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Review Group Wolverine: Giant Size Old Man Logan

48THRiLLS had the pick for new comics shipping September 23rd and he selected Wolverine: Giant Size Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. {nomultithumb}




The Review Group is a collection of posters who get together and review a new comic each week that we each take turns selecting. Our threads can be found in The Outhouse’s News Stand forum and is open for anyone and everyone to participate in.

The most sure fire way to get the Review Group all in a tizzy is for someone to pick a Mark Millar book.  Everything just devolves into pure chaos, we're still waiting on word of a definitive body count as it doesn't appear that everyone has made it out alive.
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Review by House of J

Ok, I won't rehash my observation that we are now apparently getting less for our $5 now than we were even just a month or two ago and go straight to the review:

Man, this book totally surprised me. I never expected such a thoughtful and poignant conclusion (?) to the OML storyline--when the two page SNIKT! happened last issue, I assumed this would just be a bloody panoply of chopped up, sliced-and-diced Hulkage, but Millar does a 180 here, or maybe even a 190, and turns everything you think you know about the character on its head.

On the way to kill some Hulks, Logan remembers his wife always loved Zen gardening, and thus begins the 12 pages of silent meditation panels. Usually I get peeved when an artist uses the same image over and over panel after panel, but this sequence really captures how it would feel to sit still and not think for days on end.

Logan has finally popped his claws again, and it is ironic that he uses them here to gently rake sand into swirling patterns that are reminiscent of the contours of Professor X's bald head, leading him to remember simpler days in the past and some money he hid someplace.

At first Logan is too intent on building the new Hulk school to realize he could've just paid off Banner with the money, when they both realize it at the same time it's a hoot. But when all is said and done, there are too many memories of good times and so Old Man Logan rides an old-timey bicycle out of town in the middle of the night.

Millar defied all my expectations here, and has promised to send me $2 in the mail to make up for the price.

I give this an 11.
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Review by 48THRiLLS

Is it possible to really like something but still be disappointed? That is sort of how I felt about this after reading the conclusion. First off the art is amazing, McNiven is so good... he is always a treat to read, I can't remember ever being disappointed by him. The story is pretty great and exactly what I was hoping for... lots of action, blood, cow guts, Hulk's upset tummy, really good stuff. My only problem is the ending, I was hoping for an ending and got a beginning. I am not sure how I wanted this to end, maybe I didn't want it to end but I expected something and got what we got which I won't spoil and while it intrigues me, I think I wanted some finality. Yes Millar is influenced by Unforgiven and Mad Max as well and this has been one of my favorite reads in a while and I am sure we will see more.

STORY - 8.9
ART - 10
OVERALL - 8.999999999
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Review by starlord

First I will say the one great thing about Millar's writing in general. It is always an easy read. I mean, I was able to breeze through this entire thing in less than five minutes. That's Millar at his best!

The art was fantastic even if I was less than enthused with all the typical blood and guts that I knew was going to be in here.

Of course I came into this story at the end but did read the previously section. That, alone, made me laugh out loud. For a second I honestly thought this was supposed to be kind of a tongue in cheeck Wolverine story. If it had, I would have given this thing a 9.5 easy. But I guess I was supposed to take it seriously. Who knew?

Oh and for the record. This was no where near the money that had to be forked out.

Story: 2
Art: 9
My Score: 4.5
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Review by Daringd

There will be Blood. My god is this issue a blood fest. 32 pages of death, well 28 ish but still. After a long delay Old Man Logan has come to an end. Was it the greatest ending ever sadly no. Was it damn good fun hell yes. McNiven really shines on the art here, Millar really lets the art speak for the book. I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if had been on time but I can’t complain. I plan to re-read the hold arc soon hopefully it will be as good as I remember it being.

8.0/10
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Review by Dragavon

Why would anybody pay 5 for this crap? Aside from the beautiful McNiven art, this was quite possibly the least interesting comic that I have read all year. Wolverine kills a bunch of people, he then kills another bunch of people, and he then kills another bunch of people. Finally he *spoiler*kills She-Hulk with one swipe and disembowels Hulk from the inside.*spoiler*  It was so predictable.

Art 9/10
Story -3/10
Total 3/10
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Review by Old Man

Marvel has screwed me for the last time! Nobody screws Old Man and cares to tell about it. They have stolen my identity and added Logan. I will be suing them to regain the rights to my name. And if I don't live long enough to do so, my heirs will sue them.

SPOILERS AHEAD, beech trees. But if you haven't read the comic, you shouldn't be ruining the reading experience by reading reviews anyway, putzes.

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Wolverine Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1 (or is it Giant-Size Wolverine Old Man Logan #1, as it would seem from reading the cover? Somebody go check the indicia!)

Written by Mark Millar, drawn by Steve McNiven. There are 14 other names listed in the credits, but these are the only two that are needed. Looking at the pencil examples that are in the book, I can see no reason for the pencils to be inked, and no reason why the book needed to be in color. And Millar could have done the lettering using the same computer on which he wrote the story. The rest of the creators simply weren't needed, not even the artists for the variant covers, as variant covers are an abomination. And all those editor types are just hangers on who wish to share in any possible glory that might be found from working in comic books.

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Here are the problems I have with this comic book. Some are minor.

The book is 64 pages, which seems to promise a boatload of joy, but there are only 32 pages of story. There is 1 re-cap page, 17 pages reprinting variant covers, 4 pages of original pencils, and 10 pages of ads. The 'extra' material of 17 variant covers feels like a spit in the face of collectors who can't afford to buy the variant cover books. "Here they are, losers! Dontcha wish you had them?"

Re-cap page: Though not actually a problem, the re-cap page offers much more information than is needed to enjoy this story. All that you need to know to read this story is that it is a future story where civilization has broken down, The Hulk's family has killed Wolverine's family, and Wolverine is on the prowl. It's nice that the extra information is offered for those who can't remember what has gone on before.

Page 1: The Hulk's kinfolk are trying to wash blood out of their clothes. They are standing waist deep in water and splashing their shirts to remove the blood. This doesn't make sense, because they are already wet and the water is deep enough for them to submerge, so they should have. It would be so much faster that way. It can't be that the water is too cold, because they are already in up to their waists.

Page 4: Inside Stark's Bar, one of the Hulk-kin mention a Game Boy. As the story is set 50 years in the future (seemingly 200 years in real time), it's quite unbelievable that Game Boy would still be known. And the same thing applies to the mention of the Jim Belushi movies. 50 (200 real time) years from now, nobody will watch that stuff. It'll be like young people today watching black and white movies from the 1920s and 1930s.

Page 6: The blood all over Wolverine's mouth makes him look like a vampire. As the Hulk and Hulk-kin are shown eating human flesh, it would not be a surprise if Wolverine drank blood, but it doesn't appear that way in any other place in the book.

Pages 9 and 11: Panel 3 from page 9 is repeated as panel 1 on page 11. I really hate when artists simply repeat panels...it makes them look lazy.

Page 13: The top panel looks very familiar, as though it is a copy of an iconic pose or a movie poster. Anybody recognize the source? I'm thinking Doc Savage.

Page ?: I forgot to note the page, but it is easy enough to find this. When Banner turns into Hulk, the dialogue reads "...people piss themselves when I get angry." This is writing for the fanboys. It happens all the time. And it should happen at times, but there really isn't much of this type of writing in this book, so it stands out. But it should have stood out more. The lettering let the scene down. The word balloon was plain. The lettering was plain. Even the punctuation was plain. Make the balloon more gagged, befitting a raging Hulk. Make the letters larger, more dynamic. Add an exclamation mark or two!!! (I toldja Millar could have lettered this on his computer as he was writing the story.)

There is blood on almost every page, but not on the page where it should be -- the whorehouse. Them thar Hulk-kin shoulda ripped them prostitutes new holes. They are Hulks, aren't they? Banner even alludes to finding just the right woman to bear his children, one who was tough enough to take the wear-and-tear.

I have nothing against Giant-Size comics, but I don't think they should be used to complete an ongoing story. They should be complete one-shots. I had the same feeling about Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men. It's okay to make the final issue of a story a double-size comic if needed, but calling them Giant-Size and giving them a non-consecutive number that interrupts the numbering of a series just isn't right.

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After I had read the re-cap page and about 5 or 6 pages of the story, I got the feel that this was a takeoff on the Clint Eastwood movie Unforgiven. on page 9, Unforgiven is blatantly shown in one panel where a Fantastic Four Fantasticar has painted on it 'un' and 'given' before and after the Fantastic Four logo, making the word un4given. At the end of the book, Wolverine is drawn to look like Eastwood's character in the Man With No Name trilogy.

The final page of the book shows Wolverine riding into the sunset on the back of a horse with a baby on his back, possible a nod to Lone Wolf and Cub. Would that make this scene Lone Wolv and Bob? You have to read the story to know who Bob is.

Now that Disney is buying Marvel, would that make the Hulk-kin Disneykins? *

There were a couple surprises in the story. The Hulks eat people? Yuck. Banner has the strength to bash Wolverine? Doesn't seem logical.

One aside comment...Millar needs to stop using incest in a story. Icky.

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This is a good comic. I'm not surprised that Millar could write this. He always has this potential, but doesn't often meet expectations. McNiven does a stellar job here, far better than his acclaimed run in Civil War. So many people said how great he was in Civil War, but I didn't see it. There was no doubt he was good, but not as good as I was being told. That was 3 years ago. McNiven is now indeed an all-star artist. I expect he and Millar will continue to team up for quite some time.

I think the coloring is a bit dark in this book. I think the story has a bit too much blood. There were a couple things that didn't feel right in the story. These are minor things. If this was about a character I cared more about, or one that wasn't so damned overused these days, it might have made a larger impact on me. My LCS guy said it is among his top three Wolverine stories. I agree.

I can't give it a 9. I can't give it an 8. So I am left giving it a 7.

Just kidding, Punchy.

8.5

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* If you get this reference, you are a bigger geek than I. Disneykins were molded plastic figurines made from 1961 through 1973. As far as I know, I have never even seen one. I only know of them because of ads in old comic books.
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Review by GHERU

So, when my comics got here today, I went out of my normal reading order to get to this first. I went to my man cave and grabbed the other issues of this story line as a primer, sat down and prepared to be wowed.

Grabbing those old issues was my first mistake.
Did you know that in Wolverine #66 (part #1 - $2.99) there were advertisements for Uncanny X-Men 500 - Incredible Hulk [the movie] dated Summer 2008? Seriously, think about that. Uncanny #516 came out yesterday as well. That means that at least 17 issues of Uncanny (and presumably many other books) came out in the time it took these 8 books to come out, there was a $1 price hike across all Marvel books, and another summer movie season has come and gone. I'm sorry, no matter how good this story might be (hell, Unforgiven did win Best Picture), there is no world that this should be acceptable. Don't forget that this book was so late Marvel had to kick it out of the normal Wolverine numbering system.

These facts did effect my enjoyment of this book, especially after reading it and wondering what took so long? The story was cool, all 8 parts. The art was amazing, the premise and plot were engrossing, and the fight scenes were gorgeous. For the 15 minutes it took me to read these 8 books I was happy. Then it ended way to damn quickly for the price and time it took to publish this story.

GS-OML specifically was at least $1.50 too expensive. Other than the price, I must say that I did enjoy the book. Logan destroying all those Hulks was amazing (kinda makes you wonder why he never could when he was younger and stronger). I must say that the best future character was Banner. Gamma radiation insane, Hulk strong as a human, and kinda funny. I am curious how he bit though adamantium and how Logan but himself (and the adamantium) back together, but that's really no big deal.

Unforgiven was a great movie that I can get right now on Amazon for $8.99 on Blu-ray.

Old Man Logan, for what I spent, how long I waited, and how much I really do like Millar (if you haven't yet read 1985) was a huge disappointment.


Art - 9/10
Story - 6/10
Experience reading this book - 2/10

Total - I'll give it a 6
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Review by thefourthman

What a long title for such a short book.

It's cool, it's pretty, there are some awesome scenes.

However, after the wait and the anticipation, it felt really light... especially with the wide open for a sequel ending.

I imagine this will appeal the same way UC Avengers number one did. People who loved that are going to love this.

It is pretty cool, but there is nothing really there, in fact it almost reads like a fan fic ending to Old Man Logan.

What it really does is make me miss Samurai Cowboy... now there was a western comic done right and it was light on story, but it had moments that... wow! This never really wowed.

McNiven is a freaking genius though.

And really this book was two whole extra dollars for a fucking cover gallery? Really Marvel? Really? Damn that is just stupid.

Although I did say the whole time it was coming out that it could have been priced higher. So I guess Marvel was just making up for lost ground. Really though that was in reaction to charging $3.99 for New Avengers, a book that has suffered because of its price point, while people would have been glad to pay it for this. $4.99 though, yeah there wasn't really a return for the money.

So its a mixed bag.'

For Story I am going a 5
For art I am going a 9
I would really like to deduct two points off for the stupid extra cost, but in the end, I don't think that was Millar's fault and Punchy is going to be mad enough at me as it is, so total is 7!
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Review by doombug

Ever noticed that when the Millar books put out by Marvel are late and they finally come out they are amazing? Except for FF of course. Anyways on to the review.

Wolverine has been woken up from 50 years of being a pacifist and the body count rises fast. I felt like I was reading Dark Knight Returns starring Clint Eastwood and had the pleasure of rereading the whole run before I started.

This is THE Wolverine story. This is one of those books where Mark and Steve both manage to hit on all cylinders, hit on every point and really didn't fail to disappoint.

Sure it seems like a sequel is being set up but at the same time it should be a lot of fun if it's ever followed up on. Banner going insane and what was hinted at was generally disturbing and it's really good to see Logan still has a little mercy in his heart for what happened to his family.

Score: Sorry guys, solid 10 from me.
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Review by Punchy


Story - Mark Millar is not a subtle guy, whether it's Wesley Gibson fucking you in the ass, or Captain America telling you just what that A stands for, his comics have a bombastic charm, they are loud, they are almost stupid, and they are a lot of fun, Millar treads a fine line between Action movie awesome, and Jeph Loeb. Wolverine: Old Man Logan is probably the best expression of Millar's batshit side since Wanted, for the last 7 issues we've seen Logan and Hawkeye traverse an apocalyptic future full of 'Oh shit' moments and shocking twists. But throughout all this, Wolverine has not popped his claws, not once, nary a snikt to be seen. Sure, he decapitated the Red Skull with Captain America's shield, which was cool and all, but IT'S NOT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT. But now, his family is dead, we've had a 2-page spread of a single sound effect, and it's on. Oh yes, it's on.


This book is not particularly heavy on plot, Wolverine basically hunts down each of the Inbred Hulk family and kills them. But it's done with so much sheer bloody violence and balls that it's one of the most exciting comics I've read in a long time, when Wolverine splashes out of the water, when we see his mouth dripping blood, when he rips through that cow, and when finally, he bursts out of Banner's stomach... it's just pure 100% ownage of the highest order. And it's not gratuitous. This is deserved ownage, we've all been waiting 7 long issues (with long waits in-between) for this, Millar has given us blue balls, and now we're... well, this is like the Orgasm. But with Wolverine (Starlord's favourite kind).


Old Man Logan is of course an extended riff on Clint Eastwood's classic movie Unforgiven, where Clint played a retired Gunslinger who has become a pacifist, and this issue is that final scene where Clint mows down a whole bar of Varmints. It's very powerful, yes, it's ownage, but it's tinged with sadness, both William Munny and Logan have been forced to revert back to something wrong, something bad, Wolverine is taking no pleasure in this, it's almost scary. Wolverine has really always been a sort of Clint Eastwood character, he was (initially) the Man with No Name, a mysterious past, nebulous loyalties. If they made an X-Men movie in the 70s Clint had to play Wolverine. And it makes perfect sense for Logan to be played like William Munny.


The post-apocalyptic Western is not a new genre, but seeing it with Marvel characters has been a special thrill, the Giant Hank Pym Skeleton, the sunken Mole Cities, it brought something new I think, a perfect melding. And Millar's portrayal of the Hulk gang as Rednecks was a great idea. I imagine there may be some Hulk fans who are annoyed at how the character his portrayed here, he's an evil, incestuous son of a Bitch, and I was a little taken aback by it at first, but in Old Man Logan, you've just got to go for it, when you've seen Venom Dinosaurs or Red Skull as President, this is small potatoes, and seeing Puny Banner beat the shit out of Wolverine was very interesting. Plus, people piss themselves when I get angry? Genius! It all coming down to the Hulk is a great counterpoint to Wolverine's first appearance, in what is sort of his last.


But then it isn't his last, surprisingly for a book which is full of guts and blood, the ending is actually one of hope, Logan does not kill a surprisingly cute Hulk Baby, and instead adopts it for himself and heads out into the wastelands to rid this world of evil. It's a surprising ending, perfect set up for a sequel, an almost Lone-Wolf and Cub set-up. It also dovetails nicely with Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's run on Fantastic Four, where a future Wolverine was the father to a future Hulk. Millar promised all his recent projects would dovetail together, and it works pretty well, enhancing the experience if you're reading them all, but not taking away from each individual piece. In the end, Logan rides off into the sunset, in a final panel that is a nice mirror to the opening splash of Wolverine #66.


Overall, this is a perfect finale to a strong storyline, we all knew it was coming, we knew there would be carnage, and Millar gives it to us, along with some more unexpected surprises, and an ending which tantalizes as well as wraps up. I imagine that if you weren't following this plot you may feel a little short-changed, as this is mainly an action book, but it is one of the most well done pure action stories I've read in a while, and for me at least, was supreme entertainment. If you read this and liked the flavour, go back and read the whole arc, get some context, and see how deserved this was.


Art - What can one really say about Steve McNiven? Ever since the Sentry storyline on New Avengers, he's been on a roll, getting better and better with each project. Civil War was amazing to look at, his 3-issues on Spider-Man too. But Old Man Logan is his best work yet, and this issue probably the best chapter. He's just magnificent, and he perfectly complement's Millar's script, conveying all the shock and surprise. Some of the best moments in this are just images, none of Millar's dialogue, just McNiven unleashing the beast. Seriously, you won't see better gore this side of Steve Dillon, I've never seen Cow Innards rendered so beautifully (and I see a lot of Innards). McNiven does more than just great violence and widescreen action, he nails the quieter moments too (quiet moments, in a Millar comic, I don't believe it!) The final few pages, you can see the sorrow on Logan's face, and then a subtle smile.

The inks of Dexter Vines and the colours of Morry Hollowell also deserve special props, Vines uses a strong line, and it really enhances McNiven's pencils, and Hollowell's colours are something else, look at all the shades of red on Logan when he's covered in blood. Some of the best art in comics today. McNiven's next project is also with Millar, and I can't wait to see what it is, they really work well together.


Best Line - Millar specializes in 'fuck yeah!' dialogue, the kind that makes you grin, and this issue is full of them. 'Try Me', 'No more Games, no more talking... I'm just here to kill you people', and 'That's for my wife and kids!' are all stand-outs.


9
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Review by Chubbles


This whole arc was filled with several high points and a couple of just 'meh' points as well. This will read infinitely better as one trade or oversized HC since some of the individual issues were very light on substance. The art need not be praised any more than it already has so that's all I'll say there. The killing in this issue was definitely pretty badass. Some of those scenes were great and exactly how I would have pictured it going down. I'm a little pissed that this was left so open ended for potentially a new ongoing but for what its worth, this arc was extremely good and one of the better wolverine stories I’ve ever read.


Art 9.5
Story 9
Overall 9.25
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Review by GLX


OMG! 5 DOLLAZ FOR THIZ WEAK STUF!? BLEH!


In all seriousness, this comic brought the fire. After following Logan's path of pain, he finally gets back to be the Logan that fans love. First off, McNiven delivers his A game with the art. Millar doesn't pull any punches with the writing. The writing is straight up kick ass, that includes some bad ass moments peppered within the pages. It's a strong finale that makes me wish for a sequel. Now, some folks are complaining about the price and the back matter. I won't lie - it's weak. However, this is Millar's best work yet (let alone the best thing that Marvel has published all year). Millar and McNiven earned the $5.


8.8
* out of 10*


Check out the rest of GLX's Spinrack reviews for last week here: http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/4525/600/
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Review by PDH


I feel a review coming on:


Wolverine Kills the Hell Out of Everybody


Around 35 years ago a squat, perpetually angry Canadian took a shot at killing the Incredible Hulk. It was pretty pathetic attempt and that story is only remembered because it's the first appearance of a character whose popularity would slowly build to the point where it would eventually rival that of Batman and Spider-Man. It took a costume change, a whole heap of ninjas and more than a few cartoons to reach this point but Wolverine currently appears in more comic books than the concept of sexual retardation.


In Old Man Logan, Wolverine not only finally achieves his ambition of killing the Incredible Hulk, he visits a bloody murder on his children and his children's children and, but for a baby Hulk he keeps around for some reason (presumably to eat later on) Wolverine all but wipes the Hulk's entire bloodline off the face of the Earth. Take that, bitch.


Having now come full circle, he sets off into the sunset to kill the hell out of everybody else. And that, my friends, is how you write a mother-fucking comic book.


Wolverine is not a complicated character. He's the claw-guy. He claws things. He is the professor of stabbing at the University of Murder. The Platonic ideal of a perfect Wolverine story would introduce us to a bunch of people who really need to get stabbed, explain to us with meticulous precision the full and detailed account of exactly how and why they need to be stabbed by listing each of their atrocities with explicit candor, then proceed straight to the stabbing itself. Beyond that all criticism fails and we can only grade the quality of the stabs.


There is some first class stabbing in this comic. What else did you want? A soliloquy?

Steve McNiven's artwork leaps right out of the page and strangles anyone who still maintains that his work is 'static and lifeless.' It's really not and it will kill you if say otherwise. You don't want to piss this artwork off. It's lifelike sketchiness animates the parade of brilliant grotesqueries who sparsely populate Millar's desolate future as well as anyone could have done. It only really struggles with the more visceral elements, though that is, unfortunately, an important factor with this final issue. I read this right after the last issue of Warren Ellis' No Hero, so perhaps that affected my view but in comparison to Juan Jose Ryp's artwork, the characters don't feel meaty or emboweled enough. On the other hand, McNiven has a much stronger grasp of perspective and it serves him well with this story.


All in all, a huge success and immediately one of the best Wolverine stories to date. Marvel have a great story here that can be packaged as a single unit where the price, delays and pacing issues of its initial publication won't matter. A generation less prejudiced against the modern may even find that it doesn't look out of place next to their old copy of The Dark Knight Returns.


Story: 10
Art: 9
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Review by guitarsmashley


This was a great story, and I can't review the issue on its own merits, was it overpriced? Absolutely. Was it worth the wait? Probably not. Was it one of the best wolverine stories ever told? Yes. Overall this was a great story but it definitely suffered from lateness. It was a great story that couldn't have been illustrated any better.


8.8
for cost and wait.
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Review by Kerny


Wow what a read. Not for the faint of heart or anyone looking for the deeper read.

But I loved every minute of it. From cutting a cow in half, to doing his best Clint Eastwood, Wolverine kicked ass, took names, and made the hulk his bitch.

I can't say enough about the art. Best looking ish I've read in a while.


Millar said he might do a sequel. I can only hope its half as good as this when it comes out


Overall Score 10
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Review by MrBlack


When this story first hit stands way back in 2008, I was surprised at how much I liked it. This was a somewhat different take on Wolverine, and on the Marvel universe in general, and I was eager to see where Mark Millar would take the story. Now, here we are one year later, and it's time to assess where we've been.


The high point of this entire series has been the art. Steve McNiven has been really solid on this entire series. It's rare to see an artist who can turn in killer action scenes and nail facial expressions.

The story is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the plot itself isn't anything new, although it is interesting to see it applied specifically to Wolverine. It would have been more original to have the story end with Wolverine maintaining his pacifist lifestyle, but I don't think anyone, myself included, would have been pleased with that result. We came to see Wolverine lose it and cut some people in half, and Millar definitely delivers here. The story's end is predictable, but satisfying given what the audience had come to expect.


While I ultimately enjoyed this story, it did have a few problems. The part of the earlier issues I most enjoyed were the reflections on what happened to the rest of the Marvel universe, which is entirely absent from this issue. I understand the need for that from a story perspective, but it was still something I missed.


The other, bigger problem is the size of the issue, and the cost. When I picked this up, I was expecting something epic length and extraordinary, and I was disappointed to find that only half the issue was story, and the other half was cover reprints. Really Marvel? This is what you call a Giant Size issue? Half a story and reprints of covers we already have? They could have at least included a reprint of some kind (first meeting of Hulk and Wolverine for instance) or some further info regarding the world where the story takes place. Instead, we get three dollars of story in a five dollar issue. While this doesn't directly flow from the story itself, it did reduce my enjoyment of this final issue, and so it will affect the score.

Overall, I was more or less satisfied with the conclusion to this story. It wasn't groundbreaking, but it was entertaining, and the art was excellent.

Story: 7
Art: 9
Overall: 7 (minus one point for price)
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Review by amlah6

This was page after page after page of holy shit after holy shit after oh my motherfucking gawd!

I had a shitload of fun reading this, it sucks that not everyone else could share in the experience. I loved Wolverine slaughtering hulkspawn after hulkspawn, I loved Hulk naming his sons after the Dukes of Hazard, I loved Old Man Banner being badass and pervy, I loved the fight between Hulk and Wolverine and I loved Logan and Bruce Jr. riding off into the sunset. For me this issue was the perfect conclusion of the best Wolverine story ever told and one of the best superhero stories of the past decade.

Steve McNiven continues his mastery of sequential art and every line on every page made this worth the wait. The book was a bit dark in places however, Marvel's printers strike again I suspect.

Story: 10
Art: 9.5
Overall: 9.75
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That gives Wolverine: Giant Size Old Man Logan a group score of 8.01.  Maybe now we can put the Drama Llama back in its stable.

For further "discussion" about this issue, feel free to join us in this week's thread (http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=138453) found in the News Stand forum where you are also invited to post your own review.
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starlord has the pick for September 30th and he has selected Teen Titans #75 from DC Comics.  Look for the new thread after it becomes available Wednesday morning to post your own review. 


Teen Titans #75


Written by Felicia D. Henderson
Co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson
Co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar and Júlio Ferreira


Come celebrate our gala 75th issue with an all-star cast of Titans past and present! Joining this issue for the extravaganza is new ongoing writer Felicia D. Henderson, a co-executive producer on TV's hit show Fringe! Don't miss this start to a fresh new take on DC's premier teen team!

And in the Ravager co-feature, Rose lies nearly dead in the Arctic when a horrific discovery chills her even more!

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