Old Man Logan #2 Comic Book Recap/Review

Old Man Logan #2 Recap/Review: Old Wolverine, New Hulk


Old Man Logan #2 Comic Book Recap

Nobody knew how Banner went bad.  Some say it was the radiation that turned him into the Hulk in the first place.  All Logan knows is that whatever it was that kept Bruce Banner from becoming a monster died when the villains took over.  Something snapped, and he went wild.  He helped massacre his fellow heroes.  Rumor has it that Banner was the one who snapped Thor’s neck.  However, Bruce was a good man, once.  His children, on the other hand… <SQUELCH>

Logan thought if he kept his head down he could avoid the wrath of the Hulks.  He was wrong.  Regrets…. regret will eat you alive.  There’s nothing you can do to change the past…

But that isn’t true anymore.  Logan is back, and it is time to set things right.  It doesn’t take Logan long to find his next target.  He hears a news report that the Hulk is assisting in Manhattan with a major traffic accident.  This isn’t his first rodeo, though, and Wolverine knows that when it comes to the Hulk, you’ve got to come in strong, <SLASH> and it doesn’t hurt to go for the legs.

Old Man Logan #2 Recap/Review: Old Wolverine, New Hulk...

The Hulk cries out in pain, but isn’t afraid of a fight.  However, he doesn’t want to battle here, as there are too many people around.  <THOOM>  The Hulk tries to talk his opponent down, but this only serves to confuse Logan.  This doesn’t sound like Banner.  For a split second he hesitates, then he remember his family.  What this monster did to his children… and the rest is easy.

Another thing about fighting the Hulk… you gotta distract him first.  Then go for the eyes.  However, the Hulk is faster than Logan remembers, and he’s able to slam Wolverine into the ground.  Logan’s healing factor isn’t what it used to be.  This fight has broken his body, and things aren’t looking good.  The Hulk is concerned… this is Wolverine… but he’s old, and badly injured.  Maybe he needs a doctor?

Now this REALLY doesn’t sound like Banner.  The new Hulk confirms that Logan has the wrong guy, and introduces himself as Amadeus Cho.  When Wolverine asks about Banner’s location, Cho amusingly points out there’s no way he’d tell him after all of this.  Instead, he asks Logan to calm down and says they can figure things out together.  Unfortunately, the cops show up.  Wolverine isn’t ready for this, and runs away.  This is all wrong.  Logan doesn’t remember the Banner ever not being the Hulk.  He realizes he has been punched all the way into Brooklyn, and remembers that he knows somebody who lives here.  Somebody he can trust.

He can’t believe he didn’t think of this before.  Once, this guy was the only friend he had left in the world.  Maybe he can help…

<PANTING>  Lucky… arrrr?  Friend?  Wolverine?

Logan finds an arrow pointed to his face, and assumes Barton is here.  Once again, he’s got the right hero, but the wrong person.

Old Man Logan #2 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Old Man Logan #2!

Well this was awesome.  I overall really liked this comic.  The writing is on point, showcasing the classic story of two heroes running into one another and having a fight over a misunderstanding.  Here, things don’t feel forced but rather a natural reaction of both men who really don’t know one another.  I liked this and the accompanying action, and to top things off, we got to see Lucky and Kate Bishop, setting up the next issue quite nicely and leaving me quite excited for things to come.

Of course, I say that realizing this comic is essentially made exclusively for people like me, featuring a series of characters and ideas I happen to be a fan of.  If you aren’t familiar as to why I am so excited over the Hawkeye stuff at the end of this comic, you should check out my review of Hawkeye volume four, but that being said, I’m well aware that not everybody is a fan of this particular iteration of Hawkeye, Logan, or anything else in this comic.  I am, and as such, this comic comes off as big and exciting to me, while others might be disappointed or annoyed.

But I really can only go by my own opinion, and I am enjoying Old Man Logan.  The art is a far cry away from Steve McNiven’s original artwork for this story, and instead Andrea Sorrentino’s art feels a lot more vivid and emotional.  It’s different, but personally I really like it.  I think this artwork functions well to convey Logan’s experience.  It nicely expresses Logan’s emotions and makes us feel his rage or confusion throughout this comic.  This comic isn’t bound to please everyone, but I sure liked it, and personally, I do recommend this comic.  So far I’ve had a lot of fun with this series and think you should check it out for yourself.

Let me know what you guys think of this series so far in the comments section below, and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep rea

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