To anyone who dismisses positive comments as the result of people already prone to love this sort of book, let me tell you. I had very little faith that this was going to be good, based primarily on the fact that it was written by someone whose work I had never connected with. His X-Men and... a certain event that we don't need to bring up... just were not for me at all. I didn't have high expectations for this.
Imagine my surprise when it was actually very well done. Full of clever dialogue, meaningful character work, dripping with urban culture, and a real sense of fun amidst all the grit. Don't give a damn about his costume only showing up for a page or two, or that he's not having apocalyptic battles over a devastated landscape, as long as the book delivers storytelling on this level, with this fantastic artwork. Just an absolute pleasure to read.
Issue #2 can't come out fast enough.
My LCS still did not had a copy of Hawkeye#1.
A comic book i was looking forward much because of the creative team and this series featuring Hawkeye.
I could always buy a digital copy of it,but i prefer to read it in print whenever my LCS recieves this comic book.
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Reading: The Walking Dead, Morning Glories, Saga, Batman, hawkeye, all new xmen, avengers
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Fraction and Aja do their best 80s Miller-Mazzuchelli impression trying to write an urban crime fiction piece. Purposefully, the character isn't in costume. I guess that's what enticed Aja and I'm sure we can get something good but we need an overarching story, and probably a villain. And Aja should try bigger panels, maybe put his small panels inside a large one (like Steranko in Outland)
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Not a bad first issue, but why is Aja's art so different from this than it was on Iron Fist? Without prior knowledge I would have thought it was 2 different artists.
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I was a bit lost reading Hawkeye #1 too, but I thought that was due to my not being familiar with the character. I didn't mind. If I pick up the trade used, I am sure a lot more will make sense.
Wake me up when it's over...
I don't know Hawkeye well, but I really enjoyed the issue. I read Fraction/Aja's Iron Fist not knowing anything about Iron Fist and I thought Iron Fist was an amazing book. I don't think Hawkeye was as good, but I'll definitely read more! Very good.