From Valiant Comics' The Eternal Warrior to The Old Guard (on Netflix, originally a comic book), I'm a sucker for stories about immortal soldiers and the latest, from Boom! Studios, has the added cachet of being co-written by legendary actor Keanu Reeves.
In his debut outing in the medium, the John Wick/Bill & Ted/Matrix star has co-created a 12-issue mini-series with Matt Kindt (author of Valiant's brilliant X-O Manowar) called BRZRKR, which is due to begin in October.
The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity.I'm sure it's no coincidence that artist Alessandro Vitti's portrayal (see sample pages below) of the main character bears more than a passing resemblance to Keanu, as I suspect this is being lined up as a movie pitch as we speak...
But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else.
In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence… and how to end it.