Friday, May 27, 2011

Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar Illustrated by Steve McNiven YP FIC MILLAR

Wolverine died with all the rest of the heroes, the night all super villains realized that if they teamed up all at once they outnumbered heroes about like 50 to one. However, Logan the man that once WAS Wolverine DID survive, but took a vow never to SNIKT again and lives a life as a peaceful farmer in an America run and ruined by super villains. He agrees to be the eyes for a now blind Clint “Hawkeye” Barton as they take the Spiderbuggy to across the devastated country to deliver a secret cargo. The trip will test Logan on every level to keep the beast inside.

This one has it ALL! Post apocalyptic future where all heroes were brutally murdered: check. Inbred Hulkbillys (Hillbilly Hulks): Check. The Spiderbuggy (Spider-Man’s ridiculous car he built in the 70s that could climb walls. Really. It was sort of silly): CHECK!!! A Venom Dinosaur: CHECK!!!!! Billions of other comic references punctuated with gratuitous (but gorgeously rendered) ultraviolence: Giant Check. The art by McNiven is detailed, rich, and comes alive in the many action scenes. This book is filled with great surprises, especially for serious comic fans. It’s one of Millar’s best works and one of the best if not THE BEST Marvel set in The Future comics (of which they’ve had about 345,236 by now). This won’t be for everyone because of the aforementioned ULTRAVIOLENCE, but if you like your comics hard and gritty and enjoy action and dark humor, you simply must read Old Man Logan.

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