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Old Man Logan Reading Order Guide

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In 2008 Mark MillarSteve 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 supervillains. It became critically and fan acclaimed and is now deemed a modern classic.

You get asked heaps of questions when running a website like How To Love Comics. Although, one that I get asked all the time is “what is the reading order for Old Man Logan?” It’s a valid question to ask when you consider the extra interest in the character thanks to the Logan movie and the confusing publication history.

To make things easy, I have put together the Old Man Logan Reading Order Guide. It gives you all the information needed about the various stories and appearances of Old Man Logan. Additionally, it includes trade paperback releases and links to where they can be read/purchased.

Do you need to read everything?

No. You don’t have to read everything. Some of the stories are not all that interesting, hard to find, or not all that essential.

If you’re only interested in the original Old Man Logan story then you can read that in isolation. It’s a satisfying read on its own. For those who are more interested in Old Man Logan in the regular Marvel Universe then you can skip to the 2016 series.

Where is a good starting point?

So where is a good place to start reading Old Man Logan? Here are a few suggestions with accompanying notes.

Wolverine: Old Man Logan

This is the original Old Man Logan story which ran in the 2003 Wolverine series. It is made to be self-contained so you can read this on its own and get a satisfying read. It’s also worth checking out for Steve McNiven’s art, which is some of the best of his career.

Old Man Logan (2016 series)

Start with Old Man Logan (2016 series) #1 if you’re interested in the character’s time in the regular Marvel Universe. This ran for 50 issues and an annual and was then followed up with the 12-issue Dead Man Logan series.

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 is post-apocalyptic alternate future and stars an aged Wolverine. This storyline appears to be major inspiration for the 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

Collected edition: Wolverine: Old Man Logan

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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.

At the same time as the original Old Man Logan story was being published, the character appeared in a Fantastic Four storyline. However, he was known as “The Hooded Man” at the time and a member of The New Defenders team.

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

Collected edition: Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest (Out of Print but easy enough to find a used copy) or Fantastic Four by Millar & Hitch Omnibus.

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Fantastic Fource #1 cover by Bryan Hitch.

Fantastic Force

Written by Joe Ahearne. Art by Steve Kurth.

If you read the above Fantastic Four story arc and are interested in reading more about The Hooded Man and the Fantastic Force (previously known as The New Defenders) then check this miniseries out. It has never been collected in trade paperback so you’ll either need to read the series digitally or track the single issues down.

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

Collected edition: Fantastic Four by Millar & Hitch Omnibus

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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 2015’s 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 Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s 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

Collected edition: Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 0: Warzones

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

Old Man Logan (2016 series)

Written by Jeff Lemire and Ed Brisson. Art by Andrea Sorrentino and Mike Deodato.

2015’s Secret Wars concluded with the Marvel Universe being remade. Most of this saw the world being reset to the way it was but included a few popular characters and concepts from alternate universes making their way to the regular Marvel Universe. This included Old Man Logan, who got his own comic book series.

Old Man Logan ended up being the default Wolverine comic as the regular Wolverine was dead at the time.

You don’t need to have read the previous stories listed above. However, you’ll get a lot more out of it if you have read Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

  • 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

Collected editions:

  • 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

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Dead Man Logan #1 cover by Declan Shalvey.

Dead Man Logan

Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Mike Henderson.

Dead Man Logan is a 12-part series which is considered the final Old Man Logan story.

  • 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

Collected editions:

  • Dead Man Logan Volume 1: Sins Of The Father
  • Dead Man Logan Volume 2: Welcome Back, Logan

There is also Dead Man Logan: The Complete Collection, which collects the whole series in one edition.

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Other Appearances

Old Man Logan appeared also appeared in variety of different X-Men teams when he was in the regular Marvel Universe. These are not essential to read if you’re only interested in the character’s solo adventures. However, if you want event more Old Man Logan or to see how he interacts with other characters then check out the following series:

  • X-Men: Gold
  • Weapon X (2016 series)
  • Astonishing X-Men (2017 series)
  • All-New Wolverine #8-12
  • Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan limited series

Thee comics were part of the ResurrXion line of X-Men and Inhuman comics.

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Comments (9)

  • 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.

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