Get Started In OLD MAN LOGAN

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jun 2019

Old Man Logan is an alternate future version of one of Marvel's most popular characters--Wolverine. He is a broken man from an alternate, post-apocalyptic, future Earth where the supervillains exterminated the superheroes--in part, by tricking Wolverine himself. When the Marvel Multiverse was destroyed and recreated during Marvel's 2015 publishing-wide, major event, SECRET WARS, Old Man Logan found himself in the domain of the Wastelands on Battleworld. At the end of SECRET WARS, Old Man Logan woke up in the mainstream Marvel Universe determined to prevent his dark future from happening. Old Man Logan experienced a surge in popularity due to his influence on the cinematic version of Wolverine in the 2017 movie, LOGAN.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the current series to help you get started with Old Man Logan comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

Old Man Logan's self-titled series, OLD MAN LOGAN [2016], ended. He was a member of the team in X-MEN: GOLD [2017] through issue #21, and he made regular appearances in other Wolverine family series, such as ALL-NEW WOLVERINE [2016] and WEAPON X [2017]. (Of possible interest to you also, the OLD MAN HAWKEYE [2018] mini-series takes place in Old Man Logan's original continuity and timeframe, but OML is not featured in the series.) Although his self-titled series has ended, his story continues in a maxi-series, DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019].

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MARVELLimited (12)DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019](maxi-series continuing Old Man Logan's story)

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Old Man Logan. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Old Man Logan.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

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DEAD MAN LOGAN #5
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Mar 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #6
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Apr 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #6   (Part 6 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #7
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May 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #7   (Part 7 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #8
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Jun 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #8   (Part 8 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #9
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Jul 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #9   (Part 9 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #10
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Aug 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #10   (Part 10 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #11
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Sep 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #11   (Part 11 of 12)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEAD MAN LOGAN #12
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Oct 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #12   (Part 12 of 12 (maxi-series end))PRE-ORDER$3.99
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PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Old Man Logan comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Old Man Logan. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

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WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN Quick ViewSep 2010WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN [2010-TPB]
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 00: WARZONESQuick ViewNov 2015OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 00: WARZONES
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 01: BERZERKERQuick ViewJul 2016OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 01: BERZERKER
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 02: BORDERTOWNQuick ViewOct 2016OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 02: BORDERTOWN
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 03: LAST RONINQuick ViewJan 2017OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 03: LAST RONIN
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 04: OLD MONSTERSQuick ViewMay 2017OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 04: OLD MONSTERS
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 05: PAST LIVESQuick ViewSep 2017OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 05: PAST LIVES
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 06: DAYS OF ANGERQuick ViewJan 2018OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 06: DAYS OF ANGER
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 07: SCARLET SAMURAIQuick ViewJul 2018OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 07: SCARLET SAMURAI
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 08: TO KILL FORQuick ViewSep 2018OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 08: TO KILL FOR
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 09: THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTEDQuick ViewDec 2018OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 09: THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED
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OLD MAN LOGAN VOL 10: END OF THE WORLDQuick ViewJan 2019OLD MAN LOGAN [2015-TPB] VOL 10: END OF THE WORLD
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WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN Quick ViewFeb 2017WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN [2010-HC]
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DEAD MAN LOGAN VOL 01Quick ViewJun 2019DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019-TPB] VOL 01
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OLD MAN QUILL VOL 01: NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINEQuick ViewJul 2019OLD MAN QUILL [2019-TPB] VOL 01: NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE
  
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1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Old Man Logan, if it's within your budget. Old Man Logan's first appearance is not a simple issue and is open to some interpretation. Mark Millar introduced two seemingly disconnected characters in two different comic books, both published in June 2008 (with cover dates of Aug 2008) on either the same day or just a week apart. Old Man Logan appeared in WOLVERINE [2003] #66, and the Hooded Man appeared in FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558. Both of these characters are future versions of Wolverine. Old Man Logan is from 50 years in the future (as of 2008), while The Hooded Man is from even further in the future. The connection that these two characters were the same character from their respective time periods was not formally introduced until the FANTASTIC FORCE [2009] series (by writer Joe Ahearne with cover dates Jun through Sep of 2009) telling further adventures of The Hooded Man. (Although, you can tell Millar must have done some pre-planning, as The Hooded Man is teamed with Robert Bruce Banner, Jr., and the OLD MAN LOGAN storyline from WOLVERINE [2003] explains how they end up together.) The connection was not solidified until the SECRET WARS: OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE [2015] was published in 2015. Of the two characters, Old Man Logan from WOLVERINE [2003] #66 in the nearer of the two futures visually appears to be the character that woke up in the Wastelands on Battleworld. The Wastelands was a domain on Battleworld from the the SECRET WARS major event storyline that completely restructured the Marvel Multiverse and that placed Old Man Logan in the mainstream Marvel Universe at that storyline's end. This character is driven to prevent the fall of the heroes that created the dark future from which he came. A case could be made that SECRET WARS preempted The Hooded Man's further future when the Multivese was put back together, but the SECRET WARS: OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE [2015] will always be out there, 'officially' connecting the two characters. Additionally, the Old Man Logan that was placed on Battleworld is technically a new and slightly different version from the one depicted in WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72. As with any issue involving alternate futures, multiverses, and retroactive continuity (retcon) changes, controversy is rife. Fan's will continue to have their own strong opinions, and the back issue market may be the only definitive souce of the relative importance between these two comic books. But, this too may change over time. In recognition of this, the first appearances of both Old Man Logan and The Hooded Man are listed in the table below.

  • WOLVERINE [2003] #66  (1st appearance of a character referred to as Old Man Logan (published Jun 11, 2008))
  • FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558  (1st appearance of a character referred to as The Hooded Man (published Jun 11, 2008))

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. Since Old Man Logan is an alternate future version of Wolverine, this section presents the origin story establishing the future version, not the origin of Wolverine himself in the past. In the previous section, the intricacies of Old Man Logan's first appearance were discussed. Here, as well, two establishing origin stories are presented, one for Old Man Logan of the near future and one for The Hooded Man of the far future. These two characters were connected in the SECRET WARS: OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE [2015].

  • WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72   (origin story of The Old Man Logan character, 50 years in the future)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558-562   (origin story of The Hooded Man character, more than 50 years in the future)
  • SECRET WARS: OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE [2015] #1   (character profiles in text)

Main Publication History

Series beginning are always a great place to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Old Man Logan comic books. Old Man Logan has not had a lengthy publication history. But he has had two featured solo series, as well as significant appearances in other series.

  • WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72   (The Old Man Logan character, 50 years in the future)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558-562   (The Hooded Man character, more than 50 years in the future)
  • WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE [2009] #1   (OLD MAN LOGAN story arc conclusion)
  • FANTASTIC FORCE [2009] #1-4   (more of The Hooded Man from his time period)
  • OLD MAN LOGAN [2015] #1-5   (Old Man Logan transferred to contemporary time period)
  • EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN [2016] #1-20   (team member)
  • OLD MAN LOGAN [2016] #1-50   
  • X-MEN: GOLD [2017] #1-21   (team member)
  • DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN [2017] #1-5   
  • OLD MAN HAWKEYE [2018] #1-12   (does not feature OML, but set 5 years before the original OLD MAN LOGAN story arc in the wastelands)
  • OLD MAN LOGAN ANNUAL [2018] #1   (tales from the Wasteland)
  • DEAD MAN LOGAN [2019] #1-12   

Selected Key Storylines

This section contains a curated list of some of the best storylines for Old Man Logan, any one of which can be a good place to get started. The OLD MAN LOGAN storyline by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven from WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72 and WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE [2009] #1 is a modern day classic on its own. If you are looking to follow the further development of this character, a great reading order would be Millar's and McNiven's OLD MAN LOGAN storyline, then Brian Miceal Bendis' OLD MAN LOGAN [2015] #1-5 series, and finally the latest series, OLD MAN LOGAN [2016]. As a 'man out of time,' the character is driven to prevent the dark future from which he came, and, as he does, we can expect subsequent shocking revelations of how this future arose as well as classic Wolverine encounters reinterpreted with Old Man Logan.

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2008WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72   (OLD MAN LOGAN, definitive 'backstory' by Millar and McNiven of the 'near' future version of Wolverine)
WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE [2009] #1   (OLD MAN LOGAN conclusion)
2008FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558-562   (THE NEW DEFENDERS/THE HOODED MAN/FUTURESHOCK/THE GALACTUS ENGINE/REQUIEM (THE DEATH OF THE INVISIBLE WOMAN), 'backstory' by Millar and Hitch of the 'far' future version of Wolverine)
2015OLD MAN LOGAN [2015] #1-5   (SECRET WARS tie-in series from Brian Michael Bendis establishing Old Man Logan in the contemporary mainstream Marvel Universe)
2016ALL-NEW WOLVERINE [2016] #8-12   (THE BOX, crosses paths with X-23)

Media Source Material

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Old Man Logan, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. WARNING: This section may contain spoilers!

Media source material cover for OLD MAN LOGAN

The Wolverine character in the 2017 movie, LOGAN, is not precisely the comic book character, Old Man Logan, but the movie character is certainly influenced by the comic book character from the modern day classic OLD MAN LOGAN storyline in WOLVERINE [2003] #66-72 and WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE [2009] #1. Both are future tales: the movie is set about 13 years in the future, whereas the comic book is set further in the future. Both are post-superhero worlds: the movie depicts a world where new mutants have stopped appearing, whereas the comic book world is a post-apocalyptic one where the supervillains have defeated all the superheroes. Both involve a road trip: the movie charges Logan with delivering his clone daughter, Laura (X-23), to safety, while the package to be delivered in the comic book is a briefcase full of super-soldier serum. Both also involve an embittered man, but the guilt of past deeds for comic book Old Man Logan is far greater than the guilt that movie Logan bears. An aged and sick Wolverine with a broken and tortured soul is the major influence comic book Old Man Logan brings to the tone of the movie. While the setting and the circumstances are slightly different, fans are used to shifts in movie adaptations. The resemblance in persona alone is enough to demonstrate the influence the comic book character has made on the cinematic version of Wolverine.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Old Man Logan, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags.

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  • WOLVERINE [2003] #66   (1st appearance of a character referred to as Old Man Logan (published June 2008))
  • FANTASTIC FOUR [2003] #558   (1st appearance of a character referred to as The Hooded Man (published June 2008))