December 26 2020

The old guard, by Greg Rucka

Old guard

The old guard, by Greg Rucka

Title: The old guard, book 1: opening fire
Author: Greg Rucka
Genre/ issues: Sci-fi. Immortality. Action/adventure.

Shop local where you can: For Australian readers, you can find this book on Booktopia, or support your local independent bookstore. US readers, check out

“That man is not my boyfriend. That man is more to me than you can dream in your simpering, pathetic life. That man is the stars in my sky, and the sun that lights my days. That man is the moon when I am lost in darkness and warmth when I shiver in cold. I love that man beyond reason and measure. His kiss still thrills me, even after a millennium. […] His heart overflows with the kindness of which this world is not worthy. His very thoughts make music of the mundane. He is not my boyfriend. He is not my lover, nor is he my partner. He is all and more. He is my everything.”
clipMy partner and I watched The Old Guard movie as one of our #longdistancedatenight sessions this year, and I loved it, so I was thrilled to get the comic for Christmas, and I read it today as part of my #BoxingDayBookFeast. Such an incredible story, and the movie does a great job of capturing both the action and the fantastic characters of the source material. This scene made my heart melt in the movie, and it is even more impactful in the comic- partly, I suspect, because I’m missing my own all and more after he headed back to Perth yesterday.
@ruckawriter’s name on a comic is rapidly becoming an auto-recommend for me, and this one is no exception. A 5/5 read, which has made it more difficult to compile my top 20 list of reads this year!

#TamaraReads #2020readingchallenge 101/100

Happy reading,




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Posted December 26, 2020 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Graphic Novels

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She/her. On Whadjuk Noongar land. NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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