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• The most acclaimed new book of the year continues!

• Who pulled the trigger?

• Where have you seen him before? Have you seen him before? Maybe. But not like this.

• It’s murder, mayhem, and greasepaint make-up for the money, kids — and that means playtime is over, Monsieur Hulot. Caw caw.

Story by Matt Fraction
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Francesco Francavilla & Paolo Rivera

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 21.1%


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Avg Rating: 4.4
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  1. One of the best comics being produced right now!

    Sad to see Aja not drawing this comic but I’m sure Francavilla will do a great job.

  2. This cover is really amazing.

  3. Gonna be some death & that is an awesome cover!

  4. This title is awesome. No Aja on art again but I like Francavilla too.

  5. A Jacques Tati reference in the solicitation: a run-of-the-mill Big Two comic book, this is not (but we already knew that).

  6. Just picked up the trade and if it`s as good as everyone says I`ll be picking up issues 6-10 this week

  7. Francavilla is one hello of a guest artist, this should be good

  8. This looks like a much darker Hawkeye. And Francesco Francavilla is the perfect artist for this.

  9. A very slow week could potentially spurn me to finally pick up this title.

    • ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

      Do yourself a favor and just give it a try. You won’t be dissapointed!

    • +1, you have to check this out for sure!

    • I picked up issue 8, but honestly, I was a little disappointed. There is good and bad with this book, but I would say it definitely is worth checking out for an issue at least.

    • ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

      Then, obviously, you have bad taste! 😉

      Just kidding, of course. I can agree that not all of the issues have been home runs but overall it has been fantastic!

    • Best book at marvel by a long shot. You owe it to yourself to give it a shot.

    • @bcdx97: You should really read some more issues before you judge the entire series. Most are total stand alones but issue 8 tied back into some things that happened earlier in the series so if that’s the only one you’ve read I’m not surprised you didn’t love it. Like pretty much any comic series, it’s always best to start at the beginning rather than jump in on a random issue in the middle.

      @microwave25: I agree with @phess1 that this is easily the best book Marvel is publishing right now. Definitely worth checking out.

    • I started with 8 (red cover/ Valentines right?) and was excited to hear that the other issues were actually better! Bought the rest, loved them, and liked 8 even more after I knew Cherry and the Bros story. xcellent series.

    • Plus; Pizza Dog> Every other sidekick

  10. Getting this by subscription.

    Francavilla is an extra special added attraction.

  11. ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

    I really like the (almost) one and done nature of this book. You get you’re fix of awesome fun and don’t have to worry about bigger consequences. Just brilliant.

  12. I was hoping to use Francavilla’s art as an excuse to finally try this title, but it’s not a light week for me. Eventually, though, I swear . . .

  13. i really hope its Bullseye back from the dead. I really miss him.

  14. I love the day in the life of an avenger that fraction is delivering here in this title. It doesn’t feel or read like an Avengers comic at all. In fact if I had to compare it to something I would say it’s more along the lines of Terry Moore’s Strangers in paradise or Love and rockets. Two UN-super hero comics you could ever run across. This title is the rebelling teenage kid dressed in black, listening to. The cure and scaring the shot lit of his parents that think he might be on drugs.

    That make any sense? Hawkeye is marching to the beat of his own drum and is all the more cool for it.

  15. Can’t wait bro

  16. Bro, bro. You buy this now-bro.

  17. I’m excited to see how this looks. The other guest artists were trying to keep to what Aja was doing with the book, but I really hope this is Francavilla doing Francavilla and not Francavilla doing Aja. His and Aja’s “looks” are similar enough that he can keep to his own style and make these chapters feel special without feeling out of place. It would be a shame for such a great artist to mimick a look for the sake of “consistency”.

    • Turned out totally Francavilla and totally freaky. The whole comic had an aid of impending doom and suspense. Francavilla is a coloring master.

  18. After reading this, for whatever reason, I thought it reminded me like it could have been a Cowboy Bebop episode.
    I thought the art was good, but some of the coloring was distracting.

  19. Good art but the book was grim and the art made the book more grim, this book is usually more fun.

    I enjoyed issue 9 a lot more.

  20. Grabbed this for the Francavilla art (fantastic), but as someone who has not been getting the series, i was lost as all hell:)

  21. The storytelling wasn’t always very clear – mostly in the beginning, but once I got situated I liked this issue.

  22. JML ( says:

    This was a very odd issue. I’m surprised by the high pick of the week percentage. I like how Fraction tailors his story to the artists, but I don’t like how it made this issue feel not very Hawkeye-ish.

    Also, Kate Bishop gets more awesome every month. I feel like I should probably be upping my dose and picking up Young Avengers too…

  23. Such a bad issue, I normally love Francavilla’s art but I do not like it on this title. Didn’t like the plot and I defintely didnt enjoy the way Fraction chose to tell the story. I didn’t realize it was even kate when she was talking to him until she mentioned who she was, to me she seemed to acting out of character until she the last bit where she storms off. 2/5 (maybe even a 1/5)

  24. The art in this comic was alright. I loved the coloring though.

    I’m surprised to see people didn’t realize it was Kate at the beginning. If Aja had drawn this, I think it would have been more obvious since we’re used to seeing how he draws Kate, as opposed to a fill in artist.

    • ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

      I’m also really surprised that people didn’t realize it was kate. I didn’t even consider the possibility that it could be someone else.

      I also have to agree with you on the coloring. Man, that was some nice work!

  25. filippod (@filippodee) says:

    Francavilla coloring his own art is a joy for the eyes.

  26. The hit’s out on Clay Barton, and issue 7 showed us all that this comic isn’t all wisecracks and funny business. This wasn’t my favorite issue of the series, but its nice to see that actions still have consequences, and Clint has been racking up the drama. The tone was ominous and the villain is dreadfully terrific, I love the tear drop. Francavilla was on point. Looking forward to the next issue.

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