Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Wolverine: Old Man Logan
author: Mark Millar
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.25
book published: 2009
rating: 5
read at: 2017/03/05
date added: 2017/03/05
shelves: favorites, graphic-novels
'Wolverine: Old Man Logan' by Mark Millar with art by Steve McNiven is a graphic novel I had never read but I'd heard a lot about. Since I saw the movie 'Logan' over the weekend, and I'd heard they were connected, I figured it was time to finally read it.

The two properties share a similarity in tone, both being dark and brutal. Most of the superheroes and mutants are gone and Logan remains. Both are excellent stories. This is where the similarities basically end.

The story in Old Man Logan has a Wolverine that is basically a pacifist, and hasn't been known as Wolverine for over 50 years. He is married, and has children and just wants to be left alone. He also wants to make enough rent to pay his savage landlords, and that's where this story starts. He is visited by an old friend and offered a job helping to take a package across the country. When you hear this sort of setup, you know things are not going to go well. They don't.

The road trip is across a vastly changed America, and you do find out why Logan is so against letting the claws out (and he has a very good reason). I'm trying to entice you with this story without giving it away. It's a very good story.

This story would have been a distraction as a movie, and it would have lost it's impact. Additionally, this graphic novel includes characters that belong to different studios, so untangling that would have held the movie in limbo for years. 'Logan' is a very good, albeit violent, movie. Go see it. 'Old Man Logan' is an incredible graphic novel with quite a story to tell. Read it.

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