Review: Wastelanders: Wolverine #1
In a world where it feels like we are living in the end days, dystopia as entertainment seems too real. The Walking Dead seemed farfetched just two years. This has caused many to view the show more like a reality television show than escapist fiction. Needless to say, within this genre, it says more about human beings than the circumstances we find ourselves in.
One of the best comic books that takes place in a dystopian setting is Old Man Logan. The movie version also lived up to the book, giving fans what they wanted, a faithful adaptation. The thing is like like with all adaptations, it left a lot out and the story was too good not to be continued. Steven DeKnight and Ibrahim Moustafa bring back Logan for another ride, protecting the progeny of a one time foe in Wastelanders: Wolverine #1.
We are taken to the Eastern border of the former Hulkland Territory of the Wastelands, where we find out what happened after Old Man Logan, as he tried to find peace, but ended up having to go against the Banners, killing all of them except Bruce’s son. As his trek is not without troubles as he settles in Ghost Rider Territory, who challenge his presence and who all pay the ultimate price for it, as Logan’s taste for blood is still fresh from the massacre in Hulkland. As he looks for food and water, an unexpected enemy pops out of nowhere for one final fight. By the issue’s end, Logan stands victorious as Bruce’s son becomes bonded to him, burying his enemy once and for all.
Overall, Wastelanders: Wolverine #1 is an exciting first chapter to Logan’s adventures in the Wastelands. The story by DeKnight is wall to wall action. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, a story that will have readers rooting for Logan to be the last man standing in the Wastelands.
Story: Steven DeKnight Art: Ibrahim Moustafa
Color: Neeraj Menon Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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