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First Look: HAWKEYE #6 3-Page Preview

Clint Barton gets set to celebrate the holidays in the upcoming issue of his self-titled series.

Everybody loves HAWKEYE, and if you haven't been reading the new series by Matt Fraction, now might be a good time to start. Artist David Aja returns to the book in the series' sixth issue to help Matt Fraction bring some Holiday cheer to the title. In issue #6, Clint Barton decides he's in dire need of a vacation, but will everything go as planned? The issue hits stores on December 19th, and we've got the preview below. Check it out and let us know what you think!

HAWKEYE #6

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Hawkeye #6, continuing the all-new ongoing series from the creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja! Clint Barton is preparing for the Holidays! After the conclusion of The Tape, Clint is in dire need of a vacation, but will his break from action turn out as planned?

Fans and critics agree, Hawkeye is a smash hit!

“Super fun!” – Kelly Thompson, ComicBookResources.com

“This is a fantastic comic book that mixes action, mystery, and just the right amount of sheer insanity.” – Benjamin Bailey, IGN.com

“This is a series that needs to be read.” – Tony Guerrero, Comicvine.com

Looking to catch up on the critically acclaimed series? Then be sure to pick-up Hawkeye #1Third Printing Variant and Hawkeye #2 Third Printing Variant, in stores now! Also, Marvel is pleased to announce that Hawkeye #3 has sold out at Diamond and will be returning to stores with Hawkeye #3 Second Printing Variant!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop and get in on the action!

Written by: MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by: DAVID AJA

On-Sale: 12/19/12

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46 Comments
Posted by McKlayn

I love this series, it makes me forgive fraction for what he did to my x men :D

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wow this looks great and hilarious to me. Obviously the wirecutting panel was adapted in some way as a reference from Lethal Weapon.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

No purp?

Posted by daredevil21134

Let me guess, more of Hawkeye getting his ass kicked

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Posted by G_Money_Christmas

I would prefer if if the red stripe on the bottom of the title page was gone and it was all white like before. Also, I think I prefer the purple over red. I am super excited, though. This is in my top 3 favorite books.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

You can't start the article saying everybody loves Hawkeye. I don't.

Ok, his Marvel Universe counterpart was cool, but that was like a one in a million fluke.

Posted by andrewbullheaded

Love the 90's video game feel.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

OH WOW, reminds me of that Avengers video game where you could be Iron Man, Captain America, Vision, or Hawkeye. AWESOME! Love that its back to Aja too.

Posted by zackattack529

THis series is so awesome. that i had a pull list that i promised myself i would never add another title to it..well this series made me SQUEEZE it in there.

I recommend this series to ANYONE, but I must admit this series won't be for EVERYONE.

Posted by Duo_forbidden

I must say that this series has really surprised me on how incredible it is. I wasn't a huge Hawkeye fan, except for the Ultimate Universe (I'm more into Green Arrow).

Posted by judasnixon

Holy F***! It's worth the $2.99 just to see a member of A.I.M. chanting we are the 99%! Diet Coke shot out of my noise! 

Posted by Renchamp

I'm almost sold. This art looks awesome and I'd buy it for that alone.

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Posted by longbowhunter

God I love this series!

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

@andrewbullheaded said:

Love the 90's video game feel.

Same here. It's amazing.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Best DAMN Marvel Book Period

Posted by Mercy_

So pretty, so pretty, so pretty.

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Posted by HushoftheWind

damn i wished they'd give Hawkeye a costume, he just looks out of place with the other costumed heroes. DAMN YOU MARVEL!! FOR MAKING EVERYTHING AVENGER MOVIE RELATED! NEXT THING YOU KNOW WOLVERINE IS GONNA BE 6 FOOT 2

Posted by cc1738

I hate this art with a passion. I would never be able to read a comic with this style art.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Looks awesome as always with this series

Posted by Batnandez

Can't say I like the art.

Posted by tomlikesfries

@MadeinBangladesh said:

Best DAMN Marvel Book Period

Edited by Danial79

I sometimes feel like I'm the only person in the comic book community that doesn't like this series...

... that is, until I see that #3 only sold 35k, and I realise there are others like me out there :)

Looking back, I don't think I've ever liked any of Fraction's work, and I really don't like Aja's art style, so it makes sense that this book wouldn't appeal to me. Oh well. As the saying goes, to each to their own.

Posted by DJ1107

@HushoftheWind

For your information The costume used in the movies is based on the Ultimates version of Hawkeye. where in the movie did Hawkeye have a bright purple sleeved shirt with sunglasses to make him "more like the movie?" Because outside of Iron man everyone is nowhere near like they're movie counterparts.

Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

This damn book, why is it so good!?

Posted by quatro_briefs

No thanks.

Posted by bladewolf

Awesome series! There's a reason this is the only thing on my Marvel pull list.

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Posted by Yung ANcient One

Is it bad that the art makes me ify on buying the tradebacks/volumes? I only buy tradebacks (+)

Posted by strangeling

@Yung ANcient One said:

Is it bad that the art makes me ify on buying the tradebacks/volumes? I only buy tradebacks (+)

It's too bad art is such a subjective thing. I think it looks incredible. Maybe not individual panels, but the layout and composition... OH, YEAH!

Posted by Vincie_Pooh

The Dec 13 page or second page of the comicbook. It reminds me of a side scroller when Logan, Clint and Parker (if it is Parker) a side scrolling video game. I swear i love this comic. The art... it brings me back. Thanks for the read BABS.

Posted by cerial442

I doubt that is a bomb on the first page.

This is currently my favorite Marvel book. I love how off beat it is, and I really dig the art.

Posted by Blood1991

@McKlayn said:

I love this series, it makes me forgive fraction for what he did to my x men :D

Exactly

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Definitely better than most 3.99 marvel books

Posted by Botiste

1st 3 pages and Hawkeye's already getting his a$$ kicked, seems like an every issue thing for this series, Hawkeye fights, a$$ kicked and saved by Kate.

Posted by wisesonAC

im in the minority. i hate the art. but the writing is top notch

Posted by Jmacq1

@Danial79 said:

I sometimes feel like I'm the only person in the comic book community that doesn't like this series...

... that is, until I see that #3 only sold 35k, and I realise there are others like me out there :)

Looking back, I don't think I've ever liked any of Fraction's work, and I really don't like Aja's art style, so it makes sense that this book wouldn't appeal to me. Oh well. As the saying goes, to each to their own.

35k is pretty decent for a second tier character solo title.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@cc1738: I didn't want to read it at all when I first saw because I didn't like the art, but it grew on me and now Aja is one of my favorites.

Posted by bumpton

Since getting back into comics about a year ago, this is easily one of my favorites. Effing amazing.

Posted by ekrolo

I love the 2-D game style of the panels, its cool and as a gamer I really dig it.

Posted by TheReaper111

@cc1738: i also hated it at first but i picked up the book and read it and now i love the simplistic art style

Posted by Trevel8182

Mazel tov Spider-Man.

Posted by Ama_Sama

I do get a kick out this series. The back forth dialogue always has a way of amusing me. But, the one thing I would change is the art work. It's just not the kind I gravitate towards. It's really almost too simplistic for me. But, because of the writing, I swallow my preference of art and deal with it.

Posted by LaserLambert

the art looks neat I guess, but I find none of this funny or clever.

Posted by derf_jenkins

one of my current fave runs looks to keep strong!

Posted by xxxddd

@Mercy_ said:

So pretty, so pretty, so pretty.

What, the artwork?

Posted by Omegus

Love it as always. Thanks Babs for the news.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

@McKlayn said:

I love this series, it makes me forgive fraction for what he did to my x men :D