WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #2 by Tom Taylor, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Guru-eFX and VC's Joe Sabino, on sale now.
Iron Man, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage thought they had a lead that would take them straight to Wolverine's deceased body, but what they ultimately found was a dastardly scheme to auction off the DNA sequence of Luke and Jessica's daughter, Danielle.
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #2 resolves that monkey wrench in the undercover Avengers' plan pretty quickly, but another mystery arises when a villain and hero from the X-Men corner of the Marvel Universe enter the proceedings.
No Honor Among Criminals
As we mentioned earlier, Danielle Cage's DNA was stolen and offered up to the highest bidder during an underworld private auction. Luckily for her worried parents, no one was interested in buying the DNA of someone who is too young to display any special powers, allowing Tony Stark to swoop in with the winning bid.
However, that doesn't solve the problem of tracking down Wolverine's remains. Not satisfied with only Danielle's DNA, Tony presses the matter by letting the auctioneer know he's specifically looking to purchase Logan's genetic code. Right before a deal can be brokered, Mister Sinister blasts his way into the room.
Of course, being one of the top geneticists in the Marvel Universe, it makes perfect sense for the villain to have his meddling hands involved in a scheme to pilfer the X-Man's body. "You stole from me," Sinister claimed -- but is he accusing the auctioneer of stealing Danielle's information from him, or Wolverine's?
Unfortunately, we don't get an answer, as an unidentified woman makes her big entrance.
Oh Man, It's Wolverine
Before Tony attempted to pay for his winnings -- and before Mister Sinister made his grand entrance -- an unidentified member of the bidding gallery lets the Armored Avenger know she's made him. Try as he might, but Iron Man's voice and gait recognition software are unable to pull up a positive I.D.
Fast forward to our superheroes facing off against Mister Sinister, and our mystery woman reappears. Being a woman of few words, she simply removes the cosplay-style mask hiding her face, pops her claws and slices Mister Sinister's hand off, revealing herself to be none other than Wolverine's cloned daughter, Laura Kinney aka the All-New Wolverine.
If there's going to be a Hunt For Wolverine, then you better believe his daughter will sniff it out and look to get involved. Many of Logan's closest allies (and enemies) have plans to find him and put him back in the ground in Hunt For Wolverine: Claws of a Killer, yet writer Tom Taylor and Marvel cleverly sneak her into Adamantium Agenda.
While Laura has taken on the Wolverine name since her father's death, she will soon go back to the familiar codename of X-23 in an all-new ongoing series for Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative. One can assume Wolverine's return from the dead will factor into her decision to switch monikers, but it's also possible the events in Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda will offer up clues as well -- especially if Mister Sinister has anything to do with Wolverine's disappearance.