Logan: The Five Best Comic Book Stories Starring Wolverine

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Enemy of the State

Wolverine #20-31 (2004-2005)
By Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

In Old Man Logan, Millar took Logan’s grim and gritty persona and took it to an extreme degree, showing readers what a Wolverine taken to his limits would be like. But prior to doing that, Millar gave fans something we had never seen before:

Wolverine the superhero.

Because that is what Enemy of the State is: a 12-issue story starring the unlikeliest superhero of them all.

Enemy of the State was just as over the top as Old Man Logan, but had more similarities to Millar’s work on The Ultimates. It was filled with widescreen action and ridiculous sequences that you will only ever see in the pages of a comic book.

I mean, where else are you going to see Wolverine riding a giant Sentinel through the sky to fight the ninja clan The Hand?

Bringing the whole this to spectacular life is Romita Jr., one of the best artists currently working in comics. He had a prior history with Logan thanks to his seminal work on Uncanny X-Men, but with Enemy of the State the rules were thrown out the window. Much like Logan himself, this was Romita Jr. unleashed. He got to draw the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and just about anyone else he damn well felt like.

Enemy of the State was in many ways the ultimate Wolverine story. But it wasn’t the ultimate Logan story.