Whoever reads the X-Men knows that Wolverine always had the hots for Jean Grey. Maybe the correct statement should be that he loves her very much, but the commitment of Jean to Scott Summers and Logan’s sense of honor have always kept them apart. In Wolverine #75, part 5 of the Fatal Attractions storyline, we got to see how deep these feelings go for the canuck.
Injured, battered and broken from a battle to the end with Magneto, the X-Men are trying to get home in a modified Blackbird plane that allows space travel. Wolverine got the short end of the stick having his adamantium pulled out of his body by the master of Magnetism. His injuries are maxing out his healing factor and life is slipping out of his body.
Professor X can only go to Logan through his mind in the psyonic plane and avoid him the pain of understanding how much damage has been done to him, but the light of death is calling and Wolverine is tired of the battle and of the never ending fight.
…So he’s ready to welcome the light in the form of Colossus’s sister the recently deceased Ilyana Rasputin, who surprisingly pushes him away!
Meanwhile in the outside the X-Men are fighting a losing battle against bad weather and failing technology, Professor X states that there’s nothing he can do for Logan anymore as Jean tries with all her power to keep the plane together.
When lighting strikes, the main hatch is gone and only Jean can keep the other members of the team in the plane as she’s being sucked out by the sheer pressure.
Thinking only of saving his team and the man that has made her have doubts about his true feelings, Jean unleashes the last of his telekinesis and asks them to not look back and save themselves.
In the underworld Wolverine listens to a voice calling for help. A voice that makes the light fade away. A voice that calls him out from his heart. Just in that moment he understands why Ilyana pushed him away.
The voice of his beloved Jean Grey makes his battered and broken body regain the strength to go for the cries for help and just as Jean is about to let herself go to a certain death is Wolverine who catches her at the last second proving how much he truly loves this woman.
Wolverine makes one of comic’s greatest last minute save by overcoming death just to be with Red one more time. If this is not a milestone from the heart and a true tearjerker, I don’t know what it is!
This great milestone was produced by the more than capable hands of writer Larry Hama, penciler Adam Kubert, the inks of Mark Farmer and the colors of Steve Bucellato.