The Press Release:
“Old Man Hawkeye” is coming home. This January, the Marvel Universe will see the return of Clint Barton in a series penned by New York Daily News writer Ethan Sacks and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Captain Phasma). OLD MAN HAWKEYE will follow the avenging archer in a journey that takes place five years before the events of OLD MAN LOGAN, serving as a prequel to the popular series.
The 12-issue run will 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. Sacks, a long-time Marvel fan who currently covers comics and Marvel for the New York Daily News, previously wrote a story for the third issue of SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD.
“Ethan’s been a journalist for years, and he’s a certified nerd,” said Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “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.”
For more information, visit New York Daily News. Sacks will speak further about OLD MAN HAWKEYE on Marvel’s MARVEL LEGACY: X-MEN panel on Friday, October 5 at 6:30pm during this week’s New York Comic Con.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one sounds interesting but with it being a mini-series I will likely wait until it’s a complete and collected edition for my bookcase. Sure I’ve been picking up a score of first issues but for me that is it. I am also only the casual fan of Hawkeye as a character, despite really liking him in the old “West Coast Avengers” series that was an avid reader of. I’ll close up now by asking what you think about this new title which you can share down in the comments section below. Oh yeah and before I forget, let me share that I am once again attending the NY Comic Con as a member of the press. It’s always an exciting time for me to explore everything and you’ll want to pay attention to THIS TAG so you can see any of the posts about it once they go live. I think I posted about 1K images last year across something like “25” posts. I wonder if I will surpass that this year. Only time will tell. See you next time.
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