THE OLD GUARD RECRUITS AN ARMY OF TALENT FOR ANTHOLOGY STORY ARC TALES THROUGH TIME
PORTLAND, Ore. 01/19/2021 — The bestselling series The Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández will build upon its immortal universe with an anthology story arc in The Old Guard: Tales Through Time. The six issue chapter begins on the heels of the top ranking Netflix Original film adaptation’s success and will launch from Image Comics this April and feature an exciting lineup of talent.
The star-studded anthology event will include new stories from series
co-creators Rucka and Fernández, joined by such contributors as: Vita
Ayala, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, David
F. Walker, Horacio Altuna, Rick Burchett, Valentine De Landro, Justin
Greenwood, Kano, Nicola Scott, and more.
“I’m always a little stunned when people want to come and play with our toys, to be honest,” said Rucka, in an exclusive feature at Polygon.
“It helps me with my own writing. It’s easy to get set onto a track
with a character or an idea—having someone come in from outside for a
visit, so to speak, allows a fresh perspective, and pushes me to rethink
my own assumptions and conclusions about these characters.”
Fernández told Polygon:
“It’s amazing, and a beautiful exercise, to see how other minds
conceive, understand and even suggest something over what we’ve done
from scratch. This opens a new way to understand how these characters
could be seen from other eyes. All of a sudden, they have a life, a
voice of their own.”
the Scythian—a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more
battles than she cares to remember—has kept one constant companion
through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy's battle axe takes
many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told
by The Old Guard creators Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández.
Meanwhile, Nicolo "Nicky" di Genova and Yusuf "Joe" al-Kaysani, lovers
since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade,
spend an evening at Berlin's famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight
era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in
an all-new story by writer Andrew Wheeler (Another Castle: Grimoire) and Jacopo Camagni (Nomen Omen)!
The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover A by Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210016), The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover B by Jacopo Camagni (Diamond Code FEB210017), and The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover C Interconnecting "Battlefield" Variant by Leandro Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210018) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.
The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 will also be available for
purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple
Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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