clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Wolverine (wearing Magneto’s helmet) stands with Pyro, Iceman, Storm, and Bishop in Wolverine #3, Marvel Comics (2020). Image: Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert/Marvel Comics

Filed under:

Wolverine got Magneto drunk and stole his helmet

And he looks *clenches fist* so dumb

Ben Percy and Adam Kubert wrapped the first arc of their Wolverine comic this week with a battle against a tricky mind-controlling enemy. And there’s nobody in the Marvel Universe who’s better prepared to deal with mind control than Magneto.

So, did Wolverine invite the Master of Magnetism along? Did he ask to borrow a spare helmet? Did he ask to borrow his regular helmet?

No, he got Magneto blackout drunk at Krakoa’s tiki bar and stole it.

What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. If you missed the last one, read this.

Wolverine #3

In Krakoa’s tiki bar, the Green Lagoon, Magneto tells Wolverine that they have so much in common before passing out, in Wolverine #3, Marvel Comics (2020). Image: Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert/Marvel Comics

Jeeze, was Blob spiking those drinks?

DCeased: Hope at World’s End #5

“The problem with stealing an invisible jet,” Superboy says, “It’s your visible...ness,” to Damian Wayne, who appears seated in midair, wearing a  Batman costume in DCeased: Hope at World’s End #5, DC Comics (2020). Image: Tom Taylor, Marco Failla/DC Comics

DCeased: Hope at World’s End is focused on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman’s protégés growing into their own after the deaths/incapacitation of their mentors during a zombie apocalypse. But also it has Damian Wayne in a tiny bat costume and invisible jet jokes.

Decorum #3

Characters in Decorum emerge from a stark black and white ringed portal into a lushly illustrated stony coastline in Decorum #3, Image Comics (2020). Image: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston/Image Comics

I’m starting to figure out what Decorum is about. It’s about an ethical assassin tapping a street kid to join an elite academy of assassins — and also a cult? In space. It’s extremely Jonathan Hickman, but honestly if it was just a dialogue-less art book of Mike Huddleston’s work, I’d still buy it.

Empyre #2

Captain Marvel hefts the hammer of Ronan the Accuser, as she accepts his former mantle in Empyre #2, Marvel Comics (2020). Image: Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti/Marvel Comics

And now, some Empyre news: Captain Marvel took Ronan the Accuser’s job.

Empyre: X-Men #1

[Alien] Plants vs. [Mutant] Zombies declares a page of Empyre: X-Men #1 in bold font, Marvel Comics (2020). Image: Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Tom Muller/Marvel Comics

Meanwhile, in an attempt to atone for M-Day, the Scarlet Witch tried to resurrect every dead mutant on Genosha and accidentally turned them into zombies just in time for the Cotati (plant aliens) to try to turn the ruined island into a staging point for their invasion of Earth. Empyre: X-Men rules.

Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling

A battle between Skrull extremists and Kree/Skrull forces erupts in a drag bar. “Protect the emperor,” shouts one agent. “Protect the hot twunk with the enormous arms!” cries drag queen Krystal M’Kraan from her perch, in Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1, Marvel Comics (2020). Image: Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira, Manuel Garcia/Marvel Comics

Fans of Billy and Teddy — that is, Wiccan and Hulkling, two Young Avengers who are also fiancees — will not want to miss this week’s Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling for the one time every few years that Marvel lets someone do a comic about them.


X-Men’s best throwaway character returns to destroy mutant government


Across the Spider-Verse composer aims to ‘outdo’ original with opera, punk rock, and ‘crazy sound design’


The Kingpin is exploiting immigration law to become a citizen of the X-Men’s paradise

View all stories in Marvel

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon