This has been the best Wolverine issue Jason Aaron did since RRH, Get Mystique, the single parter with his girlfriends, and Insane in the Brain. I have to admit that I've lost faith in Aaron after his so-so arcs recently, but this more than made up for it. A really epic arc in the making.
I've always been baffled with how Aaron left the Silver Samurai and YukioxAmiko subplot unresolved, but this issue delivered a well-plotted resolution. First, we immediately get to catch-up with Yukio, who we last saw fatally injured. In the first few pages, we find out that despite her injuries, she can still kick ass much better than Wolverine. I would like to see a Yukio ongoing, so hot.
As for Amiko, we get to see her with a super hot guy, named Shin. They looked so good together. They're fantastic together. I like that they're cool and on an international modern ninja heist. The sad part is Amiko gets caught, but fortunately Shin escapes. This part continues to build up the suspense and mystery. ShinxAmiko OTP. <3
I love Azuma Goda. The best new villain since RRH Hand Ninjette. He talked about how the west have made "ninja" a conceptual cliche. This is so true that I felt like he was breaking the fourth wall at that moment. I love how Aaron really portrayed him in a compelling and convincing way. I'm not even sure if he's a villain considering his ambitious and well intentioned plans. I'm glad his immediately become a major character in this arc.
The issue ended with Azuma Goda being revealed to be the captor of Amiko. We also find out that Shin is in fact the heir to the Silver Samurai lineage. OMG. I love how I sensed that AmikoxnuSS was so going to happen. I love them together. The best X-couple since KenjixMarthaxSurge.
We also find out that Mystique is back!
Everyone looked hot thanks to Garney, Kubert, and Sanders! I esp. love the Amiko and nuSS parts, both really looked so KAWAII. <3 Easily a 10/10!