Marvel Comics and Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski announced a brand new series starring Star-Lord in Old Man Quill while attending the Lucca Comics & Games convention in Italy over the weekend.
As you can see in the photo above shared by Panini Comics Italia, the company that publishes Marvel’s book in Italy, the new series will be written by Ethan Sacks with art work by Robert Gill. There will also be a variant cover by Andrea Sorrentino.
This isn’t the first time Marvel has rolled out an Old Man version of their character. They’ve done it quite often in recent years. The most famous Old Man series is [easyazon_link identifier=”0785131728″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Old Man Logan[/easyazon_link] written by Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis, and Jeff Lemire. The original series was written by Millar with artwork by Steve McNiven in the pages of Wolverine. The character would get his own series with Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino and a subsequent story by Jeff Lemire and Sorrentino. It would take place in an alternate future where the supervillains had defeated Earth’s superheroes. The villains created their own kingdoms and fought against each other.
They also recently launched [easyazon_link identifier=”1302911252″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Old Man Hawkeye[/easyazon_link] this year that was written by Sack with art by Marco Checchetto. The series also took place within the Old Man Logan universe and focused on Clint Barton as he struggles to survive in the wasteland and discovers he’s going blind.
Marvel also introduced Old Woman Laura this year in [easyazon_link identifier=”B0799S5NCS” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]All-New Wolverine #34[/easyazon_link] and they introduced an older version of Kamala Khan in the rebooted Exiles series.
Sacks gave details on the Old Man Quill project confirming it would be a sequel to Old Man Logan:
“It’s a sequel in the Old Man Logan universe. It’s something that takes place a little after Old Man Logan.”
He also explained he plans to “further explore this awesome, unusual universe.”
I totally understand the skepticism, but as the writer I promise you I’m approaching this as the chance to further explore this awesome, unusual universe that I have been in love with since @mrmarkmillar and McNiven introduced it a decade ago.
— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) November 4, 2018
Old Man Quill is expected to hit comic book shelves sometime in February 2019.