Review: Logan #3

Logan #3 coverLogan #3
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Eduardo Risso

Eduardo Risso’s artwork continues to impress but a disappointing concluding chapter by Brian Vaughn closes out what had been a terrific series.

Logan, the mutant who cannot die (‘Logan Dies’ notwithstanding), is confronted by another who conceivably cannot die — the proof being his survival of the atomic blast at Hiroshima. So believe me when I say that the final confrontation is a letdown of epic proportions.

It never fails to amaze me how often writers can create such awesome and seemingly indestructible villains, only to inexplicably depower them for the finale. What ever happened to clever plotting?

If you want to read exactly the type of clever plotting I’m talking about, give the Naruto manga (not the anime) a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

From Marvel (preview): “In the gut-wrenching conclusion to Vaughan and Risso’s epic story, Wolverine must make the single most difficult decision of his long and bloody career.” On sale May 7, 2008.

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  1. yes, the conclusion was disppoiting, why Logan would choose to lose (even if it’s a little) of his memories? In House of M, regain (all of) his memories was his greatest desire…

  2. Have you read origins? with some of the Memories invoved, I can imagine him not been entirely sure of this, any more.
    i really hope they put this series out in a tradepaper back, for the U.K. market.
    Also hoping for Avengers/Invaders, if merely to see how they handle the changes with Bucky.

  3. I was so scared when I read this ending. I thought they were going to pull a “One more day” and erase the fact that Wolverine knows his past. If they did a retcon like this I would probably stop reading a few Wolverine comics. I mean Spider Man wasn’t even unmasked for more then 5 years ! I know Wolverine isn’t as big media wise , but I still want to read stories about Wolverine’s past. That’s part of the reason why I’m still supporting Wolverine Origins and I desperately want it to succeed. If you can read this Marvel , for the love of god please stop altering canon ! Learn from your mistakes with One More Day !! And give Digg a job ! ^_~

    My canon rant aside , This issue could of been better. I just wish it was longer . I hope we see another Logan miniseries soon.

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