Old Man Logan #9 (Marvel Comics)
Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Old Man Logan has been an interesting series to read. It started off as an assumed sequel to the classic Mark Millar and Steve McNiven series, but as it’s continued, we’ve slowly learned that this isn’t truly the case. This is a Wolverine from a different future, as none of the events that are currently happening in the Marvel universe have happened in his timeline. While it’s easy to say that this was made to make the original Old Man Logan just another “possible future” in the Marvel Universe, it also adds to the story of the man who was Wolverine. Not only is he a man from the future trapped in the past, he’s now a man stuck in a universe that’s not even his. It’s an extra dose of pain and sadness to the character, and that theme continues in Old Man Logan #9, which starts off the “The Last Ronin” storyline. Read the rest of this entry
Mrs. Deadpool & The Howling Commandos #3
As a fan of Marvel’s monsters, I was one of the few people looking forward to Mrs. Deadpool & The Howling Commandos. It’s definitely one of the weirder Secret Wars tie-ins, and isn’t at all essential to the main Marvel event. Gerry Duggan and Salvador Espin’s spin-off stars Shiklah, the vampire bride of Deadpool leading a motley crew of Marvel Monsters in a quest to kill Dracula before Shiklah is married off to him (oh yeah, Deadpool’s dead, for now). It’s nothing hugely groundbreaking, but that’s also where some of the charm in this series lies. Read the rest of this entry
Superman: Doomed #1 (DC Comics)
The big Superman event of the summer starts off with this week’s Superman: Doomed. Written by Charles Soule, Scott Lobdell, and Greg Pak (aka the guys writing Superman/Wonder Woman, Superman, and Action Comics respectively) with art by Ken Lashley, this one-shot finds Superman going to battle with a new and improved version of Doomsday, the creature that killed him years ago.
Or did he? This issue never gives us a clear “yes” or “no” as to if the “Death of Superman” storyline happened in the “New 52” DC universe. They do mention that Superman has met Doomsday before and show the Doomsday we’re all used to, but never come out and say if Superman was killed or not in the new rebooted universe. Despite this, I found this issue to be pretty cool, and I love this new take on Doomsday. No longer just a really strong monster, this new Doomsday is a true embodiment of death that literally sucks the life out of everything around him. When he first appears in the Bahamas at the beginning of this issue, he’s surrounded by burning grass and forests, and has already killed thousands of people. Read the rest of this entry