We came to the end of an era earlier this year, when Logan, Hugh Jackman's last turn as X-Men anti-hero Wolverine, hit theaters. For those of you still riding high on the film's thrills and feels, I've got 10 books to read if you loved Logan and need time to process Jackman's departure.
Logan is the ninth film featuring the Aussie actor in the Wolverine role. Jackman first starred as the character in the 2000 film X-Men, alongside co-stars Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen. Although some fans initially took issue with his height — At 6' 3", Jackman is a full foot taller than Wolverine — the X-Men fandom at large came to embrace him in the role. Over the next 17 years, Jackman would portray the character in eight more films.
With its brutal violence, bittersweet ending, strange heroine, and the central grizzly dude/young girl, mentor/mentee relationship, Logan has drawn comparisons to a number of varied media, including classic westerns, Sicario, samurai films, Stranger Things, and The Last of Us. The 10 books below are my attempt to capture those common themes, but of course, my list is by no means exhaustive.
Check out my recommended reading for Logan fans below, and share your suggestions with me on Twitter!