'''Old Man Logan''' is the name of a Creator/MarvelComics storyline written by Mark Millar with art by Mc[=\=]Niven, featuring ComicBook/Wolverine and set in an AlternateUniverse[=/=]BadFuture. The storyline was popular enough to later spawn a miniseries set during the ComicBook/SecretWars2015 event, and an ongoing series set in the main Marvel universe.


[[folder: Original Storyline]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Get ready for the ride of your life.]]

The original storyline is an eight-chapter story written by Mark Millar with art by Steve Mc[=\=]Niven, set in an AlternateUniverse[=/=]BadFuture where the villains of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse took over the United States and divided it up into territories. A now pacifist Logan lives with his new family in "Hulkland" (formerly, The Abomination's Territory, formerly California) where the inbred children of an [[FaceHeelTurn evil]] [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] are the lords of the land. Logan is short on the rent, and must team up with a now blind ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} to deliver a mysterious cargo in order to help keep his Landlords from killing him and his family.

Creator/HughJackman has suggested that the storyline is going to be used as the basis for the third ''[[Film/XMen Wolverine]]'' movie - although, given that the story greatly relies upon story elements that Fox does not own the film rights to, the movie will almost certainly be a PragmaticAdaptation.


* AffirmativeActionLegacy: The new ComicBook/SpiderGirl is Ashley Barton, the mixed-race daughter of Hawkeye. Also the new Kingpin is black.
* AxCrazy: The Hulk Gang, most notably Luke.
* BadassAndChildDuo: [[spoiler:Logan adopts the Hulk's infant grandchild in the end as his sidekick.]]
* BadFuture: Like you wouldn't believe. Nearly all of the superheroes are dead, and the villains rule America.
* BadassGrandpa: Hawkeye, Wolverine, Black Bolt, Red Skull.
** And Bruce Banner.
* BadassLongcoat: Wolverine wears one for only one panel, but it's one badass panel.
** Also [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]] and ComicBook/RedSkull.
* BarBrawl: Defied by Logan, who is in no mood to deal with the idiots trying to pick a fight.
--> '''Bar Jerk''' "Well ''excuse'' us, ladies. I didn't realize tonight was..." *tackled by Logan*
--> '''Logan''' "Go ahead, Bub. Just ''try'' to make a joke!"
* BigDamnHeroes: Black Bolt saves Wolverine and Hawkeye by [[CurbStompBattle shouting at a Venom-possessed T-Rex]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Hawkeye's daughter becomes the new King Pin, and he later gets killled when his delivery turns out to be a sting. And Logan's family have been killed by the Hulk Gang]], but on a positive note the Hulk Gang and Red Skull are dead, and Wolverine is forming an Avengers team. If Old Man Logan does become the Hooded Man that appears in a ComicBook/FantasticFour miniseries (as is heavily implied), then the future looks even better.
* BlindWeaponmaster: You would think that Hawkeye being blind now would effect his ability to shoot arrows. You'd be wrong.
--> '''Hawkeye''' "That's right, bitches. Just keep making ''noises''!"
* BloodierAndGorier: A lot of it.
* BookEnds: For Wolverine overall. He was first introduced in an issue of IncredibleHulk, facing off with the titular green giant. This (possible) finale of his story and character development ends with him facing off against the Hulk and his inbred gang.
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: When Wolverine fight in the Red Skull's trophy room.
* BrokenHero: The reason Logan hasn't popped his claws in fifty years? "They broke me, Bub." They really, '''really''' did.
* CannibalClan: You'll notice the Hulk Gang's food of choice is human limbs.
* CanonImmigrant: Old Man Logan was introduced in a stand-alone storyline, and was later introduced into the mainstream MarvelUniverse during ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}''.
* CarFu: "It's the '''Spider-Buggy''', dude. She can take her share of knocks."
* [[ChekhovsArmory Chekhov's Exhibit]]: Wolverine and the Red Skull fight in a room full of trophies taken from dead superheroes. The latter wields Black Knight's sword, while Wolverine uses Captain America's shield and pieces of Iron Man's armour.
* CoatHatMask: Without the hat. The Red Skull now always wears Captain America's mask, often combined with his BadassLongcoat.
* CoolOldGuy: It's not called ''Old'' Man Logan for nothin'.
* CorruptHick: The Hulk Gang counts as this very much, even though they are located in California. The Hulk himself is the corrupt hick leading them and in charge of a territory called Hulkland. They are violent and quite murderous, considering how they [[spoiler:murdered Logan's family and left the bodies unburied]] while he was busy trying to pay off a debt he owed them. Why? Because they got bored. They are a family of cannibals. Oh, and they are also inbred, because Hulk raped his own cousin Jennifer more than once to form the Hulk Gang!
* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of issue 2 shows Hammer Falls as being Thor's hammer surrounded by the costumed bodies of other heroes defeated there. In the actual issue it's just Thor's hammer, and most other heroes' remains are later shown to be in Red Skull's trophy room.
* CrapsackWorld: Brought to you by President Red Skull! Not much is said about the world outside of the USA, but Red Skull implies that it's even worse off.
* CreepyChild: Dwight
* DayOfTheJackboot: The Red Skull has turned his section of the former U.S. (the east coast) into this, with a dash of BigBrotherIsWatching for good measure.
* DeathByCameo: [[spoiler: Punisher and Daredevil,]] albeit as legacy characters.
* DeadGuyJunior: Logan named his son Scotty, after his deceased team-mate.
* DeathByIrony: Logan offs Red Skull with Captain America's shield, despite the fact that it's original owner has been dead for the last 50 years.
* DugTooDeep: Moloids have become a not uncommon problem, as the subterranean dwellers have started digging ''up'' to the surface in order to get away from the things they awoke when they invoked this trope. Presumably, some heroes (probably the ComicBook/FantasticFour) would have gone on an adventure to the Inner Earth and solved the problem for the Moloids when it started, but they were all, you know, ''dead''...
* EnfantTerrible: Dwight, who uses the Ant-Man helmet to extort a fare for crossing a bridge. Anyone who doesn't pay gets devoured by ants.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Ashley Barton, the granddaughter of Spider-Man turns out to be as evil as her father thought she was and just wanted to kill the Kingpin so that she could replace him.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Bruce Banner, Red Skull, Dr Doom and really any of the original supervillains who are still ruling.
* EvilPowerVacuum: It's safe to assume a '''lot''' of this goes on. After all, there's [[spoiler: a different Kingpin]] now who apparently didn't have much trouble killing [[spoiler:Magneto]].
** Bitch got old.
* FaceHeelTurn: Bruce Banner.
* FallenStatesOfAmerica: Life in BadFuture America is miserable in various degrees. With the most "well-off" being those living under the Red Skull's Nazi shadow.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What the villains did to Wolverine on the day they took over.
* FeudalFuture: Of sorts. While the Red Skull is technically the one in charge, in practice he and the other villains divided up America amongst themselves. With President Red Skull himself taking direct rule over the East Coast.
* GloryDays: Pretty much all the remaining heroes can do to cope is to reminisce
* GreatOffscreenWar: We don't see much of America's fall, apart from when Red Skull kills Cap.
* HandicappedBadass: Hawkeye is now blind. He still kicks ass.
* HeelFaceTurn: Ultron, apparently.
* HesBack: "The name isn't Logan, bub. (DOUBLE PAGE SNIKT!) It's Wolverine."
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Even in the future, this is still Logan's preference, as evident by his wife.
* HopeSpot: Discussed and Invoked, separately. Discussed that, while crossing through South Dakota, Logan brings up that even after all these years, Reed and Sue Richards are still unnacounted for. While he admits that the information me be less than trustworthy [[note]]According to a third-hand account originating from the Shocker, Kang beat them up and tossed them into the time stream.[[/note]], Logan argues that, if this were true, there may be a chance they could come back and fix everything. Hawkeye dismisses it, pointing out it's a little late for this. Invoked in Hammer Falls, Nevada. [[spoiler:Thor's Hammer has become a sort of religious/tourist hotspot, a la Mecca. President Skull tolerates it only because of the revenue it produces to the economy. Hawkeye points out that the people crowding around pray to Mjolnir for the hope that the heroes might one day come back. For most of them, hope is all they have left.]]
** Played straight with Hawkeye at two points as well. When he learns that his daughter went off to overthrow the [[spoiler:new]] Kingpin, he assumes that his old war stories inspired her to free the people. [[spoiler:After she kills the Kingpin, Ashley reveals that she was taking control of the area, and Wolverine's intervention was the only thing that stayed Hawkeye's execution.]] Secondly was near the halfway point, when Logan and Hawkeye finally arrive at New Babylon, it turns out the delivery was [[spoiler:a briefcase with 99 vials of the super soldier serum. Hawkeye demanded a vial for himself, and a spot on the inner circle. Turns out it was a sting by S.H.I.E.L.D., and Hawkeye is quickly executed for his efforts.]]
* IncestIsRelative: The Hulk Gang's descended from Bruce and She-Hulk.* IndulgentFantasySegue: Logan has some uncharitable thoughts about the Hulk Gang.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Emma Frost's reason for marrying her husband, [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom]].
* JustEatHim: [[spoiler: Bruce tries that with Logan. Apparently, he forgot the HealingFactor]]
* KilledOffForReal: Before the story starts nearly all of the heroes are dead, including all of the X-Men, as are several villains including the original Kingpin, Magneto (by the second Kingpin), the Abomination and Loki.
** In story, [[spoiler: Red Skull, the second Kingpin, Hawkeye, Bruce Banner, Logan's family, and most of the Hulk Gang]].
* LamarckWasRight: Played straight with the Hulk Gang, which is made up of Hulk's inbred offspring, but averted when it comes to mutants. Apparently, mutants in this continuity weren't the promised [[EvolutionaryLevels next stage in human evolution]], just a "brief genetic anomaly". Notably, Logan's children lack a HealingFactor.
* LegacyCharacter: Peter Parker's granddaughter, who becomes Spider-Girl [[spoiler: and the third Kingpin]]. Her allies Punisher and Daredevil are probably not the originals too.
** The Ghost Riders are a biker gang with skulls painted on their faces and flaming wheels on their bikes.
* LetsGetDangerous: Logan was really trying to hold back his BerserkerRage for most of the arc since it led to [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]...[[spoiler:then they killed his family.]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge The remainder of the comic goes to show why you shouldn't piss off the Wolverine.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: Black Bolt makes an appearance.
* MasterOfIllusion: Mysterio (duh) plays an important role in the story. Also Emma Frost looks good for her age.
--> '''Logan''' I don't get it, how come you're still so young?
--> '''Emma''' I'm the most powerful psychic in the world, Logan. Even ''this'' place isn't as pretty as it looks.
* MeaningfulName: The area known as "Pym Falls". Also Logan's son [[DeadGuyJunior Scotty]].
** Likewise, one guess as to what is at Hammer Falls
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The Venom. Symbiote. Bonded. With. A. Freaking. [[TyrannosaurusRex T. Rex.]]
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe: Most of the remaining super heroes of the old days aren't what they used to be, and neither are some of the villains. Double subverted with Emma Frost, who appears the same age, but is actually using her telepathy to hide her aging.
** Averted with Red Skull. He hasn't changed a bit.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Who was the one who broke Logan and effectively destroyed the X-Men? [[spoiler: Fucking ''Mysterio''. And it's implied it wasn't even the original, but the third]].
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: So many from the war the villains won. Highlights include Magneto and Absorbing Man killing Thor, and a giant-sized Loki somehow being crushed under the Baxter building a few thousand miles away from its New York address! Hawkeye even lampshades the latter one.
* OffWithHisHead:
** Spider-Girl takes off the second Kingpin's head with a shotgun handle.
** Also how Logan finishes off the Red Skull, with Cap's shield no less.
* OhCrap: Hulk when he remembers that one of Logan's mutant abilities is regeneration [[spoiler: after eating him.]] Needless to say, it did not end well for Hulk.
* OldSuperhero: Wolverine, Hawkeye.
* PresidentEvil: The Red Skull
* PuttingOnTheReich: The parts of America under the Red Skull's direct rule as "President" are a twisted, futuristic take on the Third Reich.
* TheQuietOne: Black Bolt, for obvious reasons.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of Daredevil's eyes glows red.
* RefugeInAudacity: The codename given for Peter Parker's granddaughter: Spider-Bitch.
* RetiredBadass
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: the Hulks kill Logan's family, for fun]] you could expect this to be the only outcome.[[spoiler:Bruce seems to have invoked this trope to have a good fight again because VictoryisBoring]]
* RushmoreRefacement: The Red Skull added himself.
* ShutUpHannibal:
--> '''Red Skull''': Don't make me laugh. You haven't got the guts. (Wolverine decapitates him)
* StrongerWithAge: Bruce Banner can now wield some of the Hulk's strength without transforming. The Hulk seems to have weakened a bit though, if [[spoiler: Wolverine can kill him by clawing out of his stomach]].
* SuperpowerfulGenetics:
** The Hulk gang all have weakened versions of Bruce's powers.
** Spider-Man's granddaughter has also at least inherited some SuperStrength.
* SuperSerum: [[spoiler: The contents of Hawkeye's package. Ninety-nine vials of it, in fact.]]
* ThouShaltNotKill: Logan adopts the policy, and it's eventually explained why (see NotSoHarmlessVillain).
* TragicVillain: How Bruce turned evil in the first place. When California was [[NukeEm bombed]], the gamma radiation warped Bruce's mind and drove him mad as a result.
* ThatManIsDead: After [[spoiler:Wolverine finds out he murdered the X-Men]], he runs for a railroad track and lets a train run over him. Since adamantium skeleton and healing factor are still there, he's still alive, but he considers himself dead.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When the Hulk Gang kill Logan's family. He proceeds to '''unleash hell''' on them.]]
* TrophyRoom: The President's Office is adorned with items taken from fallen super heroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's shield, ComicBook/IronMan's armor, ComicBook/SpiderMan's mask, etc.)
* TyrannosaurusRex: The Venom symbiote [[OhCrap found a new host]].
* VillainWorld: The villains, together, have conquered the world, killing most of the heroes in the process and splitting America (known as "Amerika") into sectors for each villain in charge.
* WolverineClaws: It's a given, but they don't get shown for most of the main story.


[[folder: Ongoing Series]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Over the wall...]]
In 2015, the storyline received a sequel as part of the ''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'' crossover, written by ComicBook/BrianMichaelBendis. Living in his own Battleworld domain following the events of the original story, trying to bring law to the people, Logan's life is upended when an Ultron head falls out of the sky. Feeling a need to investigate, Logan scales the wall separating his domain from the others, and from there on, things only get weirder.

Following the event, Old Man Logan will become a part of the main Marvel Universe, appearing in both ''Comicbook/ExtraordinaryXMen'' and his own ''Old Man Logan'' ongoing, both written by Creator/JeffLemire.

!!The second series contains examples of:

* AuthorAppeal: Danielle Cage, the daughter of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, makes an appearance, despite not being mentioned in the previous storyline at all. This is probably because Bendis has a well-known love for the two characters and created Daniel.
* ContinuitySnarl: In the first issue, Logan specifically refers to the Thors, the police force of Battleworld. But in the next, he doesn't know what the Thors are.
* FishOutOfWater: Logan's journeys into Apocalypse's domain have a hint of this, since while he's experienced that kind of stuff before, he's out of practice. A more straight-up example when he visits Iron Man's domain.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Emma Frost]], by the Punishers.
** Wolverine even carries a conversation with their ghost, shortly before the reveal that [[DeadAllAlong they've been dead for presumably weeks...]]
* WolverineClaws: Logan's not shy about using them anymore.
* WolverinePublicity: Issue 2's cover depicts Old Man Logan fighting a version of Wolverine (almost all characters from Secret Wars (2015) are just versions of the original) who looks exactly like the mainstream incarnation. ''That'' Wolverine appears nowhere in the issue, nor does Logan meet any other Wolverine. So yes, it technically counts because the cover lies to us about the ''amount'' of Wolverines.
* YouKilledMyFather: The Gladiator's son's motivation for shooting at Logan. Logan says he did the kid a favour, and says if the kid is still pissed when he's an adult, he can find Logan and they'll finish things.