Most of the iconic Wolverine solo stories have taken place in Japan, so it’s only fitting that this bumper anniversary story should be possibly his biggest Eastern Adventure yet. This issue had everything you could want from a Wolverine in Japan story, there’s Ninjas (and what a great scene that was with the old farmer Ninja, a great critique of the over-use of Ninjas in comics), Yakuza, Yukio, Amiko and a new Silver Samurai. Add into that mix a bit of Sabretooth and Mystique (which I did not see coming, I guess that means I’m stupid) and Aaron has a lot of stuff to juggle here, but he does it brilliantly. Whilst I’m sad this is his last storyline, it’s great that he’s going out with such a bang, and of course we’ll still have Wolverine & The X-Men to enjoy. The artwork in this book was also very strong, Ron Garney as we all know works well with Aaron on Wolverine, and it’s always great to have Adam Kubert return to the X-Universe, he was drawing X-Men when I first started reading Mutie books so he’s a quintessential X-Artist for me. Steve Sanders did a great job too, especially with Sotocolours, whose palette made each scene look different, the Neon of Tokyo, and the lush greens of the countryside. The Loeb/Bianchi story? Eh, the less said the better… it looked nice though.