Appearing in "24 Hours"
- Silver Fox (First appearance; corpse) (Only in flashback)
- U.S. Navy (Referenced)
- Madame Joy (Last appearance)
- Inga (one of Madame Joy's girls) (Only appearance)
- Dr. Fong (Mentioned)
- General Ngoc Coy (Mentioned)
- Tyger Tiger (Jessan Hoan) (Mentioned)
- Prince Baran (Mentioned)
- Chancellor Ranjamaryam (Mentioned)
- Aldo Ferro (Behind the scenes in flashback)
Races and Species:
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "24 Hours"
At a seedy bar in Madripoor's lowtown, Logan spends time away from his regular friends in the area. As a fight breaks out in the bar, he thinks back to a time in the past, during his days living in Canada when Sabretooth raped and murdered his love Silverfox.
Taking the lifeless body of Silverfox into the bar that he and Sabretooth frequented, Logan is shocked to hear Sabretooth's admission to the crime, telling him that he doesn't play or accept no for an answer. When Logan's temper starts to flare up, the bartender tries to get Logan to forget about starting a fight over an Indian
As the bar brawl gets too close for comfort, Patch stops the fight and warns the two men from continuing as they would have to face him. The men smartly take Logan's warnings and he soon leaves the bar, scaling the rooftops of Madirpoor his mind drifting back to those early days after Silverfox's death.
Furious over the death of Silverfox, Logan pounces on Sabretooth, attacking him with all his fury. Sabretooth however easily overpowers the younger Logan, and beats on him. A beating that Logan will realize years later was a lesson to teach Logan who was the stronger of the two.
Logan's thoughts are interrupted when he overhears a man and woman being attacked by Lowtown muggers. The man, a US Navy officer, has been knifed in the gut and the woman is about to be raped by the goons that are slowly circling around her. Logan jumps into action, and easily sends the cowardly thieves fleeing from the scene. Realizing that the man will bleed out if he isn't taken to medical attention soon, Logan tells the woman that he knows where they can get help and encourages her to follow him.
Logan recalls how the battle went those many years ago, when Sabretooth beat him into submission, smashing him through the wall of the bar and beating him with the broken pieces of wood until he passed out under a pile.
Patch takes the wounded sailor and his date for the night to the brothel owned by Madame Joy, who takes them in to get the man medical attention. Seeing that Jessica Drew is there, she and Patch are shooed out by Joy who needs privacy to heal the wounded man. Outside, Logan takes note of the home that Jessica and Lindsay have made out for themselves in Lowtown and is invited in.
Sabretooth would go digging through the woodpile to find Logan's body and find to his shock and frustration that his involuntary sparring partner had fled into the wilderness and is now trying to escape by climbing a nearby mountain.
Inside the apartment owned by McCabe and Drew, Patch learns that it was given funding and converted into their new investigation firm Drew & McCabe restorations thanks in part to Prince Baran. Logan explains to them that Baran likely helped out and placed them near Madame Joy (whom is under Baran's thumb) to be his eyes in Madripoor, a neutral party to keep General Coy and Tyger Tiger's criminal operations in check and make sure they don't clash. When Drew takes exception to this, Logan tells him that if they want out, they know how to leave the country, but until then they have to play by the countries rules. He then departs, when they ask where he is going, he tells them that he has to deal with personal business.
Logan makes it to the top of the mountain to find Sabretooth up there waiting for him. Sabretooth offers him an ultimatum: crawl on his belly like a whipped animal, or get on his feet and fight like a man.
Logan travels to upper-town and pays a visit to Captain Tai, who has heard about his exploits in Lowertown and cautions him about stirring up trouble in Lowertown. Logan tells him he'll consider the advice, and learns that the man he is searching for has been reported dead. Which means nothing to him, because Wolverine is also believed to be dead as well and finds the reports hard to believe. As he leaves, Tai shocks Patch when he wishes him a happy birthday.
Logan battles fruitlessly against Sabretooth in the Canadian wilderness. As the two battle, Sabretooth's superior strength easily overpowers Logan and Logan soon realizes what it's like to be beaten, how to know fear, and lastly, and most painfully, how to be hurt. Sabretooth easily trounces him in the fight, beating him into utter submission.
Patch is stalking around Lowertown once again, aware that he is being followed. Spotting Jessica Drew wandering around, he pulls her aside and she confides that she and the others are worried about him. Logan tells them that there will be nothing to worry about come midnight, however Drew insists on following him around. They are soon ambushed by some Lowertown thugs in a car armed with automatic weapons. Drew and Logan dive to safety, however Logan makes a dive at them and his attackers light him ablaze with a flame thrower and shoot him, causing him to crash into the water below the docks, leaving the men to believe him to be dead.
Sabretooth rouses Logan up and is about to tear out his throat when Logan, with the last of his strength manages to knock the two of them off a cliff.
Jessica Drew fishes out Logan from the harbor and tries to get him to tell her who is coming to get him, however Logan refuses to comply and learns that his attackers are nowhere to be found, as though someone took them out for them.
Sabretooth revives on top of the unconscious Logan. Looking down at him he tells him that this is the way it has to be.
Logan tracks the scent of his attackers to the Princess Bar and finds their empty vehicle. Smashing into the bar he finds his attackers murdered and wrapped up with bows. On their corpses is a note from Sabretooth that reads "Nobody kills you but ME - Especially Today!. Reading the note Logan crumples it up vowing that Sabretooth will fail if Logan gets him first.
A classic tale of Wolverine from the powerhouse creative team of Chris Claremont, John Buscema and Bill Sienkiewicz — now in sensational 3D! It’s Logan’s birthday in Madripoor — and as he does every year, he’s reflecting on an earlier birthday and a crucial chapter in his long and bloody rivalry with Sabretooth! Prepare for an early and iconic journey into Wolverine’s savage past, from a time when his memories were gone and his history was shrouded in mystery — and featuring one of the most tense and personal Wolverine vs. Sabretooth fights you’ve ever seen! Only now, Logan and Creed will leap from the pages before your eyes — just watch out for their claws! Polybagged with a pair of 3D glasses! Reprinting WOLVERINE (1988) #10.
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
- At this point Wolverine and the X-Men were believed to be dead circa Uncanny X-Men #221 a fact that Logan wanted to maintain while operating in Madripoor.
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