The small island nation of Madripoor may be one of the most raucous, corrupt and dangerous places in the Marvel Universe, so it's no surprise that over the years a number of heroes, villains and ne’er do wells have visited its shores or called it home. It’s currently the home base of Magneto and the cast of X-Men Blue, and this May, a team of fan-favorite X-characters will traverse its High and Low Town districts in search of one of their missing team members: Logan, aka Wolverine.
It all goes down in Mystery In Madripoor a four issue miniseries by writer Jim Zub and artist Thony Silas which is part of Marvel’s Hunt for Wolverine event. CBR spoke with Zub, Silas, and Marvel Editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, about the series, which sends Rogue, Storm, Psylocke, Domino and Jubilee to Madripoor to investigate rumors that Wolverine has returned from the dead. It’s a story that will bring them face to face with new and old villains, and force them to confront and reevaluate their memories of their beloved teammate
CBR: It looks like Mystery in Madripoor, along with the other one-shots and miniseries that make up the Hunt For Wolverine event, are designed to appeal to longtime fans of Logan and the X-Men.
C.B. Cebulski: Uncanny X-Men was the first comic I ever read and I've been a fan for life. These stories really being back the adventure, intrigue and emotional connections that longtime X-heads like me all know and love. And I can assure you, there will be surprises... both new and old. All the Hunt For Wolverine series each contain shocking moments that are sure to leave readers' heads spinning.
Jim, Mystery in Madripoor is part of the overall Hunt for Wolverine storyline, so will it give you a chance to really dive into and explore Logan's psyche? Or is this more of a tale about the legacy of Wolverine and what he means to your cast?
Jim Zub: Each Hunt For Wolverine miniseries has a different approach. Mystery In Madripoor is definitely about the relationships Logan has had with many of the X-Women over the years. Kitty Pryde leads a team to the infamous Island of Ill-Repute to follow up on clues they have for the whereabouts of Logan’s body, but it ends up being a trip into unexpected parts of their own pasts as well.