into Foom's open maw.
  • Enter Stage Window: Laura often enters and exits her apartment through the window and fire escape, rather than going through the door. Justified because she usually does this when she's in costume, and it avoids awkward conversations with the neighbors. Issue 10 also suggests this is usually how Warren comes and goes from her apartment when he drops by, as she tells Old Man Logan she leaves a window unlocked because she has a flying boyfriend.
  • Epiphany Therapy: Of a sort. Jean and Gabby help Laura try to break her of the trigger scent conditioning, with Gabby letting Laura use her as a punching bag, while Jean enters her mind. Jean discovers that Laura's consciousness retreats to a memory of Sarah reading her Pinocchio when she's under the effects of the scent. Laura's consciousness believes she's locked in, but Jean helps her realize that the "door" was always open, letting her break through and shake the trigger scent's control over her.
  • Fanservice: The general lack of it in All-New Wolverine is frequently cited as a strength of the series, as though the Wolverine costume is quite form-fitting, it's much less revealing than most of Laura's outfits historically tended to be. The artists also made a concerted effort to avoid overtly sexualizing her by avoiding the Male Gaze.
    • The series does possess non-sexual forms of fanservice in the form of the flashbacks with Logan, Taylor's general attention to continuity (see Call Back and Continuity Nod above), and details like Doctor Strange having the cover of Secret Defenders #1 reproduced as a painting in the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Issue #5, which involves Laura and The Wasp shrinking into Zelda's body to destroy the nanites inside her.
  • Flipping the Bird: Not actually, but when Gabby gets fed up with a rude woman in traffic, she pops her claw and raises her hand in a manner very reminiscent of the gesture.
  • Frame-Up: Double Subverted. Laura does kill every single person in Daylesville, California, but it's due to the Trigger Scent, meaning it's still Kimura's fault by proxy. And then it's triple subverted in issue 18, when Bellona confesses that Laura managed to snikt herself in the face before she completely fell under the trigger scent, and that she was left to do the killings as a contingency plan.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: The plot of the first annual centers around Laura and Gwen Stacy having their bodies swapped.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Not cartoon animal, but when Gabby squees over meeting Jonathan the wolverine in issue 7, she gushes about wanting to dress him up in little suits. And then she makes good on it by making him a costume to protect his secret identity (despite being the only wolverine that follows around a superhero). Complete with Domino Mask.
  • Gay Paree: The first issue of sees Laura in Paris attempting to stop an assassination. This time it's the antagonist who takes the dive off the top of the tower. And despite being a clone of Laura, dies in the process because she doesn't have a Healing Factor.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
  • Gilligan Cut: When she and Laura head out on vacation in issue 13, Gabby gleefully hangs out of the sunroof of their car announcing the road trip. The very next page sees them mired in New York City traffic.
  • Giving Them the Strip: After Laura covers herself in the pheromone controlling Foom and leads him away from New York to protect it from the chemically-induced amorous intentions of the 100 foot tall dragon, Laura ends up having to give him her costume to end the threat.
  • The Glomp:
    • After Laura downs a Predator drone with her bare hands, Warren is about to do this to Laura when she stops him. Not because she's afraid of the display of affection, but because she's currently severely injured and her healing factor is still putting her back together. Warren pats her on the head, instead.
    • Laura of all people is the Glomp-er, gathering Gabby into a crushing bear-hug when upon learning she's still alive after Old Man Logan accidentally stabbed her while in a feral rage.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Gwen accidentally stabbing herself (while in Laura's body) in the face with Laura's claws happens off-panel. Same when Laura removes her claws so her body can heal. We don't see the results, but it's enough to make Red Hornet nearly barf in her helmet on the first, and grosses her out again the second.
  • Grave-Marking Scene: At the beginning of issue 12 Logan is seen standing in front of the grave of Gabby in his home reality, Earth-807128. He subsequently smashes the tombstone to pieces and tells her she doesn't deserve to be remembered.
  • Healing Hands: Because of a quirk in how The Plague during the "Immune" arc functions, it effectively turns Laura's healing factor into this: The alien virus is actually drawn to her, and will actively leave the body of anyone infected with it and enter hers instead if she makes skin-to-skin contact with one of the victims. Her healing factor then destroys the virus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Tyger Tiger is attempting one for the entire island nation of Madripoor, seeking to turn it from a Wretched Hive of smugglers, drug runners, and organized crime, into a place of legitimate business. This puts her afoul of both Kimura, who wants to maintain the status quo and set herself up at the top of an island-wide criminal empire, and S.H.I.E.L.D., who has come to Madripoor in pursuit of Laura for her trigger scent-fueled massacre of Daylesville. Tyger is left with no choice but to cooperate with the latter if she wants to fulfill her dreams.
  • Hidden Supplies: Gabby stashed the jet packs she and Laura used while dealing with Fin Fang Foom under her bed. As one does at her age.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Played for laughs in issues 8 and 9. After S.H.I.E.L.D. releases a pheromone that attracts Fin Fang Foom in issue 8, he attacks Maria Hill's helicarrier. However Gabby quickly realizes Foom's not try to destroy it, but mate with it. Which she quickly lampshades with a spoof on The Talk. In order to lure him away from New York to protect the city, Laura douses herself with the pheromone to act as bait. Foom promptly turns his amorous intentions on her instead, and she's successfully able to lead him off. In the end she has to sacrifice her costume to placate him, and borrow clothes from Captain Marvel to get home.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: The inevitable result of mind-swapping two superheroes with vastly differing power sets. When Laura and Gwen have their consciousnesses switched in the annual, neither is able to fully control the others' powers: Laura struggles with Gwen's Super Strength, and Gwen ends up snikting herself in the face with Laura's claws.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Logan and Gabby trade these in issue 12: Logan's is almost verbatim, threatening to come for her if she ever does anything to hurt Laura. Gabby accepts that, and then throws it back in his face by threatening to "put him down" like a rabid dog if he ever does anything to hurt or upset Laura again.
  • I Have Your Wife: Kimura reveals in issue 16 that she's located Laura's aunt and cousin, and uses them as leverage to prevent Laura from killing herself to escape working for her.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: A two-pronged example in issue 17 when Jean and Gabby attempt to break Laura of her conditioning to the trigger scent. Gabby faces Laura physically, using the scent on herself because she'll both heal from the injuries Laura will inflict, and because she won't feel the pain. Meanwhile, Jean enters Laura's mind, and confronts the representation of her consciousness in an attempt to convince her she doesn't have to be controlled any longer.
  • Implied Death Threat:
    • After having already kicked Captain Mooney's ass and the collective asses of his entire army when they tried to kill the Sisters in issue 2, and leaving him broken and bleeding in the wreckage of his car after he tried again to chase them down and finish them off in issue 3, Laura warns him that this is her holding back, and if he comes after her and the Sisters again that next time she won't.
    • Chandler himself makes a veiled one to Mooney in issue 5 over his very public failures to bring the Sisters in.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Gabby gets one in issue 8 when she learns that the mysterious substance S.H.I.E.L.D. discovers is actually a pheromone that attracts the alien dragon Fin Fang Foom.
    Gabby: A Fin Fang Pheromone?
  • Infant Immortality:
  • Info Dump: Much of issue 13 is spent recapping events of Innocence Lost and Target: X, establishing who Kimura, Megan, and Debbie are, and the nature of the trigger scent.
  • In Medias Res: The very first issue begins with Laura in the midst of a mission in Paris, with little context given for why she's there, who she's trying to protect, and how she decided to take up the Wolverine name.
  • Insistent Terminology: In issue 8, Gabby calls the substance controlling Fin Fang Foom a "Fin Fang Pheromone." The next issue when Hill simply calls it a "pheromone," Gabby immediately corrects her with the pun.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • Early in issue 10, Laura and Old Man Logan hear someone incredibly nervous coming up the fire escape. The preceding scene between Captain Marvel and Ulysses implies it's going to be S.H.I.E.L.D. agents coming to stop one of his visions, but it turns out to just be a couple burglars. Later in the issue it happens again, only this time it turns out to be Captain America and a veritable army of S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers.
    • The callback to issue 7 in issue 12 mentioned above becomes this. In issue 7, Laura tells Gabby she'll never leave her, and allows her to stay rather than sending her away. It's a bit bittersweet because it's associated with Laura's own feelings of abandonment by Logan when he left her at the Xavier School, but is nonetheless meant to be uplifting. In issue 12, Laura laments to Captain America that she told Gabby she would never leave her, after she believes Old Man Logan accidentally killed her in feral rage.
  • It's All My Fault: When an alien virus begins ravaging Roosevelt Island after a sick alien child crash-lands there looking for her, Laura shoulders the responsibility despite Peter Parker and Ironheart telling her she's not to blame. The fact someone decided to name the virus in her "honor" adds salt to the wound.
  • It's Going Down: True to form, in issue 8 Maria Hill's helicarrier gets trashed, in this case by a rampaging Fin Fang Foom. It manages to stay up through the end of issue 8, but is finally disabled and splashes down near the mouth of the Hudson in issue 9.
    Gabby: Your helicarrier lost its heli.
  • It's Personal: Laura's decision to take out Kimura in issue 18 is built on this.
  • It's the Only Way to Be Sure: "Immune:" Fury doesn't want to raze Roosevelt Island to the ground, but left with no other choice he will sacrifice 10,000 people to prevent the alien disease ravaging the island from spreading to the rest of the world. Laura goes in to do whatever she can to make sure he doesn't have to make that call.
  • Jet Pack: Both Laura and Gabby use S.H.I.E.L.D. jet packs in issue 9 during the fight with Fin Fang Foom. Gabby ended up stashing them under her bed, and she and Logan attempt to escape from S.H.I.E.L.D. with them in issue 10.
  • Kirk Summation: Laura delivers a withering one to Captain America after S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempt to apprehend Old Man Logan before he could kill Gabby only ended up nearly causing the tragedy in the first place. When Steve tries to object to her decision to let Logan go anyway, she utterly rips apart the circumstances of Civil War II and warns Cap exactly what will happen if everyone keeps going down the road they're currently on before storming away.
    Laura: This kid who can see the future. He'll divide you all again. Everyone will be a bit right and a bit wrong. But the world will watch hero fight hero, and people will get just a little more disillusioned, a little less trusting, a little more cynical. Tell Hill we're going away. Somewhere S.H.I.E.L.D. can't find us. Tell her I know something about her future. I know we're not in it.
  • Latex Space Suit: Issue 5 features a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot, in which Laura and The Wasp must enter Zelda's blood to destroy nanomachines that are slowly killing her. Laura's suit, a variation on the Ant-Man suit, is supposed to both protect her from the environment and make it possible for her to shrink down in the first place. It's also skin-tight with the classic bubble helmet. Ditto for Jan's, which is basically her regular (also skin-tight) costume. Somehow, the fact Laura using her claws causes tears in the gloves and boots does nothing to compromise the suit.
  • Layered World: The location of Laura's apartment is a nightclub in Spider-Gwen's home dimension, where Gwen happens to be performing at a gig. Their body swap is caused by Laura and Gwen inhabiting the same spot in their respective universes when Red Hornet attempts to use her portal gun to forcibly send Laura to the other universe.
  • Leave Him to Me: In the final battle in issue 18, Laura insists that taking out Kimura is her responsibility. It's Personal.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Spectacularly averted in issue 5: Strange teleports Laura, Gabby, Zelda, and Bellona to one of Hank Pym's labs to steal an Ant-Man suit. The Wasp is there keeping tabs on the installation, but rather than attack, she only takes measures to prevent Bellona from shooting the place up, and actually takes the time to check out the facts first.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than is typical not only for a Wolverine book, but for X-23 herself. Laura makes a conscious effort to avoid killing, and the book focuses much more on character development for both Laura and her clones (especially Gabby) than it does on action and bloodshed. That's not to say it's lacking mature themes at all, particularly in the first arc, but it's a significant departure from what most readers expected.
  • MacGuffin: Alchemax requests Laura help them bring the Sisters in to prevent them from killing anyone else. However it's really a double-cross. While Laura intends to resolve the situation peacefully, Alchemax doesn't exactly care about the "bring them back alive" part, and both Mooney and Taskmaster attempt to kill the girls since their corpses are just as useful.
  • That Man Is Dead: In issue 18 Laura forever severs ties with her past as the Facility's experiment and Kimura's personal punching bag, and declares that she is not X-23.
    Laura: I'm not X-23. I'm not your experiment. I'm not your @#$%ing property! You are the last person who will ever think they can own me. No one owns me! I'm not a thing. I'm Laura Kinney! I'm the daughter of Sarah. I'm the daughter of Logan." (Laura shatters the Iron Man armor she's wearing) I'm Wolverine!!!
  • Mob War: Laura gets drawn into one between Kimura and Tyger Tiger. Tyger wants to turn the country straight and eliminate its illicit businesses, but Kimura wants to maintain the status quo and set herself up as head of an island-spanning criminal empire. She lures Laura to Madripoor intending to use her to assassinate Tyger, and remove the last roadblock to her gaining total control.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • The scene with the burglars in issue 10 starts as a Crowning Moment of Funny due to the sheer absurdity of a couple Muggles trying to rob the Wolverine (two of them, in fact, along with the Tyke Bomb clone little sister to one of them). It very quickly turns serious when they pull guns, and Jonathan is shot defending Gabby, Gabby goes berserk against one, and Laura has to restrain Logan from gutting the other. The mood then rapidly swings back to funny when Jonathan is revealed to be fine, and Gabby begins gleefully calling him "Jonathan the Unstoppable" (they will write songs of his legend).
    • Once again in issue 11. Logan and Gabby's escape from Laura's apartment, with Logan carving holes through the walls (including interrupting a couple having sex — prompting Gabby to hesitate before following Logan out) makes for an amusing and entertaining action sequence. This ends very quickly when an explosion and a couple dozen darts of tranquilizers lead a berserk and disoriented Logan to eviscerate Gabby.
  • Mythology Gag: The wolverine Squirrel Girl drops off at Laura's apartment is named Jonathan. It's silly because it's a wolverine, making it a case of Fluffy the Terrible. However then you remember that the man Logan believed to be his father was John Howlett.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • After Ulysses has a vision that Old Man Logan would kill Gabby, Hill sends Captain America to Laura's apartment to take them into custody. A fight breaks out, leading to Gabby and Logan fleeing on the rocket packs used during the adventure with Fin Fang Foom. Hill has Logan's destroyed, causing him to crash into Central Park, and driving him feral with rage. Gabby tries to calm him down, but in his current state he confuses her with the Gabby of his universe, and lashes out, impaling her on his claws. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s efforts to prevent Ulysses' vision only led to its coming to pass.
    • In issue 17, Tyger Tiger is left in a position where she must cooperate with Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., and turn Laura in to further her aims of bringing Madripoor onto the world stage as a legitimate national and business power. She betrays the location of the bunker where her friends are hiding her, and takes Fury there. Unfortunately, this also ends up leading Kimura right to them.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: A vial of trigger scent mailed to Laura's apartment by Kimura as part of her plot to recapture her later gets used by Gabby to help break the conditioning. Without it, Gabby and Jean would have had nothing to use.
  • No Escape but Down: Laura escapes S.H.I.E.L.D. custody in issue 14 by blowing a hole in the Quinjet she's currently riding in and jumping out. Without a parachute.
  • No, You: After Laura and Gabby get chewed out by an older woman from bringing such a "dangerous dog" (Jonathan, Gabby's pet wolverine) to the park, Gabby immediately turns around and calls her dangerous for failing to recognized Jonathan isn't actually a dog.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Agent Lee's response to Professor Holt opening the box at the beginning of issue 8. The scene cuts away before the contents can be revealed, but it scares the hell out of her and the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives with her.
      • Laura's is much more subdued when she realizes just what that mysterious substance actually is in the box. She only barely manages to get out a warning to Maria Hill before Fin Fang Foom is drawn in by the pheromones it contained, and begins tearing apart Hill's helicarrier.
    • Laura again in issue 13, when she realizes that the water bombers roaring over Daylesville are about to dust the area with trigger scent.
  • Ominous Message from the Future: Provided by Old Man Logan. Apparently Alchemax Genetics existed and were up to the same tricks in his universe, as well. He knows that Gabby is lying to Laura about the existence of her claws, and who knows what else because he met her in his world. Whatever happened with the Gabby of his timeline, it's suggested to have not been pretty: He pointedly asks whether she intends to harm Laura, which Gabby denies. When he later tries to discuss the matter with Laura herself she refuses to even listen, reminding him that this isn't his universe, and she's determined for herself and Gabby to live their own lives, and Screw Destiny.
  • Paranoia Gambit: A subtle example in issue 13 maneuvers Laura into being driven into a murderous rage, wiping out a small town in California: Recent events (burglars, random unannounced visits by Squirrel Girl, S.H.I.E.L.D. raiding her apartment, getting mind-swapped with someone in another dimension) have led Laura to decide it's best for her and Gabby to disappear for a while. When a mysterious package arrives while they pack, Laura decides to move up their departure to the next morning. Then she opens the package and discovers it contains a vial of trigger scent. Laura decides they need to leave right now. She and Gabby head for an old cabin of Logan's outside the town of Daylesville. Right in time for someone to crop-dust the place with the trigger.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: The cover to issue 12 features Logan cradling Gabby's body in this pose.
  • The Plague: During the "Immune" arc, an alien child crash-lands on Roosevelt Island seeking Laura's help. The child dies upon contact with Ironheart, in the process unleashing a lethal alien virus on the island. The virus itself is random and indiscriminate in what bodily systems it attacks, but is invariably lethal.
  • Police Brutality: Bennett, one of the S.H.I.E.L.D agents responding to the attack on Daylesville, wastes no time administering a beat-down to Laura when they arrive to take her into custody, even though Laura is complying. It also makes her Too Dumb to Live, which is pointed out by another agent who notes what Laura is capable of if sufficiently provoked.
  • Population: X, and Counting: Played with rather darkly in issue 13: A sign for a town called Daylesville reads "Population: 30" in the first panel. The splash on page 2 is captioned "The Town Daylesville, CA. Population: 0," with Laura on her knees and surrounded by corpses.
  • The Power of Love: Half of the equation while Jean and Gabby try to break Laura from her conditioning to the trigger scent.
  • Precrime Arrest: S.H.I.E.L.D. shows up on Laura doorstep to take Logan into custody after Ulysses has a vision that he will kill Gabby. Laura, however, will have nothing of it, and chews out Captain America over the idea of knowingly punishing someone who hasn't committed a crime.
  • Prophecy Twist: In issue 10, Ulysses predicted that Old Man Logan would kill Gabby. In issue 11, he does, because S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempt to intervene just creates the circumstances of her death to begin with. However not only did Ulysses' vision not account for this, it also didn't show that Gabby has been keeping a Healing Factor secret from everyone. The twist is revealed in issue 12, when she wakes up and stops Laura from killing Logan in retaliation.
  • Quarantine With Extreme Prejudice: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s reluctant strategy when The Plague is unleashed on Roosevelt Island to prevent it from spreading to the rest of New York City. All roads to and from the island is cut off, helicarriers are stationed over the island with guns hot, and police guarding the island are under orders to shoot anyone attempting to leave. They're fully prepared to taket his to the furthest extreme if a cure can't be found.
  • Reality Ensues: Gabby may be incredibly well-trained in hand-to-hand combat, but she's also a tween even smaller than the 5'1" Wolverine. When she takes on the substantially larger Captain Mooney (who has to bend down to be One Head Taller than Laura) by herself, she manages to jump on him and deliver a solid headbutt. However Mooney shrugs it off and casually tosses her away. Because however well-trained she is, she's still just a tiny kid.
  • Removable Steering Wheel: Played seriously in issue 3. During a high-speed chase, Laura jumps into Mooney's HUMVEE, rips out the steering wheel, and jumps out again. The vehicle careens out of control and slams into a tree, allowing the Sisters to escape.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • After Zelda's death in issue five, Laura leads the Sisters on one to finish off Alchemax Genetics in issue 6. It's downplayed in that no one ( except possibly Mooney) is actually killed, and Laura leaves the Alchemax goons alive for S.H.I.E.L.D. to deal with.
    • Played for laughs in issue 7. Squirrel Girl clearly thinks that they're on this and fully expects Laura to cut down the door to an apartment where a missing squirrel is supposed to be. Laura simply knocks on the door instead.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Issue 17 makes the most overt connection between Laura's background and Pinocchio to date: While trying to determine what happens to Laura's consciousness when she's under the effects of the trigger scent, Jean finds her hiding in a memory of her mother reading to her from the book. Throughout the conversation that follows, the text of the book is juxtaposed with Jean's efforts to help Laura break free of her conditioning. Notably:
    • Sarah reads a passage about how one's conscience is a voice they often ignore, mirroring Laura's refusal to listen to Jean.
    • Passages about Pinocchio's nature as a marionette, such as his strings, allude to the trigger scent itself and Laura's programmed response to kill whatever is marked with it.
    • The final passage referenced in the text, remarking upon Pinocchio's transformation into a real boy and that he's no longer just a puppet, juxtaposes Laura breaking free of her conditioning and literally cutting the last strings that enabled Kimura to control her.
  • Running Gag: Bellona's first reaction to...pretty much everything is to just shoot it. Leads to a Crowning Moment of Funny when she shoots a cupboard in Dr. Strange's house. For winking at her! It gets to the point that Laura yelling at her for shooting everything in sight has become a running gag in of itself.
  • Save the Villain: At the end of issue 1, Laura is determined not only to stop her renegade clones, but to save them as well. Subverted as they are quickly revealed to not be the actual villains after all.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Laura and her group's response to Civil War II.
    Laura: Tell Hill we're going away. Somewhere S.H.I.E.L.D. can't find us. Tell her I know something about her future. I know we're not in it.
  • Seen It All: The citizens of New York City have become so accustomed to superhero battles and alien ships crashing into the city, that when yet another ship comes down on Roosevelt Island in issue 19, everyone stands around taking pictures rather than run screaming
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempts to prevent Ulysses' prophecy about Old Man Logan killing Gabby only end up causing it. Laura directly calls Cap out about it.
  • Send in the Clones: Issue 1 reveals that someone has succeeded at the Facility's attempts to clone her: the Sisters are all clones of Laura, whom she is determined to both stop, and to save.
  • Shout-Out:
    • A variant cover for issue 1 references the first appearance of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180.
    • Two issues referenced the final panel of Uncanny X-Men #132:
    • In issue 4, Dr. Strange has a painting hanging on his wall in one scene that reproduces the cover of Secret Defenders #1.
    • The variant cover for issue 9 is one of several "Reenactment" covers issued by Marvel honoring the original Civil War event. The cover for All-New Wolverine references the cover to issue 42 of the 2003 Wolverine series.
    • The cover for issue 11 is a nod to the cover of Wonder Woman: The Hiketia.
    • The cover for the first annual references the poster for Reservoir Dogs.
    • Captain Ash's ship is named S. S. Yost, in reference to X-23 co-creator Christopher Yost.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Laura delivers an epic one to Kimura in issue 18:
    Laura: "I'm not X-23. I'm not your experiment. I'm not your @#$%ing property! You are the last person who will ever think they can own me. No one owns me! I'm not a thing. I'm Laura Kinney! I'm the daughter of Sarah. I'm the daughter of Logan." (Laura shatters the Iron Man armor she's wearing) "I'm Wolverine!!!"
  • Spiritual Sequel: "Enemy of the State II," the series' third major arc, will be one for the "Enemy of the State" arc that ran through issues #20-31 of the 2003 Wolverine ongoing.
  • Something Completely Different:
    • The issues guest-starring Doctor Strange, The Wasp, and Squirrel Girl have shown shades of this trope.
    • The series as a whole is Lighter and Softer than would be expected for both a Wolverine-titled book, and a book starting X-23. It still deals with serious themes and character-driven drama, but many critics have noted that it's also simply fun.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: One recurring criticism of the series is that Gabby and the guest stars often steal the show, and at times are more interesting than Laura herself.
  • Squick: In-universe example: When Stark remarks that he's had to sterilize a few rooms in his day, Laura and Carol both express their disgust with him.
  • Status Quo Is God: Invoked by Kimura. Tyger Tiger wants to turn the entire nation of Madripoor straight, but Kimura's interests are best served by the island remaining exactly as it is.
  • Swallowed Whole: The fate of Old Man Logan and several S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives in issue 8 was to be devoured by Fin Fang Foom. Laura decides the only way to get them (or at least what's left of them) back is to dive in herself. Logan's Healing Factor allows him to survive, but the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents aren't so fortunate...
  • Take That!:
    • Fury takes a shot at All-New X-Men in issue 15 when he remarks to Maria Hill he's having agents keep tabs on the O5 to make sure Laura doesn't go to them for help. He snidely comments his best agents are watching a bunch of mundane teen angst.
  • Take That, Critics!: In issue 3, Doctor Strange says Laura is the right person to replace Logan. She says that there's a lot of people who would disapprove. Mostly guys on the internet.
    Dr. Strange: You are the right person to replace Logan.
    Laura: I know there are people who disapprove... Guys on the internet mainly. But I'm not replacing him. I don't really know what I'm doing yet.
  • Taking A Third Option: In issue 6 Laura doesn't want to kill Chandler, but she can't let him escape, either. She doesn't have another means to restrain him, and wants to be out before S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives to take him into custody. No problem: as Laura quickly points out, he can't run without his hamstrings.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: After Logan's death, Laura (naturally) takes it upon herself to keep the Wolverine mantle taken.
  • The Talk: Spoofed by Gabby in issue 8, when Fin Fang Foom attacks Hill's helicarrier after being drawn in by a pheromone contained within a box they recovered from the wreckage of a previous attack.
    Gabby: So this is like when a giant rampaging lizard and a flying aircraft carrier love each other very much...
  • There Was a Door: With no other way out of Laura's apartment after being cornered in Gabby's room by some S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Logan just carves a hole to escape through with his claws.
  • Timed Mission:
    • Laura and the Sisters only have a short window to find a cure after Zelda reveals that she, Bellona, and Gabby are slowly being killed by Alchemax's experiments. Zelda is the worst off of the three, and Doctor Strange remarks that she only has a few hours at best in issue 4. Laura is able to cure her in time in issue 5 with Wasp's help, unfortunately Mooney picks that moment to locate them and kill her, anyway.
    • In the annual: Laura and Gwen only have three hours to switch back, before their consciousnesses are forcibly returned to the correct universe. However if their body isn't there to receive them, they'll end up disembodied. To make things even more complicated, Laura and Gwen must be standing in the exact same place in their respective universes for it to work properly.
    • Laura has only about 48 hours to solve the mystery of the virus ravaging Roosevelt Island in New York before Fury has been ordered to raze it — and all its inhabitants — to the ground.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Two burglars break into Laura's apartment in issue 10.
  • Trailers Always Spoil:
    • The cover for issue 7 revealed that Gabby would survive the attack on Alchemax's bunker months before issue 6 was released.
    • A textless preview for issue 13 posted before issue 12 was released spoils Gabby surviving her injuries at Logan's hands.
  • Turbine Blender: Laura narrowly avoids one in All-New Wolverine #1 when she nearly slides off the back of the Predator drone she's clinging to and falling through its propeller. She manages to stop herself with her claws just short of it. This is a legitimate threat, as even with her healing factor it likely would have killed her.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Issue 8: One would expect a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier hovering over the Bronx would draw a lot more attention than it actually.
  • Waking Non Sequitur: Laura is shot through the head by a sniper in All-New Wolverine #1. As her healing factor knits her brain back together she looks up in confusion at the rain falling down on her, and spends a few moments talking to herself while remembering that's what it is.
  • Wham Episode: In issue 6, the architect of the Sisters' escape is revealed to be Kimura. Also, Gabby has claws.
  • Wham Line: Throughout issues 8 and 9, whenever Gabby asks if Old Man Logan is Laura's father, Laura adamantly insists that he's not Logan, and uses the temporal and universe-crossing shenanigans that led to his arrival in the main universe to brush it off. However when Gabby brings him back to their apartment to recuperate after Fin Fang Foom mostly digested his legs, Logan wakes up enough to recognize it as the place where he raised her. Laura is struck speechless.
  • Wham Shot:
    • At the end of issue 6 Bellona is speaking to the mastermind behind the sisters' escape. The last panel reveals it to be Kimura.
    • The last page of issue 11 is a splash of Logan impaling Gabby on his claws.
    • Issue 14: Bellona is back. And working for Kimura.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Many reviewers have noted a similarity between the first couple issues of All-New Wolverine and Orphan Black, to mixed reception.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Logan — the trope namer himself — appears in issues 1 and 7 as a pair of dream sequences/flashbacks, while Old Man Logan appears in #s 8-12.
    • You could also take the title itself as a meta example of this trope, since the Wolverine suggested isn't the one most people are familiar with.
    • Inversion: Marvel heroes such as Wasp, Strange, and Squirrel Girl appear to help establish the title.
  • Womb Level: Laura spends the first part of issue 9 spelunking inside Foom's digestive track to find Old Man Logan.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • In the first issue Laura has a flashback of Logan giving her a speech on why her choice not to kill a drug dealer wasn't a bad thing, and why she was a better person than he himself was. Despite all she'd been through, which Logan flat out calls worse than anything he's ever dealt with, she's nowhere near as mean as him.
    • She's determined to make sure that Gabby recognizes this about herself, as well, and avoid all of the pain and hardship she went through during her efforts to recover.
  • You're Not My Father: Upon learning that Old Man Logan has gone missing while on a mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. in issue 8, Laura has this reaction by adamantly insisting that he is not her Logan. She does warm up to him more in issue 10, but by the end of issue 12 any chance of an amicable relationship is pretty much dashed.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: When Laura tells Gabby they're headed to an old cabin of Logan's, Gabby wryly remarks that it sounds like the beginning of a horror movie and begins snarking about zombie hordes. Unfortunately it turns out to be prophetic after a fashion: A formation of water bombers dust the town with trigger scent, and the mindless rampages it induces in Laura could be quite comparable to one.

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