‘Old Man Logan, Part 2’
Writer: Mark Millar
Penciler: Steve McNiven; Inker: Dexter Vines
I’m still a little underwhelmed a quarter of the way into this ‘epic’ tale.
But I’m equally willing to give Millar the benefit of the doubt. The book has a gorgeous look to it thanks to Steve McNiven and promises big things in the next six issues.
But as of right now, there really isn’t much meat on the bones, more like ‘My Fellow Americans’ meets a Bob Hope/Bing Crosby road picture.
And there is a little voice in the back of my head warning me that Millar is merely using this story as an excuse to indulge in a road trip through a cool future he came up with.
Here’s hoping that little voice is wrong.
From Marvel (preview): “‘Logan owes the Hulk Gang. He owes them big, and they’re not the kind to let a debt slide, even for the guy who—50 years ago—called himself Wolverine. So Logan’s agreed to a crazy ride across America with the blind archer, Hawkeye, to deliver a package to the East Coast. First stop: San Francisco…but only if Logan and Hawkeye can make it past—the GHOST RIDERS. MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN—the best-selling creative team of the 21st century—continue the biggest Wolverine story the future has ever seen! Part 2 (of 8)” On sale July 30, 2008.