Thursday, May 28, 2009

Old Man Logan # 72


I just read the long awaited Wolverine # 72 and I think this is the best books out there right now hands down. It's a hell of a lot of fun and it doesn't apologize for it's lack of sophistication with complex dialog and cliche action scenes. This book is gory, gritty and downright upsetting at times and that is what makes it so excellent.

The story is pretty simple, aren't most good stories simple?, Logan is trying to get back to his family with a suitcase full of money. Hawkeye is dead and Logan is going to finish the job on his own. It's pretty simple, but the Red Skull has other plans for Logan. After the fall of Super Heroes, Red Skull decided to take over Babylon, which is Washington D.C. He's a crazy fucker so he's takin' it upon himself to collect the outfits and gear of the fallen supers from the past.

Logan is captured by his goons and brought before the Skull. He is dressed in Captain America's costume as Logan awakes from his regenerative sleep. Wolverine wakes up on the wrong side of the body bag he's been brought in and he starts a fight with the Red Skull. As we all know Logan won't use his claws anymore because of what happened back at X-Men HQ when the fall happened, so he fights the Red Skull sans his adamantium razor blades. The fight starts out bad for Wolverine but as he's fighting he notices Captain America's unbreakable shield on the wall. He grabs this and chops Red Skulls head off with it. Thus endeth the reign of the period soaked skull head dude. (I think that's his lesser known latin name).

Logan is now alone with a suitcase full of cash he can bring back to his family in California. The Banners want their money and Logan now has it. The Red Skulls collection turns out to have another surprise, Iron Man's armor. Logan suits up and begins to fly back across the country dressed as the dapper Tony Stark. The suits low on fuel and Logan, being the intelligent guy he is, runs the fucker beyond E and crash lands short of his home in California.

He walks for 36 straight hours and finally reaches his home to find the Banners have killed his family. Apparently those inbred assholes got bored and killed his wife and kids. Logan is noticeably upset and he decides it's time to drop the Logan bit and retake the badass name of Wolverine. It's time to trim some fat off those inbred sons a bitches and he's just the man to do it.

I can't wait for the Wolverine - Old Man Logan Giant Sized issue. However knowing McNiven we're going to be waiting for eight months to see this issue, but I know it's going to be worth it. Stay tuned for the best book of 2009.


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