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Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Rafa Sandoval & Jordi Tarragona
Colors by Brad Anderson
Cover by Kaare Andrews, Adam Kubert, Justin Ponsor & Neal Adams

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

Ultimate Comics Hawkeye dovetails nicely with Jonathan Hickman’s Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1. In this book, we see the events unfolding in Ultimates #1 from Clint Barton’s perspective. The good thing is that you certainly do not need to have read Ultimates to enjoy this book (or vice versa.) It certainly stands on its own. If you have read Ultimates, this book will only flesh out that story more.

The Clint in this universe is different from the Hawkeye of the 616. If I have one complaint about this book, it is that I am not 100% sure who this Clint is. I know he is a member of SHIELD and is somewhat cocky. He clearly is good with a bow and arrow and can turn any item into a weapon. Other than that, there was not much character development in this issue. I suspect we will learn more about him as the series goes on, but I would have preferred if that work had been done in issue one to make me more invested in him as a character.

The book flashes back a month and reveals how the seeds were sown for the unrest currently going on in Southeast Asia. It also reveals a larger political global plot that Hickman will no doubt explore in future issues, which will have enormous ramifications for the rest of the Ultimate universe. Hickman also places several clues as to what might be coming down the line for both Ultimates and Hawkeye.

There is plenty of action and attractive art to amuse your eyeballs. It is fast-paced and a fun read.

I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Hickman or the Ultimate universe. The issue does not disappoint.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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