Old Man Logan was a welcoming surprise – a futuristic vision of the future that has the villains in control of the country. As cool as that seems – they also made our favorite Jade Giant one of those villains. On the one hand it makes a lot of sense to have the Hulk as one of the remaining Marvel characters in control – because when it comes down to it – who can beat the Hulk? …Well, we’ll have to get back to that question. But they made the Hulk family an inbreeding clan of hicks that bully their territory into paying them rents. The original storyline ended with Wolverine’s family being slaughtered by the Banners and Wolverine, who hadn’t popped his claws in a life-time, ready to get some payback.
And payback he gets as page after page we are treated to gruesome shots of Wolverine taking out members of the Banner clan. He is on a rampage so brutal I can’t even show some of the pictures… but man, it’s freakin awesome to see! So Wolvie uses the Fantastic-Car and a bomb to take out most of the brood. Then he calls Banner out of his cave. Banner strolls out of the cave and the two “heroes” begin to punch each other. Banner says that he wanted Logan to come all along – he’s missed their fights. But Wolverine remedies that real quick when he skewer’s Banner right through the chest.
But that only infuriates Bruce and makes him Hulk out. He grabs Wolverine and eats him. The only problem is Wolverine’s healing factor. As Hulk’s last remaining adult offspring (there is little Baby Bruce left as well) arrives at the cave the Hulk begins to double over in pain. Logan comes slashing out of the Hulk’s innards. The issue ends with Wolverine heading off to take on all the other villains left – with Little baby Bruce strapped to his back.
This storyline was too entertaining to not love everything about it! I’m excited to see if they continue to follow Logan’s return and where this series goes… Grade: A