ByBrad Dee, writer at

Part of the appeal of the original "Old Man Logan" storyline from 2008 to 2009 by Miller was the character of Logan himself. He was a "desperado" who was in alot of internal pain because of his actions. He was the killer of all his friends and had attempted to make a family for himself only to see all of that also taken away from him by the Hulk. He chose to go back to his old ways of being Wolverine, but with the scars that he had, it wasn't going to be easy. In the first issue of the Secret Wars tie-in, we still saw those scars while he was in this region of Battleworld. But, in this issue Logan has left that area and embarked on a new journey that will make him encounter the ghosts of his past.

Old Man Logan #2 is a very quick read, and if it wasn't for the incredible art of Sorrentino, that might have seriously hurt this issue. Bendis is known for dialogue that makes us think about each word that he says, because he usually repeats himself a number of times in an issue. That is not the case in this comic, as you will finish it in about 4 minutes and there is only 2 pages that have a normal amount of dialogue boxes. But, the story still finds a way to flow. The problem is that the encounters that happen this issue seem forced and rushed, and with very little dialogue, we have a difficult time placing ourselves into his mind. Gone are the characters from the last issue that showed us an inner perspective of Logan, and now we have entered the "Age of Apocolypse" with Old Man Logan. Removing him from his signature world seems to have diminished the character and his tragic aura. While this series boasts a terrific visual sensibility, that isn't enough to make up for such a barren story. But we do have an excellent cliffhanger that does make us want to come back next issue, and even though this issue was weak, it does have alot going for it that can make the next 3 issues excellent. I give this issue a 6 out of 10, and most of that rating comes from the art.


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