Get Ready For A Wild Ride
Marvel's super spies are being targeted. When Hawkeye gets a list including Mockingbird and Black Widow, is it a tip or a trap?
The GoodI was concerned and saddened when Hawkeye and Mockingbird was canceled. We do still have the same creative team here (and some of the same characters) so it's an easy transition. The issue starts out with a bang when we see a familiar looking costumed character doing some heavy duty killing. Hawkeye and Mockingbird are doing their best to work together to figure out what this mysterious list Hawkeye received is about. The two had a bit of a break up but with Mockingbird and Black Widow's name on the killing list, it's up to them and Mockingbird's WCA organization to get to the bottom of things.
Jim McCann and David Lopez rock out as they truly capture the mood and feel of this tale of espionage and assassination. Where Hawkeye and Mockingbird had a lighter feel, things are definitely darker and a bit colder here. This is a serious situation and they soon find they're up against a serious foe. Black Widow's portrayal, both visually and with her dialogue is spot on. You really get a sense of who she is along with her complex background. There also the cover by Jae Lee that is worth mentioning. I can appreciate his style (especially on the Dark Tower books) but I've felt at times they don't fit in. With Widowmaker, they are the cherry on top of the sundae.