After Dead Man Logan #1's amazing review it made for a tough act to follow. After a long wait for #2 of 12 to arrive I was pumped to finally be able to crack open the continuation of the Logan / Mysterio story. With a huge cliff hanger ending in #1 where the time machine was rebuilt by Forge and he just ever so casually strolled on into the machine and ended up in the legendary Wastelands, Logan's Home. The lead off of #2 was for sure not a let down with it immediately opening to Spider-Man being chased down by a mob of Hydra Agents ... or shall I say Neo-Hydra. Ew. I thought this was a pretty damn good opening since immediately you're wondering how the hell spider-man is now tossed up in all this. Makes sense with the history with Mysterio but there haven't been any spider-man sightings in Old Man Logan since the early issues. They for sure leave you wondering what the hell is going on because after you flip the page it's spider-man getting lit up to a for sure death ... but then only to find out it was just Mysterio showing off his digs. Great to see him in action since this was what started the end of Wolverine in the beginning of Old Man Logan. This had me pumped for what else was to come in issue #2 ... but was it just a great start that lead to a let down? ...
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.
If you haven't watched this unreal trailer yet ... you are 100% missing out. Don't know anyone who ins't pumped to see another Tom Hardy masterpiece. I think they're actually nailing Venom here. Wont spoil anything for you here so just go ahead and give it a watch ...
Watch deadpool whip out the dance moves in Celine's new music video titled Ashes. Make sure to watch it until the end to see the little Celine/Deadpool mouth off session.
The Wal-Mart exclusive Captain America Figurine just went live and is going in and out of stock per-usual. Keep your eyes peeled and click the image above or the button below to go directly to the product page. Good Luck collectors!
Not only is this one of my favorite covers - It's also one of the greatest storyline tie ins to the Doomsday Clock series. If you haven't given the button segment of Batman & the flash a read you should most def do that right about now. Then follow it up with some Doomsday clock #1 which will more than likely be the comic cover favorite #2
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