The 2008 Marvel storyline Old Man Logan continues to inspire new titles — not only did Marvel follow it up with the prequel Old Man Hawkeye, but the film loosely inspired by it, Logan, just received an Oscar nomination for its script. We're not done with this dystopian X-future either, as Marvel is now set to explore the older life of Laura Kinney, aka X-23.
We're used to seeing this cloned "daughter" of Wolverine as a youngster — she was played by 12-year-old Dafne Keen in Logan — but not for much longer. All-New Wolverine #33, to be released in April, will begin a storyline dealing with, that's right, "Old Woman Laura."
Written by Tom Taylor with art by Ramon Rosanas, the story will take place in a future in which, according to the synopsis, "the world is a utopia where heroes have succeeded in bringing peace worldwide. At the head of this utopia is none other than Laura Kinney, who’s passed on her mantle of Wolverine and is living her best life as Madripoor’s benevolent queen."
Things won't stay peaceful for long, however, as "a long simmering evil will force Laura out of retirement and back into the blue-and-yellow." The cover, by David Lopez, can be seen below:
Though "Old Woman Laura Begins" in issue #33, her exploits will continue in All-New Wolverine #34, once again done by Taylor and Rosanas. Called "Old Woman Laura Part 2," the synopsis says that "though most of the world’s problems have been solved in the future, that doesn’t mean there are no opportunities to SNIKT every now and then… and now that Laura’s back in the suit, she’s finding those opportunities aplenty."
We don't know whom Laura will be facing, but the following cover for #34 (also by David Lopez) makes us think of a certain Doctor from Latveria might be in the mix:
Dr. Doom may not be the primary antagonist, but the cover seems to (strongly) suggest that he'll make an appearance. The issue promises "guest stars you'd never believe" as well as "exotic locales you never thought you'd visit," so he might not be the only familiar face we see.
We'll have to wait until April to see "Old Woman Laura" take the X-future farther than it's ever gone, but in the meantime, does the idea of having a slashingly good time with an older Laura Kinney fire you up? Let us know in the comments.