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Sometime in the 23rd Century... the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind only lives for pleasure. freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything.

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This article is about the 1967 novel and certain adaptations. For the 1976 film, see Logan's Run (film).

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Logan's Run is a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Published in 1967, it depicts a dystopia-ageist future society in which population and the consumption of resources is managed and maintained in equilibrium by the simple expedient of demanding the death of everyone upon reaching a particular age — enforced by authorities (aschimothusia) — thus avoiding the issue of overpopulation. The story follows the actions of Logan, a Deep Sleep Operative or "Sandman" charged with enforcing the rule, as he tracks down and kills citizens who "run" from society's lethal demand—only to end up "running" himself.

The introduction to the book states:

"The seeds of the Little War were planted in a restless summer during the mid-1960s, with sit-ins and student demonstrations as youth tested its strength. By the early 1970s over 75 percent of the people living on Earth were under 21 years of age. The population continued to climb — and with it the youth percentage.
In the 1980s the figure was 79.7 percent.
In the 1990s, 82.4 percent.
In the year 2000 — critical mass."

Plot summaryEdit

In the world of 2116, a person's maximum age is strictly legislated: twenty-one years, to the day. When people reach this Lastday they report to a Sleepshop in which they are willingly executed. A person's age is revealed by their palm flower  — a crystal embedded in the palm of their right hand that changes color every seven years, then turns black on Lastday.

Runners are those who refuse to report to a Sleepshop and attempt to avoid their fate by escaping to Sanctuary. Logan 3 is a Deep Sleep Operative (or Sandman) whose job is to terminate Runners using a special weapon called the Gun, an unusual revolver which can fire a number of different projectiles. Sandmen practice Omnite (pronounced like Karate), a fictional hybrid martial arts style. On his own Lastday Logan becomes a Runner himself in an attempt to infiltrate an apparent underground railroad for runners seeking Sanctuary  — a place where they can live freely in defiance of society's dictates. For most of the book Logan is an antihero; however, his character develops a sympathy towards Runners and in the end he himself becomes a Runner.

Crystal color Age
Yellow Birth to 7 years
Blue 7 to 14 years
Red 14 years to Lastday (21 years)
21 (Lastday)
Black End of Lastday (death)

Jessica 6, a contact Logan made after he chased her Runner brother Doyle 10 into Cathedral where he was killed by the vicious preteen "Cubs," helps him, despite her initial distrust of him. Francis, another Sandman and a friend of Logan, catches up with Logan and Jessica after they have managed to make it to the final staging area before Sanctuary. He reveals that he is actually the legendary Ballard, who has been helping arrange their escape. The 42-year-old Ballard is working from within the system; he believes that the computer that controls the global infrastructure, buried beneath Crazy Horse Mountain, is beginning to malfunction, and that the society will die with it.

Sanctuary turns out to be an abandoned space colony near Mars. Logan and Jessica escape to the colony on a rocket that departs from a former space program launch site in Florida. Ballard remains to help others escape.


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Logan's Run is fast-paced, but dark, and was considered quite graphic for its time. The novel has a wide variety of characters including a libidinous cyborg and an army of deadly androids recreating the American Civil War.

Both the novel and the film detail a future society that is very permissive where sex and recreational drugs are concerned. Tobacco, however, is a banned substance, and police are known to raid places where cigarettes are smoked.

Sequels and spinoffsEdit

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Nolan wrote two sequels, Logan's World and Logan's Search, published after the film's release. There is also a novelette, Logan's Return, that has been published as an e-book.

Logan's World deals with events following Logan's returning to Earth, amidst the survivors and ruins of the system he escaped in the first novel, while Logan's Search deals with Logan going to an alternate reality (with the assistance of aliens) to once again stop the government system he escaped in the first novel, albeit with some minor changes.

George Clayton Johnson has also been working, off and on, on his own sequel to the novel, reported at various times to be entitled either LastDay or Jessica's Run.[1]



Main article: Logan's Run (1976 film)

The novel was adapted in 1976 as a film, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York as Logan 5 (not 3), Jenny Agutter as Jessica 6, and Richard Jordan as Francis 7. The film only uses the basic premise from the novel (everyone must die at a specific age, Logan runs with Jessica as his companion while being chased by Francis). However, the world is postapocalyptic and people now live inside huge domed cities and are unaware of the world outside, believing it to be a barren, poisonous environment. The motivations of the characters are also quite different in the film. The age of death is 30, and Logan is a 26 year old Sandman, sent by the computer to find and destroy Sanctuary. The computer alters his palm flower (here called a lifeclock) to show him as a Lastday, and he becomes a runner. Sanctuary turns out not to exist, and only one old man (Peter Ustinov) lives with cats in the Senate Chamber of the largely intact ruins of Washington, DC nearby. Logan kills Francis, in the movie simply a Sandman, not a rebel leader, and leads Old Man back to just outside the domed city, returning to try to lead a revolt against the culling. No one believes or listens to him or Jessica, and instead he is captured by Sandmen. In his interrogation by the computer, his honest information that there is no Sanctuary causes the computer to self-destruct. The ending implies that Old Man will lead the young throngs as they leave the confines of the burning and exploding Domed City.


Marvel Comics adapted the movie into a series of comics.Later on,other material was presented by other companies-all obviously failling to transform-not a so great novel or movie to a phenominon.

Logan's Run - The Comics

Logan's Run has appeared in many different Comic Book formats over the years.

Marvel Comics won the rights to do the Movie Adaptation back in 1976-77. The British magazine "Look In" got the TV Series rights. Adventure Comics (part of Malibu Graphics) got the rights to convert all three Logan Books (Logan's Run, Logan's World, Logan's Search) into comic book form in the early 90's, although they stopped after the completed Logan's World and never started on Logan's Search.

Below are some pics and some info on each Comic series.Hello pics-what are you-Peter Parker-pictures.


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Italian Movie Comic

There were two series of comics with the title Logan's Run. Marvel Comics did a five issue movie adaptation and carried the story , as told in the movie, onward through issue #8. The story was just starting to get interesting whne it was cancled. You can still find old issues of this series at comic book stores. Comic collectors will take note at Bizarre Adventures #2. This magazine sized digest held a pre-Logan's Run story called "The Huntsman." This was originally intended to be a backup story for future issues of Logan's Run had the Marvel comic continued. It was a fascinating look at a cross between the sandman as shown in the movie and their earlier version as seen in the book. Someone at Marvel cared enough to try to tie these two, almost completely unrelated items, different versions of this story together. Well worth looking for at flea markets and the like. The Huntsman has a gun with a liminted number of shots. His uniform was different as well, though on the cover is shown a typical Sandman outfit. He had the strange narrow stripe with the vertical stripes as shown in the MGM fashon show on one version of the laserdisk and on the the DS HQ movie page

The comics were evidently printed in England and even translated into Spanish and Italian. Shown above is the combined version of all the movie adaptation stories in a softbound edition. The interior was printed in Black and White. The back cover was similar to the promotional teaser poster from the movie. To the right is a sample page in Italian. If you check out the bottom of this page you can see the first three panels of this page in English form the original art.


In England, a country famous for 'annuals', a Logan's Run Annual was. This hard bound book has many wonderful pictures from the television series including many closeups of the interiors of the vehicles used in the show. It also had a few marginal stories and a few nifty comic strips. There was an introductor comic strip boiling down the basic plot of why Logan ran in the first place (just in case someone had not seen the show) boiled down inot about three pages. One of the comic strips was in full color and dealt with a village of Samauri warriors. Another was in Black and white and green. There were also some stories with full and partial page illustarations. There was a page about the vehicles used in the TV show. There was a section asbout how other SF TV shows had happeend before Logan's Run (Star Trek and Doctor Who were featured there) There was even a silly board game in the center of the book. The Logan's Run Annual was definitely a TV related item.

Updated 12-20-2001 Marvel Comics also produced a series of short TV based adventures for the Look In magazine (The Junior TV Times). The Logan story ran in several issues of this British publication. 19 of these comics are now online here! Special thanks to Stephen Fox .for many of the comics. Thanks also to Robert C Yancey for additinal comics! For more information about Look-In check outJohn's Look-Out web site! A fantastic resource packed with covers, listings of the various features, and changes to the publicaiton over the years. The series strip, which ran for at least 24 weeks, ended on September 30th 1978. The first issue in April aslo featured the show on the front cover, had a Logan poster inside, (it was the picture of the group in front of the red door with the blue tin foil around it. as well as the article below about the show. Look-In also had an annual publication which at least had some nice color photos from the series as well as a few comics the same year. (Though I have heard from others that the 78 annual only had one color picture. ) There was one earlier issue (Jan 21 1978) which had a large article on the series before the comic strip started running in early April of the same year. That article can be found below also!

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Article Page 1 Article Page 2 Article Page 3 Jan 21 1978

Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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New 5-28-001 Story Page 1 Story Page 2 April 22 1978 #17 Story 3

Courtsey of John's Look-Out Thanx to Robert C Yancey!

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New 8-8-001 Story Page 1 Story Page 2 April 29 1978 #18 Story 4

Courtsey of Robert Yancey!

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Courtsey of John's Look-Out

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Courtsey of Robert Yancey!

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New 6-1-001 Story Page 1 Story Page 2 May 20th 1978 #21 Story 7

Courtsey of John's Look-Out

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Large scans!

June 3rd 1978 #23 Story 9

Courtsey of Anthony Warwood

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(Kenny Dalglish cover) Courtsey of John's Look-Out

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Robert Yancey!

Story Page 1 Story Page 2 July 8 1978 #27 Story 14
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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of John's Look-Out

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Courtsey of Stephen Fox

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Story Page 1 Story Page 2 30 September 1978 Final Story

Courtsey of Stephen Fox

In the Mid 1980's Malibu Graphics ( makers of both Adventure Comics and Aircell comics) signed a deal with William F. Nolan to adapt his books to the comic format. The story adaptation was fantastic! The theme was very much in keeping with the novels and the story had a great pace! The art however was handed to the 'hack' who drew ElfLord. A very popular artist of the time who could not really draw anything well unless that character was a big eyed elf. Later this same artis went on to draw some of the Elfquest comics. It was at that point I discontinued reading Elfquest. The comic ran long enough to see the entire first and second novels completed, but did not adapt Logan's Search. At the same time they produced some great Planet of the Apes books some 'OK' Alien Nation comics. These 'new' Logan's Run comics are not to bad if you can overlook the fact that everyone looks like a Nazi elf. The adaptation is very faithful to the novels in both content and spirit. Shown below are some of the outstanding covers they had on a few of the issues. In my collection I have a few original Logans Run pages. This is part of one from issue #5

    • The Marvel Comics' Movie Adaptation**

Marvel Comics released a seven run Comic series based on the movie Logan's Run. Issues #1 - #5 covered the movie (including the Francis Cut Hunt Scene from the beginning of the film, and the Box Cut Ice Sculpture Scene.) Interestingly enough, the Love Shop Scene was completely cut from these comics!Obviously somebody realitive what an overated,teeth,hair and nipples bad actress Farrah was.Too CBS didn't do so during every commercial break of the world premiere showing of the movie,because if you brick,Farrah contribution to the movie isn't much.So much her 65 appearence with Colonel Steve Austin and that overated jiggle crap Charlies Angels

The artist for this series was the well-known and talented George Perez (Issues 1 through 5). For a rarely seen, hand drawn 'Logan' by George, click here .

Issues #6 and #7 started to take the reader on a new Logan Adventure, beyond Computer rule and life after the destruction of the Domes. Tom Sutton, Terry Austin and Klaus Janson were the artists for these issues. Logan was quickly blamed for the destruction of the City and havoc and panic soon followed. Logan was promptly locked up and jailed in Arcade - along with all the other Sandmen!

Unfortunately, the citizens soon realize the mistake of locking up their only 'police force' when they suddenly get their first rain storm, and their world quickly begins to flood! Also, the Savage Cubs soon stop by to try and take over the ruined city!

But as we all find out soon enough, the comic series ends after Issue #7 in July 1977. George Perez states in his interview from "Back Issue #34" that the Marvel comic series was cancelled suddenly due to licensing issues with MGM after the movie adaptation was complete. Marvel must have been holding out some hope that these issues would get resolved, as some 'new' Logan's Run comic book art pages had recently leaked from unreleased Logan's Run Issue #9, but alas - the series officially ended after Issue #7.Because only Marvel would keep something going once it's over.Any sequile to the movie would involve Savage Cubs.The Titlle beyond this would have called Logans Run Two-Cat Soup-because we never are told what Ballard is eating in Washington,so one assume those cats.And two,without the huge domed shopping mall city,the citizens of the domed city would sarve to death,being twenty something idiots.

To end the licensing debate, MGM decided that they wanted a weekly Logan's Run television show instead of a continuation of the movie in comic form. Logan's Run - the Marvel movie comics - had thus come to a shocking and abrupt stop.

That is - until October 1981, when Marvel Comics released Issue #28 of "Bizarre Adventures".

This particular comic magazine series featured a collection of several short stories by various authors and artists. Noted comic artisit Frank Miller wrote and drew an Elektra story for this particular issue.

But more importantly for us, this issue also included a shockingly close Logan story called "The Huntsman", by Archie Goodwin, Michael Golden and Steve Mitchell.

There was no direct reference to Logan's Run in the comic - but the similarities are striking: the main character's name is Ballard (ref the novel Logan's Run), he hunts down 'defiers' of the ritual known as 'The Arena'. The character depiction of Ballard on the issue's cover bears a striking resemblence of York's 'Logan' - outfit and all. This would be Marvel's last foray into the world of Logan's Run.

The Logan' Run TV Series "Look In" Comics

In 1978, the British entertainment magazine "Look In" released several issues of Logan comics that were based on the Logans Run television series.

This comic series was in presented in black and white and drawn by Arthur Ranson. The series ran from April 1978 through September 1978, for a total of over 20 issues (with two pages of Logan comics per issue).

To see many of these particular comics online, be sure to check out Virtual Vikki's terrific Logan comic page . Many of these "Look In" Logan comics are presented here for your online reading enjoyment!!

The Adventure Comics' Book AdaptationsEdit


Malibu ComicsEdit


Adventure Comics (a division of Malibu Graphics Publishing Group) was handed the job to convert William F. Nolan's and George Clayton Johnson's books into Comic Book form in the late 80's/ early 90's.

Rather than follow the movie, like the Marvel Comics above, these comics covered the books! The company was able to complete Logan's Run and Logan's World; however, Logan's Search was never done.

Both of these comics were done as a six series set and were drawn and published in black and white. Most of the characters were drawn to appear VERY young (almost 'elfish', if you will)! Even though they are supposed to be 21, many characters appear to be around 16. In drawing them in this style, the artist really captured the 'childish' perceptions of a world run by 'kids' as described in the books.

And while William F Nolan has gone on record as stating that he really loved the adaptation of the stories in these Malibu comics, he, himself, thought that the artwork by Barry Blair (of their 'ElfLord' series) was terrible.Obviously this a little remembers adaption-I never heard of it anyway,until now and someone trying to a what they felt was a more hip,1990's version of the material.Logan looks a bit too much like either Lt'Starbuck-who incidently has similar gun-possably either modified from the Sandman Guns or a simliar type prop or Shane Gooseman of the Galaxy Rangers

    • ==Adventure Comics' "Logan's Run"**==

These covers are of their Logan's Run series. This series was released in 1990. (Special thanks to Noelle for the use of Issue #1's cover!)

The Covers are illustrated by Ron Randall and the art inside was done by Barry Blair. (The characters on the cover are different than the ones that appear inside the actual comic.).Great-wonderful-so professional.Along with this kind of published turd and Ape Nation,no wonder Adventure Comics is no longer with us,when a bunch of overated fanboys attempt to publish their own comic,you get this kind of low,low fan art quality.

      • For a synopsis of this book/comic, click here. ***
    • Adventure Comics' "Logan's World"**

Here are the covers of their last Logan series, Logan's World, another 6 issue release. This series was released in 1991. Artist Barry Blair did both cover and inside art for these comics.The Comic looks as if some Elfquest artist drew it

      • For a synopsis of this book/comic, click here. ***

Back to Collectors Corner


In the mid-1990s, Warner Bros. began development of a remake of the movie.[2] In April 2000, director Skip Woods entered negotiations with the studio and producer Joel Silver to write and direct the remake.[3] The director planned to make it closer to the novel than the original film, restoring previously-removed elements including Crazy Horse Mountain and sky gypsies.[2]

In March 2004, director Bryan Singer was brought in to develop and direct Logan's Run. Singer had begun working with production designer Gy Dyas from his previous film X2. Screenwriters Ethan Gross and Paul Todisco were hired to write the script with the director, with the film being slated for a 2005 release.[4] In October, the director said he had begun previsualization of Logan's Run, which would be completed by the time he finished production of his project at the time, Superman Returns.[5] The following December, screenwriter Dan Harris said that he and the director had turned in a first draft for Logan's Run. Harris said that further development of the project would take place in Sydney after production for Superman Returns, for which he also collaborated, was finalized. The screenwriter said that the remake would contain more action than the original film, describing the premise to be "a remake of the concept of the movie plus the book".[6]

In February 2005, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was hired to rewrite the script, with filming to take place in Australia.[7] In February 2006, Logan's Run was scheduled to begin production in September/October of 2006 in Vancouver.[8] The following May, Singer's availability to direct Logan's Run was questioned due to scheduling conflicts with filming the sequel to Superman Returns.[9] By May, Singer confirmed that he would not direct Logan's Run, seeking a vacation from the scheduled demands of his job.[10] Directors Robert Schwentke and James McTeigue were approached for the project, but neither ultimately signed on.[11]

In August 2006, production offices for Logan's Run were taken over by the production for the 2008 film Speed Racer.[12] In April 2007, producer Joel Silver reiterated his plan to remake the original film.[13] The following July, Silver said that since Singer's departure, no new director had come aboard the project.[14] In August 2007, the project was reinvigorated with Joseph Kosinski hired as the new director and a new script being written by screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton. Kosinski had made a presentation to Warner Bros. including graphic art and animated previsualization that illustrated his plan for the film, whose low budget appealed to the studio.


Logans Run TV Series A television series spin-off from the film, starring Gregory Harrison as Logan 5 and Heather Menzies as Jessica 6, lasted one season of 14 episodes, from September 16, 1977 through January 16, 1978 on U.S. television (CBS-TV). D. C. Fontana served as story editor and employed several other writers from Star Trek as well as the original novel's authors. The series was produced by Ivan Goff.

To save money, the series depicted Logan and Jessica — still pursued by Francis (Randolph Powell) — travelling in a futuristic hovercraft-like vehicle on a cross-country trek to Sanctuary in a post-apocalyptic America. The domed city was seen only in the pilot and two other episodes, using recycled footage from the film. In a change from the book and film, the television series had the city run by a cabal of elderly citizens; Francis has been promised a life beyond thirty as a city elder if he can bring back the fugitives. Logan and Jessica were joined by an android, REM, played for comic relief by Donald Moffat. Most of the plots were conventional genre clichés, including one "Logan-has-amnesia" episode.

Episode list with air datesEdit

  1. "Logan's Run" (pilot; 90 minute episode) — September 16, 1977
  2. "The Collectors" — September 23, 1977
  3. "Capture" — September 30, 1977
  4. "The Innocent" — October 10, 1977
  5. "Man Out of Time" — October 17, 1977
  6. "Half Life" — October 31, 1977
  7. "Crypt" — November 7, 1977
  8. "Fear Factor" — November 14, 1977
  9. "Judas Goat" — December 19, 1977
  10. "Futurepast" — January 2, 1978
  11. "Carousel" — January 16, 1978
  12. "Night Visitors" — January 23, 1978 (unaired)
  13. "Turnabout" — January 30, 1978 (unaired)
  14. "Stargate" — February 6, 1978 (unaired)

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