Old Man Logan #1

Old Man Logan #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 32
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Fifty years from now, Logan -- the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine -- will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe's villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan's closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks...that eventually went on to slaughter Logan's wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he's going to s more

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Sammy Rendon Feb 5, 2016

    An extraordinary first issue with alot of great promise yet to be seen. Wolverine/Logan fans will be pleased with this one! Its epic! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 28, 2016

    By the iconic end to the book, Lemire and Sorrentino have created the next great chapter to the Old Man Logan saga. If what happened at the end of this book is any indication of whats to come, this is going to be a violent, amazing ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jan 28, 2016

    Old Man Logan is back, and he's been seen in other spots around the Marvel Universe. With Old Man Logan #1, he has top billing and provides the insightful narrative that is present in the caption boxes. This is his book, and Lemire, Sorrentino, Maiolo, and Petit are simply here to help relay the details. Readers who loved the adventures of Wolverine once upon a time are going to find something to enjoy in this book, as will fans who have yet to call the clawed Canuck one of their faves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 7, 2016

    Marvel's recent relaunch has made me enjoy some books that I normally would not care for. I really like All-New Wolverine and I like Old Man Logan just as much. This is the start of a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Jan 29, 2016

    I am acomplete and utterWolverine fan, I know that. I'm not ashamed to admit it. So even despite my high expectations, this first issue delivered for me.Whether the series will continue to do so, I have no idea, butOld Man Logan is off to a bloody strong start and I have high hopes for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Feb 2, 2016

    Undoubtedly the best scene comes at the bottom of page sixteen. In a flashback to a future that will now never come, Logan is riding across a sun-kissed canyon with son Scotty saddled behind him, both bitter at Black Butcher for the bullys cruelty on the previous page. When asked by his boy why he just walked away, why he didnt stand-up and fight back, Logan replies, Im just one man, Scotty. What can I do? I cant change the world. Such perfectly plays with the readers knowledge; we know that he can indeed change the world because in Miller and McNivers original Old Man Logan thats exactly what he did. Such a defeatist dialog is, in context, an excellent and empowering exhortation by Lamire regarding the proper response to cruelty of all kinds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Chris Sizemore Feb 4, 2016

    The art is perfect for this comic in my opinion. The darkness and grittiness of it really lends itself to the dark path Logan is heading down. The story is great and I can't wait to pick up the next one. Just be careful after reading this book, it may cause you to go right out and buy Mark Millar's Old Man Logan trade paperback if you don't already have it"as it did to me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 29, 2016

    A great start to re-introducing this character after the events of Secret Wars. The choice to give him severe memory loss is a little jarring, but the strong writing and art make up for any short comings in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 27, 2016

    Old Man Logan #1 was a great and promising start to the series. Lemire establishes the main character very well, introduces the idea of what the series will be about, and has some stellar artwork to go alongside his wrting. In comparison to most of the other Marvel titles, this is the one I'm most excited about going forward. It has shown a lot of potential for excitement in the future, so here's hoping it delivers on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - David Luzader Jan 29, 2016

    Quick to the point and not afraid to show its claws, this book is a must for Wolverine fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 27, 2016

    The previous Old Man Logan comic proved to be a disappointment, but it looks like the follow-up will do justice to this troubled, grizzled version of Wolverine. The strong visual design and neo-noir tone immediately help distinguish the series, while the story finds the focus and momentum that was lacking last time around. This is a promising start for Marvel's newest X-Men comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jan 28, 2016

    I enjoyed this more than I expected. It's a lot darker than the other Marvel I'm reading which is a nice contrast. They did a great job in letting you get to know Logan, it's also very clear he's a very different man to the main timeline's Wolverine. I can't quite get over the random fat Spidey though. It would also be nice to have a few more supporting characters eventually. The art is excellent and gory (for a Marvel comic) and if you're a fan of comic art that alone is reason to get this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Feb 1, 2016

    New versions of old faces are falling through the cracks in reality left in the wake of convergence. Lemire and Sorrentino have leapt on one of the most interesting ones to offer up a comic that feels both tied to the wider world and in a category all of its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Jan 29, 2016

    Old Man Logan#1 is the extremely dark mirror to the classic "Days of Future Past" storyline as Wolverine doesn't sheathe his claws and abandon violence to bring hope to mutants and the world, but decides to take revenge on the people responsible for destroying his family beginning with a Z-level villain, who hithis son. He is giving into his primal nature, and this could have consequences for his future and the Marvel Universe's if some his plans come to fruition. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino say, "No more nice Wolverine!" and go from almost lethargy to wicked revenge at the touch of a dial. Having Wolverine back as a killer (And not under any Hand mojo or mind control.) is a risky move, and hopefully Lemire and Sorrentino will continue to show the psychological effects of his actions and not just turn him into theaging Canadian superhero from an alternate future Jason Voorhees. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Feb 1, 2016

    If you missed Logan, you should check out this book, particularly since the creative team has a track record of outstanding work. The lead is a flawed man seeking forgiveness for his sins by erasing those who will come to cause him harm, which is a dangerous moral edge, but one on which Wolverine has danced his entire career. Welcome to the Marvel Prime Earth, Logan. Hope you survive the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 29, 2016

    Old Man Logan #1 gives us an intriguing look into just how Logan got to this All-New All-Different universe and what his goals are now he's here. It also does a wonderful job of bridging this with the characters life during the Wasteland, and although there is room for improvement, it shows a lot of promise moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 30, 2016

    "Old Man Logan" launches with a very strong first issue. The premise is a straight-up revenge story and this comic is a good first step. Reading "Secret Wars" or the arc, "Old Man Logan" don't seem to be required to come into this comic. This means anyone can pick this comic book up, which is a good thing. The comic will set you back five dollars but the story is a good one. The artwork really struggles in the opening pages, but picks up, especially with the grizzly images at the book's end. This is definitely a strong offering and looks to be a serious to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 27, 2016

    OLD MAN LOGAN was a solid start to the series. I'm glad we get to see Logan in the MU during that 8 month "blank" period. It will be nice to see how his story plays out. Lemire, Sorrentino, and Maiolo really do a fine job in this opening issue and if you enjoyed the original Millar and McNiven story, you'll really like this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 30, 2016

    At the end of the day, I think that the good things about this issue are really, really great. It will be fun to see how a Logan shaped by a different life of tragedy will fit into a new world and to see if the chance at avoiding that tragedy will make him more a monster, or more a hero? Does Wolverine only become a hero if he's trying to atone? And if he's not trying to atone for his sins but prevent pain, what kind of person will he become? It's an interesting idea, and if the series can minimize the overused Wolverine tropes and maximize this approach, then we could get a classic story here. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Corey Spanner Jan 27, 2016

    The story was fun to read, especially for fans of the original OLD MAN LOGAN run. However, it doesn't quite feel like anything revolutionary yet. It has a chance to fall into the rut of simply giving backstory to an old tale rather than telling a new one. Lemire and Sorrentino have the style to produce an engrossing book, but time will tell whether or not the story stands out among the rest. Read Full Review

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