What if the greatest warriors of all time just couldn’t die? They roam throughout history fighting battles on the sides that they see fit. Eventually just becoming mercenaries as the lines begin to blur, fighting just to survive, no longer for a belief. Never staying anywhere or trusting anyone for too long, as eventually, they will begin to ask questions.
In Old Guard, #2 Rucka begins to explore the history of the immortals, along with what it is like to become one. Though this history lesson there are some welcome explorations of Nicky, Joe, and Booker’s past, as well as Andy’s. With an explanation of how they all came to be in The Old Guard. The latter half of the book focuses on what it is like to become immortal. With Nile being the newest addition, there are plenty of questions. It looks like Nile will be doing some on the job learning as we move along.
Rucka continues to write very strong female leads with both Andy and Nile. It will be interesting to see how these two characters interact over the course of this series. While it seems to be a mentor and pupil role, Andy does not seem all to happy to be doing it. While Nile is still in shock about what has transpired, she seems to be picking up quickly.
Both Fernandez and Miwa continue to impress in this issue. There is something timeless about their work, that really fits in with the story that is going on here. While Fernandez’s pencils do a great job of depicting the history laid out here. Miwa’s colors really set the tone in each panel.
If you aren’t reading Old Guard yet, you really should be.
Whether you are a Greg Rucka fan or maybe a history buff, there is something here for everyone.
Reviewed by Tim Montoya
Old Guard #2
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by: Leandro Fernandez, Daniela Miwa, Jodi Wynne
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: March 29th, 2017