Death of Wolverine Reading Order Checklist

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WOLVERINE IS DEAD! Well not quite yet, but he will be soon. After losing his healing factor earlier the year Wolverine can now be killed and by the conclusion of The Death of Wolverine miniseries he will have died. That’s the premise behind The Death of Wolverine, written by Charles Soule and art by Steve McNiven, running weekly throughout September.

Death of Wolverine #1 cover by Steve McNiven. Marvel Comics.

But just because Wolverine is dead doesn’t mean that the Wolverine related comics will end. In the aftermath of his death there will be a handful of miniseries, tie-ins and one-shots spinning out of his death. Many will show how those close to Wolverine will act in the news of his death, while other deal with the fallout.

Due the sheer number of comics under the Death of Wolverine banner I have created a Death of Wolverine Reading Order Checklist so you can make sense and keep track of all of the releases. As an added bonus I have added the release dates for each issue, along with the creative teams.

The Death of Wolverine Reading Order Checklist will be regularly updated when more is known.

September/October – Death of Wolverine

Death of Wolverine #1 (of 4) – September 3rd
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.

Death of Wolverine #2 (of 4) – September 10th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.

Death of Wolverine #3 (of 4) – October 1st (originally (September 17th)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.

Death of Wolverine #4 (of 4) – October 15th (September 24th)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1 of 7 cover by Oliver Nome. Marvel Comics.

October

By October Wolverine will be dead and so begins The Logan Legacy, as well as a handful of tie-ins and one-shots. You should be able to get a full story from the main miniseries in September, but if you want to know what happens afterwards then here is where to find out.

Black Widow #11 (Post-DOW tie-in)
Written by Nathan Edmonson. Art by Phil Noto.

Nightcrawler #7 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath) – October 8th
Written by Chris Claremont. Art by Todd Nauck.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1 (of 7) – October 15th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Oliver Nome.

Storm #4 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath) – October 15th
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Victor Ibanez.

Wolverine & the X-Men #10 (The Last Will and Testament of Wolverine)  – October 15th
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez, Jason Latour, Jim Rugg and James Harren.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2 (of 7) – October 22nd
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Ariela Kristantina.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #3 (of 7) – October 29th
Written by Kyle Higgins. Art by Jonathan Marks.

Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1 (one-shot) – October 29th
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Scott Kolins.

Wolverine & the X-Men #11 (The Last Will and Testament of Wolverine) – October 29th
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez, Jason Latour, Jim Rugg and James Harren.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1 cover by Salvador Larroca.

November

The Logan Legacy and tie-ins continue, but another new miniseries spinning out of Death of Wolverine begins. Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program will explore a new Weapon X Program that has been created in the wake of his death.

Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1 (One-Shot) – November 5th
Written by Jeff Loveness, Joshua Fialkov and Rex Ogle. Art by Mario Del Peninnio, Iban Coello and Patrick Scherburger.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1 (of 5) – November 5th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #4 (of 7) – November 12th
Written by Marguerite Bennett. Art bu Juan Doe.

Nightcrawler #8 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath) – November 12th
Written by Chris Claremont. Art by Todd Nauck.

Storm #5 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath) – November 19th
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Victor Ibanez.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #2 (of 5) – November 19th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #5 (of 7) – November 26th
Written by Ray Fawkes. Art by Elia Bonetti.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #3 cover by Salvador Larroca.

December

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #3 (of 5) – December 3rd
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #6 (of 7) – December 10th
Written by James Tynion IV. Art by Andy Clarke.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #4 (of 5) – December 17th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #5 (of 5) – January 7th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #7 (of 7) – December 24th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Peter Nyugen.

You can view reading order checklists for other events/crossover here.

January 7th will also see the launch of Wolverines, a weekly series spinning out of the Death of Wolverine with a rotating creative team. You can find out more about this series here.

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  • Wolverine Volume Five #5–13
    Wolverine Volume Six #1–7
    Wolverine Volume Six: Three Months to Die #8–12
    Wolverine Annual #1

    How would these be put into order for the lead in, I know these are in publication order, but I would love to read the entire run up to the Wolverines.

    • I think that would they would be the best to lead into The Death of Wolverine.

      Sorry for the confusion in regards to the comment not showing straight away. I have it set that I have to approve them. It’s mostly to stop spam and trolls. But now you have been approved you shouldn’t have this problem.

  • I believe the ending should be Weapon X 5 and then Logan Legacy 7 – followed by The Wolverines. Tells you at the end of Weapon X 5. 🙂 Cheers!

  • I believe you should swap Logan Legacy #7 to last and Weapon X #5 right before. Story jumps back into the present in Logan Legacy 7 (plus it tells you the order at the end of Weapon X 5. After Logan Legacy 7 starts The Wolverines – Thanks for putting together the list nonetheless.

  • Do you know by any chance if there are any crossover issues that have happened in the time SINCE November with storm #5? …….or do you know if it will be concluding with the final interspersed Logan Legacy & Weapon X issues?

  • I have the same question as Ghozt above here, Are these listed in the order that they are supposed to be read in or just by the date they are being released?

    So far the Wiki lists the following titles for lead in/ background issues:
    Wolverine Vol 5 #5-7
    Wolverine Vol 6 #1-7
    Wolverine Three Months to Die #8-12
    Wolverine Annual #1

    Hope that may help a bit.

    • They are ordered by date. The Death of Wolverine should be read first. Then any one-shot, tie-in or miniseries can be read in any order. I say this as Marvel have been releasing them all around the same time. So i would say they are sequels of the the DoW mini than of each other.

  • Thanks for putting together this list, so far you’re the only person that I have seen online putting together this list. I like to read my comics in events just makes for a bigger and clearer picture imo. I agree with Vision007’s thought regarding the comics leading into this event would be much appreciated! Will you be ordering the comics as they are meant to be read or just the date they are being released? Thanks again for the info! It really is quite helpful!

  • Thanks for the checklist. I have read the first 2 issues of the Death of Wolverine and it’s so far been a good ride. It’ll be sad to see Logan no longer in the print for a while. 🙁

  • sorry for the noob question I was wondering when it says Nightcrawler #7 do i have to read the previous issues or i can just buy that one?

    • I think in this instance you probably won’t have to as it will focus more on how Wolverine’s death has effected Nightcrawler. If there is any threads from the previous issue then they shouldn’t be too difficult to pickup on. Plus, Marvel hasa recap page that lets you you know what has happened previously to get you up to speed.