Wolverine: Old Man Logan 0: Warzones!

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10

Solid art, interesting story

Ends too abruptly

Comic Info

Comic Name: Old Man Logan

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

# of Issues: 5

Release Date: 2015

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Old Man Logan #2

Reprints Warzones!:  Old Man Logan #1-5 (September 2015-December 2015).  Old Man Logan lives under the eyes of Doom, but when he finds the head of an Ultron robot, he decides he must investigate its origin.  Logan finds himself travelling out of his territory and into lands unknown.  Logan is about to discover that he could have a role in stopping Doom once and for all.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Wolverine:  Old Man Logan Volume 0:  Warzones! is a Marvel Comics collection.  The series is a Secret Wars spin-off title and based on the Mark Millar “Old Man Logan” Wolverine storyline.  The collection features art by Andrea Sorrentio.

Brian Michael Bendis has burned me in the last few years.  I loved his early work but then he took over Avengers and his writing style (in my opinion) crumbled.  Much of what I dislike about Marvel’s lines were birthed from his ideas and his direction.  I decided to check out many of the Warzones! titles and hoped Old Man Logan might be a throwback to Bendis’ solo titles like Daredevil and Ultimate Spider-Man.

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Old Man Logan #4

The story is closer to Bendis’s non-team non-event comic book stories, but it also doesn’t necessarily feel like Millar’s Old Man Logan story.  The Old Man Logan character definitely takes its direction from an Unforgiven Clint Eastwood style character.  The consistency of the character is always a bit off.  He is supposed to be kind of old and creaky but his age doesn’t seem to affect anything other than his perception of the world when it comes to fighting and other issues…him being old seems arbitrary.

The problem with the collection is the problem with many of the Warzones! titles.  The first four issues of the story is well paced and develops the story, but the final issue crams too much into the story.  It involves the story of Secret Wars due to Old Man Logan’s involvement in it, and it then it abruptly ends…leaving Old Man Logan in the post-Secret Wars world.  It needed to be at least one more issue to keep the pacing the same.

With solid art, and a decent story, Wolverine:  Old Man Logan 0:  Warzones! is one of the more developed Warzones! titles.  With knowledge that the series was going to continue past Secret Wars, it is a break for Bendis since he knows he doesn’t have to completely wrap up everything as nice and neat as some of the other Warzones! titles.  Wolverine:  Old Man Logan 0:  Warzones! is followed by Wolverine:  Old Man Logan 1:  Berzerker.

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