14 Nov 2018 12:45 PM +00:00 UTC

Marvel Reveals First Cover For Old Man Quill

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Marvel is exploring an "Old Man" version of another character, and this time, it's the famous Guardian of the Galaxy, Peter Quill. With Old Man Hawkeye set to wrap up next month, January will be the first month in a while that Marvel Comics doesn't have a title a part of the "Old Man" universe set to be released but Old Man Hawkeye writer Ethan Sacks will return to write Old Man Quill, and Marvel Comics has released the cover of the first issue.

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The cover art doesn't reveal anything major but it gives us a clear look at an elder Peter Quill as well as a high-quality version of the maxi-series logo.

Speaking to Newsarama, Sacks teases what to expect from the comic that will explore a whole galaxy instead of just Earth. "We have gotten to see the saga of Logan and Hawkeye in the Wastelands, but there is literally a whole world - make that a whole galaxy - left to explore," Sacks reflected. "There is so much potential in more visits to this deliciously awful place first dreamed up by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven a decade ago."

Sacks says the series will take place after Quill has failed as Emperor of Spartax and the story will focus on getting his team back together to right his wrongs.

"We find Peter in a dark place, so don't expect him to come out quipping one-liners," Sacks said. "He's a lot more haunted than we're used to...at least at the beginning of his tale. This Star-Lord is a little bit reminiscent of the revenge-bent gunslinger that Steve Englehart first dreamed up in 1976."

"Though fortunately, there's always Rocket Raccoon to alleviate the tension in the room..."

Sacks went on to talk about the Guardians of the Galaxy characters:

"They may look like aliens, but they're so darn human. The Guardians of the Galaxy are the quintessential misfits that find belonging with each other — even if they'll rarely admit it."

Old Man Quill is a 12-issue maxi-series and the first issue will be released in February. The series is written by Ethan Sacks with art by Robert Gill and cover art by Andrea Sorrentino. Are you excited to read this comic series?

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