Warning! Potential spoilers for the upcoming Wastelanders stories below.
Marvel Comics is returning to the world of Old Man Logan in a big way, as the publisher revealed Wastelanders, a brand new series of one-shot comics starring the likes of Wolverine, Star-Lord, and Hawkeye. The series will revisit the dark Marvel future where villains defeated the heroes and those who weren’t killed fight for survival. The Wastelanders one-shots will also feature the debut of the Wasteland version of Black Widow.
Old Man Logan first appeared in Fantastic Four #558 by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, living in a future timeline where villains ruled and all of the remaining heroes – save a few – were killed. Old Man Logan was a part of Millar and McNiven’s Wolverine run and the hero has since starred in his own series and appeared in main Marvel continuity. Old Man Hawkeye and Old Man Star-Lord both starred in their own comics as well, with the former playing a key role in Wolverine’s adventures.
Marvel Comics announced five new one-shots on Tuesday as part of the Wastelanders miniseries. Wastelanders: Wolverine by Steven S. DeKnight and Ibrahim Moustafa will be set days after the first Old Man Logan’s series finale. Logan will fight to survive alongside the Baby Hulk and encounter a new enemy named Downfall.
Meanwhile, Wastelanders: Hawkeye by Ethan Sacks and Ibraim Roberson will feature the archer training another blind hero, Matt Murdock (who becomes Stick in this world).
Wastelanders: Doctor Doom by Torunn Grønbekk and Julius Ohta will focus on the villainous side of the Wastelands. In the story, Doctor Doom will learn about a mysterious new force blocking his ability to rule over a certain region in the Wastelands – which will have a huge impact on his reign. As he fights to maintain power, he will be called by a “greatest destiny.”
Rick Douek and Brent Peeples will tackle the next chapter in the Old Man Quill storyline in Wastelanders: Star-Lord, as the former Guardians of the Galaxy hero was shocked to return to Earth and discover the dark transformation that occurred since he’d left. Additionally, the solicit teases Quill potentially being reunited with a long-lost (and thought to be dead) love.
Lastly, Wastelanders: Black Widow will see DeKnight team up with Well-Bee and reveals Natasha Romanoff’s fate in the Wastelands. The story will feature the hero breaking into the Lizard King’s fortress on an intense mission.
The five one-shots (all covers above by Josemaria Casanovas) should have fans of Old Man Logan and the featured characters incredibly excited. The Wastelanders’ stories come to comic book shops on December 15th.
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