Yes, Old Man Logan has had the Maestro for the past few months – and although I disagree with the ending – don’t worry, no spoilers, It was still a fun ride. Also the Hulk is appearing in the so-so Infinity Wars so pick up issues 4 & 5, Also, Sleepwalker – he’s in that too. Man, he’s just everywhere now that he’s back!
Don’t forget issues 2 & 3 of the new Fantastic Four series also has this cameo:
I told you this series sold like gangbusters – which it did – but I did not read it – which is true. Mostly… I did read and enjoy Future Imperfect and Planet Hulk. They were both hilarious, exciting and action packed – but, as always, paled in comparison to the original. I tried out Infinity Gauntlet – but could not make it through the first issue – as well as Old Man Logan – but disliked that one. A lot. Even though the original Old Man Logan was both well written and memorable the mini was forgettable and terrible. It did produce this MiniMates set – which features a very Maestro-esque Dystopia Hulk and Wastelands Wolverine.
Logan and Hawkeye Minimates
I know this really isn’t Hulk – but it’s related indirectly – so… anyways, TRU has the exclusives to the minimates – and yes to all who have told me about the Planet Hulk Minimates coming out – I have seen it and think it looks cool! Man, I have been so busy lately – but have a lot of pretty grand things to show you guys… I just have to find the time to take pictures and post them! Anyways, this storyline was one of the best to come out of Marvel in a long time – yes, there are issues you can take with the details, such as the Hulk having an entire inbred family – and the Hulk eating Logan at the end – even though he has an adamantium skeleton… but all in all – it was bloody, graphic and awesome!
Old Man Logan - GREAT cover!
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.
Logan loves Kool-Aid! Cherry!
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.
Banner - looking like the creepy guy next door...
I think Logan just crapped himself... I know I would
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.
Logan - tastes like chicken...
Escape from the Hulk
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
1:20 McGuiness Variant - I like it!