Wolverine #69 (Marvel – Millar / McNiven / Vines)
In a decimated future where America is dominated by super-villains, old man Logan lives out his days, but as far as he’s concerned, WOLVERINE died fifty years ago with the rest of the super heroes. Now he’s on a cross-country journey with the blind archer HAWKEYE to deliver a secret package to Hawkeye’s contacts on the east coast. But dinosaurs and earthquakes might just finish them off for good! Plus: the identity of the PRESIDENT is revealed! MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN continue their post-apocalyptic epic for the ages! Part 4 (of 8).
Millar’s Old Man Logan run is the only “event” happening this year that has lived up to all the hype!
This is the easiest review call I have had in weeks. As far as the Old Man Logan arc is concerned, Mark Millar lives up to his epic reputation. Logan and Hawkeye continue their trek across an America that is Mad Max meets Kingdom Come. To the comic fan, this landscape of characters, settings and events are so engaging that you hope Marvel does more with this “alternate future”. Tie Millar’s awesome tale with McNiven’s talent and you have nothing short than an absolute winner! The next issue (#70) brings us to the story we have been waiting for, what happened that broke Logan decades ago.
This is done so well that my wife, who as a rule does not follow monthly books, is hooked.