Hawkeye Vol. 2 #3

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 6
9.4Critic Rating
9.9User Rating

What is the Vagabond Code?Barton and Bishop mean Double the Hawkeye...and Double the trouble.Fraction and Aja are back with a chase that will blow not only your mind, but several your ancestors’ minds as well.

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Oct 17, 2012

    This is one of those rare books that transcends the superhero medium, at once perfecting it, and eschewing it almost entirely, resulting in something with the personality of a Marvel comic, but the attitude and feel of an indie. This is Matt Fraction doing what he loves, and it's obvious on the page. He's definitely a writer that works best when he can focus on a character that really appeals to him, and let his voice come through, and fortunately, Marvel seems smart enough to be letting him do just that with Hawkeye. I can't recommend this book enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 17, 2012

    HAWKEYE has officially cemented itself as Marvel's must read book for me. It's beautiful, hilarious and captivating. Matt Fraction has struck gold with Clint Barton and I can't wait to see what else he has in store for the Avenger. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 17, 2012

    I am more than willing to argue that Hawkeye has earned its place next to Daredevil as Marvels best series. Both of these titles seem to get stronger with every issue. Fraction is crafting a brilliant character piece here that should delight comic fans. David Ajas art has such a simple style and incredible feel that everyone will feel at home, especially with Matt Hollingsworth providing the incredible colour scheme. Hawkeye is a cant miss series, this issue was comic gold. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 18, 2012

    One of the best things about what Fraction and Aja do in "Hawkeye" is that it works completely free of continuity -- something easy to overlook in the general brilliance of this book. Though you would be a fool not to pick up the first two issues, you simply don't have to. This story, like the two before it, stands effortlessly on its own with brilliant, funny storytelling full of heart and promises. It's pretty exciting to find a comic book you can love this much. Thank you gentlemen. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 18, 2012

    This issue, and series as a whole, is one of the best on comic shelves. Come Eisner time next year, I wouldn't be surprised at all ifHawkeyetakes the show by storm as Daredevil did this past year. It is fresh, fun, and one of the best comics in the industry. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 20, 2012

    Hawkeye #3 is a homerun, a hole-in-one, a sports metaphor #3, and it makes me not only LIKE the character of Hawkeye, but want to live through one of his adventures, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. If you're not reading this, you're missing one of the best ongoings Marvel has to offer, bar none. Read Full Review

  • 10
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Dec 2, 2012

    I am in love with this issue, series, and thanks to Matt Fraction's writing and Aja's art I have found a new love and favorite character in Hawkeye. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Oct 19, 2012

    I wouldn't be surprised if Hawkeye is one of Marvel's top books for the forseeable future. Even though it's not launching as a Marvel NOW! title it is definitely a future of Marvel title that they need to promote. I saw a lot for issue #1, but since then it's all promo for Marvel NOW! Marvel, don't leave great books like this hanging while you focus on the future. This is a new title, this is also the future. And I see a strong future due to amazing characters (one who is an Avenger and one who I hope will reappear in the new Young Avengers), a writer who will be doing amazing things in Marvel NOW (remember, Fraction is also taking overFantastic Four andFF), and a visual trifecta of Aja, Hollingsworth and Chris Eliopoulos bringing the visuals to bed. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 17, 2012

    David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth make sure that all that craziness look so damn fine. It's gorgeous stuff. There's something wonderful on every single page. The action moves perfectly, and the humor is so spot on it's ridiculous. The scene were Hawkeye has his nude battle has a moment that'll seriously make you laugh out loud. Hawkeye is such a good series that it makes me question what I had done with my life before I read it. Everything just seems so trivial and unimportant pre-Hawkeye. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 18, 2012

    This is a comic book. This is one of the more polished, meaningful examples of good comics I've read in a while. Matt Fraction has a complete understanding of his intentions and how he wants to write Hawkeye. This is a Marvel ongoing series that doesn't feature alien invasions, mutant menaces, evil masterminds, or brainwashed superheroes - this is a series about life's real problems being dealt with in way less based in reality. Acid-tipped arrows? We're not supposed to believe it's real, just that it could be, and that's awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 21, 2012

    No joke, I was grinning from start to finish while reading this issue. You need to be buying this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Oct 19, 2012

    It's hard to imagine, like Daredevil why people aren't reading this book. Even if you don't care about Hawkeye that isn't a good enough excuse because even in the review of #1 I made that clear but that didn't stop me falling in love with this series so early on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 18, 2012

    Fraction and Aja are just nailing it in this series, and it's a damn good time reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Oct 19, 2012

    Comics this good don't happen on accident. This isn't something that Matt Fraction and David Aja just “lucked into.” These first three issues show off the Marvel Method at its very best, with incredibly visual storytelling and a clever script that avoid ever getting in the way of each other. It's a bit early to claim this the best series Marvel is currently publishing, but that's only because we have yet to see what artist Javier Pulido has to offer. If the next issue is just as great, or even near as good, as this issue and the two before it, it will take the crown from the current reigning champion — i.e., whatever you think is better, even though you are, as a pure matter of fact, wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Oct 19, 2012

    I look forward to this release every month. The art is stunning but also has this sense of not being detailed enough, but it works. The writing is top notch and every month they manage to make Clint even more sarcastic and funny. What makes it better is Kate stays right there with him and deals it right back. Go check this book out the first chance you get, there's only 3 issues out so catch it now and get caught up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 21, 2012

    This book remains one of the best - and funnest - Marvel has on offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Oct 23, 2012

    As you can see, I really enjoyed this issue. I went into it with the thinking that if I came out of it with the same feeling as I did with the first two issues, then I was going to drop it. Now after reading it, I think I may have to re-read those issues again. This is without a doubt my book of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Oct 23, 2012

    The art for this series is always great. The artist loves using different shades of purple. It works so well with this comic. I hope the art never changes because the art is the cherry on top for this already amazing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Oct 21, 2012

    At any rate, the bottom line for this issue is that it once again displays Fraction's writing ability in a very positive light, but the artwork continues to fail and actually manages to become laughable, though not in the way intended. That said, I would say this issue may provide some sense of positivity for the title, and if it manages to continue pushing forward with this kind of writing, maybe this ongoing won't fall victim to the same fate as the others Hawkeye has been given… but they really need to change the art team quick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Oct 30, 2012

    Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this series. You NEED to be picking this book up if you're not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 19, 2012

    Marvel released a slew of four-star comics this week (including Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Thor, and X-Factor), but this one's the four-starriest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    hatmasta Oct 18, 2012

    The only thought crossing my mind after I finished this: perfection. This is a perfect comic book. It has all the elements of what make comics great, and it serves to remind me as to why I love this hobby so much. Bravo Fraction and Aja! Only my 2nd 10.0 I've given out (along with Secret Avengers 16).

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  • 9.5
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

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