Essential Wolverine

#1 Posted by WarBlade539 (4501 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello. I am a fan of Wolverine and would really like to read some good stories with him as the main character. I have the Wolverine Origins series upto issue 30. Can you suggest me some?

#2 Edited by spidermonkey2099 (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller

Wolverine and Kitty Pryde by Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom

Wolverine: Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith

Wolverine Origin (a mini-series they did before the Origins series that finally revealed his origin after 15 years or so of it being surrounded by mystery) by Paul Jenkins and Adam Kubert

Wolverine: Old Man Logan (A story set in the future where Logan's a pacifist farmer in a country being run by supervillains. He reluctantly agrees to help Hawkeye in one last adventure) by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

X-Force: Sex+Violence (a story about Wolverine helping Domino out of a tight spot when she gets in trouble with both the Hand and the Assassin's Guild) by Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, and Gabriele Dell'Otto

Apart from those trades I'd also recommend these runs if you can find them: Larry Hama and Frank Tieri in Wolverine's solo title (Hama was the writer in the early to mid-90s, Tieri was the writer in the late 90s and early 2000s), as well as Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-Force where Wolverine leads a secret kill squad consisting of himself, Psylocke, Archangel, Deadpool, and Fantomex. I've also heard Yost's run on X-Force prior to Remender's run is also very good, but apart from Sex+Violence, I have not read any of his X-Force stories so I couldn't say.

#3 Posted by WarBlade539 (4501 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidermonkey2099 said:

Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller

Wolverine and Kitty Pryde by Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom

Wolverine: Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith

Wolverine Origin (a mini-series they did before the Origins series that finally revealed his origin after 15 years or so of it being surrounded by mystery) by Paul Jenkins and Adam Kubert

Wolverine: Old Man Logan (A story set in the future where Logan's a pacifist farmer in a country being run by supervillains. He reluctantly agrees to help Hawkeye in one last adventure) by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

X-Force: Sex+Violence (a story about Wolverine helping Domino out of a tight spot when she gets in trouble with both the Hand and the Assassin's Guild) by Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, and Gabriele Dell'Otto

Apart from those trades I'd also recommend these runs if you can find them: Larry Hama and Frank Tieri in Wolverine's solo title (Hama was the writer in the early to mid-90s, Tieri was the writer in the late 90s and early 2000s), as well as Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-Force where Wolverine leads a secret kill squad consisting of himself, Psylocke, Archangel, Deadpool, and Fantomex. I've also heard Yost's run on X-Force prior to Remender's run is also very good, but apart from Sex+Violence, I have not read any of his X-Force stories so I couldn't say.

Thanks.

#4 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd also add Rucka's run on Wolverine and the trade of Wolverine: Civil War by Guggenheim; the latter ties into Civil War, but I maintain that you can read Logan's story all by itself--it's excellent.

#5 Posted by remioli (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Old Man Logan. I just read it yesterday.

Does anyone know about the Daken series? It looks really cool.

#6 Posted by WarBlade539 (4501 posts) - - Show Bio

@remioli said:

I loved Old Man Logan. I just read it yesterday.

Does anyone know about the Daken series? It looks really cool.

Which Daken series? You mean the Dark Wolverine mini-series?

#7 Posted by remioli (6 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@remioli said:

I loved Old Man Logan. I just read it yesterday.

Does anyone know about the Daken series? It looks really cool.

Which Daken series? You mean the Dark Wolverine mini-series?

I guess so. Just whichever is the best I suppose.

#8 Posted by WarBlade539 (4501 posts) - - Show Bio

@remioli: Is this 'Daken' series you are talking about part of Marvel NOW! relaunch?

#9 Posted by Fryhole3001 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Id add the whole Uncanny X-Force run to the lists above! The Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller is the best Wolverine story I've read and the trade includes Uncanny X-Men #172-173 aswell as the 4 issue limited series so worth picking up!

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