Comic Review: Old Man Logan #16


5617911-oml2016016_dc11-0Old Man Logan # 16 (Marvel Comics)

If rumors (and Marvel solicitations) are to be believed, Old Man Logan will be nearing its final issue shortly. Which is a shame, since the Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino comic series has been a surprisingly great ride. The two have taken a concept that should’ve been terrible, but somehow made it into one of the best titles in Marvel’s stable. Lemire and Sorrentino have sent the universe-displaced Logan on some pretty wild adventures, including a trip to Japan and fighting against Vampires, but now? He’s heading into space.

Wait, what?

Yes, Logan heads into space this issue to help out his out pals in Alpha Flight, who are in the midst of being invaded by the Brood, Marvel’s answer to the Xenomorphs from Aliens. This strange turn of events is made even stranger by having Logan ALSO visiting his former home dimension. Jeff Lemire’s script has Logan bounce between the two narratives, but he seemingly has an idea that something’s not right. There’s definitely a bigger mystery at play here, but so far Lemire is content with giving us different aspects of his story to play around with.

After a few issues off, Andrea Sorrentino is back on the art duties, and he was definitely missed. Sorrentino’s style is perfectly suited for this series, and his use of close ups for moments like when Logan pops his claws are used wonderfully this issue. Sorrentino is able to make something as simple as Logan wandering a vast empty world look amazing. If any artist is Lemire’s secret weapon, it’s Sorrentino.

While Old Man Logan #16 is definitely a little bit of a head-trip, I’m still anxiously anticipating where this issue will go. Lemire and Sorrentino have crafted a fantastic ride so far, and this issue shows no sign of the two becoming bored with their run. If this is the final storyline for Old Man Logan, here’s hoping for a worthy finale.
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