Hawkeye Vol. 2 #18

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #18

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Annie Wu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Who could forget that time when Clint Barton let his neighbor's kids watched a holiday cartoon at his place?
•  At long last THIS ISSUE is pretty much the cartoon they all watch. YOU'RE WELCOME.
•  A very special holiday HAWKGUY that at long last lets legendary letterer CHRIS ELIOPOLOUS flex his astounding cartooning muscles in our pages. Matt and Matt do their regular jobs though. Maybe David will letter it? Probably not.

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - KateCoenen Mar 31, 2014

    Team Hawkguy continues to create one of the most unique books on the shelves, changing readers' perceptions of what superhero comics can accomplish. Hawkeye is one of my favorite titles on my pull list, and once again I'm impressed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Mar 26, 2014

    Hawkeye #18 is another strong issue. Despite the irregular numbering and shipping schedule, this book is great. Im sad to see Kates solo adventures come to an end, but I cant wait to see what happens as she returns to New York. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - David Melton Mar 28, 2014

    A fun read, a hilarious read, and a terrifying read all in one. It stands alone as it's own story, yet also helps to set up the next chapter of Clint Barton's. I'm extremely impressed how with every passing issue, Kate Bishop is being made into a strong, stand alone character. Go get this from a local comic shop today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 29, 2014

    Fraction and Wu tell another wonderful chapter in Kate Bishop's LA adventure. What more could we ask for? A follow-up to the fate of Barney Barton? Sure, I guess. But when the Kate Bishop chapters are this damn good, I'm not complaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 26, 2014

    Wu's art, coupled with Matt Hollingworth's colors, creates a tightly organized visual landscape that tells a story through tightly packed panels and a well-designed palette. While there is a visual coherence between both Hawkeye's installments, there's something undeniably Kate in these pages. If you've been lagging on picking up this side of the title, now might be a good time to hop on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 30, 2014

    We finally get some much-needed answers and substance for Kate's LA misadventures, giving it a lot more heft beyond its witticisms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 26, 2014

    "Hawkeye" #18 is another big success, to the point that I don't want Kate's time in Los Angeles to (presumably) come to a close before too much longer. It's fun, it's creepy, it's smart, and I'm hooked. Once again, a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 26, 2014

    HAWKEYE #18 begins to really ramp up Kate's story in the City of Angels. It may not be as powerful as what's going down with Clint over on the East Coast, but it's still thoroughly engaging and remains well-written. Fraction's able to make huge strides in the story without neglecting the laughs or fun, and Wu's character work fills these scenes with so much personality. I can't wait to see the follow-up to the cliffhanger with Clint, but in the meantime, this is a legitimately enjoyable read and has me curious to see where Kate's story will take her next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 27, 2014

    Another solid success for one of Marvel's most entertaining books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 28, 2014

    Issue 18 feels like it's really bringing things together, that have been happening since Kate headed out to LA, and that it's starting to wrap up her time there as well. I'm not going to lie, I'll miss the adventures on the west coast, perhaps Kate will move back and for the West Coast Young Avengers? Probably not, but really the characters that have been introduced to support her have just been fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    seksienvoy Mar 27, 2014

    Hawkeye...you sly dog you. Just when you thought Kate's story was over, it's back. I for one have a special place in my heart for this comic, and I'm one of those fans that is enthralled by Kate's story in LA. It's a perfect combination of LA Noir, mixed with comedy and a little bit of Nancy Drew. Weird combo, but I like it. Now Kate's story is really getting interesting for those who have been following. This will be the first time I hope next week is Kate's story and not Clint's. Give it a read, I'm giving it a solid 8.

  • 7.0
    Master Destructo Sep 8, 2014

    The premise is loosely based on a line from Hotel California, but I'm okay with that. The issue started out strong, with clever dialog and convincing acting. Sunset Boulevard is one of my faves, so I appreciated the references. And Kate sure can pull a face when Wu is drawing her. I really do like this creative team, and I think they do great work together. But by the end, to be honest, the dialog started getting maybe a little TOO clever and word-dense for my taste--the Narnia business made me groan. And I got tripped up in some of the visual story, particularly the car chase scene. I'd love to see Fraction and Wu together on some ongoing, maybe a five-week schedule where Wu can take her time. I wonder if all the Aja delays have put pressure on Wu to get issues out faster than anticipated. If so, she's done a wonderful job, but I'd like to see her working off her own schedule, and not having to swoop in to pick up someone else's slack.

  • 9.5
    Dante Jun 13, 2016

  • 9.0
    Demarcoa Jun 7, 2014

  • 9.0
    Ariel Aug 30, 2014

  • 8.0
    kaulthelegend Mar 27, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Mar 28, 2014

  • 8.0
    Sploska May 28, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 6, 2015

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