OLD MAN HAWKEYE AN EYE FOR AN EYE PART 1
If you enjoyed the Old Man Logan series by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, then this story will be a little treat for you. Written by Ethan Sacks and drawn by Marco Checchetto, they captured the heart and soul of Old Man Logan and transferred it into Old Man Hawkeye.
An aging Hawkeye works as Justin Hammer’s bodyguard as he travels through the barren wasteland of what’s left of South Dakota. The cargo they have in tow catches the interest of some rather unsavory folk, who hold Hammer and Hawkeye at gunpoint demanding whatever they’re carrying. As expected, it doesn’t end well for the antagonists, most of whom end up with new holes in their body
After the little skirmish and a visit to the doctor, Clint finds his glaucoma is spreading faster than previously thought. Disheartened by the news, he decides he wants revenge for what the supervillians have done to all of the heroes of the world.
The cast of characters is certainly a callback to Old Man Logan, with a couple of surprises popping up that will undoubtedly cause problems for the aged hero.
This prequel to Old Man Logan carries on the heart of the “Old Man” series. A somewhat short book, you’re hooked from page one. Artwork that pays attention to every bit of detail throughout the book catches your eye, and doesn’t let go until the last page. From the dusty landscapes of a barren wasteland to cluttered rooms to the way hair falls about characters faces, you will be paying attention to everything that’s going on, and then going to back to see what you might have missed.
Complimenting Marco Checchetto and colorist Andres Mossa’s work is a story being perfectly written to lead up to Old Man Logan. Character build ups, cameos, and an intriguing look into the world shortly after the supervillain takeover should hold your interest and get you wanting Part 2 as soon as you’re done reading this issue.
Unexpected characters, action, and a rather pissed off Hawkeye make this one book you should put on your pull list.