Written By: XBen3000
Old Man Logan #3 Review
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
Letter: Cory Petit
Cover Artist: Sorrentino and Maiolo
Assistant Editor: Christina Harrington
Editor: Daniel Ketchum
X-Men Group Editor: Mark Paniccia
This series so far has been a great read so far. In this issue we pick up with Logan as he finds himself in Hawk-eye’s apartment. The dialogue between Logan and Kate are fantastic in this scene. If you’ve never read anything with Kate, you get a great sense of her personality and who she is as a character. Continuing from there Logan is still on his quest to stop the future from happening. This time he’s trying to hunt down Mysterio with the assistance of Kate.
One of the things I love about this book is the flashbacks we get. They really help new readers understand the world Logan comes from. As someone who has read the original Old Man Logan these flashbacks are great. As they add even more to that world than what was covered.
Artwork, Andrea Sorrentino is on the top of his game. The layout work he does throughout this issue is fantastic. The roof top scene for being so simple was great. I can’t leave out Marcelo Maiolo color pallet as well when it comes to this issue. The way Sorrentino and Maiolo work together, I don’t think you can find a better creative team out right now. They compliment each other so well when it comes to how Sorrentino frames action and the color choices Maiolo chooses.
Also, Maiolo does these interesting choices where in certain background scenes it would be a solid color. Prime example is Kate has a panel where its purple but the characters are white. Visually its very pleasing and it works so well for this series.
In terms of lettering, Cory Petit does a great job. None of the lettering is distracting, it feels like it flows and doesn’t get in the way of any of the artwork. Both Christina Harrington and Daniel Ketchum do a great job with editing this issue. Finally, X-Men editor Mark Paniccia knocks it out the ballpark. He has a tough job making sure every X Book fits and he does just that.
Back to the plot itself, the team up however doesn’t go as planned. Kate really gets to see just how different Logan is versus the one she’s used to seeing. Their differences lead up to a great fight scene between the two. Overall it was a fantastic issue and I can’t wait to read the next issue.
I have nothing bad to say.
Old Man Logan continues to be one of my favorite series. Given what character appears at the end, I’m excited to see two “Senior Citizens” throw down. Hats off the creative team for putting together a fantastic series I look forward to reading.