Loooved this first issue. I was kinda thinking "meh" when it was announced, but that was because I didn't think of who was working on it, and at that time had an awful taste in my mouth from the really really weak Avengers Solo mini. I didn't even finish reading the Hawkeye story in that one (the Avengers Academy one however, was very good).But Fraction and Aja back together again, with a witty, scrappy hero...? That is right in Matt's wheelhouse. This first issue was truly excellent. The writing was fun and character-driven, and I was really happy to see it focused so squarely on Clint and his neighborhood rather than a myriad of super heroes and villains. It reminds us that Clint is simply a man with really great aim. Also, as G-Man mentions, Clint doesn't always make the right decisions – he's not Captain America – he's a regular guy, trying the best he can.The Russian guys and their "bro's" cracked me up, and it was really there for the comedic relief. Fraction likes to play up his characters sometimes with some extremes (see Casanova), and I saw this in-line with that occasional penchant of his.As far as David Aja's art goes – I really enjoyed it. Despite Clint and Danny Rand having similar looks and somewhat analogous personalities, both Fraction and Aja distinguished between them very well. Clint doesn't look the same nor act the same as Danny. He's a little scruffier, thicker, and more impulsive. Danny was always a little goofier and dopier than most heroes, and Clint is more sarcastic and doesn't mind getting his hands dirty whereas Danny tries to be more peaceful and zen. Clint will just sock a guy in the mouth for giving him lip – even if it lands him in trouble.Aja's art also reminded me of more independent artists from Adrian Tomine to Hergé, and since they are two of my favorites, I really enjoyed the stripped-down graphic style. It's good to see people still drawing rather than leaning so much on tracing and 3D-modeling (glares at Greg Land and Mike Deodato). Aja is a true illustrator, and I am psyched to see what else he does with this series.