Wolverine’s journey came to an end on the big screen in Logan earlier this year, but Marvel isn’t done with the comic book universe that inspired it. The publisher is set to release a new 12-issue series, Old Man Hawkeye, which will serve as a prequel to Mark Millar’s 2008 series Old Man Logan with ex-Avenger Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, in the starring role.
On Sunday, Marvel announced Old Man Hawkeye New York Daily News and revealed that it will be written by Ethan Sacks illustrated by Captain Phasma artist Marco Checchetto. Set five years before Old Man Logan, the new book will follow the bow-wielding ex-Avenger Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, embarking on his last hurrah while in the midst of going completely blind.
“In this story, he’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 said in an interview with the New York Daily News. “It’s very much like a ticking clock that’s forcing him into action.”
Little is known about the plot to Old Man Hawkeye, except that Hawkeye will definitely square off with iconic Marvel villain Venom. “This is a pretty rich world that we’ve only seen a little part of,” Sacks added.
Check out the cover of Old Man Hawkeye #1 below.
Old Man Hawkeye #1 will be released in January 2018.
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