Sabretooth's Son Is Turning Wolverine's Archenemy's Decapitated Bodies Into Weapons
The following contains spoilers for Sabretooth & the Exiles #5 from Marvel Comics.
Graydon Creed, the son of Victor Creed/Sabretooth, reveals he's been turning his father's decapitated bodies into robotic weapons in Marvel's Sabretooth & the Exiles #5.
Sabretooth & the Exiles #5 comes from writer Victor LaValle, artist Leonard Kirk, color artist Rain Beredo and letterer VC's Cory Petit. At the end of Sabretooth & the Exiles #4, Sabretooth learned that his own son, Graydon, was working with the anti-mutant organization Orchis to open a number of mutant detention centers. To add insult to injury, Victor also discovered that Graydon was permanently changing the multiverse by hunting down and killing versions of his father from different universes. "The last of the Sabretooths dies tonight," Graydon tells his father at the end of the issue while standing behind a wall of decapitated Sabretooth heads.
Sabretooth & the Exiles #5 reveals Graydon didn't just throw out the bodies after cutting off his father's variants' heads. Instead, Graydon kept them locked away and turned them into robotic weapons that obey his command. "I made a promise to myself, once I understood I was back with the living," Graydon explains. "If I succeeded, there would be no Creed left alive, except me. But I wasn't going to waste all this valuable material."
Graydon goes on to explain Dr. Barrington -- who also works for Orchis and previously experimented on Victor when he was stuck inside one of the mutant detention centers -- helped him with this experiment. "The Sabretooths will serve me for as long as I draw breath," Graydon adds. "If you wouldn't be my family, you will be my slaves."
Sabretooth May Be Returning to Krakoa With a Serious Vengeance
By the end of the issue, Sabretooth is aided in his fight against Graydon by a small handful of other versions of himself from different worlds, one of them being a Captain America "Sentinel of Rough Justice" variant from Earth-203. The newly assembled team manages to defeat Graydon before they then take his army of headless Sabretooth weapons away from him. The issue ends with Earth-616's Sabretooth hinting that he intends to take both his variants and these headless weapons to Krakoa, the mutant's safe haven where he was previously imprisoned, to pay a visit to an "old friend."
Sabretooth & the Exiles #5 features cover art by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer and Frank Martin. The issue is on sale now from Marvel.