Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan (2017) #1: A Total Blood Bath

By | October 21, 2017

Deadpool vs Old Man Logan (2017) Cover

‘Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan’ #1 Cover [Credit: Marvel Comics]

Logan is one of my favorite #X-Men movies to date. I know that’s an odd thing to say since most of the X-Men were absent from the movie. Honestly, I’ll miss Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but what if Fox Studios can convince Hugh to return to the role? Wouldn’t it be cool to see Logan’s claws come bursting out of the grave at the start of the next X-Men related flick? And wouldn’t it be super cool if Logan ended up duking it out with #Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)? Hell yeah, it would (but not like it happened in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Thanks to the superpowers of foresight that Declan Shalvey (writer) and Mike Henderson (artist) possess, we don’t have to wait for that movie to be made because this Wednesday we had Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1 hit the comic shelves.

Hugh Jackman vs Ryan Reynolds

‘Hugh Jackman Stabbing Ryan Reynolds’ [Credit: I have no idea, but I love this fan art]

The continuity of #Marvel Comics can get a bit difficult to “wade” through if you’re not reading the current events and major books, but fear not true believers, because this comic doesn’t seem to be tied into anything that came before it. In fact, I haven’t read a Wolverine or Deadpool title in a long time, and I was able to follow what was going on in this issue. Its honestly a great jumping on point for anybody that liked the movies and/or has a love for the characters.

Declan wrote a fun and action-packed first issue that plays to Mike’s strengths as an artist. A big hats off to colorist Lee Loughridge for breathing life into this issue with his color choices. The art choices by everyone involved gives the book a cartoony yet grounded feel. It really does look amazing.

Deadpool vs Old Man Logan pg. 1

Page 1 of ‘Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan’ [Credit: Marvel Comics]

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Page 2 of ‘Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan’

It’s not easy to make someone laugh while reading a comic because the creative team has limited space to deliver the jokes. Declan and Mike did a great job of delivering their jokes through a series of panels that flowed nicely. I have to say that this issue did a great job of telling the story without being too wordy, which allowed the reader to soak in amazing art on each page.

If I had to summarize this issue in one word it would be: a fun, action-packed car chase that ends in a ball of fire. Oh wait, that was more than one word right? I must be channeling my inner Wade Wilson. In all honesty, comics need to be fun again. So many current comics are weighted down with confusing, dramatic plot points that they become a burden to read. Not this comic, though. It fully embraces the fun and silly side of things allowing you to forget about reality for awhile. Great job on the part of everyone involved. It was a solid first issue that has me drooling for more.

Consume Review Repeat gives Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1 a rating of 9 severed hands out of 10.

Deadpool Movie Severed Hand

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