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Hawkeye 9 (June 2013)

916686Apparently Clint isn’t irresistibly attracted to the redhead, he’s just a man slut. It’s also unclear if he’s fired from the Avengers.

His lady friends–Black Widow, Mockingbird, Spider-Woman–are worried about him. Both because he’s a man slut and because he’s in danger, only Fraction skips around to avoid looking at the in trouble part and sticking to the relationship stuff with Spider-Woman.

For the first time with Hawkeye, I don’t get it. I can’t see what Fraction’s trying to do. Aja’s artwork is amazing, but having Clint be this depressed guy who’s a fifth wheel in his own comic? And the redhead doesn’t even hang around. She leaves town–Fraction obviously has an internal logic to how the events occur, but since he–pardon the phrase–fractures the narrative, he’s asking a lot of the reader.

He doesn’t bring the goods this issue. It’s too bad.


Girls; writer, Matt Fraction; artist, David Aja; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, Tom Brennan, Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker; publisher, Marvel Comics.

One response to “Hawkeye 9 (June 2013)”

  1. vernon wiley

    Looks like everyone big ast Marvel gets a vanity project of some sorts, and Hawkeye sems to be it for Fraction. While the utter lack of plot can be maddening at times, Aja pushes the reader through it effortlessly, beginning with this superb cover, that looks as though there’s not a single actual drawn line anywhere to be found on it. Still, I want that shirt. That says it all about Hawkeye

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