Writer: Ed Brisson
Art Team: Mike Henderson
Release Date: October 30, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99
This is it, the end of my boy Old Man Logan, or is it as recent solicitations may suggest? Well lets waste no time in seeing how Ed Brisson, Mike Henderson, and company send this character out after being graced into the 616 when Secret Wars concluded in this SPOILER review.
Last issue concluded with Old Man Logan, Young Hulk, and Dani Cage in a bad spot at the hands of Sabretooth and his crew, yet a little luck and a well placed hammer seemed to turn the tides. We see right at the start of this issue that is exactly what is going down as Dani Cage proved herself worthy to wield ‘the Hammer’. Logan, never one to sit out a fight no matter the odds, or wounds he’s endured, takes his last dose of Regenix, joining the fray and heading right for Sabretooth to give us what we’ve all been waiting for one last time.
The issue moves at a breakneck pace, with the art doing a lot of heavy lifting for the fighting occurring throughout most of the issue, and by the middle of the book most of the characters fates are all but sealed, including Sabretooth and Old Man Logan himself. Logan musters up just enough energy to ask for one last favor, for Dani and Hulk to bring him ‘home’, and let him rest in peace. Once ‘home’ Logan takes his time to say his goodbyes, to Dani, to Hulk, to his family and Ed Brisson does a great job at handling all the dialogue here. Even if this is a character you’ve just recently joined in on the fun with, I’m sure you’ll feel something, because Logan emotion feels very genuine.
The art by Mike Henderson does a great job of going from brutal and battle ready to raw and emotional within a few pages without ever feeling out of place. I’ve found his art style to be an all around great fit to send Old Man Logan on his way ‘home’ and wouldn’t hate to see him continue the Wasteland Avengers book going forward. It suits the characters and the setting of the timeline.
Overall, I was very satisfied, as a long time Old Man Logan fan with the way this series concluded. I thought Brisson and Henderson did a great job of handling this series from start to finish, giving it two very distinct and different arcs, as a long form goodbye to a character I had a blast with but had run his course, what with the ‘real Wolverine’ back in action. The last issue here is a quick, brutal, and emotional read and I recommend it to anyone who has a remote interest in the character.