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Preview: Dead Man Logan #5 (of 12)

Dead Man Logan #5 (of 12)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH!
• Sin and Miss Sinister have Logan in their clutches, and they won’t be happy until his corpse is picked clean…
• Plus: The fate of Mysterio revealed!

Dead Man Logan #5 (of 12)

Review: Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan is one of the more oddly exciting comics in Marvel’s roster right now. Especially for fans of the original Mark Millar and Steve McNiven story Old Man Logan that was first printed in Wolverine vol. 3 #66-72. It’s a story that is widely held as being a Wolverine Must Read, and so it was perhaps inevitable the character would return in some way. But after nearly 60 issues, and with Young Man Logan returning (in the aptly titled Return Of Wolverine) Old Man Logan is (probably) going to die (for a few years, at least).

With Dead Man Logan again focusing on Logan’s desire to make sure that what happened in his past wouldn’t occur again, we’ve already seen Old Man Logan almost single-handedly go through the Avengers (albeit under the illusion the Avenger’s were villains… which should remind you of something). In a fun and interesting play on the mirroring of the original tale, we’ve also seen Mysterio seem to flip sides; Ed Brisson is adding more layers to this series with every issue – not only does this comic carry a legitimate weight and gravitas to the story, but it’s also an incredibly fun read. There is a great balance between the somberness of Logan’s condition being explained and Hawkeye making coffee (it sounds simple, but just wait till you read that).

Mike Henderson and Nolan Woodard are a solid artistic combination, and their style is one that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. The characters feel unique, their emotions are clearly (and often hilariously) displayed on their faces, which leads to some brilliant visual moments.

Dead Man Logan #4 is a great read, and while the series has an epic feel to its scope and potential, there are a lot of great nods and touches that leave the comic a very accessible feeling. It’s odd, really, that the two sides of the story blend so well, but I’m not going to complain. This is a solid comic, and one well worth picking up (it’s also one of the best Wolverine series I’ve read in a long time). I can’t wait to read the next issue.

Story: Ed Brisson Artist: Mike Henderson 
Color Artist: Nolan Woodard Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
 Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Be-Bop Barbarians

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Age of X-Man: NextGen #1 (Marvel) – We’re getting a better idea of the world and this series is emphasizing the psychological horror aspect of it all.

Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The two cult classics come together! Groovy baby!

Avengers: No Road Home #1 (Marvel) – The next weekly event kicks off here!

Batman Who Laughs #3 (DC Comics) – The first two issues have been great and the introduction of the Grim Knight? Awesome! The series is delivering.

The Be-Bop Barbarians (Pegasus) – Its the 1950s Manhattan with jazz, the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, and Red Scare. Three black cartoonists defy convention and pay the price. And we’re right there to read this graphic novel.

Captain Marvel #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was entertaining and that ending was very unexpected. We’re excited to see what’s next.

Criminal #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was fantastic and we expected no less. The second issue? Yeah, we’re expected the same excellence.

Dead Man Logan #4 (Marvel) – We’re still in to see where this series goes and how it all wraps up.

Hit-Girl Season Two #1 (Image Comics/Millarworld) – Kevin Smith taking on Hit-Girl? Yeah, we’re in for that.

Marvels Annotated #1 (Marvel) – An absolutely amazing package that includes two issues and tons of extra material of this classic story.

Savage Sword of Conan #1 (Marvel) – Solid sword and sorcery storytelling featuring Conan. A definite must for fans of the character and genre.

Wonder Twins #1 (DC Comics/Wonder Comics) – Mark Russell taking on the Wonder Twins? Hells yes!

Exclusive Preview: Dead Man Logan #4 (of 12)

Dead Man Logan #4 (of 12)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

LEFT FOR DEAD!
• Logan’s Adamantium sickness is advancing, and the greatest medical minds of the Marvel U want one last checkup…
• Hawkeye vs. Mysterio! A glass fishbowl makes for an awfully large target…
• Plus: A special appearance by your least favorite X-Man!

Dead Man Logan #4 (of 12)

Preview: Dead Man Logan #3

Dead Man Logan #3

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99

DEATH PAYS ALL DEBTS…
Mysterio means to set in motion the massacre at the crux of Old Man Logan’s apocalyptic future timeline. But who is pulling his strings? The master of illusion’s newest benefactors will surprise you!

Dead Man Logan #3

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Captain America #6

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

American Carnage #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – The first issue was a solid set up of a former FBI agent who has to go undercover in a white supremacist organization. We’re intrigued and excited by this series and can’t wait to read more.

Black Badge #5 (BOOM! Studios) – One of the best new series this year! Basically, Boy Scouts who are recruited into doing black ops.

Captain America #6 (Marvel) – The first story arc wraps up and its hinted at something big happening. We’ve loved this series and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Dead Man Logan #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic and though this seems like on surface another “lets kill a hero and make some money” event, so far, it’s exceeded expectations.

Extermination #5/Infinity Wars #6/Spider-Geddon #5 (Marvel) – These three are on the list for the same reason… We want to know how they end!

Freedom Fighters #1 (DC Comics) – Head to Earth X for superheroes punching Nazis!

Hardcore #1 (Image Comics) – From Image and Skybound this new series written by Andy Diggle with art by Alessandro Vitti is about a program where anyone’s body can be taken over making them into human drones to target the bad guys. Interesting concept. We’re in.

Livewire #1 (Valiant) – The character takes the spotlight and we’ve already had lots of praise of this issue.

Preview: Dead Man Logan #2

Dead Man Logan #2

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Mysterio means to set in motion the massacre at the crux of Old Man Logan’s apocalyptic future timeline. But who is pulling his strings? The master of illusion’s newest benefactors will surprise you!

Dead Man Logan #2

Mini Reviews: Books of Magic, Dead Man Logan, Daredevil, and More!

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Shean

Dead Man Logan#1 (Marvel)* – We find Logan dying as he searches for Mysterious. We also find Miss Sinister working against him as she is two steps ahead. By issue’s end, we see an old enemy has reemerged and it’s up to Logan to stop them. Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Ryan C

Heroes In Crisis #3 (DC Comics)** – Tom King is doing his “Tom King Thing” here — all stilted dialogue, “jump-cut” scenes out of chronological order, other easily-spotted script gimmicks — but at least the Lee Weeks guest art is nice. Regular artist Clay Mann does the first and last pages, and while they look fine, they point to the essential flaw in today’s “assembly-line” comics, namely : even with a mini-series, deadline crunches ensure that no smoothly self-contained visual “flow” is possible. Things here appear headed in a very uninspiring direction, indeed. Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

Books Of Magic #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo)** – Tim Hunter gets chased around by some entities, and that’s about it. Tom Fowler’s art is nice enough, if bland, but there’s no excusing the laziness of Kat Howard’s script. Two issues in, this feels like a series where the writer isn’t even especially trying. Overall: 1.0 Recommendation: Pass

Come Into Me #4 (Black Mask Studio)** – The long production delays this mini-series suffered didn’t help matters much, but even leaving those “off the table,” this body-horror story comes to a flat, predictable conclusion. Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler do a lot of good work, but they never seemed to throw their full creative weight into this one, so it’s just as well that Piotr Kowalski’s always-exceptional art at least made each issue worth looking at. That’s about all you can say in its favor, though. Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

House Amok #3 (IDW/Black Crown)** – Another “up” in this “up-and-down” conspiratorial horror series sees writer Christopher Sebela rebound nicely from a lackluster second issue and set things up for what could/should be a pretty solid conclusion next month. Shawn McManus’ art has been strong throughout, and that continues here, so in the final analysis maybe the previous installment will just prove to be a little bump on an otherwise-superb ride. Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

 

Mr. H

Daredevil #612 (Marvel)* – Well here we are true believers. The last stop for ol Hornhead. Daredevil might have been enjoying a renaissance via his Netflix show (which season 3 is the best, come at me bro) but his comic books have always ranged from pretty good to genius. This latest run from Charles Soule is definitely one for the genius pile. Matt and his cohorts have been trying to take down Mayor Kingpin and a story line which has allusions to real life electoral issues, it is a damn fine comic yarn being spun here. Matt has been tormented recently by a new enemy known as Vigil. Vigil seems to be able to counteract everything Matt can do and finally here you see why. It’s a touching issue with guest stars galore and tie up moments. Phil Noto gives us some wonderful art here as we traipse away through the pages. Of course we get the obligatory superhero show down but it is the quieter moments and characterization that really shines here. The portrayal of Fisk on the witness stand and his unraveling is spot on. Yes there’s even a Karen Page reunion that was solicited. This comic does so well and hits all the feels for this merry Marvel maniac. While I wish they would take some time off from the Daredevil title. I’m looking forward to the new crew and what comes next. Overall: if you like Daredevil get this book. It is a wonderful end for now. Score: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy it. I’m still getting it though.


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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