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Review: Old Man Logan #14

old_man_logan__14Old Man Logan #14 begins a new arc, Monster War, written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Filipe Andrade and colours by Jordie Bellaire that guest stars the Howling Commandos, and after the more gritty stories Lemire has told in the series so far this new arc looks to be a slightly new direction from the past issues as we didn’t get any flashback sequences – are they flashback sequences if they happen in the future? This is the question I shouldn’t ask as it’ll end up in a  time-traveling clusterfuck of confusion that

Regardless, this issue we get to see Old Man Logan interact with some characters that up until now we haven’t seen him have any knowledge of. While the typical “don’t call me Wolverine” line is said a couple of times, there’s something strangely refreshing about the way Old Man Logan handles the situation at hand; and a large part of it is that he’s too old to play games anymore.

The first issue in the new arc does exactly what you need it to do, and sets the story and tone for the next three to three to five issues, ending with a sequence that’ll have you wanting to return next issue to see what happens next (and how the seqence is resolved/weaseled out of). Artistically, Andrade’s style is perfectly suited for the more supernatural elements of this story, and with Bellaire still providing colours to Andrade’s black and white work, there’s a feeling of consistency across the series despite little things about the way our old hero is drawn.

It’s also worth pointing out the first time I read this comic from the review copy Marvel provided to Graphic Policy I wasn’t too fond of the art, but when I picked up the physical copy (Old Man Logan is the last Marvel comic I still pick up in physical form) the art popped, and seemed to translate better from a physical comic than when it was on the screen. Though that could just be the screen I read it on. Either way, this was an enjoyable comic that keeps the consistency of the series so far. It’s not a spectacular issue, but Old Man Logan #14 was good enough to hold my interest and get me excited about #15.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Filipe Andrade Colours: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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