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LOOK: "Old Man Logan" Artwork Pays Tribute To Classic Batman Story

When you think about it, there are a few parallels between "Old Man Logan" and "The Dark Knight Returns" -- mainly that both stories feature aged-up versions of no-nonsense heroes jumping back into action after a period of retirement. Now there's another, more visual parallel between the iconic DC Comics story and Marvel's upcoming series starring an elderly -- but no less active -- Wolverine.

In a double-plage splash from "Old Man Logan" #1, debuted as part of this week's X-POSITION, artist Andrea Sorrentino pays tribute to the cover for the first part of "The Dark Knight Returns," with Logan leaping across a skyline, silhouetted against a lightning crash.

Surprisingly, that's not the only piece of upcoming Marvel art homaging the classic DC tale; as revealed in Marvel's February 2016 solicitations, Erica Henderson's cover for "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #5 references one of Frank Miller's internal splash pages from the series.

And last week's "Squadron Sinister" #4 featured a showdown between Nighthawk and King Hyperion, illustrated by Carlos Pacheco, that referenced the fight between Batman and Superman in "TDKR."

Marvel Comics' "Old Man Logan" #1 arrives in January.

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