Preview: ‘Old Dog Issue 1’ – Yes, Declan Shalvey Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

by Richard Bruton

The first comic created, written, and drawn by Moon Knight, Time Before Time, and Injection’s Declan Shalvey

Cover by Declan Shalvey

Out right now, released Wednesday 24tht August, Declan Shalvey’s new spy-fi series promises action and adventure in a book Declan describes as ‘Winter Soldier meets Mission Impossible in this Bourne-esque action/espionage blowout.’

Here’s the Image PR…

“Jack Lynch was a once-promising CIA operative. On the eve of retirement, looking back at a failed career, he is tasked with one final mission…that goes horribly wrong. He wakes years later to a changed world and deeper changes within him. When a shadow group offers Lynch a second chance at a life of adventure, he’s paired with the last person he could ever imagine. In order to adjust, this old dog will have to learn some new tricks…”

Marcos Martin variant cover

“I’m excited to finally let Old Dog off his leash this August. I’m putting everything I have into this initial 6 issue ‘Redact’—all written, drawn, coloured and designed by myself. I’m making sure this is the best looking book I’ve ever drawn, down to the lovely card-stock cover. For me, Old Dog is a return to the bold, moody, action packed storytelling I enjoy, each issue detailing a new adventure and opportunity to draw something cooler than the chapter before. I’m aiming to make an event-book with this, and ye’re all invited to come along.” – Declan Shalvey

Old Dog #1, written and drawn by Declan Shalvey, letters by Clayton Cowles, is available right now, released 24th August 2022 from Image Comics.

Variant covers by Marcos Martin, Kevin Nowlan (1:10 copy incentive) and Chris Samnee (1:25 copy incentive).


Now, before I have a proper read and give you some thoughts on it by the weekend… a quick preview…



(Kevin Nowlan variant cover)

(Chris Samnee variant cover)

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