Review by: comicBOOKchris

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When the penultimate chapter to Old Man Logan came out…god…4 months ago, I was left extremely confused by its conclusion. If anyone remembers that issue, nearly every single plot thread was tied off and finished within those pages, with the exception of Logan wanting revenge on the Hulk Gang. After reading that, I immediatly knew that there would be no way a Giant-Size special can adequatly house this tiny plot thread without there being some mid-issue plot twist to beef up the issue. But here we are, finally at the conclusion of Old Man Logan…and I didn’t think it was possible, but I was both overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time.

I was underwhelemed because the secret plot twist that I was hoping for didn’t in fact happen, so the whole issue was wall to wall chopped up Hulks. Not that it’s a bad thing, but I was hoping for a more epic final chapter to this heavily hyped and monsterous story arc. One can dismiss this complaint and say that Mark Millar just ment for this entire arc to be just one big dumb action fest, but if you look back at Wolverine #70, it’s evident that there was potential for some heart to be in the story. That was one of the most gut-wrenching comics I’ve ever read, and was hoping that this issue could deliver another emotional blow to me like #70 did, but unfortunatly that wasn’t the case.

At the same time, I was completely overwhelemed by the incredible Steve McNiven art. He really knows how to provoke shock with his images and make them stick in your mind, as I don’t think I will get all those dead Hulks out of my head for a very long time. McNiven also does a masterful job in conveying the characters emotions, as you can literally feel Logan’s rage just by looking at him. I can only imagine the wonders McNiven can work if he was the artist on Blackest Night, which is all about emotions (I’m kind of glad he isn’t though, since he’s so damn slow at working).

So despite the amazing artwork, I don’t think that Giant-Size Wolverine did a good job in wrapping up the epic Old Man Logan arc. There just wasn’t enough meat to this conclusion, and it felt like the contents of this issue were just leftovers from Wolverine #72, which I felt should have been this arc’s concluding issue. If I were the editor, I would trim some stuff from this issue, attach the remainder to #72 and make THAT the Giant-Size Wolverine conclusion issue. Now that would have been an epic issue! But alas, we have what we have, and its a somewhat mediocre conclusion to a pretty fun story.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Great review.

    Although the fact that this ending in a way where a sequel could definitely happen; it’s probably why the conclusion felt a bit weird.

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