While T'Challa may be the king of the most advanced nation in the world and he while he may also be one of the toughest characters in Marvel, there are certain rules T'Challa must abide by as the king of Wakanda. So when a baby needs to be rescued from a nation in the middle of a war, T'Challa calls in a favor from Wolverine. A favor from a man who he has had issues with in the recent past and has dated and has sex with his fiancé Storm. But Wolverine being the honorable man he is does this favor for T'Challa without hesitation. Wolverine gets the baby girl, straps her to his chest, and makes his way to her new home where she can hopefully grow up and return to her old home and usher in a new era of peace. Wolverine has to go through the jungles of Africa full of vicious animals and insects that carry disease. But these dangers are the least of their worries.
Logan encounters adult men that only care about their war and children who are strapped with guns who want to kill him and the girl because all they have ever been taught is death and hatred for anything that isn't for their cause. Sometimes Logan would fight, sometimes he would take the long way around to avoid a confrontation, and sometimes he would bribe his way through. Logan knew the easy thing to do would just to cut his way through people, but this wasn't about the easy way. This part of Africa had seen enough unnecessary death and he didn't want to add to the already astronomical death count. Logan keeps on doing the right thing for himself and the young baby he's been charged with keeping safe.
So why this book this week? Because not only is the artwork beautiful and the story is well written, it shined a light on a problem in the world without being preachy. There is war going on all over the continent of Africa and it has become such a common thing that sometimes we forget that it's going on. There may not be much we can do, but maybe someone will come across this story and be more inclined to do something if they can. Or maybe it'll make you feel a little more appreciative of your life in general. Either way, Stuart Moore should be applauded for this story.