“Old Man Logan” #25 will see the new creative team of writer Ed Brisson and artist Mike Deodato pit the time-displaced mutant against the Maestro, a super-intelligent evil version of the Hulk from the future, and the Wastelands’ Hulk Gang.
“From Logan’s perspective, there’s now a threat of Hulks from the future who’re here, who shouldn’t be here, which sets his own anxieties and fears off,” Brisson revealed to Gamespot. “He’s only recently begun to accept that his future isn’t this world’s future. And now that future has landed right on his doorstep. How does he cope? For Logan, it’s as though he’s got to relive the same nightmare over and over.”
“Old Man Logan” follows a future version of Wolverine who starred in a miniseries of the same name from Mark Millar and Steve McNiven from 2008. After the events in “Secret Wars,” Old Man Logan finds himself in the main Marvel Prime universe attempting to adapt to a world where his allies in the X-Men are still alive and his hellish future is only an alternate possibility.
The current “Old Man Logan” creative team of Jeff Lemire and Eric Nguyen will wrap up their run with “Past Lives,” a multi-part arc that finds Logan traveling through time to key moments in his — or his predecessor’s — life. Andrea Sorrentino, the series’ original artist, will provide covers for the arc, which will spend time revisiting Logan’s younger days in the 1800s, his first full appearance in Hulk #181, and his superhero days as both an X-Men and Avenger.
Brisson and Deodato begin their run on “Old Man Logan” with issue #25, which goes on sale in June.