A Not So Buddy-Buddy Buddy Comedy – A First Look At Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan #1
by Hannah Means Shannon
Writer Declan Shalvey (Deadpool, Moon Knight) and artist Mike Henderson (Secret Wars: Battleworld) are going to be teaming up to bring us a “regenerative, cranky old X-Man and a regenerative, wacky Merc with the Mouth”. Marvel are promising an “explosive” story in Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan.
Declan Shalvey says:
DEADPOOL vs. OLD MAN LOGAN is has everything I’ve wanted to see in either a Deadpool book, or a Wolverine book. We get to see both characters be the best at what they do, while also getting to see them be the classic odd-couple. Both characters naturally bump heads against each other, which is a lot of fun to write. I’ve been so fortunate to have Heather Antos edit this book. It’s been a dream working on it, she’s done everything she could to make this book what I want it to be, and a great working experience to boot.
In Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan, James “Logan” Howlett is after a newly discovered Omega-level mutant. But if you think he’s going to let Deadpool help him, you’re sorely mistaken. Naturally, Deadpool vows to outmatch his newly marked enemy for the entirety of their mission. Will they find common ground with each other along the way?
Importantly, the book features Old Man Logan though, not Wolverine. That character has a different kind of baggage than old-school Logan, which makes him relate to Wade Wilson more than one might think. The characters have a lot in common, so having a book featuring both really makes sense, but they are clearly very different personalities, that’s been a great thing to play with.
Mike Henderson gives his take:
DEADPOOL vs. OLD MAN LOGAN is a not so buddy-buddy buddy comedy with all the bickering, explosions and stabbing you’d expect from a comic starring Deadpool and Logan as they both race to do their version of the right thing by a young mutant. Declan has written this flaming runaway train of an action script that feels like drawing a Jason Statham movie and Lee Loughridge is bringing the heat on colors. So anyone who wouldn’t mind seeing our two heroes cut their way through some faceless corporate jackboots won’t want to miss it because it’s been crazy fun to draw.
Marvel’s “eclectic clash” lands in comic shops this October.
DEADPOOL V OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (of 5)
Written by DECLAN SHALVEY
Art by MIKE HENDERSON
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE