Following the success of the original & it’s current revival, Marvel Comics is ready to give Old Man Logan a prequel spinoff. Announced through the New York Daily News, Old Man Hawkeye by Daily News writer Ethan Sacks and artist Marco Checchetto is a 12-part series that takes place five years before Mark Millar & Steve McNiven’s original future Wolverine story.
Set 45 years in the future, Old Man Hawkeye takes place in the same apocalyptic world of Logan’s story where the villains all teamed up and conquered the world. The story finds the aged Clint Barton dealing with the fact that he’s losing his eyesight (he was fully blind from glaucoma in Old Man Logan) and heading out to deal with some things from the past.
“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 .”It’s very much like a ticking clock that’s forcing him into action.”
Clint’s journey will see him face off against a lot of different villain including Venom as he explores parts of this dark future that haven’t been seen yet in the previous Old Man Logan stories.
“Old Man Hawkeye is, on its own terms, an epic story,” Marvel 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.”
Sacks recently worked on a story about the Daily Bugle for Marvel’s Secret Empire: Brave New World anthology series while Checchetto has worked on Marvel’s Star Wars series and the current Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma series.
Old Man Hawkeye begins shipping monthly in January.