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Hawkeye #13 - The U in Funeral Review


HAWKEYE returns and there sure is some heavy stuff he has to deal with. Matt Fraction and David Aja are putting Clint through the ringer.

The Good

Yes, we had a bit of a delay since the previous issue. We should focus on the fact the series is back and what happens here.

Matt Fraction is giving us a look at Hawkeye unlike what's been shown before. You can almost say it sucks to be Clint. Often in the Avengers, he's shown with barely a care in the world. Here, we're seeing the repercussions to being part of his personal life. Previously we witnessed the sad killing of one of the residents in the apartment building Clint acquired. Parts of this issue and series may get pretty down, but it's nice to see things from this perspective. The fact that the series isn't always this dour helps as well. There needs to be repercussions in comics. There should be innocent casualties from time to time. That gives it a more realistic edge and also reminds the heroes why they have to keep doing what they're doing and why they have to try to be better each day.

I do love seeing David Aja's art and Matt Hollingsworth's colors in this title. Aja does something a little different here. Each page consists of nine panels. It helps give the story a different kind of pace as well as the opportunity to tell it from different perspectives. We get to see everyone around and how the events unfold around them all. We may get smaller panels but it almost feels like we're allowed to see more of each scene.

The Bad

Yes the unfortunate delay did put a tiny damper on the flow of the series. Some things can't be helped but it's still something that needs to be said.

Maybe I missed it before but sometimes it feels a little weird with the story jumping around a little within the issues and throughout the series. Sometimes it gives us the chance to see the same scene from someone else's perspective but other times it feels a little hectic.

The Verdict

HAWKEYE is back! It's enough to make you happy and cheer but then you remember that things aren't going too great for Clint and those in his personal life. Matt Fraction is really giving us a different take on the character and showing us that being a superhero isn't always fun and games. Clint is on a destructive path but there are moments of sunshine. David Aja's art and Matt Hollingsworth's colors are splendid as always. It's great to have the book back. This isn't your average HAWKEYE comic. And that's a great thing.

Posted by longbowhunter

I'd almost forgotten how much I missed David Aja till I opened this up.

Posted by kingjoeg

Great issue.

Posted by akiro616

I like this book gotta go back and re reaf tho I keep forgetting what has happened 2 issues ago solid run so far

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Glad it's finally back! I re-read all of the previous issues in anticipation of this

Posted by JamDamage

I got a feeling Barney is a dead man.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I'm glad it's back and hope it returns to a more consistent schedule. I think it should with two artists rotating months. I'm hoping the flow of the book doesn't suffer with the monthly rotating storylines. The bad for this issue is we waited three months for what was basically a re-telling of the last two issues.

Posted by judasnixon

This book was good, yet sooooooooooo sad. I missed you Clint Barton............ P.S. Get yo $#!% together.........

Posted by manwithoutshame

I thought it was great bro.

Posted by DonFelipe

Finally another Hawkeye issue!

Hopefully it's going to be monthly again from now on?

Posted by impossibilly

I'd almost forgotten how much I missed David Aja till I opened this up.

I 100% agree.

Edited by superior_prime_maybe

Just read it!
OOOH! This was great!
I had forgotten the feel of it

Posted by The Mast


Edited by daredevil21134

It's not scheduled for January lol

Posted by Fenderxx

Loved the issue, I would wait as long as it takes, to have Aja do the art, but thats just me.

Posted by scouts1998

one of the best issues of the series, along with #'s 3, 8 and 11

Posted by DickDastardly

Pretty cool that the two posterboys for archery, from DC and Marvel, both have series that are doing better than maybe anyone expected. Both well written with distinctive visuals. Good stuff!