Old Man Logan Reading Order Guide

In 2008 Mark Millar, Steve McNiven and Marvel introduced the world to a very different version of Wolverine, the one of the distant (and alternate) future. Staying alive due to his healing factor, Old Man Logan stars an aged version of Wolverine that lives in a violent wasteland overrun by super-villains. It soon became critically and fan acclaimed and is now deemed a modern classic.

When you run a website like How to Love Comics you get asked a lot of questions, but one of the ones I get asked the most is “what is the reading order for Old Man Logan?” With Logan hitting cinemas early next year and the way that his comic book appearances have been structured it’s a very valid question to ask.

To make things easy I have put together the Old Man Logan Reading Order Guide, which gives all the information needed about the various stories and appearances of Old Man Logan. Along with the reading order I have included trade paperback releases as well as links to Comixology and Marvel Unlimited where avaialble.

It all begins in the distant future…

Wolverine: Old Man Logan TPB cover by Steve McNiven.

Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Written by Mark Millar. Art by Steve McNiven.

Wolverine: Old Man Logan was a storyline set in post-apocalyptic alternate future and stars Wolverine as an Old Man. This storyline appears to be major inspiration for the upcoming Logan film.

  • Wolverine (2003 series) #66
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #67
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #68
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #69
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #70
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #71
  • Wolverine (2003 series) #72
  • Wolverine Giant-Size: Old Man Logan

Trade paperback release: Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Comixology | Marvel Unlimited

Wolverine: Old Man Logan appeared in our Wolverine Stories You Should Read List.

Fantastic #558 cover by Bryan Hitch.

Old Man Logan Appearances in Fantastic Four

Written by Mark Millar. Art by Bryan Hitch.

This was created before Wolverine: Old Man Logan, but it is set afterwards. It features Logan, also known as The Hooded Man, as part of a team called The New Defenders.

  • Fantastic Four #558
  • Fantastic Four #559
  • Fantastic Four #560
  • Fantastic Four #561
  • Fantastic Four #562

Trade paperback release: Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest (Out of Print but easy enough to find a used copy)

Comixology | Marvel Unlimited

Fantastic Fource #1 cover by Bryan Hitch.

Fantastic Fource

Written by Joe Ahearne. Art by Steve Kurth.

If you read the Fantastic Four story arc and are interested in reading more about The Hooded Man and the Fantastic Fource (previously known as The New Defenders) then check this miniseries out. Due to the lack of trade paperback and unavalability on Comixology I’m labelling this series as optional.

  • Fantastic Fource #1
  • Fantastic Fource #2
  • Fantastic Fource #3
  • Fantastic Fource #4

Trade paperback release: None

Marvel Unlimited

Old Man Logan (Secret Wars) #1 cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

Secret Wars: Old Man Logan

Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Andrea Sorrentino.

Old Man Logan returns as part of a tie-in series to Secret Wars. You don’t have to read Secret Wars to understand it. All you need to know is that the world was destroyed and remade with the pieces of different alternate worlds – including the world seen in Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

  • Old Man Logan (2015 series) #1
  • Old Man Logan (2015 series) #2
  • Old Man Logan (2015 series) #3
  • Old Man Logan (2015 series) #4
  • Old Man Logan (2015 series) #5

Trade paperback release: Old Man Logan volume 0: Warzones

Comixology | Marvel Unlimited

Old Man Logan (2016 series) #1 cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

The Present: Old Man Logan

Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Andrea Sorrentino.

In the conclusion of Secret Wars the world is remade the way it was supposed to be, albeit with a few inclusions from popular alternate worlds. Old Man Logan was one of those additions and the series follow him in the present day Marvel Universe.

You don’t have to have read any of the previous stories, but they will give you greater context.

  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #1
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #2
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #3
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #4
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #5
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #6
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #7
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #8
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #9
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #10
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #11
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #12
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #13
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #14
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #15
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #16
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #17
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #18
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #19
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #20
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #21
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #22
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #23
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #24
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #25 (New creative time of Ed Brisson and Mike Deodato.)
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #26
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #27
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #28
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #29
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #30
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #31
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #32
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #33
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #34
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #35
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #36
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #37
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #38
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #39
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #40
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #41
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #42
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #43
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #44
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #45
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #46
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #47
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #48
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #49
  • Old Man Logan (2016 series) #50
  • Old Man Logan Annual #1

Trade paperback releases:

  • Old Man Logan volume 1: Berzerker
  • Old Man Logan volume 2: Bordertown
  • Old Man Logan volume 3: The Last Ronin
  • Old Man Logan volume 4: Old Monsters
  • Old Man Logan volume 5: Past Lives
  • Old Man Logan volume 6: Days of Anger
  • Old Man Logan volume 7: Scarlet Samurai
  • Old Man Logan volume 8: To Kill For
  • Old Man Logan volume 9: The Hunter and the Hunted
  • Old Man Logan volume 10: End of the World

Comixology | Marvel Unlimited

Dead Man Logan

Dead Man Logan is a 12-part series which is considered the final Old Man Logan story. It will be running monthly throughout 2019.

  • Dead Man Logan #1
  • Dead Man Logan #2
  • Dead Man Logan #3
  • Dead Man Logan #4
  • Dead Man Logan #5
  • Dead Man Logan #6
  • Dead Man Logan #7
  • Dead Man Logan #8
  • Dead Man Logan #9
  • Dead Man Logan #10
  • Dead Man Logan #11
  • Dead Man Logan #12

Other Appearances

Old Man Logan had regular appearances in Extraordinary X-Men. It’s not essential to read if you are only interested in the character, but there are some interesting character interactions between Logan and other X-Men characters. He will also appear in X-Men: Gold, Astonishing X-Men and Weapon X, which both begin in April 2017 and are part of the ResurrXion line of comics.

He has also appeared in All-New Wolverine #8-12.

There’s also a 5-part miniseries called Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan which was released between October 2017 and February 2018.

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Comments (10)

  • This is a pretty nice start but these reading orders get really hectic – do you have a better link or would you be interested in someone helping out (proffessionally) to fill in the holes? I’m by no means an arrogant asshole who thinks they know it all but I read through a like, dozen+ comics in this post and every one of them has splinters – plus this era is really hard to follow for fans or amateurs.

    HMU – I like comics, spreadsheets, and writing.

  • He also appears in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4. They make references to prior events from his original “dimension”.

  • Thanks for help. Though now I’m in a problem cuz I have been reading the secret wars and the wolverine: old man logan series mixed together so now I’m so confused

    • the original old man logan story is an alternate universe future of wolverine. the secret wars old man logan story came after which explains how old man logan became a part of the main marvel universe.

  • Trevor,

    Your site is amazing. Just stumbled upon it while trying to find where to start reading about wolverine and iron fist.

    This place is a real gem!

  • With what’s happening with inhumans vs xmen what xmen titles do you think are ending? Also is Old Man Logan ending?

    • Hi Aidan, it’s too early to tell at this stage. Check out the ResureXion Guide early next year for more concrete information. If Old Man Logan does get cancelled he may show up in the upcoming Weapon X comic.