WHAT IF WOLVERINE BATTLED CONAN. (1990)
Script by Glenn Herdling. Gary Kwapisz on pencils. Ian Akin and Brian Garvey on inks.
Sadly, Conan never uses an axe on Logan. And really, this comic is much more “What if Wolverine beat Red Sonja in single combat and she fell for him with some Conan dude for a couple pages.” Well, there’s more Conan on Logan action than that, but it seems pretty perfunctory. Which was often the problem with WHAT IF.
So anyways, yeah, on the first page, Logan beats Red Sonja one-on-one and she at last has to give in to her infamous oath. Note that I’m not in on the lore of Red Sonja one way or another, so you can argue ho’od win somewhere else. Of course Logan don’t swing like that, so he gives her a pass.
Conan catches up with Logan, thinking that he needs to take Red Sonja so that her body can be used to ressurect Conan’s lost love. Yeah, I didn’t buy that either, but you gotta get ‘em to fight somehow. Conan kills Logan, but of course Logan pops back up all berserker like. Then he chops off Conan’s hand.
Conan ends up fighting a big ‘ol demon anyways. Then he gets pushed into a magic portal that pushes him into the pages of X-MEN 137 where the X-MEN are trying to fight for their lives and make sure that Phoenix can commit suicide (okay, maybe they didn’t plan that.) Did I mention that yeah, Logan gets pushed into Conan’s time in the middle of X-MEN 137? Oh, sorry. There you are.
So Conan is off the page, Red Sonja and Logan live on happily ever after. And Conan arrives just in time to prevent Scott Summers from talking Jean Grey into killing herself, so then the Phoenix eats this alternate reality.
No, really, that’s the last word on the last page. I love it.
Good? Bad? Who cares.