How Did Blade Get His Missing Hand Back?

Wrap it Up is a lot like my Provide Some Answers feature, which is about long-running comic book plots finally being resolved. This, though, is a more specific comic book occurrence where the plotlines of a canceled comic book are wrapped up in the pages of another comic book series. This would happen most frequently in Marvel Comics, but other companies did it, as well.

Reader Gus B. wrote in to suggest this one. I had actually done this one as an "Abandoned Love" a year or so ago, but hey, it applies to this feature, as well, so let's use it here, as well!

Launching around the time of "Civil War," Blade's short-lived 2006-07 ongoing series was a real blast. Written by Marc Guggenheim, drawn by Howard Chaykin and Edgar Delgado with excellent Marko Djurdjevic covers, the book was a fun series.

It pit Blade against his father, who was obsessed with some prophecy that he was intent on forcing Blade into...

Blade has a clever (if drastic) way of getting out of the trap, though...

After first briefly jamming a stake into his stump, he later called in a favor from S.H.I.E.L.D. (he was working for them as a registered hero) and he got an awesome gun-hand!

That's where Blade was at the end of the series.

He later showed up in the awesome "Captain Britain and MI-13" series by Paul Cornell and a few artists, but most common being Leonard Kirk, Blade is brought on to the British superhero team in "Captain Britain and MI-13" #5 (by Pat Olliffe and Paul Neary)...

"What's with the hand?" you ask?

Well, as part of their incentive plan to get him to join them, they gave him a cybernetic hand!

Thanks for the suggestion, Gus!

If anyone else has a suggestion for a comic book series that was wrapped up in another comic, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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