Friday, December 25, 2015
Hawkeye, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction - Review
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Clint Barton is Hawkeye, a fantastic archer and a member of the Avengers. Aside from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I don't know much about his character, but I liked where they went with him in Age of Ultron. I'd heard so many good things about this new story that I really wanted to check it out. And, as it turns out, the action is so much fun and the sense of humor is right on target.
I loved that, for the most part, each issue started out with some variation of: "Okay, this looks bad." Followed up by a panel that goes something like this:
Then, there's always an undercurrent of absurdity with his skill set like:
I can't forget to mention the artwork that brings it all to life. There are several talented illustrators who lend their talents to Matt Fraction's text. Of all of them, I believe David Aja's contributions were my favorite overall. You can't go wrong with a good car chase scene:
There's so much to like about Matt Fraction's current Hawkeye series! I honestly didn't want to put it down, and I'm really looking forward to reading the next volume.
I read this graphic novel from December 10 - 11, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.