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Wolverine: Old Man Logan

(Wolverine (2003) (Collected Editions) #12)

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Mark Millar and Steve McNiven - who last teamed for the monumental Civil War - bring us the most important Wolverine story of the 21st Century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For ...more
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 224 pages
Published November 11th 2009 by Marvel
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Doug Goodman It is a standalone. The story is set in a post-apocalpytic world where the supervillains won. It is a six-issue arc that is independent of the rest of…moreIt is a standalone. The story is set in a post-apocalpytic world where the supervillains won. It is a six-issue arc that is independent of the rest of the comics. However, don't confuse this with the Jeff Lemire-written Old Man Logan comics. In that series, which is on-going, Logan has come back in time from his post-apocalypse and is running around the modern world and interacting with all the other Marvel characters, so it is not standalone. (less)

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Anne
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Old Bastards with a Grudge
I read this 7 years ago and absolutely loved it...in all its violent, tragic glory.
And with the movie coming out soon, it seemed like the perfect time to do a re-read and see if this could stand the test of time and nostalgia.
The short answer?
Yup. It's still a fucking fantastic book.

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The story is set in a dystopian future where the villains won. The United States has been divided up between the most powerful baddies, and there's nobody left to challenge them.

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Well. That's not entirely true.
Logan's
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Alejandro
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alejandro by: Kat Stark
It doesn’t get any better than this!!!


This is a TPB collecting the storyline "Old Man Logan", originally published in the comic book title "Wolverine" (Vol.3) #66 to #72 and "Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size".

Creative Team:

Writer: Mark Millar

Illustrator: Steve McNiven


A LAND WITHOUT HOPE

Some say they hurt him like no one ever hurt before.

I’m sure that many of us can think that having a healing factor can be easily one of the coolest powers,...

...and maybe we aren’t wrong, but...

...after
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Mohammed Arabey
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

في عصر الظلم، في حكم الطاغية، يمكنك ان تبقي رأسك منخفضا، تمشي جنب الحيط زي مابيقولو، لكن إن كنت تظن ان هذا سيجعلك في مأمن من الظلم، زبانية الطاغية، فأنت مخطئ

In a world ruled by tyrants, you can keep your head down, but that won't keep their heads turned away of you..


Recommended by the Greatest Wolverine ever, Hugh Jackman..since his movie's loosely based on it.

Unlike the movie, the setting here is even darker..a mix of dystopia..

Here, Old Man Logan is just an old man only caring for his family,
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Dan Schwent
Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, 2016-comics
Wolverine has been retired for fifty years and the world has gone to hell in a hand basket. Logan and his family are behind on rent when Hawkeye shows up, blind and needing a navigator for a cross country trip. Can Logan and Hawkeye cross a United States ruled by super villains?

I've been hearing about this one for years. However, Wolverine is not my favorite character and Mark Millar is a hack. Anyway, with Logan coming to theaters soon, I thought it was high time I read this. I was sold when th
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Stephen
Fifty years ago, the super villains got their act together, teamed up, and wiped out the supes. Today, the U.S. is balkanized and California is run by the Hulk** and his brood of inbred, trailer park hillbillies.
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**California used to be the Abomination's territory but...yeah, Hulk SMASHED him. 

Living with the Beverly HULKbillies is a pacifist farmer named Logan, who hasn't snikt his claws or said "Hey Bub" since the night the heroes died.  Something horrible happened to Logan that night, somethi
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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
!5 amazing stars!

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Yesterday, I saw the second trailer for the upcoming Logan movie, featuring an older Wolverine. To tell you the truth, I wasn't expecting much as I was disappointed with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And let me tell you that I loved everything and every second of it.

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So I just had to know more: what's the story about? What inspired it all? That's how I ended up reading Old Man Logan. Let me tell you right away that it's a whole different thing from what's in the trailer. And it's ju
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Kemper
Apr 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I am a complete sucker for any kind of Days of Future Past style stories because if there’s one thing I love more than reading about an elaborate fictional construct like the Marvel universe it’s reading about the destruction of all the heroes that populate it. Go figure….

So even though reviews by friends like Brandon and Stephen put this into three star territory I was revved up to try it. Surprise, surprise. Three stars from me, too.

The main idea in this is pretty bad ass. The major Marvel sup
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Bookdragon Sean
Had I read this before seeing the recent Logan movie I may have enjoyed it a little bit more. The film, however, was just so much better than the writing here. It deals with the consequences of what near immortality and invincibleness can do to the soul, and it explored the relationship between Logan and Xavier in a remarkable way. Xavier had become almost a farther like figure for Logan, which is sort of ironic considering he was actually younger than him by almost 100 years. But it was still t ...more
Raeleen Lemay
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphicomanga
A fun comic! Not quite what I was expecting, but a good read overall.
Mischenko
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How bizarre that my review and rating disappeared! Grrr...

Found it on another website thank goodness!

The absolute best. I honestly can't imagine someone leaving this less than 5 stars, unless they don't like Wolverine that is. I Knew he was in there somewhere!

SNIKT!

Logan 2017 can't come fast enough...

5*****
Jan Philipzig
Old Man Logan does for the bad-ass superhero what Unforgiven did for the outlaw cowboy: it traumatizes him, retires him, removes him from his violent past, turns him into a farmer, but then forces him to take on that one last job... and throws in a few dystopian Mad Max landscapes for good measure. So does it work? Well, the story feels a bit derivative and shallow and stagy, but what it lacks in originality and vitality it makes up for in style and design. Old Man Logan may not be the most enga ...more
Michael Finocchiaro
I really enjoyed this roadtrip with Hawkeye and Wolverine even if lots of questions remained unanswered (like htf did Kingpin kill Magneto exactly? And where did all the dinosaurs come from?). The art work is consistently great and the story line moves forward at a breakneck pace. There is a helluva lot of violence and blood here making it unsuitable for younger audiences. Lots of fun though despite the gore and rather pessimistic storyline.
GrilledCheeseSamurai
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
Wolverine is a pacifist?
Wolverine is old?
Wolverine is one of the last superheroes?

Yeah. Great story. I know I shoulda gotten around to this a lot sooner then I actually did...but good things come to those that wait.

And this...most certainly is a good thing.

Also...Hawkeye is pretty f'ing awesome in this book.

I'm looking forward to seeing how Old Man Logan is going to fit into the marvel universe once all this Secret Wars stuff settles down. I know it's going to be great because Jeff Lemire (one
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Terence
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Fifty years ago the villains won. They teamed up together and annihilated the super heroes.
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Few survived and those who did are no longer super heroes. One hero in fact became a pacifist.
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Old Man Logan is a depressing dystopian future mini-series where the villains killed the heroes. Hawkeye and Logan survived, but now Hawkeye is blind and Logan just wants to take care of his family. Unfortunately with villains running things simple things like not paying the rent could lead to being killed so Loga
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Paz R.M.
3.5 Stars
How good was the Logan trailer you guys?
It gave me the perfect excuse to finally read Old Man Logan. Although I didn't need much motivation 'cause I've been wanting to read this title for ages.

A solo title with a post-apocalyptic marvel setting with Mark Millar's writing? Yeah, sign me up. This is going to be bonkers I thought. And it was.

Old Man Logan tells the story of a world where the good guys disappeared a long time ago and America is divided by different villains. Logan is now
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Sam Quixote
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A traumatised Wolverine leaves the superhero world behind to become a farmer and raise a family, calling himself Logan and swearing non-violence for the rest of his life Meanwhile, the grossly outnumbered superheroes who remain are overpowered by a newly organised group collecting all of the supervillains to kill the heroes and divide up America amongst them. 50 years pass and Logan has fallen behind in rent to the Banner clan, Bruce Banner's family who govern their section of America. With the ...more
Donovan


Hell yes. Probably the most badass comic I've ever read, let alone a combination of tragedy, existentialism, biography, other-world, and revenge. Mark Millar gets Wolverine, and this is now one of my favorite Wolverine comics.

I've read a good number of other-world stories but this is probably the coolest. Fifty years into a dystopian sci-fi future. Wolverine? He's dead. Logan's just a farmer. And it's brilliant, fresh, violent, and even poetic.

I've never heard of Steve McNiven, but like any ill
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Jim
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In a small farm lives a man with his family. They call him Logan, those who are a bit older also knew him as Wolverine. He used to be a member of the X-men, a mutant superhero team, but not anymore. There are no more X-men, no more Avengers, no more superheroes. They all died 50 years ago, in the great war, in which villains won and now some of them control the world.
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Logan will accept a job offer from his old friend Hawkeye. He must drive him from Hulkland, the place he lives, all the way to Pre
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Jeannette Nikolova
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.

This was recommended to me strongly by my comic book guru boyfriend so I knew from the start that chances are big that I will like it. And I did! A lot.

Right off the bat I should say that I haven't exactly been in the Wolverine fandom, despite having seen all of the movies that include him. That means I wouldn't have decided on my own to start this volume at all. But ultimately the story is great! It's different from other things that I've read and espe
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Richard
I really enjoy when popular comic franchises step away from their set storylines and get all speculative, taking chances creatively and using the characters to explore interesting ideas that they couldn't normally do while trying to stick to a particular plotline. Old Man Logan is a good example of this as Mark Millar has full freedom to tell us a story of a dystopian future where all of America's heroes have been defeated after the villains banded together against them, and now the U.S. has bee ...more
Ayman Gomaa
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Logan <3 My fav Marvel Hero
P.S It's not like the movie at all and in my Opinion, the movie is way better and emtional .


Logan is old !!!! okay i can accept that
Logan is peaceful and calm !!!! thats was impossible to imagine

the villains teamed up and destroyed the Avengers and X-men , the world ruled by them , no more heroes to defend and help ppl
Logan live peacefully with his family until troubles comes to knock his doors, his old pal come to ask him for a favor A BLIND OLD HAWKEYE yea lik
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Eli
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly didn't expect this to be this good.

For starters, the artwork was awesome and the dialogue was great. Also, Wolverine has always been a good character when an author is looking for development. Another thing, it didn't bother me at all because I'm a disgusting human being, but there's a lot of gore in this. Do with that what you will.

The plot and setting is really cool. So the villains of the world teamed up (which has been a long time coming, because this is obviously a good idea for
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Nicolo Yu
Old Man Logan is the 1992 movie Unforgiven done as a superhero story. It is fitting that it was done in the Wolverine ongoing series, since Logan could be any of Clint Eastwood’s characters through the years; the strong, silent type with the gravel voice and tough as granite who lets his guns or in this case claws do the talking.

The movie and comic book plots are almost indistinguishable. A retired killer taking on one more hit to save a failing farm. Both had to avenge a fallen comrade and left
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Mischenko
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The absolute best. I honestly can't imagine someone leaving this less than 5 stars, unless they don't like Wolverine that is. Knew he was in there somewhere!

SNIKT!

Logan 2017 can't come fast enough...
Arturo
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 or 5 star book? I'm torn. On one hand there's no unnecessary dialogue, you can read through it pretty quickly and all the themes and depth is still there.
It has tons of cool, neat, crazy ideas, amazing moments.
But in a future "what if" story anybody can come up with shocking moments, can't they?
Let me try.. So ... In the future Thor is the ruler of the world, sitting on a throne chewing on a chicken leg.. Memories of him bashing Captain America's head into mush with his hammer, and bashing Iro
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Logan
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
3 years since I read it last and its still good!!! So like some others here on Goodreads I thought I'd give this one a re-read with the 'Logan' movie coming out! For those who don't know this comic was set 50 years into the future(Although now It would be considered an Elseworlds story), the heroes lost, the villains won and took over the world; their only a handful of the heroes left, and Wolverine is one of them! Logan now has a family and a farm, and he just wants to live out his days in peac ...more
Ronyell
4.5 stars

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Now, everyone knows that I am a huge fan of Wolverine, so when I heard about this unique little story called “Wolverine: Old Man Logan,” I just had to try this comic out! Luckily, I was not disappointed with this story as “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” was one of the most intense and possibly terrifying stories I had ever read about Wolverine! With spectacular writing from Mark Millar and dramatic artwork by Steve McNiven, “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” is de
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Scarlet Cameo
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ha pasado lo que de niños siempre sospechamos: si los malos se unían, destrozarían a los héroes. Sólo Wolverine y Hawkeye han quedado, el primero gracias a que fue destrozado de manera terrible y el segundo debido a que fue injustamente ignorado, pero ambos estan fuera de circulación en las labores heróicas y se dedican a tareas menos gloriosas, pero todo cambia cuando nustro querido u viejo Logan es golpeado por los loquillos engendros de Bruce Banner y Jennifer Walker (Hulk y She-Hulk) haciend ...more
Mike
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great little story. A well-populated, detailed and teasing what-if about a future where the bad guys won. Lots of hints that Millar and McNiven throw at us along the way that aren't even explained - just there giving you a rich flavour for what happened, what's currently going on and who's left (and how everyone else died). I'm fascinated by how rich a backstory they had to develop in order to populate the pages, and that love and care for this universe shows.

I'd read another six collections of
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Jesse A
Mark Millar does it again. This one started slowly but by the end was just killing it (literally and gorily). One of the more violent graphic novels I've read so far. Very well done.
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