The New York Daily News reports that one of their own, Ethan Sacks, is writing a 12-issue Old Man Hawkeye series for Marvel. This prequel to the Old Man Logan series will be drawn by Marco Checchetto.
“In this story, [Hawkeye is] 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 Daily News. “It’s very much like a ticking clock that’s forcing him into action.”
The story is set in a world originally envisioned by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven back in 2008. Set 45 years in the future, Marvel’s villains have taken over America and carved it up into their own territories. In the original “Old Man Logan,” a blind Hawkeye hires a grizzled Wolverine to help him deliver a secret package, and they set off on a road trip across a very dystopian Marvel Universe. Old Man Logan has since appeared in the Secret Wars crossover and has been integrated into the regular Marvel universe, where he’s one of several “Wolverines” running around right now.
The series begins in January.
Disclosure: The author of this post also writes for Marvel.com.