To be honest ... I was wicked sad when I found out that Old Man Logan was coming to an end at issue #50. The storyline was honestly what got me deeper and deeper into the comic world and obviously through the entire Old Man Logan storyline itself which was quite a long one. However, with the way Dead Man Logan has begun I know that I'm going to love the next 12 issues. With the beginning of the story stating that Logan only has 12 more months to live I'm guessing there will only be monthly releases of each issue. Shall for sure be a test of patience thats for sure haha. Before you dive into this post be warned that spoilers are incoming! I'm about to give my thoughts on issue #1 and hope to have you all chime in as well in the comments ... So ... Here we go!
Right away when I opened the page to the same exact place Logan was left at the very end of Old Man Logan #50 I was relieved. You never know when they'll just jump the gun to start a new series and leave out a huge chunk of how the character got there. Blob, Forge and Cicilia luckily came to the rescue and found the old man laying face down in the snow like you see in the image to the left. For those of you that missed the epic battle of Logan V Maestro you HAVE to go snag Old Man Logan #50 and give it a read. For sure a must & then go swoop number 1-49 while you're at it too. I thought for sure with the title being Dead Man Logan this would somehow in turn start off the storyline with some type of Zombie Reginix'd Wolverine that was out of his mind and ready to unleash revenge even worse than before. BUT ... that for sure was not the case.
I was stoked to see once Logan finally woke up that he had a flashback all the way to the Wolverine Old Man Logan days of the wasteland and all the terrible times of the past. The artwork on that flashback is also incredible and caught me staring for a good minute or two. My favorite part was the list he had on his for arm labeling (Butcher, Banner, Mystery, Red Skull). If you read the earlier issues you know he's got everyone on that list but one! Yup ... the one who started it all. Good ol' Mysterio. After that is when he's told he has 12 more months before he finally crumbles. Loved how right away classic Logan heads right out and ditches the squad to get right down to business. Don't think there was a much better place for him to go to than The Bar With No Name. Loved how for about 4 spreads he absolutely crushed everyone like his old self on the hunt for Mysterio's whereabouts. Low and behold the brunt of his problems he just left at the bar untouched ... Miss Sinister started the re-peat of Logan's past by finding exactly where Mysterio was lurking ...
Or not lurking at all ... Just chilling out in the looney bin withering his days away. I never would have guessed that's where he'd be and apparently neither did Logan. I was pumped when Hawkeye came back into the story for some help since in the early issues Old Man Hawkeye and Logan we're a sweet little tag team. Spider-Man gives them the deets and they roll out to the nuthouse ... I thought it was pretty hilarious that Miss Sinister really had to wheel him hard to finally get him to agree. He actually probably still wouldn't have until she told him Logan was en route to slice n dice. The fact that she actually got him out and filled him in on a future that could now be in this current dimension opens up the storyline all over again to repeat the terrible past of Logan's life and the death of all heroes. I 100% won't be mad if it goes down that road because the whole Red Skull hunt down segment of that past/future of Logan's life was unreal. That alone has me counting down the days to snag #2 of 12.
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