Hawkeye, the world’s greatest marksman is back – and reunited with the world’s most dangerous super-spy, Mockingbird – in an all-new ongoing series! The deadly duo defied every obstacle to make their way back to each other and put together the all new WCA team – but now the one thing that divided them years before has returned to haunt them: the Phantom Rider! This ancient enemy is out to destroy all our heroes hold dear, and is teaming with Clint Barton’s arch-nemesis, the obsessed assassin Crossfire, to do it! Writer Jim McCann and penciler David Lopez, the team behind the acclaimed New Avengers: The Reunion, reunite to aim the spotlight and crosshairs on Marvel’s terrorist-targeting tandem, delivering a monthly dose of classic threats, new enemies, shocking allies, unexpected twists and dysfunctional dynamics in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

WRITER: Jim McCann
PENCILS: David Lopez

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 5.0%


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  1. im looking forward to this

  2. Is there a specific issue where Clint switched back to the Hawkeye costume? I feel like I’ve missed an issue.

  3. @corpseed: It happened in-between issues.

  4. Almost a relief as comics nowadys seem like they need a Special One-Shot for even the most minor happenings. Not everything should be televised.

  5. I’ll give this a try. I thought the reunion was…ok.

  6. I have no idea why I’m getting this.  I’ve dropped every Avengers-esque book, and have had no exposure to either of these characters other than Siege and the New Avengers Siege arc.  Jim McCann is just too fun to listen to talk, I guess.

  7. I’ve recently been lamenting the lack of a comic to truly love. Will you be that comic, Hawkeye & Mockingbird? You may just. You may just.

  8. Thanks Conor. I’m surprised this wasn’t depicted anywhere. It’s unlike Marvel. Oh yeah… he made his proclamation in Avengers #1. "If the Avengers are back then I’m back to being Hawkeye".  

  9. We’ll be dealing with the end of Clint as Ronin & reclaiming Hawkeye in this book, but not until after the first arc.  Thanks in advance for everyone who is checking this out!  We have TONS in store, a lot of it seeded here, so here’s hoping you enjoy!


  10. David Lopez art? Fuck yeah!

  11. Hawkeye & Mockingbird?  Bob Layton on Hercules? The Heroic Age is apparently 1983.

    @Jim – Loved your Reunion.  I’m totally getting this.  More love story of Clint & Bobbi?  WCA?

  12. @PozrDu- Thanks so much! More WCA yes & more of the evolution of Clint & Bobbi.  And some bombshells…  I just talked to David Lopez for 2 hours via chat & we have crazy stuff for this first arc (his first 2 issues are gorgeous and the 3rd is sick).  Issue 4 will be insane and 5 is just brutal.  Plus the stuff we have planned through next year is awesome!  I can’t wait!

  13. well here’s hoping McCann has incriminating photos of enough bigwigs at Marvel to stave off cancelation.  that’s how it works, right?

  14. I loves me some David Lopez art! Jim McCann’s enthusiasm for the title is so contagious that I have picked up both the Reunion mini and Enter the Heroic Age one-shot just to see what all the hubub was about! Looking forward to giving this a try.

  15. BTW, I am signing at Midtown Comics Grand Central from 6:30-7:30 if you’re in NYC on Thursday! Come on down!!!


  16. @Jim: I’m raising my arms for you, Sir.

  17. @Nathan- that arm-raising thing at C2E2 was because of the Graphicly banner behind me. Sadly you couldn’t see it in the video because of the smear campaign iFanboy has against me. 😛  Although I am rather excitable & probably raise my arms without noticing it…

  18. @Jim: Come to Toronto! We haven’t seen you here yet (at least not since I got into comics)! I;m a big Hawkeye fan and I loved the first mini a lot. I even bought the hardcover even though I have the issues. I’m hoping for more spy awesomeness!

  19. @Jim: From my home’s door to the bus, to my LCS my arms will be raised non-stop. I’ll read this with my arms up.

  20. Man this sounds continuity heavy

  21. @incredibledave – It’s very new reader friendly, don’t worry.  Everything that’s come back to haunt them is easily explained in the story.

  22. Awesome! It’s an ongoing, I thought it was another mini.

  23. I’m actually pretty excited for this but I hope Kate doesn’t have to give up being Hawkeye either

  24. This was awesome!  Easily a frontrunner for my POW!  5 for 5!

    Congrats Jim!

  25. I hope they do a publisher cross-over with Green Arrow/Black Canary.

  26. I liked it..Picked it up because it was a really light week,,Never read any Hawkeye and Mockingbird before so I was really glad too see the filler in  the back to get me caught up and the main players..Good stuff

  27. Not bad.  I don’t dig the generic support team, though.  And I think this is the first comic I’ve ever read where Crossfire wasn’t just a face in a crowd of other villains.  So that’s something.

  28. My store sold old…so hopefully next week or when they do reprints or whatever…dammit!

  29. Eh, didn’t really do anything for me. The on the nose names for the team members turned me off a bit. Plus I really didn’t get hooked by the main storyline. Pretty artwork though. Might give it another issue to hook me.

  30. I thought the storyline was handled really well seeing that there were a few strands already in the first issue.

    I would recommend reading the overview of the characters histories at the end of the comic before tackling the main story. It will help add weight to a few of the "reveals" in the story and help explain the issue of the Phantom Rider incident that occurs between Hawkeye and Mockingbird.

    This was the first thing I’ve read under the Heroic Age banner that really felt different from the Dark Reign stuff as well.

    I’m sticking with this title.

  31. so Twitchy is supposed to look like Jim, yes?

  32. Most disappointing book of the week IMO.

  33. Thanks everyone for the love (those of you who did, which seems to be the majority around the net– crazy humbling and amazing).  Next issue features a lot more delving into the characters pasts & present, mysteries deepen, why are these baddies back, what’s going on with Bobbi, and is more like a Hitchcock movie than anything.  Nail-biter! 

    Just turned in plans for 18 issues, so looks like we’re around to stay- those on the fence, fear not, doesn’t look like we’re going away & that’s in great thanks to you!

  34. Oh, and @ABirdsEyeView, David drew Twitchy to look like me if I never slept.  LOL


    @Josh- listened to the PoW podcast & you are forgiven.  Like many TV series, we had a lot to set up in this "pilot" as you noted, and the next few issue dive deeper into the seeds planted and all of the relationships introduced (including the support staff).  These will continue to develop- it’s a roller coaster of a comic.


    @zenman, can’t please everyone all the time & I guess you were one of those.  Hopefully next issue is more your thing.


    Oh, and pleased to remind everyone that the series is $2.99 from issue 2 on.

    Thanks again!

  35. Liked the issue a lot; may be my week-late-POW. What I liked even better: Clint wearing a t-shirt with a hawk on it.

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