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Whether in Hightown, Lowtown, or along Buccaneer Bay, every nook and alley on the island of Madripoor has an undercurrent of crime. The most laissez-faire locale in the Marvel Universe, this maritime destination has become a hotbed of activity for thieves, pirates, and smugglers. Read some stories from its shores.


First Appearance

in New Mutants (1983) #32

Legendary creators Chris Claremont and Steve Leialoha introduce readers to the island of ne'er-do-wells and cutthroats! A family connection to New Mutant Karma brings the teen mutant squad to Madripoor’s shores.

“Patch,” AKA Wolverine

in Wolverine (1988) #1

Madripoor was a prominent location in Wolverine’s second solo series, a perfect place for the berserker X-Man to find trouble and lose himself in it. Under the guise of “Patch,” Logan beat up baddies and broke up plots among the resident elite.

The Princess Bar

in Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #1

Uncover more history behind Hightown, and its vast wealth, in this Madripoor-set tale through issue #10. Plus, the first appearance of the Princess Bar, Patch’s favorite watering hole! (Aliases very much encouraged.)

Tyger Tiger

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #229

AKA Jessan Hoan. The daughter of Singaporean bankers, Hoan’s life of privilege and success was derailed by the radical mutant Reavers. Seeking vengeance for their heinous attack on her family, Hoan adopted the name “Tyger Tiger” and amassed influence as Madripoor’s leading crime lord. Today, she is a sometimes-ally of Gambit and Wolverine.

“Showdown in Lowtown”

in Wolverine (1988) #87

A seedy bar packed with shady characters. The X-Men’s resident bad boys, Wolverine and Gambit, stumble into a brawl that’s actually a party. Don’t ask questions—this is Lowtown.

“The Tape”

in Hawkeye (2012) #4

Hawkeye: Clint Barton gets a traditional “welcome” while on a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission to intercept incriminating evidence. The only kind of evidence there is on Madripoor! Madame Masque guest-stars.


in Daken: Dark Wolverine (2010) #5

The battleground is Madripoor in this crossover arc between DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #5-9 and X-23 (2010) #7-9. In an attempt to quash the latest emergence of the Weapon X program, X-23 and Gambit scour the “isle of ill-repute”... where they’re met by Wolverine’s power-mad son. But first, Daken’s rise to the top!

“Enemy of the State”

in All-New Wolverine (2015) #16

Another Madripoor-set adventure starring Wolverine: Laura Kinney and Gambit. The former X-23 is used as a pawn in a bid between her old handler, the psychotic Kimura, and current crime queen Tyger Tiger. Read through issue #18!

The Nightlife

in X-Men: Blue (2017) #6

The de-aged team of X-Men set up shop in the center of Hightown! But a night out on the town uncovers Mardripoor’s illicit nightlife, a dangerous network of super-powered drugs and fixes. Thankfully, Jean Grey has a solution.

An X-Themed Auction

in Wolverine (2020) #9

Wolverine's back in Madripoor for an underworld criminal auction specializing in Super Hero artifacts that will surface more than just bad memories for the mutant formerly known as Weapon X...