blogging by Andrew Wickliffe


Hawkeye 16 (February 2014)


293923 20140122111323 largeOnce again, why is Matt Fraction even writing Clint Barton issues of Hawkeye when he’s got the opportunity to write these Kate issues.

It’s a done-in-one, “Rockford” style detective issue. Kate comes across a guy walking down the freeway, discovers he’s got a story (sixties rock legend turned burnout) and tries to help him. Things do not go particularly well, but they go badly in very amusing ways. Plus, Kate develops as a character throughout, between her neighbors, the angry police chief and her supermarket P.I. mentor. It’s all so awesome, one would think Fraction wouldn’t want to write Clint anymore either.

I won’t even get into how movie-ready a nineteen year-old, female superhero would be for Disney.

Nice art from Annie Wu, who gets in some nice psychedelic poster art influences–doing a flashback with a guy’s face as the guide, for example.

Excellent stuff.

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CREDITS

Recording Tape; writer, Matt Fraction; artist, Annie Wu; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker; publisher, Marvel Comics.


One response to “Hawkeye 16 (February 2014)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    I feel the same . Why are we still wasting time with Clint? Shit, I’m fifty two and I’d watch either a movie or TV show that had a lead as sharp and cool as Kate . It’s amazing they can’t see what a winner they already have in their hands. Why they don’t promote this book better as one of their best is completely bizarre.

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