The Old Man Logan story arc on Wolverine turned out to be lots of fun. Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven, OML tells a story that takes place fifty years in the future. All the heroes are gone, and villains rule the United States. An old, gray-haired Logan lives with his wife and two kids in a small farm in Sacramento, California, and he has sworn never to pop his claws again. Then an old, blind Hawkeye shows up and talks Logan into a road trip across the continent (in the spider buggy, no less) to deliver a mysterious cargo. Logan, who is hard-pressed for cash, accepts… and that's all I'm going to reveal.
The story was very entertaining, and the artwork was very good. Also, I like the fact this was done in the regular Wolverine series instead of as yet another miniseries. However, I also need to curse Marvel's name for trying to have their cake and eat it too. This is an eight-issue story, and the first seven are part of the regular Wolverine series. However, part eight was sold as a separate giant-sized issue, which makes no sense. Well, it does: so that Marvel could make even more money. More vexing yet is that the price of this "giant-sized" issue is $4.99. Do you want to know how many pages of story this "giant-sized" book actually has to offer? 32. Thirty-two meager pages of story for five bucks. And in a pathetic attempt to justify the price, the geniuses at Marvel decided to include a cover gallery with all the covers from the previous seven issues. Well, call me crazy, but I think that the only people that will be buying the eighth part of a story are going to be… let me think about it… well, maybe the same freaking people who bought the first seven and therefore have all those covers you are forcing them to pay for again? I don't want to say "fuck you, Marvel", but I think that's exactly what you deserve to hear. So fuck you, Marvel.