Marvel returns to the wastelands with five one-shots this December

Wolverine, Star-Lord, Black Widow and more get new tales set in the alternate future from ‘Old Man Logan.’

Marvel’s just-released solicitations reveal five new one-shots that spin out of the “Old Man” titles Marvel has made for the last several years. A variety of writers and artists are returning to the wasteland first introduced in the classic “Old Man Logan” storyline from Wolverine.

Previous “old man” versions of Wolverine, Hawkeye, Star-Lord and Doctor Doom will each get a one-shot, while Black Widow will make her debut in this alternate future world originally created by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.

Here’s the rundown:

Steven S. DeKnight and Ibrahim Moustafa are the creative team for Wastelanders: Wolverine, with a story set right after the original “Old Man Logan” comics.

The Super Villains united and took out most of the world’s Super Heroes decades ago, and while the man known as Logan attempted to live a life of peace, he had to pop the claws once again to do what he does best! But saving the day looks different with the Baby Hulk under his care. Is Logan doing the right thing by protecting the progeny of the Hulk or dooming what’s left of the war-torn world? Logan may not have long to ponder if he is crushed by the adamantium armor of his newfound enemy Downfall!

Ethan Sacks and Ibraim Roberson will tell a new story about Old Man Hawkeye, Logan’s sidekick in the original story. The story will be set during the time the blind archer received guidance from Matt Murdock, known as Stick in the alternate continuity.

Torunn Grønbekk and Julius Ohta will put their focus on Doctor Doom:

Doctor Doom helped wipe out the heroes on the Day the Villains Won, but even as he rules his domain in the Wastelands, a greater destiny calls to him. When a mysterious power blocks his oversight of a particular region, what he discovers will have ripple effects across the WASTELANDERS stories!

Rich Douek and Brent Peeples chronicle Star-Lord’s further adventures on Earth after the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded:

The legendary Star-Lord has fallen on hard times. With the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded, Peter Quill returned to Earth to find it a wasteland unlike anything he’s seen across the stars – heroes dead, villains in power. While he’s taken out one threat, others remain in the Wastelands, and Star-Lord’s own desire to assuage his guilt for being off-world during the calamity will land him right in the middle of another! Will Quill overcome the mysterious force waiting for him at the site of his lost love’s death? Or is she not really dead at all?

Finnaly, DeKnight will team up with artist Well-Bee to introduce Natasha Romanoff to the Wasteland, as she takes on the Lizard:

The Lizard King has grown monstrous and deadlier than ever as the lord of his southern domain. But when rumor breaks that critical information is believed to be stored in his impenetrable fortress, only the greatest spy of all is up to the infiltration: the deadly Black Widow! But who is she, and how has she survived this many decades in the Wastelands undetected? 

All five books will be released a week apart in December, starting with Wolverine on Dec. 1. Josemaria Casanovas did the covers for all five comics.

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