Jason Aaron’s Wolverine Reading Order Guide

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Before he wrote his epic run on ThorJason Aaron was known for writing Wolverine. Over many years, he crafted many Wolverine stories which ranged from light-hearted to the dark and even sent him to Hell and back.

It can be hard to piece together Aaron’s long Wolverine run. It spans over multiple series and miniseries over many years. So you don’t have to rack your brain trying to figure it all out, I have put together this handy reading order. It lists all the issues in a recommended reading order as well as the trade paperback collections.

Soon you’ll be able to dive right into this epic run of Wolverine adventures without any confusion. Happy reading!

Wolverine: Weapon X #1 cover by Ron Garney.
Wolverine: Weapon X #1 cover by Ron Garney.

Single Issue Reading Order

Wolverine #175

Note: Jason Aaron only wrote the second story in this issue. It also happens to be his first comic at Marvel after he won a competition.

Wolverine (2003 series) #56

Wolverine (2003 series) #62

Wolverine (2003 series) #63

Wolverine (2003 series) #64

Wolverine (2003 series) #65

Note: There is a gap in the issues because Mark Millar returned to Wolverine to do the original Old Man Logan story with Steve McNiven. This covered issues #66-72.

Wolverine (2003 series) #73

Wolverine (2003 series) #74

Note: The 2003 series of Wolverine ends with issue #74. Jason Aaron would go on to write the Wolverine: Weapon X series, which would go on to replace it.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #2

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #4

Note: Manifest Destiny was the branding for a period in X-Men comics where the mutants moved to San Francisco (See Uncanny X-Men #500-503 for more). It spawned a few miniseries including one for Wolverine.

Note: Wolverine: Weapon X (note to be confused with the Weapon X story arc by Barry Windsor Smith) that was a secondary Wolverine title to Wolverine: Origins. The series is set in the main Marvel Universe but is intentionally made not to rely on what’s going on in it.

Wolverine: Weapon X #1

Wolverine: Weapon X #2

Wolverine: Weapon X #3

Wolverine: Weapon X #4

Wolverine: Weapon X #5

Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine #1

Note: Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine #1 is part of the Dark Reign storyline but can be read on its own too.

Wolverine: Weapon X #6

Wolverine: Weapon X #7

Wolverine: Weapon X #8

Wolverine: Weapon X #9

Wolverine: Weapon X #10

Wolverine: Weapon X #11

Wolverine: Weapon X #12

Wolverine: Weapon X #13

Wolverine: Weapon X #14

Wolverine: Weapon X #15

Wolverine: Weapon X #16

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #2

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #3

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #4

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #5

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6

Note: This is a fun miniseries that teams up Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Wolverine: Road To Hell (one-shot)

Wolverine (2010 series) #1

Wolverine (2010 series) #2

Wolverine (2010 series) #3

Wolverine (2010 series) #4

Wolverine (2010 series) #5

Wolverine (2010 series) #5.1

Wolverine (2010 series) #6

Wolverine (2010 series) #7

Wolverine (2010 series) #8

Wolverine (2010 series) #9

Wolverine (2010 series) #10

Wolverine (2010 series) #11

Wolverine (2010 series) #12

Wolverine (2010 series) #13

Wolverine (2010 series) #14

Wolverine (2010 series) #15

Wolverine (2010 series) #16

X-Men: Schism #1

X-Men: Schism #2

X-Men: Schism #3

X-Men: Schism #4

X-Men: Schism #5

Note: Schism is a 2011 miniseries that splits the X-Men up based on ideology on how younger mutants should be handled. It paves the way for Wolverine and the X-Men.

Wolverine (2010 series) #17

Wolverine (2010 series) #18

Wolverine (2010 series) #19

Wolverine (2010 series) #20

Note: Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men is not exclusively a Wolverine tale and features many other mutant characters. It has a much lighter tone than most of Aaron’s other Wolverine comics, but don’t let that stop you as it’s a great series.

Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Wolverine and the X-Men #3

Wolverine and the X-Men #4

Wolverine #300

Wolverine #301

Wolverine #302

Wolverine #303

Wolverine #304

Note: Wolverine’s numbering reverted to the original number when it hit the 300th issue milestone. Jason Aaron stayed on until issue #304 but it continued until #317 with a new creative team for those who want to keep reading.

Wolverine and the X-Men #5

Wolverine and the X-Men #6

Wolverine and the X-Men #7

Wolverine and the X-Men #8

Wolverine and the X-Men #9

Wolverine and the X-Men #10

Wolverine and the X-Men #11

Wolverine and the X-Men #12

Wolverine and the X-Men #13

Wolverine and the X-Men #14

Wolverine and the X-Men #15

Wolverine and the X-Men #16

Wolverine and the X-Men #17

Wolverine and the X-Men #18

Wolverine and the X-Men #19

Wolverine and the X-Men #20

Wolverine and the X-Men #21

Wolverine and the X-Men #22

Wolverine and the X-Men #23

Wolverine and the X-Men #24

Wolverine and the X-Men #25

Wolverine and the X-Men #26

Wolverine and the X-Men #27

Wolverine and the X-Men #28

Wolverine and the X-Men #29

Wolverine and the X-Men #30

Wolverine and the X-Men #31

Wolverine and the X-Men #32

Wolverine and the X-Men #33

Wolverine and the X-Men #34

Wolverine and the X-Men #35

Note: Wolverine and the X-Men #36-37 is part of the Battle of the Atom crossover with other X-Men comics of the time.

Wolverine and the X-Men #38

Wolverine and the X-Men #39

Wolverine and the X-Men #40

Wolverine and the X-Men #41

Wolverine and the X-Men #42

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #1

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #2

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #3

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #4

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #5

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #6

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #7

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #8

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #9

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #10

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #11

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #12

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic #13

Note: Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic is a digital-first miniseries which used played around with the possibilities that digital comics could bring to storytelling. It was also made available in print in the trade paperback format.

Wolverine: Wolverine Goes to Hell cover by Jae Lee.
Wolverine: Wolverine Goes to Hell cover by Jae Lee.

Trade Paperback Collections

Prefer to read in trade paperback? These are the collections you will need to track down.

Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine
Collects:
Wolverine (2003 series) #56-61

Note: This is not the same as the Death of Wolverine event. Only issue #56 is written by Jason Aaron, while the rest is by Marc Guggenheim.

Wolverine: Get Mystique
Collects:
Wolverine (2003 series) #62-65

X-Men: Manifest Destiny
Collects: Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1-4, X-Men Manifest Destiny: Nightcrawler #1 And X-Men: Manifest Destiny: Iceman, Nightcrawler, Boom-Boom & Avalanche.

Wolverine: Weapon X Volume 1: Adamantium Men
Collects:
Wolverine Weapon X #1-5

Wolverine: Weapon X Volume 2: Insane in the Brain
Collects:
Wolverine Weapon X #6-10

Wolverine: Weapon X Volume 3: Tomorrow Dies Today
Collects:
Wolverine Weapon X #11-16 and Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine
Collects:
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1-6

Wolverine: Wolverine Goes To Hell
Collects:
Wolverine (2010 series) #1-5

Wolverine: Wolverine vs. the X-Men
Collects:
Wolverine (2010 series) #5.1 and #6-9

Wolverine: Wolverine’s Revenge
Collects:
Wolverine (2010 series) #10-16

X-Men: Schism
Collects:
X-Men: Schism #1-5

Wolverine: Goodbye Chinatown
Collects:
Wolverine (2010 series) #17-20

Wolverine: Back In Japan
Collects:
Wolverine #300-304

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 1
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #1-5

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 2
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #5-8

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 3
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #9-13

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 4
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #14-18

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 5
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #19-24

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 6
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #25-29

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 7
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #30-35

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 8
Collects:
Wolverine and the X-Men #28-42 and Wolverine and the X-Men Annual #1

Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted
Collects: Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comics #1-13


Most of Jason Aaron’s Wolverine run was also released in four oversized trade paperback collections. These are:

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Volume 1
Collects:
Wolverine (2003 series) #56, #62-65, material from #73-74, Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1-4, and Wolverine: Weapon X #1-5

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Volume 2
Collects:
Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine #1; Wolverine: Weapon X #6-16; Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3, and All-New Wolverine Saga

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Volume 3
Collects:
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1-6, Wolverine #1-9, #5.1, and Wolverine: Road To Hell

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Volume 4
Collects:
Wolverine (2010 series) #10-20, #300-304

X-Men: Schism and Wolverine and the X-Men did not receive The Complete Series treatment but can be found in the trade paperback collections listed earlier.

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