Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Author: Mark Millar
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by Tigertemprr   2017-08-19

"Reading up on lore" is essentially distilling older comics into plotpoints and character spec sheets. This is a good way to familiarize, but reading actual comics (not Wikis) from the 1960's—80's can be very daunting for new readers. I'd focus on more modern stories with dialog/style/setting/tone similar to what you've seen in the movies.

Requesting lore/character/danger-rich stories is a little vague. Can you provide examples from other media to give us a better reference of what that means to you?

Here's my usual copy/paste response to new reader threads:

Forget about continuity, universes, timelines, etc; it's all very confusing, even to creators/veterans. Don’t try to read everything, else you'll be wading through mediocrity for too long. There are so many other great comics (and publishers) to explore!

First appearances/origins aren’t always good starting points. Creative teams change often and characters get re-worked e.g. never caring about Hawkeye until Fraction & Aja’s interpretation. Focus on well-received and relatively self-contained series. Pick an interesting character or team and seek their “greatest hits” stories.

Discover your preferences and let them inform your next comic selection. Do you like older/newer comics? Weird concepts? Super-smart meta-analysis and social commentary? Family-friendly content? Hyper-violence? Male/female protagonists? Humor? Horror? Have you noticed that a specific artist, writer, and/or creative team consistently produces content you like? Follow these instincts.

Marvel Unlimited for digital comics. instocktrades for physical retail (US).

Modern (2000's+) Marvel characters/teams:

Title Writer
Alias (Jessica Jones) Brian Michael Bendis
Avengers / New Avengers Jonathan Hickman
(Avengers) Ultimates 1 & 2 Mark Millar
Captain America Ed Brubaker
Captain Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick
Daredevil Frank Miller
Daredevil Brian Michael Bendis
Doctor Strange: The Oath Brian K Vaughn
Fantastic Four / FF Jonathan Hickman
Hawkeye Matt Fraction
Immortal Iron Fist Ed Brubaker / Matt Fraction
Inhumans Paul Jenkins
Iron Man: Extremis Warren Ellis
Invincible Iron Man Matt Fraction
Marvels (Marvel History) Kurt Busiek
Moon Knight Warren Ellis
Ms. Marvel G. Willow Wilson
Incredible Hulk / Planet Hulk Greg Pack
Punisher Max Garth Ennis
Thor Jason Aaron
Ultimate Spider-man Brian Michael Bendis
Vision Tom King
Astonishing X-Men Joss Whedon
New X-Men Grant Morrison
Old Man Logan Mark Millar / Jeff Lemire
Uncanny X-Force Rick Remender

Events/crossovers can be tedious. They sometimes intrude on your favorite character series and don’t feel as concise/well-planned. Generally, the best comics integrate these smoothly or avoid them entirely (notwithstanding editorial/executive mandates). Regardless, you may want to read them just to familiarize with major plot points.

Modern (2004-2015) Marvel events/crossovers (in rough reading order):

Title Creative Team Note
Avengers Disassembled Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
Secret War Brian Michael Bendis & G. Dell'Otto
House of M Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel
Annihilation Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Civil War Mark Millar & Steve McNiven
World War Hulk Greg Pak & John Romita Jr.
Annihilation: Conquest Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah Complex Brubaker, Carey, David, Kyle, et al. X-Men
Secret Invasion Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil F. Yu Dark Reign
War Abnett, Cebulski, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah War C. Kyle, C. Yost, D. Swierczynski X-Men
Dark Avengers / Utopia Fraction, Asmus, Carey, Cornell, et al. Dark Reign
Siege Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel Dark Reign
Realm of Kings Abnett, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Second Coming Kyle, Yost, Fraction, Wells, Carey X-Men
Fear Itself Matt Fraction & Stuart Immonen
Schism Jason Aaron, Pacheco, Cho, et al. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men Bendis, Fraction, Aaron, Brubaker, et al.
Infinity Hickman & Cheung, Opena, Weaver
Secret Wars Jonathan Hickman & Esad Ribic
by Tigertemprr   2017-08-19

Welcome to Reddit and Comics.

Just FYI, there's a search bar that where you can type in key words like "new to comics" or "recommended reading" which will return a long list of threads just like this one.

Anyway, here's my usual copy/paste:

Forget about continuity, universes, timelines, etc; it's all very confusing, even to creators/fans. Don’t try to read everything, else you'll be wading through mediocrity for too long. There are so many other great comics (and publishers) to explore!

First appearances/origins aren’t always good starting points. Creative teams change often and characters get re-worked e.g. never caring about Hawkeye until Fraction & Aja’s interpretation. Focus on well-received and relatively self-contained series. Pick an interesting character or team and seek their “greatest hits” stories.

Marvel Unlimited for digital comics. instocktrades for physical retail (US).

Modern (2000's+) Marvel characters/teams:

Title Writer Note
Alias (Jessica Jones) Brian Michael Bendis
Avengers / New Avengers Jonathan Hickman Hickman 2
Ultimates 1 & 2 (Avengers) Mark Millar
Captain America Ed Brubaker
Captain Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick
Daredevil (1979) Frank Miller
Daredevil Brian Michael Bendis
Doctor Strange: The Oath Brian K Vaughn
Fantastic Four / FF Jonathan Hickman Hickman 1
Hawkeye Matt Fraction
Immortal Iron Fist Brubaker & Fraction
Inhumans Paul Jenkins
Iron Man: Extremis Warren Ellis
Invincible Iron Man Matt Fraction
Marvels (Marvel History) Kurt Busiek
Moon Knight Warren Ellis
Ms. Marvel G. Willow Wilson
Incredible Hulk / Planet Hulk Greg Pack
Punisher Max Garth Ennis
Thor Jason Aaron
Ultimate Spider-man Brian Michael Bendis
Vision Tom King
New X-Men Grant Morrison X-Men 1
Astonishing X-Men Joss Whedon X-Men 2
Old Man Logan Millar / Lemire
Uncanny X-Force Rick Remender X-Men 6

Events/crossovers can be tedious. They sometimes intrude on your favorite character series and don’t feel as concise/well-planned. Generally, the best comics integrate these smoothly or avoid them entirely (notwithstanding editorial/executive mandates). Regardless, you may want to read them just to familiarize with major plot points.

Modern (2004-2015) Marvel events/crossovers (in rough reading order):

Title Creative Team Note
Avengers Disassembled Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
Secret War Brian Michael Bendis & G. Dell'Otto
House of M Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel
Annihilation Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Civil War Mark Millar & Steve McNiven
World War Hulk Greg Pak & John Romita Jr.
Annihilation: Conquest Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah Complex Brubaker, Carey, David, Kyle, et al. X-Men 3
Secret Invasion Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil F. Yu Dark Reign
War Abnett, Cebulski, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah War C. Kyle, C. Yost, D. Swierczynski X-Men 4
Dark Avengers / Utopia Fraction, Asmus, Carey, Cornell, et al. Dark Reign
Siege Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel Dark Reign
Realm of Kings Abnett, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Second Coming Kyle, Yost, Fraction, Wells, Carey X-Men 5
Fear Itself Matt Fraction & Stuart Immonen
Schism Jason Aaron, Pacheco, Cho, et al. X-Men 7
Avengers vs. X-Men Bendis, Fraction, Aaron, Brubaker, et al.
Infinity Hickman & Cheung, Opena, Weaver Hickman 3
Secret Wars Jonathan Hickman & Esad Ribic Hickman 4

Discover your preferences and let them inform your next comic selection. Do you like older/newer comics? Weird concepts? Super-smart meta-analysis and social commentary? Family-friendly content? Hyper-violence? Male/female protagonists? Humor? Horror? Have you noticed that a specific artist, writer, and/or creative team consistently produces content you like? Follow these instincts.

by Tigertemprr   2017-08-19

Modern (2000's+) Marvel characters/teams:

Title Writer
Alias (Jessica Jones) Brian Michael Bendis
Avengers / New Avengers Jonathan Hickman
(Avengers) Ultimates 1 & 2 Mark Millar
Captain America Ed Brubaker
Captain Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick
Daredevil Frank Miller
Daredevil Brian Michael Bendis
Doctor Strange: The Oath Brian K Vaughn
Fantastic Four / FF Jonathan Hickman
Hawkeye Matt Fraction
Immortal Iron Fist Ed Brubaker / Matt Fraction
Inhumans Paul Jenkins
Iron Man: Extremis Warren Ellis
Invincible Iron Man Matt Fraction
Marvels (Marvel History) Kurt Busiek
Moon Knight Warren Ellis
Ms. Marvel G. Willow Wilson
Incredible Hulk / Planet Hulk Greg Pack
Punisher Max Garth Ennis
Thor Jason Aaron
Ultimate Spider-man Brian Michael Bendis
Vision Tom King
Astonishing X-Men Joss Whedon
New X-Men Grant Morrison
Old Man Logan Mark Millar / Jeff Lemire
Uncanny X-Force Rick Remender

Modern (2004-2015) Marvel events/crossovers (in rough reading order):

Title Creative Team Note
Avengers Disassembled Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
Secret War Brian Michael Bendis & G. Dell'Otto
House of M Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel
Annihilation Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Civil War Mark Millar & Steve McNiven
World War Hulk Greg Pak & John Romita Jr.
Annihilation: Conquest Abnett, Giffen & Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah Complex Brubaker, Carey, David, Kyle, et al. X-Men
Secret Invasion Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil F. Yu Dark Reign
War Abnett, Cebulski, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Messiah War C. Kyle, C. Yost, D. Swierczynski X-Men
Dark Avengers / Utopia Fraction, Asmus, Carey, Cornell, et al. Dark Reign
Siege Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel Dark Reign
Realm of Kings Abnett, Lanning, et al. Cosmic
Second Coming Kyle, Yost, Fraction, Wells, Carey X-Men
Fear Itself Matt Fraction & Stuart Immonen
Schism Jason Aaron, Pacheco, Cho, et al. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men Bendis, Fraction, Aaron, Brubaker, et al.
Infinity Hickman & Cheung, Opena, Weaver
Secret Wars Jonathan Hickman & Esad Ribic