No offense but you could've just posted this in the Hawkeye thread.
I don't think it's something extraordinary if not everyone enjoys a certain book, it's natural we're all different.
It's pretty Classic Marvel.
I know Kevin Nichols through a guy that knows a gal. Small world!
If nihilism didn't take some delight in destruction one might suspect nihilists were an unnaturally morbid sort.
I don't think there's a current mainstream American superhero comic book that can touch Hawkeye right now. Brilliant all the way. Entertaining and technically outstanding at the same time.
It's clear that Fraction is fond of writing for Aja, but I think that like JHW3 or Allred, Aja can do his own thing and have it "mysteriously" be as good as his collaborations.
I think I'd like to try it from the beginning. Any idea when the first trade is coming out?
I just don't think it's for everyone. Some people seem to love it, others don't.
I tried the first three issues, and I did really enjoy them. But then I forgot to keep buying it, and multiple times I've thought about catching up, but I just haven't got round to it yet and always choose to buy other things instead. To be honest, I don't miss it. So I've just decided not to buy any more issues as clearly I'm not really bothered about it, whereas if I missed an issue of something else, such as Daredevil, Superior Spider-Man, Hellblazer or Uncanny X-Men (I have them all on my pull list though, so shouldn't happen) I'd make a special trip to the comic shop just to get the issue I missed, which is what tells me they're the things I personally should be reading.
So no, I don't think you're missing something. It just isn't for you, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.
Loved Aja's work though.
Avengers Arena is one of the best books in the shops right now, it's seriously amazing.
Show Teddy some love!
"I want Apex to feast on Reptil like a pregnant khaleesi." - Sanji
It's like this.
"It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things" - Kermit the Frog
Maybe you don't like it because it isn't really about superheroics so far? I don't know, you haven't posted back since the beginning. The thick and thin of it is, Hawkeye historically could never sell on name alone. Lots of people wanted a Captain America like experience, but with Hawkeye. That just hasn't worked. Never past 6 issues. I think the logic behind this series is to explore a different take on a Hawkeye title. Ok, if generic "super heroics" historically hasn't sold the public on Clint Barton, what about the character will? What makes him different?
The fact that he's an every man with a heart of gold. That's the essence of the title. He's a hero that does the right thing. Always. And while it seems kind of oxymoronic -- in this day and age it's a refreshing take on a super hero. The age of the boy scout hero is over, and that's what makes Clint an endearing character. Clint, for all his boneheaded cockiness, never values anyone higher than others. The mailman has cancer and can't pay his bills. BOOM, Hawkeye covers it with his paycheck from the Avengers. A bunch of Russian mobsters kick a dog out in the middle of traffic and Clint risks his life in the middle of a gunfight to save the dog. That's the pitch. It's one man who doesn't think anyone's life should be placed higher than others. In this cynical world it's very endearing.
Not to mention that Hawkeye does super heroics in like 3 other titles, so trying a generic super hero title approach -- creating a rouges gallery and backup cast all through the traditional means -- isn't needed. What it turns out though, is that people want a title where Hawkeye gets to act like the Hawkeye we all grew up loving, and this title fills that character exploration niche so that both Clint doesn't need to waste time being explored in the other million titles he's in and allows the creative team to tell stories that don't have to necessarily focus on him taking on Zemo since he does that everywhere else.
If you don't like it, you don't like it. I'm lucky enough that we have a Hawkeye solo where I don't have to try to convince people to buy it. Don't get me wrong, I'm still in the shop snapping up 3rd print variants because I don't know when this train will end, but for now I'm not going to try to force this title down your throat. This title can stand on it's own without Clint loyalists harping about it. Which is great as a lifetime Hawkeye fan.