Old Man Logan #1
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Color: Marcelo Maiolo
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
One of the characters that Marvel decided to bring back after the Secret Wars event was Wolverine or Old Man Logan. Logan has returned to a world that was long dead to him. Waking up in New York and is dazed Logan is confronted by two cops that during a struggle is shot and this brings is memory flooding back. The anger, hate and a family lost. If you have not read the tie in books during the event of Secret Wars you maybe lost. Lemire writes a flash back scenes to help the reader understand the story that Logan will be heading on. Flashes back to is life after the villains have won. His family and is trying to live a normal life as possible.
In this world Logan has had to change his ways. To turn the other check to keep his family alive and Lemire gives us a glimpse of this in the flash back. The Butcher, a small timer in the days before the villains take over now takes great pleasure of humiliating Logan in front of his son, Scott. Here we see Logan inner struggle between the wolverine and the man he must now be.
When Logan comes to realize that has somehow managed to return before the villain take. He believes that he was sent back for a purpose. To stop history from repeating itself.
Jeff Lemire does is best to get you hooked into Old Man Logan but if you have any knowledge of the character it is not overly exciting. If you are new to the character and I believe this book if for those new readers it will get them interested.
The art by Andrea Sorrentino is interesting but I find it to be to dark and washed out at time. I don’t hate it. It may even grow on me.
Old Man Logan is an attempt to keep the Wolverine character alive in the Marvel universe with out calling him Wolverine. Not a bad attempt but lets see what the old guy has left in him.
In the end I give Old Man Logan #1, 3.5 pops out of 5
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