Hawkeye 3 Review – Respect the arrow
Hawkeye 3 Review Short Version: You can have whatever your favorite series are. As of right now, Matt Fraction and Hawkeye is certainly one of my favorites. It’s got style, is beautifully-illustrated and delightfully written. This issue, showing the nine mistakes Hawkeye made that day, is the best issue yet in the series.
Hawkeye 3 Writer: Matt Fraction
Hawkeye 3 Artist: David Aja
Hawkeye 3 Review
Let me skip the rest of this review: You should really be reading Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye. Hawkeye 3 is, in my opinion, the best issue yet in the series. I admit, it has been light on continuity, but heavy on taking a second tier character and making him delightfully fleshed out and written. In Hawkeye 3, Fraction takes on a day in the life of Hakweye, showing us the nine mistakes that the Avenger made that day. The result: action, my dear friends, action. Hawkeye is funny without ever seeming unimportant and Aja’s art really fits the book in a way I can’t quite put my finger on. I love the idea of Hawkeye as a well-meaning, but still roguish hero, and Fraction really does a great job bringing that idea to life. He’s a man that is at the whim of his impulses, even if his impulse is to, for some reason, make a boomerang arrow. He never seems to resent the trouble he is in, though, always aware that really – in the end – most of his problems are his own fault anyway. Fraction’s Hawkeye is a hard character not to like, and you can definitely see the character and the world he inhabits coming together in Hawkeye 3. Delightful.