Daniel Bryan says it best: "Yes! Yes! YES!"
I've decided that my favorite Hawkeye stories are the ones in which he is not an Avenger; The Avengers #189 - Wings And Arrows!, the original Hawkeye limited series, and now this amazing series, which brings indie sensibilities to a mainstream title. The direction of this first issue boldly stepped outside of the formula of most successful series first issues. There were no guest-stars to help boost the sales of this book, nor were there any teasers at the end of the story to springboard forthcoming issues. Lucky, a.k.a. Arrow, a.k.a. Pizza Dog, is my favorite character in contemporary Marvel titles. In this issue he is the drive for the story, and in future issues, he serves as both a supporting character and even as the guide. With complaints filling my ears in the neighborhood comic shop about continuity errors and characters dying or being re-envisioned in idiotic ways, this series is a breath of fresh air. I have yet to hear any b****ing about Hawkeye. I love it, and I hope you will, too. It all starts here. Happy reading.