The Old Guard
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
Genre: Graphic Novel / Fantasy / Sequential Art
Author: Greg Rucka
Paperback, 169 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Image Comics (first published August 30th 2017)
“War never takes the wicked man by chance, the good man always.”
- Sophocles, Philoctetes
This graphic novel takes you traveling! The Old Guard refers to a small group of people who are near immortal…they have lived lifetimes and just not died.
They are sort of like a secret society of mercenaries. Only a few people know of them and they try to keep it that way. As they get offered a job, they actually end up getting set up. Someone wants what they have!
Despite the futuristic shoot outs that is part of their job, there are moments of flashbacks and memories that are told and reminisced about. To a new member of the team these guys and gals may seem tin hearted, more some then others, but you can imagine what it does to you if you had outlived all your family and loved ones over centuries ago. It hardens you. It makes you bitter and merciless.
Old premise in a way, but still entertaining. The plot takes the reader from Barcelona to Afghanistan, Paris, London…as well as through the French invasion of Russia and The First Crusade and other historical events.
This was my palate cleanser from novels. Will give the next one a try and see where it takes me next J