Bendis talks about Old Man Logan:
It’s clear that you love the original “Old Man Logan” story. The creators certainly set the stage for a sequel, but what made you want to revisit their story? And how long have you wanted to tell this tale?
I actually wanted Mark and Steve to do a sequel. I waited, like, seven years, and they didn’t. So in the grand tradition of making comics that I wanted to read, when we were laying down plans for “Secret Wars,” what was out there and what would be cool and interesting, “Old Man Logan” came up. I raised my hand because, I did feel a big affinity for the world that was built up and where the character is in his life.
It’s very influenced by Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” which though a Western is very much a crime story. It’s very much like a Raymond Chandler or Elmore Leonard novel set in the west. That is my big, big sweet spot. So I jumped at the chance.
I did say “Old Man Logan” is probably Steve McNiven’s best book, which hurts me to say because I’ve worked with him a couple times. He’s done amazing work with me, but that’s one hell of a Steve McNiven experience. People either consciously or subconsciously will expect something of equal worth in the art department. That doesn’t mean someone who rips off Steve McNiven. It’s someone who’s at the top of their game like Steve is. When I started working with Andrea Sorrentino on the “X-Men Annuals” it was very, very clear that it was him.