Stuff and Things: HawkGuy


Whats up peeps!

Pardon the late post, this has been something of a mad week but as of today things return to a sense of normality.

Now to business!
This week I’d like to talk a little bit about what has quickly become my favorite book under the Marvel banner.
Hawkeye written by Matt Fraction is a book I bought on a whim when it first came out and instantly I was hooked. Fractions writing combined with David Aja’s regular run on art make Hawkeye a must read. It follows Clint Barton on his days off from The Avengers as he tackles normal, day to day problems.

It’s less spectacular action and more witty dialogue but the action does come and is pretty freakin awesome when it arrives.
The thing that really struck me prior to picking up this series was how little I cared about Hawkeye before. I always thought he was kinda cool (especially in the Ultimates) but he wasn’t a character I would get excited about getting a solo comic. Matt Fraction has turned Clint into a very likeable dude who can sometimes be a bit of a jerk, but his hearts in the right place. 

The series also boasts an incredibly witty sense of humour and I often find myself chuckling away for a good portion of each issue.
The only downside of me talking about this is that I am NOT a professional reviewer of stuff and I really feel like I’m under-selling just how good this book is. Seriously if you haven’t read this yet, do yourself a massive favour and go pick it up!

The writer of this piece was:
Jamie_AvatarJamie Wilson aka (J)
Article: Stuff and Things
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2 Comments on Stuff and Things: HawkGuy

  1. Agreed. It was a smart way to take the character. It elevates him from the two dimensional “bow and arrow” guy I paid no attention to in the Avengers. I like the wee quirky stories rather than the “save the world” stuff you often get from Marvel. For me, it’s up there with the best of the current books but I hear almost no buzz for it despite the team behind it.

  2. I am a huge fan of this series too! It is just so much fun to read from issue to issue!

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