Old Guard Vol. 1: Opening Fire

Old Guard Vol. 1: Opening Fire

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Image Comics Trade Paperback: August 30, 2017, $16.99 Issues: 5, Issue Reviews: 90
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Collecting the critically acclaimed miniseries by GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ. Old soldiers never die...and some of them don't even fade away. Cursed with immortality, Andromache of Scythia and her comrades-in-arms ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, being immortal is a difficult secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates far worse than death.
  
Collects THE OLD GUARD #1-5

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
8.3
Old Guard #1 20
8.3
Old Guard #2 10
8.9
Old Guard #3 6
8.4
Old Guard #4 5
9.0
Old Guard #5 5
  • 9.0
    TheImageIsStrong Sep 3, 2017

    I grabbed the 1st 5 issues of the 1st arc, and wow Greg Rucka killed it with his writing. He always writes great material, and this was no exception a great read. The art by Leandro Fernandez art works perfect for the style of the story. 9 out of 10 and can't wait for the 2nd arc in a few months. The tpb is a must buy.

  • 8.5
    Kgphil01 Sep 6, 2017

    The Old Guard offers us a VERY interesting and unique mix of a Black Ops type soldier group action story with a bit of fantasy lore! The result is a very gripping tale filled with action, betrayal, and love. Rucka does a fantastic job world building and how exactly these seemingly "immortal" characters have survived for thousands of years and really pulls you in with the challenges they face in a tech savvy world of today. The tension he builds as the main "villain" unfolds his plans is fantastic and keeps the reader hooked very well. Even if some of the twists and turns are a little bit cliché. The art reminds me a ton of Steve Dillon especially his work on Preacher which I absolutely love. The only gripe I have with the art is in some of the more hectic action sequences its a bit easy to get lost and not really know what is going on very clearly. If you're into a black ops military action book with a fantasy twist I can't recommend The Old Guard enough!

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