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

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 to the news of his death, while others deal with the fallout.

Due to 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.

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Wolverine #5 cover by Alan Davis.
Wolverine #5 cover by Alan Davis.

Background Reading

If you want to know how Wolverine lost his healing factor and know more about the events that build up to Death of Wolverine then you’ll want to check out the following comics:

Wolverine (2013 series) #5-13
Written by Paul Cornell. Art by Mirco Pierfederici and Alan Davis.

Wolverine (2014 series) #1-12
Written by Paul Cornell. Art by Ryan Stegman, Gerardo Sandoval, Kris Anka, and Pete Woods.

Read a preview of Wolverine (2014 series) #1.

Wolverine Annual #1
Written by Elliott Kalan. Art by Johathan Marks.

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

Death of Wolverine

Death of Wolverine #1 (of 4)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Available from September 3rd, 2014.

Death of Wolverine #2 (of 4)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Available from September 10th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine #3 (of 4)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Available from October 1st, 2014.

Death of Wolverine #4 (of 4)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Available from October 15th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: Logan Legacy #1 cover by Oliver Nome.
Death of Wolverine: Logan Legacy #1 cover by Oliver Nome.

After The Death Of Wolverine

So, Wolverine is dead. What now? The following comics deal with the aftermath of his death from different angles.

Black Widow #11 (Post-DOW tie-in)
Written by Nathan Edmonson. Art by Phil Noto.
Available from October 1st, 2014.

Nightcrawler #7 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath)
Written by Chris Claremont. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from October 8th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1 (of 7)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Oliver Nome.
Available from October 15th, 2014.

Storm #4 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Victor Ibanez.
Available from October 15th, 2014.

Wolverine & the X-Men #10 (The Last Will and Testament of Wolverine)
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez, Jason Latour, Jim Rugg and James Harren.
Available from October 15th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2 (of 7)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Ariela Kristantina.
Available from October 22nd, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #3 (of 7)
Written by Kyle Higgins. Art by Jonathan Marks.
Available from October 29th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1 (one-shot) – October 29th
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Scott Kolins.
Available from October 29th, 2014.

Wolverine & the X-Men #11 (The Last Will and Testament of Wolverine)
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez, Jason Latour, Jim Rugg and James Harren.
Available from October 29th, 2014.

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


Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1 (One-Shot)
Written by Jeff Loveness, Joshua Fialkov and Rex Ogle. Art by Mario Del Peninnio, Iban Coello and Patrick Scherburger.
Available from November 5th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1 (of 5)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Available from November 5th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #4 (of 7)
Written by Marguerite Bennett. Art bu Juan Doe.
Available from November 12th, 2014.

Nightcrawler #8 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath)
Written by Chris Claremont. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from November 12th, 2014.

Storm #5 (Death of Wolverine Aftermath)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Victor Ibanez.
Available from November 19th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #2 (of 5)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Available from November 19th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #5 (of 7)
Written by Ray Fawkes. Art by Elia Bonetti.
Available from November 26th, 2014.

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

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #3 (of 5)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Available from December 3rd, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #6 (of 7)
Written by James Tynion IV. Art by Andy Clarke.
Available from December 10th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #4 (of 5)
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Available from December 17th, 2014.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #5 (of 5) – January 7th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Available from January 7th, 2015.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #7 (of 7) – December 24th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Peter Nyugen.
Available from December 24th, 2014.

Collected Editions

If you prefer to read comics in a collected edition, these are the collections you will need to read:

Death of Wolverine
Collects Death of Wolverine #1 -4

Death of Wolverine: Logan’s Legacy
Collects Death of Wolverine: Logan’s Legacy #1-7

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program
Collects Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1-5 and Life After Logan #1

OR you can track down everything in one big collected edition.

Death of Wolverine: The Complete Collection
Collects Death Of Wolverine #1-4, Death Of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1-5, Death Of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1-7, Death Of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1, Death Of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1

Further Reading

Want to know what to read next? Here are two recommendations:

Wolverines #1-20

This was a 20-part weekly series that spun out of The Death of Wolverine and featured X-23, Sabretooth, Daken, and Lady Deathstrike.

Hunt For Wolverine

All heroes that die eventually come back and Wolverine is no exception. Find out how and why in this multi-series saga.

Check out the Hunt For Wolverine Reading Order Checklist for more details on the recommended reading order.

View more Reading Orders

Will You Be Reading Death of Wolverine?

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Comments (22)

  • 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.

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  • 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. πŸ™‚ 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 letting me know! Don’t know how I missed that one. I’ll make sure it gets add to the list.

  • 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. πŸ™

  • 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.

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