Let me start off by stating I love this series, the art, and humor are fantastic. I wanted to wait until five issues into the series to get a better handle of Fraction's take on the character, but I think I have a pretty good understanding. Now let the analysis begin.
1. The easiest and definitely the biggest issue is Clint's personality. Clint is cocky and confident to a fault, yes he has doubts, but he mask these things with his ego. Where is that? He is awkward, and self conscience. Feeling these things is fine and dandy it adds dimension to the character, but they never defined Clint's character the way his confidence, and "in your face" attitude did. If Fraction boosted up his cockiness just a little it would make a world of difference.
2. With those lovely visual lets move on to issue two. His skills are way off. He is an Avenger after all and was is trained in hand to hand combat by The Captain America; yet here he is being taken down by thugs with a fetish for the word "bro"
which apparently has rubbed off on Clint...
Regardless it simply doesn't match up with what people familiar with his character are accustomed too. It just denounces the characters position as an Avenger and hero.
Those are really my only issues, but they are BIG issues. I could attack him being a leader and still having zero control in any given situation, but I forgive it because that is the flow of the book.
1. Hawkeye has alot of fun quirky bits to it that I love.
It always makes me breeze through a second time to make sure I didn't miss something. Plus in the last issue Fraction actually paid homage to his first minseries with the multiple trick arrows he used
2. Kate and Lucky. Katie is absolutely awesome, but I feel that Fraction deliberately takes away from Clint to promote her and sometimes Clint acts really creepy around her "see criticism".Regardless I'm loving her character. Then we have Lucky aka Arrow aka Pizza dog. He is a fun edition, and who doesn't like dogs?
Overall this is one of the best Marvel series on shelves right now, and is completely independent from all the AVX nonsense going on in the Marvel Universe, but long time Hawkeye fans are going to notice some issues with Clint's personality and anyone who has picked up an Avengers comic is going to be skeptical of the bro thugs that love to pop him right in the back of the head.
Ps. This my first real attempt at a blog post, so I'd appreciate some feedback.