Hawkeye Vol. 2 #7

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #7

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber, Jesse Hamm Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it.Hawkeye gets distracted. Just like you are right now.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 30, 2013

    This is a comic reflecting some real-life events that is handled perfectly. Seeing both Hawkeye and Kate Bishop act as heroes during a disaster shows how great of characters they are. Matt Fraction gives a glimpse to what disasters like this can be like. The comic is executed in a way that doesn't come across as too forced or preachy. It's showing what people could do and the reaction to these sort of events. Having it illustrate that even heroes like Hawkeye who has faced incredibly powerful supervillains is still at the mercy of Mother Nature. Along with this heavier tone, we still get some great humorous scenes. If you've been reading HAWKEYE, you know what you're getting here. It's always a great time. We have some different artists filling in since there was a quick turn around to getting this comic made quickly. There are a couple moments where the art isn't perfect but it's a great story that deserves to be read. And it's for a good cause as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Jan 31, 2013

    Again another great story and brilliantly showing off how well New Jersey folks pulled together to help each other during a natural disaster and a time in need. Even though the series deals with Hawkeye we rarely see him suited up in his purples tights and instead we see an ordinary man doing what's right when not on active duty. Truthfully Clint's never off the clock and if I had to guess what a worldly known superheroes life would actually be like I would have to guess this is as close as possible. This is the perfect issue to jump on and get a feel what kind of character Matt Fraction is making Clint out to be. Oh and the art is on the money as always. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 31, 2013

    Again another great story and brilliantly showing off how well New Jersey folks pulled together to help each other during a natural disaster and a time in need. Even though the series deals with Hawkeye we rarely see him suited up in his purples tights and instead we see an ordinary man doing what's right when not on active duty. Truthfully Clint's never off the clock and if I had to guess what a worldly known superheroes life would actually be like I would have to guess this is as close as possible. This is the perfect issue to jump on and get a feel what kind of character Matt Fraction is making Clint out to be. Oh and the art is on the money as always. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Feb 3, 2013

    Every month, I adamantly insist that you purchase 'Hawkeye', but this time it's also for a good cause. Make sure you get out there and contribute to the cause. You don't even have to do anything! Fraction is the one doing all the work. All you have to do is buy a comic. Simple. Easy to remember. Now go for it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 30, 2013

    Maybe I'm a sucker for stories about the goodness of the human condition. Though the entire series seems to be a good study of this, because we see Clint take on the world, big issues and small, and he's always the underdog (no superhuman powers and all) but he always tries to make the call to be a good person in the end. This issue focuses on that just like every other, and while we see it in Clint, it's also reflected in the rest of the people too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Jun 27, 2013

    Frankly, Aja is the start this month (along with Lucky, the pizza dog) and I while I have always admired his art, I think this issue in particular will put him on another level of great comic artists. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 3, 2013

    Now to see how difficult it is to track down the previous six issues... Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jan 30, 2013

    Bottom line is that Hawkeye 7 represents the perfect combination ofwriting, art and coloring. If you're not buying this book for the amazing content inside, buy it to support the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy"there are people who are still affected today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 30, 2013

    Hawkeye #7 is a compelling fiction based on real events. It's worth it for the story alone, but know that when you buy this comic, all of Matt Fraction's royalties are going straight to Hurricane Sandy relief. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Book Syndicate - Chris Mailloux Feb 4, 2013

    If you want to read a book with great dialogue, great characters, great story and great art this is the book you should be reading. Also it leaves me wanting a Hawkeye movie even more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Jan 31, 2013

    This series continues to be one of the best monthly comic books that Marvel has to offer. If you're not already reading Hawkeye go out there and get it. Superb. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 30, 2013

    Once again Fraction proves that he can do no wrong when it comes to Hawkguy. There is simply no comic coming out of the Big 2 that I enjoy as much as this and the fact that Marvel is staying true to the artistic style of the book with each new artist is great. There is nothing conventional about Hawkeye and its great creativity and humanity are its strongest assets. I strongly urge anyone who has been waiting on this series to check it out. This is a very approachable jumping on point for an outstanding series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 31, 2013

    Fraction is able to show the true heroism behind both Hawkeyes even without the bows and arrows in their abilities to risk it all for their neighbors. This might be a bit out of place with the other capes on the comic racks, but this sort of story is needed a little more than the others. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Jan 30, 2013

    I have a ton of respect for Matt Fraction pushing through this issue of “Hawkeye”. Telling a story that touches on the way Hurricane Sandy impacted New York for a character whose heart belongs to Brooklyn, and donating his royalties in the process, is a world class move. It's never going to be the strongest “Hawkeye” tale (that's a toss up between #3 and #6, so far), but it will probably be the only one that brought tears to my eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 3, 2013

    The fact that Fraction is donating his royalties from this issue to Sandy relief efforts only makes this issue easier to recommend. Hawkeye #7 approaches the serious topic of Hurricane Sandy as only Hawkeye could - with a delicate balance between levity and earnestness - and it hits the marks (sorry about that). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - paladinking Feb 5, 2013

    A really human story with a big heart and the kind of thing that could only work within the pages of Hawkeye. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 1, 2013

    So a book like this so soon after the storm is a great way to show how people really came together and what the mentality was. Plus being awesome Matt Fraction has said he's donating a portion of his commissions on the book to the Red Cross. So not only do you get a good book, but you'll kinda be helping people out too! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 30, 2013

    We get two artists this time around and they divide the issue equally. Instead of a jarring art change midway though, the story is cut in two and follows each of the characters as the deal with storm in separate areas. Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm both bring a lot to the table, although they do so with very different styles. There's cartoony elements mixed with highly detailed action. Don't worry, the book keeps a cohesive feel throughout thanks to the always amazing Matt Hollingsworth who colors this thing to perfection. Once again, Hawkeye hits the bullseye (there's your cover quote, Marvel)! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jan 31, 2013

    Then when you flip to the Kate story you're now looking at something more cartoony but not in a good way. Unfortunately for Kate she ends up being the biggest victim of this. With that being said splitting the book for two stories by two artists is a relief as too often is there two artists working on either page which then hurts the flow of the book. Thankfully the ever present Hollingsworth on colours makes sure that despite the artist changes it retains some form of consistency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 4, 2013

    In Clint's story, Fraction just lets these events and thoughts swirl around, but in Kate's story, Fraction edges a little close to the pitfall of being heavy-handed with the message. He dips into sentimentality before the upbeat and snappy last page. Still, the comic is much more than advertisement or campaign for disaster relief. Not a single arrow is shot in "Hawkeye" #7, but Kate and Clint remain their essential, recognizable selves in "ordinary" adversity, two anchors of a well-structured but delicately gem-like story about people needing each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 5, 2013

    The art changes prove that Matt Hollingsworth is this book's secret weapon. His colors are so integral to Hawkeye's look that the art shifts never feel jarring or distracting. It helps that the artist choices are in the book's wheelhouse too, but the colors make all the difference. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 2, 2013

    This issue may have been a little stronger if we cared more about the tenant. All we know about him is that he calls Clint ‘Hawkguy'. Plus I guess it's a bit of a stretch to think Hawkeye's big contribution to helping people during Hurricane Sandy came down to just one guy in one house. I would think the Avengers would be out there helping a lot more people. Still, it's a very quaint story dealing with Clint and Kate as real people first, superheroes second. Even when Kate goes out with her bow and arrow, she's still Kate first and foremost. This was definitely a nice comic continuing Fraction's awesome series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 1, 2013

    If you're not yet reading Hawkeye, one of the beauties of this series is that pretty much any issue can serve as a jumping-on point, so compact and crisp is the storytelling. And since a portion of your four bucks this time out goes to a good cause, what are you waiting for? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 31, 2013

    Neither Clint nor Kate put on their costumes, gets off a shot, or throws a punch. There's no sign of the rest of the Avengers. Hawkeye #7 is about people helping people. I witnessed countless small acts of kindness in the wake of that storm, and now, months later, I almost find myself nostalgic for the mindset we all adopted in the days and weeks that followed. It's in those small, unheralded acts of kindness where real heroism lives. In a way, it's nice to be reminded of what matters. Hopefully it won't take the storm of the century to do it next time. Buy the comic. Don't borrow it from a friend, and, seriously (I can't believe I even have to say this) don't download it illegally or read it in the store. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Feb 2, 2013

    The two stories are touching and heartfelt, making readers feel all mushy inside. Lieber's art has that unique comic-strip feel to it, and he does a nice job pinpointing raw facial expressions. Hamm's work is much more unrealistic, sort of like what you would see in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Although this issue displays fine story-telling, the book itself is flimsy; as I read it, two pages fell right off the staples. Overall, though, for $2.99, Hawkeye continues to be one of the best Marvel titles out on the shelves. Read Full Review

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