On paper, immortality sounds awesome. Imagine being able to live forever and recover from all injuries. But in The Old Guard comics book series, which has recently been adapted as a Netflix movie, readers see that it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Leandro Fernandez, colours by Daniela Miwa, letters by Jodi Wayne, and published by Image Comics, the comic explore how time changes the relationships around you through a group of immortal mercenaries. While they’re careful not to reveal their immortality, shit hits the fans when their secret is revealed.
If you’re curious about The Old Guard after seeing the Netflix movie then this is the guide for you! It’ll point you in the right direction so you can start reading the excellent comics.
Where Do I Start Reading The Old Guard?
The best place to start reading The Old Guard is with the original comic book miniseries from 2017. Start off with The Old Guard #1 and then read up to issue #5. After that, you can move onto the second miniseries.
Check out the reading order below to see what to read next!
The Old Guard Reading Order
If you want to read all of The Old Guard then check out the following trade paperback collections.
The Old Guard Book One: Opening Fire
Collects: The Old Guard #1-5
The Old Guard Book Two: Force Multiplied
Collects: The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1-5
The Old Guard: Tales Through Time
Collects: The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1-6
The Old Guard: Tales Through Time is a six-issue anthology series which explores the comic’s immortal characters throughout the ages. Joining Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez will be a line-up of other creators. This includes Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly-Sue DeConnick, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, Valentine De Landro, Dave Walker, Justin Greenwood, Matt Fraction, Vita Ayala, Nicola Scott, Andrew Wheeler, Eric Trautmann, Rick Burchett, Jacopo Camagni, David F. Walker, Matthew Clark, Kano, Jason Aaron, Steve Lieber, Horacio Altuna, and others.
Want to know more about The Old Guard: Tales Through Time? Polygon has everything you need to know in their announcement.
Image! is an anthology series that Image Comics published between 2022-2023 that celebrates their 30th anniversary. As part of the final issue, there is a The Old Guard short story by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. Will this set up a new miniseries? We’ll have to wait until March 2023 to find out.
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Will There Be More?
Yes! As mentioned above, The Old Guard: Tales Through Time starts in April 2021. There’s no word on if there will be more The Old Guard comics after this. Although, it is safe to assume there will be more. The comic has had plenty of critical praise and the popular Netflix movie is getting a sequel.
I will update this section when there’s more information.