YMMV / Old Man Logan


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     Original Storyline 

  • Awesome Art: The entire story is done by Steve McNiven, so this is a given.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Red Skull's last words before Logan chops his head off? "Don't make me laugh. You haven't got the guts."
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Many, but highlights include:
    • Logan killing Red Skull (with Captain America's Shield no less!)
    • Logan escaping the White House with the Iron Man suit.
    • The rampage against the Hulk Gang.
    • Hawkeye killing things despite being blind.
    • And on the villains' side we have Mysterio, a villain who was mostly considered harmless if he wasn't backed by a team, being responsible for the death of all the X-Men and for completely breaking Wolverine for 50 years. Horrifying, yes, but also a very big accomplishment for a "harmless" villain.
      • Technically it's not the same harmless villain. It's the third version, who is a powerful mutant who holds a large grudge against heroes.
    • The Venom symbiote merged with a Tyrannosaur. Nothing else needs to be said.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Rare in this series, but between Logan and his daughter Jade.
    Logan: I love you, baby girl.
    Jade: I love you too, Pa.
  • Fridge Horror: When you think about it, the creation of the Hulk Gang probably isn't something Jenny was too crazy about.
    • Hulk also mentions "She Hulk was the only woman out there who could take the damn pace!", so it's likely she wasn't the first he tried this with...
  • Idiot Plot: Mysterio somehow overriding Wolverine's Super Senses to trick him into slaughtering the other X-Men, despite the fact that half the X-Men could wipe the floor with him. Somewhat justified in that he took them by surprise and the X-Men were inclined to attempt to not kill Wolverine, which Mysterio lampshades, as well as the fact that Mysterio has been known to develop chemicals that work their way around super senses.
    • Further justified in that this Mysterio is the third — Francis Klum, a teleporting mutant who could take over people's bodies and make them do anything. Wolverine almost twigs to what's going on, but Mysterio uses the original's hallucinogens to make it look like Jubilee died in the initial explosion and there are innocent children being threatened by supervillains. Papa Wolf Wolverine doesn't twig to obvious tells — Klaw is made of sound and shouldn't be killed by his claws, for instance, while Mister Sinister has taken a lot worse — because Mysterio never gives him time to think.
  • Love It or Hate It: Some reader love this story and find all very cool while others consider a stupid, needlessly ugly and badly written comic.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    Banner "Who else was I gonna mate with besides my first cousin? Jenny She Hulk was the only woman out there who could take the damn pace!"
    • In the backstory we have Mysterio tricking Wolverine into slaughtering the other X-Men, then dropping the illusion just in time for Logan to see and hear Jubilee, the X-Man he's always been closest to, gasping out her final words. Damn.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A... rather healthy amount:
    • There's a city made out of Giant Man's corpse.
    • Mysterio tricking Wolverine into murdering the entirety of the X-Men. Given that he's widely considered an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, it's pretty stunning.
    • Red Skull apparently killed Captain America by popping his eyes.
    • The entire Hulk Gang in general, especially their conception.
    • Hulk himself is terrifying. All his morality and sanity have been destroyed, leaving him a gleefully homicidal rapist.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Mysterio appears once for about four panels total, but what he does in those four panels... holy shit...
    Mysterio: My name is Mysterio, master of illusion. My thanks on behalf of the criminal community.
  • Squick: In this universe a trio of redneck Hulks rule over the West Coast. The implication is that the Hulk raped Jennifer (alias She-Hulk) and had children with her (his first cousin) because she was the only one who could "handle" having sex with The Hulk.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A future where supervillains have conquered America and the heroes are all but extinct....but at the end we see just two supervillains in all the story.


     Ongoing Series 
  • Awesome Art: Something that nobody seems to deny is that the series looks amazing, with stellar work by Andrea Sorrentino that suits the series incredibly well.
  • Fandom Rivalry: A rather one-sided one exists between readers of Old Man Logan and All-New Wolverine. A great deal of criticism of the latter series comes from fans of Old Man Logan, particularly disparaging remarks about Logan being closer to the "Real Wolverine," while calling X-23 a rip-off or a pretender. Further, the fact that All-New Wolverine is much more focused on character development than violence, and Laura's swearing off of killing altogether, even further fuels arguments against the book. Others are point Old Man Logan's high sales as an indication that readers want "Real Logan" back and that X-23 can't sell a book (ignoring that All-New Wolverine still rather consistently out-sells the current team books). All-New Wolverine generally have no significant reaction to Old Man Logan altogether, or even pull both books. However this began to change after the ResurrXtion announcements revealed that Old Man Logan would be appearing prominently in two team books (X-Men Gold and Weapon X) along with his continuing solo series, while Laura would only be appearing in All-New Wolverine. An increasing point of contention among X-23 fans was the anticipation that taking on the Wolverine name would raise her profile in the comics and lead to increasing exposure, while in practice Old Man Logan has instead received the attention, particularly in events. This has led to some backlash against the ResurrXtion lineup, and even Logan appearing prominently in a teaser for the 2017 Secret Empire event. The announcement of a third ResurrXtion team book prominently featuring Logan has not helped matters.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: The Old Man's increasing prominence in the post-IvX X-Men books — specifically the fact that in addition to his solo series, Logan will be appearing in three team books, along with a rumored Avengers roster spot after Secret Empire — has led to this sort of backlash from a part of the fanbase. It's not uncommon to see fans ask why Logan himself was killed off at all if the Old Man would be doing the exact same things, only wrinklier.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Some think Logan crossed it when he killed Black Butcher for something he didn't even do yet.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Some die hard Wolverine fans see him as one for the original Logan.
  • The Woobie: It's not hard to feel sorry for Logan when he's lost so much and is so lost in this new world. He himself isn't even sure if it's the past he remembers, and is just grasping at straws, looking for some kind of direction. He tries to kill the new Hulk, who only acts in self-defense and even wants to help Logan, but Logan just runs. He goes as far as to visit Hawkeye, since the two are friends in his timeline. But in the current universe? They've never even been close, so he's in for a rude awakening.


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