By now, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Old Man Logan, a gritty take on an older, more grizzled Wolverine that saw him outlive many of his peers. And since Mark Millar and Steve McNiven launched what can only be described as a modern classic back in 2009, we’ve seen their story not only influence a major motion picture, but that particular version of Logan has actually been integrated into the Marvel Universe proper.
Having said all that, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the House of Ideas would want to go down that road again. This time, though, they’re shining the spotlight on the avenging archer with Old Man Hawkeye, a prequel occurring five years before the events of Old Man Logan. In other words, this’ll “be set 45 years into the future, taking place in a darker world where the heroic archer must avenge his fallen teammates – while he still can.”
As for the creative team tasked with handling this 12-issue series, that’ll consist of New York Daily News writer Ethan Sacks and fan favorite artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Captain Phasma). Having been a lover of Marvel for some time now, one would say it’s time for Sacks to make the jump to comics.
In order to whet our appetites, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso recently took to Twitter, revealing one gorgeous interior page from the debut issue supplied by Checchetto, which can be viewed alongside a couple covers in the gallery above. To be honest, this is how you get people hyped if you’re going to post only one page. In other words, it’s fully colored, dynamic, and captures such emotion, as we can only assume that Clint Barton is reflecting on the loss of Black Widow.
Old Man Hawkeye is slated to arrive in comic shops this January.