Hawkeye will star in a prequel comic set five years before the events of Old Man Logan, appropriately titled Old Man Hawkeye. Daily News reporter Ethan Sacks will write the 12-issues miniseries, and Marco Checchetto will provide art.
“In this story, [Hawkeye]’s losing his vision and that sort of forces him to confront something really horrible that happened to him personally 45 years ago, and go on his own hero’s journey while he still can,” Sacks told the New York Daily News. “It’s very much like a ticking clock that’s forcing him into action.”
“Old Man Hawkeye is, on its own terms, an epic story,” Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said. “Readers will gain insight into previously established characters, explore new corners of the Wasteland, meet new characters, and discover exciting Easter eggs all throughout Clint’s journey.”
The original Old Man Logan miniseries was penned by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven. It took place 50 years into an alternate future where Wolverine was tricked into killing the X-Men by Mysterio, and the villains had succeeded in defeating the majority of the world’s superheroes. Old Man Logan was one of the many series to take place during Secret Wars, with Logan surviving the end of that world to exist in the prime Marvel Universe.
Old Man Hawkeye, from Ethan Sacks and Marco Checchetto, goes on sale in January.
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