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 exciting six-issue chapter begins on the heels of the top-ranking Netflix Original film adaptation’s success. It 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.
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 synopsis for The Old Guard: Tales Through Time is: Andromache 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-ax 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, Cover B by Jacopo Camagni, and Cover C Interconnecting “Battlefield” Variant by Leandro Fernández will be available on April 21, 2021.
You can pre-order and purchase The Old Guard: Tales Through Time through our ComiXology link.
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