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Eisner-Award Winner Francesco Francavilla Joins HAWKEYE in April

Francavilla drawing HAWKEYE? Sounds good to me.

It can be a bummer when you really dig the artist on a great book and then they need to take a break for whatever reason. But sometimes we get to see other truly awesome artists jump in. That's exactly what's happening on HAWKEYE in April.

Matt Fraction has been doing a great job writing Clint Barton's solo series and David Aja's art has helped make it a great package overall. If we're going to have another artist step in, Francesco Francavilla is a great choice. Francavilla will be on issue 10 and possibly 12, according to David Aja.

This April, a deadly super villain targets Clint Barton and all he holds dear—but luckily he’s got Eisner-Award winning artist Francesco Francavilla joining him for Hawkeye #10! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, FF) kicks off an all new story- providing the perfect jumping on point for new readers- as the Avenger known as Hawkeye finds himself facing his deadliest opponent yet. Who pulled the trigger? Where have you seen him before? The answers will send everyone’s favorite archer reeling.

“On Hawkeye we’ve been blessed with not only one of the biggest writers in comics with Matt Fraction, but also some of the best artists like David Aja, Javier Pulido and now Francesco Francavilla,” said Stephen Wacker, Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “Though he’s only on the series for issues #10 & #12, Francesco is going to leave his mark on Clint with some of the most beautiful art you’ll see all year!”

New story. New Threats. New Artist. You cannot miss Fraction & Francavilla teaming up for the first time ever in Hawkeye #10, on-sale in April!

HAWKEYE #10

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

ON SALE APRIL 2013

33 Comments
Posted by The_jackolantern

Is Aja coming back tho

Posted by RoboShark

Cool.

The more I see from Francesco Francavilla...The better.

Posted by impossibilly

If Aja needs a break, Francavilla would be my first choice as his fill-in.

Posted by jpblair88

i fully endorse this endeavor.

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Posted by Webjaker

@impossibilly said:

If Aja needs a break, Francavilla would be my first choice as his fill-in.

Yes, as long as Aja comes back asap! This comic is the whole package

Posted by JohnnyJoker28

Yes! This news makes me very happy :)

Posted by impossibilly

@Webjaker said:

Yes, as long as Aja comes back asap! This comic is the whole package

Oh, definitely! The team of Fraction and Aja on Hawkeye can't be beat!

Posted by Webjaker

@impossibilly said:

@Webjaker said:

Yes, as long as Aja comes back asap! This comic is the whole package

Oh, definitely! The team of Fraction and Aja on Hawkeye can't be beat!

Yeah no offense to any of the other artists, but Aja needs to be on this title as much as possible

Posted by daredevil21134

New threat"He can barely handle street thugs in this series

Posted by HollowPrince665

And so let it be AWESOMENESS! I cannot wait.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Yes! I shouted "ohhhh!" in excitement when i first saw the title of the article and my parents looked at me funny haha.

Posted by microwave25

@Webjaker: As awesome as the guy is the fact that he can only do 3 issues in a row is a bit of a farce. I mean come on seriously when you have people like Capullo and Samnee doing 10-12 issues streches of awesome work you can't help but wonder what the hell is he doing?

Posted by longbowhunter

Perfect!

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Posted by xAnimosity

David Aja and Cliff Chiang take more breaks than I go to the bathroom in a single day. But I love their work so its worth it.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

hell yes.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@The_jackolantern: Yes

Super excited for this. I love Francavilla's work.

Posted by dondave

Nice

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Posted by Reignmaker

I'm thinking these April artists are all temporary. Would be nice to get some information from Marvel on this. Probably asking too much since they most likely don't even know themselves.

Posted by leokearon

@Reignmaker said:

I'm thinking these April artists are all temporary. Would be nice to get some information from Marvel on this. Probably asking too much since they most likely don't even know themselves.

I think Marvel are doing rotating Artists, 1 artist does one arc, then another artist does the next and it keeps rotating, still artists these days aren't a batch of the likes of Kirby and co.

Posted by Spideycap

@Reignmaker said:

I'm thinking these April artists are all temporary. Would be nice to get some information from Marvel on this. Probably asking too much since they most likely don't even know themselves.

Pretty much.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

@The_jackolantern said:

Is Aja coming back tho

I know I still like Aja'a art, but at least Francavilla is a good artist

Posted by BoyWander

meh.

Posted by Nightwing28710

@daredevil21134 said:

New threat"He can barely handle street thugs in this series

lol, true. Next issue he'll have a tight win against Crackhead Bob.

Posted by nappystr8

Wait...so he's doing issue 10 & 12...not issue 10 & 11 or issues 10-12...why does Marvel keep doing this? Is a single arc with a single artist that much to ask?

Posted by daredevil21134

@Nightwing28710 said:

@daredevil21134 said:

New threat"He can barely handle street thugs in this series

lol, true. Next issue he'll have a tight win against Crackhead Bob.

lol

Posted by Cavemold

came in my mind

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I lovee David Aja's art i hope Franceso's art is just as good.

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Posted by feebadger

@Cavemold said:

came in my mind

BWAHAHAHAH! Brilliance.

Posted by Webjaker

@microwave25 said:

@Webjaker: As awesome as the guy is the fact that he can only do 3 issues in a row is a bit of a farce. I mean come on seriously when you have people like Capullo and Samnee doing 10-12 issues streches of awesome work you can't help but wonder what the hell is he doing?

I wonder? Is he working on anything else at the moment? Im not an artist, so I really cant comment on how long/much work goes into a comic, but it would seem that he could do a 6 issue stretch and then maybe a pause with another artist or Id be happy to wait an extra month for this awesomeness. That one issue awhile back by whoever just wasnt the same - it was ok, but just not the same.

Posted by derf_jenkins

I have enjoyed this book greatly thus far and hopefully there is no end in sight.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Francavilla on the interior pencils and cover? Color me interested!

Posted by Botiste

@daredevil21134 said:

@Nightwing28710 said:

@daredevil21134 said:

New threat"He can barely handle street thugs in this series

lol, true. Next issue he'll have a tight win against Crackhead Bob.

lol

This!!