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411’s Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan #50, Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1, More

November 8, 2018 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Old Man Logan 50

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Yesterday we discussed Saying Goodbye to ElfQuest !

Now on with the show!

Brother Nash #1

Preview by Stephen Gustafson

November 13 sees the release of Brother Nash – a brand-new howling series of the supernatural from writer / artist Bridgit Connell!

If American Gods met Teen Wolf, Preacher and Hellboy on the midnight road to Sacramento… they may well make something a little like Brother Nash, which tells the story of Nash, a haunted trucker who can see ghosts, talks with spirits, senses evil and – oh yes! – is a werewolf.

When the moon is on the rise and violence threatens his friends, he struggles to keep the beast in check, even as he strives to meet his obligations to those he loves.

And when Nash takes on a mysterious hitchhiker heading for Tucson, he and his friends are dragged headfirst into their most dangerous adventure yet.

So grab your shotguns, prime your shortwave radio, warm up the cab, flex those lupine claws, and join the crew for what may be the strangest and deadliest cross-country haul of all time!

The Normals vol 1 TPB

Preview by Stephen Gustafson

Think about your “life” for a moment…the people you’ve known, the one’s you’ve loved, and all the stuff in between. Now imagine you learned that everything YOU believed, everything YOU lived, everything YOU felt actually never happened…it was ALL not real. But it is REAL to YOU and you now must fight to save it and everyone you love. But to do that, you first have to save the world. Welcome to “THE NORMALS.“

Old Man Logan #50

Review by RobF

The final showdown between the Mastero and Old Man Logan. Only one can walk away. Who will it be? Ed Brisson and the team of Ibraim Roberson and Neil Edwards bring us the end(?) of the time-displaced Wolverine.

The Maestro is ruling a town and terrifying its inhabitants. OML is here to stop him. Unfortunately for him his equalizer, his healing factor, has been on the fritz. He’s had to rely on Regenx, a temporary fix. It’s a desperate act from a desperate man.

The similarities between the main characters are what make the story move. 2 old, broken down warriors gathering for one last battle. Both are shadows of the men they used to be, too proud to quit. This conflict can only end in someone’s death. Even with the possibility of returning to their own timelines their pride won’t allow it. It’s all
or nothing.

This issue features both Ibraim Roberson and Neil Edwards on art. The two styles complement each other well. Kudos to colorist Carlos Lopez whose great work keeps the continuity going.

With Wolverine back in the Marvel U there is only room for one Logan. OML was a fun ride, I’m sorry to see it go.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1

Review by John Pumpernickel

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 does a lot of telling and not enough showing. On top of that, I’m burning out on the multiple crossovers that they are pumping out, each one suffering from the law of diminishing returns.

Writer James Tynion IV is going for the epic story, and this tale has some impressive potential, but it’s a little too “by the numbers” for it to find it’s emotional center. The stakes are high, or at least they should be, but the elements have little weight to pull the reader in and have them fully invested in the story. Again, I’m chalking this up to crossover fatigue for me, where every month we get some new combo that’s supposed to have earth shattering consequences.

Drowned Earth really does have earth shattering consequences but everything is thrown at us so fast and furious that it’s like reading a condensed version of a much richer story.

Howard Porter’s art is solid and pairs well with the story. He hits the right notes in the action sequences and if you remember his JLA days fondly, you’ll enjoy this slice.

A good first issue, even if uneven, and I’ll be back for issue 2/

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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