Hawkeye 2 Review – Matt Fraction hits the bullseye
Hawkeye 2 Review (2012) Short Version: I’m not sure how many comics I find more consistently entertaining on the market right now that Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye. There may be comics that are deeper or more action-packed or whatever, but Fraction’s turn on Marvel’s powerless Avenger just oozes quality. The second issue is less dramatic than the first one, but it’s got more action and leads us into what looks like the plot proper as Hawkeye looks like he bites off more than he can chew.
Hawkeye 2 Writer: Matt Fraction
Hawkeye Artist: David Aja
Hawkeye 2 Review (2012)
Hawkeye 2 finds our fearless protagonist talking to Kate Bishop who, he quickly reminds you, was also Hawkeye at one point. Kate gives Clint Barton someone to banter with and Hawkeye 2 is all the stronger for the addition. She and Hawkeye play off each other very well and Fraction does a great job of conveying the depth of their friendship. Hawkeye 2 is a little more action-heavy than the first issue in the series, but it’s also a lot heavier on the humor, which Fraction really nails down. Hawkeye finds himself faced with a den of thieves masquerading as a a traveling circus and makes some problems for himself on his way to trying to bring them down. Fraction’s Hawkeye is a rogue with a heart of gold, charismatic but not afraid to do what needs to be done to win, even if it is underhanded or not technically legal. Hawkeye 2 is extremely easy to read and I find it endlessly entertaining. You never know what mess Hawkeye will find himself in next, although we get a look at precisely what kind of mess he may have found himself in at the end of Hawkeye 2 and – spoilers – it’s a big one.
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