It really was. But please fill me in if there was some crazy subtext or meta story going on. from what I read he suffered a serious injury unrelated to the context, healed in record time, immediately did something lame and pointless in kicking that wheelchair, and then proceeded to clobber some jerk who was doing something that he admitted was legal, while throwing around his ties to the Avengers.
Nonlinear does not equal interesting, and this comic to me got about as deep as running the story about him being a jerk at the hospital through the story of him hanging out on the roof and beating up the bros. Russians maybe? Clint doesn't know anything about different ethnic groups. That whole thing was pretty racially insulting. There was supposed to be this "man of the people" vibe that was just flat. Aja's art barely helped because yeah, that really was Iron Fist.
Wow. No. The Russian gangsters weren't the plot. They were the characters. This isn't about subtext or any of that.
The plot was: Clint tries to save his neighbors (and a dog!). That's it.
If you don't know what plot is compared to characters, then that's fine. If you don't like the characters, or their level of stereotypicality, then even more fine. No skin off my back.
But please learn what is plot and what are characters. Then, use the terms correctly.
I'm glad you have an opinion of the book. I disagree, but more power to you.
Oh, you mean technically speaking. Well yeah, I was using the term loosely, they weren't the plot. But then, they were hardly characters. No names, no distinct personalities or roles...we aren't even sure if they were Russian.