Guess what? Once again, Matt Fraction and David Aja have delivered an amazing issue of HAWKEYE. Simply put, this isn't your typical Hawkeye comic. We've seen him many times before in comics and he's managed to venture into other depictions in movies and the animated series. Whether it's been solo stories or with the Avengers, West Coast Avengers or Thunderbolts, Hawkeye has faced incredible odds. That isn't necessarily what this comic is about and it doesn't have to be.
Matt Fraction has given us a Hawkeye that is truly human. This is a guy without superpowers (well, that could be argued by a certain character in this issue). We're seeing Hawkeye deal with smaller threats but that hasn't stopped the charm and excitement of the series.
This may be a superhero comic but it's more about the story. Fraction consistently keeps us hooked with his mix of humor, action and suspense. The addition of David Aja's art and Matt Hollingsworth's colors keeps this comic feeling like it exists in its own little world. Where does this Avengers-related comic fit in with the other Avengers titles? Who cares? This is a comic of pure entertainment. I just can't get enough.
Even though it might seem like the issue is just light-hearted fun as Hawkeye has to deal with the women in his life and how he keeps upsetting them, there is more to the story than that. There's some big stuff coming up.
Even when things start to go bad, this comic continues to entertain and it just puts me in a good mood.
HAWKEYE is the comic you absolutely should be reading. The team of Fraction and Aja continues to deliver great stories month after month. With a slightly more grounded take on the Avengers world, you get completely pulled into the story and you'll savor every moment of it. We may not get big crazy superhero battles but that's not what this series is about. This is about a guy with a bow and arrow and the people in his life. That may not sound like much but it's all about the execution that Fraction and Aja managed to pull off in each issue. I wish more comics were like HAWKEYE.