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Bullseye has always been one of my favorite villains. His motives have always been simplistic: he has none. He’s a villain just because he wants to be one, and does his deeds for either money or as a way to fill up his Saturday night. Yet for some reason, he always comes across as interesting and feared. When Bullseye shows up, you know some shit is gonna go down. I relate him to the Joker, because neither of them have sympathetic motives (I know they both have tragic backstories, but they have always been subject to debate if theyre truthful or not) or specific goals for they’re villainy. They’re one-dimensional characters painted on a three-dimensional canvas, and when handled right, they are the coolest to read.

I was excited to see Bullseye in all his psychotic glory in Thunderbolts, and he was the Dark Avenger I was the most excited to see. I could just imagine all the crazy shit that he can get away with in the Hawkeye guise, a guise which the common Marvel citizen relates to bravery and honesty. For everyone else wondering what would happen, you should definatly put this on your pull list. Bullseye/Hawkeye could definatly be the most feared element to come out of Dark Reign, and this first issue supports this. I don’t want to give too much away, but we get to see what happens when this one-track minded murderer is given free roam for a night on the town. Just wait till you see the mugging scene.

I can’t think of a better writer for this material than Andy Diggle. As proven with the Thunderbolts and Deadpool, it seems no one can write a dark character with strange idiosyncricities better than him. In Bullseye’s case, it seems Diggle gets why he’s enjoyable to read: Bullseye’s reaction to his killings. He’s not portrayed as a cold emotioned souless killer, but a murderer who has the same reaction to killing people as to clipping his toenails. Just another check on his to-do list as he floats through the day. This makes for a great dark comedic character, and Diggle, like Warren Ellis and Frank Miller before him, milks this for all its worth. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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