Marvel is launching a prequel to Wolverine's popular "Old Man Logan" arc in January, focusing on Hawkeye. First reported by New York Daily News, Old Man Hawkeye by NYDN writer Ethan Sacks and artist Marco Checchetto will follow Clint Barton five years before the events of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's original arc.
"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," said Sacks. "It's very much like a ticking clock that's forcing him into action."
In the original "Old Man Logan" arc, Clint Barton was blind due to glaucoma.
"Old Man Hawkeye is, on its own terms, an epic story," said Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso. "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."
This is Sack's second work for Marvel following a story in the recent Secret Empire: Brave New World anthology. He covers Marvel and other comic book-related projects as part of his job at New York Daily News.
Old Man Hawkeye #1 is scheduled to be released in January.