Marvel Announces Old Man Hawkeye Series

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.

Actually, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada had this to say regarding that very subject:

“Ethan’s been a journalist for years, and he’s a certified nerd. I’ve known him well over a decade, and I never knew he could write non-fiction until one day, he told me, ‘I wrote this Star Wars one-shot.’ When I find anyone who’s talented, I always hand them to our editors and say, ‘do not be affected by the fact this is coming from me.’ And everyone loved the Star Wars story and what he had done.”

Old Man Hawkeye is slated to arrive in comic shops this January.