This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we once again dive into the treasure trove of comics favored by one of or favorite Major Spoilers crew as we take a look at Old Man Logan.

You’ve been asking for this for years, and now we present our thoughts on Old Man Logan.


MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN–who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR–bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him…and in his place stands anold man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced tohelp an old friend–the blind archer, HAWKEYE–drive three thousand miles to secure his family’s safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.

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  1. I have never read this, but I am looking forward to the podcast, since every mention of this title has prompted Matthew to act like he’s being threatened at knifepoint with having to read it again. An angry & not-entertained Matthew is frequently a funny Matthew.

  2. I just going to say it; I hated this series. I liked parted of this story but it just came off to me as Wolverine worship if that makes any sense. Idea that the all of the heros in the world were defenceless against an onslaught of unifed villians didn’t make any sense to me. Though the idea of the whole of the X-men getting taken out by Mysterio is hilarious. What about all the cosmic heroes in the Marvel U? What about Shield? The artwork was okay. Thats my two cents anyway. Varing Milage and all that.

  3. OMLs later issues were better – early ones show wasted characters (a bad by-product of dystopian stories) and a convoluted plot (eerily similar to late Clint Eastwood stories like Unforgiven). Two interesting aspects of the series – Red Skull losing his mind after finally killing Cap, and Banner, not Hulk, being the crazy one (something being explored now in the new Incredible Hulk series). Oh, and Venom T-Rex. Did I mention Venom T-Rex?

  4. The wild Symbiote idea could have been used a lot more. There were some great ideas in this book, but the overall story lacked the punch of its obvious inspiration, The Dark Knight Returns. That book felt heavy and important, this was like a less fun The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

  5. Completely disagree about TDKR allusions. OML has more in common with dystopian fiction (mad max, other road trip/ traveller out of darkness film tropes); also Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (dangerous man hangs up weapons only to pull them out again to defend/avenge family) and mythological tropes (blind guide through the land of the dead).

  6. Point well taken. I guess I was looking at it through the whole “hero aged in an a changed alternate universe where things we have been greatly changed from the status quo of the normal universe”. So some of the general ideas are the same, but the setting is much more dystopian than “future” Gotham.

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