All-New Hawkeye #1

All-New Hawkeye #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 21
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone's favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not titles she would use), Team Hawkeye is thrown into an all new adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. Past and present lives collide as Kate and Clint face a threat that will challenge everything they know about what it means to be Hawkeye.
•  But no one puts Hawkeye in a corner.
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  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Mar 4, 2015

    The book as a whole is phenomenal. Once the previous run concludes, this book will more than definitely be another great gateway into the world of Hawkeye. And even before that happens (well whenever it happens, when is that final issue supposed to come out), this book is more than worth your 3.99. People say they want better and more varied books from Marvel and DC. Marvel has definitely listened on that front, this Hawkeye is no slouch and is most definitely a prestige book worth your time. Go out and get it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 5, 2015

    Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez give readers old and new a perfect introduction to Hawkeye and Hawkeye: two very different but very connected individuals who need each other. Kate and Clint punching Hydra goons is as fun as it sounds. This is an exciting debut of a powerhouse storytelling team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Mar 11, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #1 is a fantastic replacement for the previous series and even adds a bit more heart. With beautiful artwork as well it makes this a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 5, 2015

    Ian Herring's Colours work very well with Perez's artwork and Lemire's storyline to help create an incredibly good first issue that really makes this book standout as one of the best releases from this week, alongsideImage'sDescender(which is also written by Lemire), and based on what we've seen here, there's plenty more to come going forward. This is already shaping up to be one of the strongest Marvel Comics on shelves right now with just one issue down, and it'll be great to see what the creative team can come up with going forward. You certainly won't want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 4, 2015

    If you're a fan of (almost) anyone named Hawkeye, you're going to love ALL-NEW HAWKEYE. Jeff Lemire and Ramn Prez have given us an amazing first issue issue for the new volume. If any Hawkeye fans were concerned with the new creative team taking over, they can put those away and put on their dancing shoes to celebrate the new series. While the main story focuses on Clint and Kate in the middle of a crazy plan, we are also treated to some gorgeous flashbacks with Clint and his brother, Barney. The color is split between Prez and Ian Herring and it's definitely impressive. This series will give you an all-new reason to fall in love with Hawkeye once again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 11, 2015

    Although the Fraction and Aja Hawkeye series has yet to wrap up, this All-New Hakeye series doesn't live in that shadow. This first issue is a must read. Ramon Perez is creating artwork that's memorable and powerful, while Lemire is writing a story that is taking two time periods and weaving the effects of the past into the present day. Lemire is showing us how Barton's childhood influences his thought processes in the present, not by forcing the point home through caption boxes, but by using a combination of flashback art sequences and minimal dialogue. The results hit the mark and I have a new must-read series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 4, 2015

    If you were worried that Hawkeye wouldn’t live on past Fraction and Aja, you needn’t worry any longer. Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez are here to show us just that these characters can live on past their defining creative team. Lemire and Perez’s debut issue pays respect to its predecessor while finding its own powerful and unique voice. This is one of the best debuts of the year by two creators who are at the top of their game. Hop on board Hawkeye fans, you won’t be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Mar 7, 2015

    Hawkeye is in good hands. Jeff Lemire and Ramn Prez are taking what the previous run built and are adding their own style to it. "All-New Hawkeye #1" has both heart and humor, and uses all of its characters to the fullest. This is both Clint and Kate's story, and the two together have a dynamic that Lemire understands perfectly. Fans of the previous run will find themselves at home, while new readers should feel welcome to give Clint and Kate a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 5, 2015

    "All-New Hawkeye" #1 is an impressive debut issue; the book is equally impressive for the way it fits in the continuity of such a well-regarded series. Lemire, Prez and Herring demonstrate a remarkable kind of synergy for such an eclectically designed story, and it's the kind of dynamic that is plenty enough to win over existing Hawkguy fans and target a few new ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 5, 2015

    It's a solid debut for this new Hawkeye book, one that proves tofans they have nothing to worry about and leaves you excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 4, 2015

    All New Hawkeye is off to a great start thanks to Lemire and Prez' refreshing take. The two show a clear understanding for who Hawkeye is, utilizing beats of humor and heart to showcase his personality. The plot itself is little more than a Team Hawkguy stomping ground, but as far as debuts go, these guys did it right. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Mar 9, 2015

    All in all, All-New Hawkeye #1 proves that this team is more than worthy of following their esteemed predecessors: And, if they can get an issue out every month"? So much the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 5, 2015

    The worst thing "All-New Hawkeye" #1 could've been was a continuation of the snarky Hawkguy and Pizza Dog series. There's definitely traces of that there when the action cuts to 2015, but it's paired up with a deeply passionate look-back on Hawkeye's beginnings. Beyond that, "All-New Hawkeye" #1 isn't just a good story being told, it's a good story being told smart. Perez and Herring are at the top of their freaking game here and I can't imagine an Eisner nod not being in their future. "All-New Hawkeye" #1 may not have everything set in place just yet, but so far it's looking to be a masterfully told tale of children, cruelty and compound bows. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Mar 6, 2015

    Overall, this is a great debut that showcases Hawkeye can still star in a brilliant ongoing comic even with a new creative team. Old fans will surely appreciate the similarities to the previous run and feel like this is a nice continuation of what came before, while newer fans can jump on board easily to see what all the fuss is about. Here's hoping as the story progresses Lemire and Prez will take full advantage of their unique and highly talented voices and continue deliver a strong Hawkeye comic that stands apart from what came before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Mar 6, 2015

    The dialogue is sharp, and there are signs that the story will become something great. This doesn't change the fact that the plot here was bare, as Lemire seemed to forsake it in order to establish the character dynamics. Some of these flaws are hard to harp on when you have art that looks like the art does here. The work of Prez and Herring is simply astonishing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Mar 4, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #1 is a solid read from start to finish. Lemire, Perez and Herring affect a different tone from the previous volume, but their efforts are successfully. Its a little thin on story, but the team lays down the foundations for a strong new arc in coming issues. I look forward to seeing what comes of All-New Hawkeye, and definitely recommend it for new and returning readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 14, 2015

    The comic is a good start. It didn't blow me away, but there's more than enough here that I want to read the second issue and see where Lemire is going. Part of that “didn't blow me away” is because Lemire is so good, I have higher standards for him (sorry!). Still, the comic is more than entertaining and makes us care about the characters within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Mar 4, 2015

    Honestly, though, the biggest hurdle that All-New Hawkeye is going to face is finding a way to be judged on its own rather than just compared to the previous iteration of Hakweye (and yes, I'm saying this well aware that I just spent about 500 words doing exactly that). But, honestly, it's off to a pretty good start, and I'm actually quite interested to see where this creative team goes with the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 7, 2015

    Hawkeye isn't your normal super-hero book. The first issue is about the main character interacting with other characters that help shape who he is and the decisions he makes. The primary plot is unraveling a mysterious weapon and that ball gets rolling at the end of this issue. It's a good setup and a surprising cliffhanger. The book looks to be one to add to your pull list. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 13, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye 1 is familiar yet new. In the words of Kate Bishop “You still got it, Hawkeye”. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Mar 5, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #1 is a great start to Clint and Kate's adventures and with a creative team as talented as this, there's no doubt in my mind that the book will continue in the tradition of its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 5, 2015

    Jeff Lemire and Ramon Prez brazenly attempt to follow Matt Fraction and David Aja's ground-breaking and not-quite-finished run on Hawkeye with All-New Hawkeye #1: an ambitious and visually distinctive issue that offers an all-too fleeting glimpse into both the past and present of Clint Barton. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Mar 10, 2015

    This story is about beginnings and discoveries, childhood and growing up. I like to think of it as passing the baton. This new team has able hands and will run carefully and swiftly with this story. If you were fans of the previous run of Hawkeye, youll enjoy the new take that this team has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 15, 2015

    While Lemire does a solid job with the plot and script, he's not blazing a new trail either. But Prez's visuals do come off as somewhat different. His work is in keeping with the more airy flow and inventive layouts one finds in the work of such artists as Marco Rudy and Trevor McCarthy, and it's safe to say they're all taking cues from J.H. Williams III. Nevertheless, Prez crafts some lovely visuals with the purple-toned flashback scenes; his and Ian Herring's colors really make for some distinct artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 6, 2015

    I was about to start by saying how bizarre it is to have All-New Hawkeye launching when Hawkeye, which is fairly new itself, is still running. But then I thought of how Batman and Spider-Man have about half a dozen titles each, which makes two Hawkeye ongoings seem positively restrained by comparison. I guess what feels weird about ANH is how it feels like a premature sequel, as if the Empire struck back before the Rebels were done blowing up the Death Star.* Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 4, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #1 is a fun start to this new series. It's good for long time fans of Hawkeye, though difficult for newcomers at points. The story is light, but the character interaction is a lot of fun. The artwork is beautiful and quite eye-catching. This is a book to keep an eye on, because I feel it will only get better from here on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Mar 6, 2015

    Based on All-New Hawkeye #1, I'd say they have a very good chance of keeping the torch lit. This new series might not be a game-changer, but based on this first issue, it's at least going to be entertaining.You might even say that All-New Hawkeye is on target to be a good comic. I know I just did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 10, 2015

    In the end, it's hard to keep from feeling like a comic set firmly in the past with the Barton brothers as children would be a great thing from this creative team. Since we probably won't get that, this is the next best thing. For a series that could have been creatively dead on arrival following Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu's time on "Hawkeye," what we have instead is a book that's definitely worth reading on its own merits. Sometimes lightning -- admittedly very different bolts of lightning -- really can strike twice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 4, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye is suffering from a little bit of identity crisis right now. Lemire definitely has a direction he wants to take the book in, but he doesn't dig deep enough into yet and then drowns himself out by aping Fraction's quick quipping on the superhero side. Prez pulls something similar, letting loose during the flashbacks but then moving closer to Aja's style for the rest of the book. The book tries to play both sides of the new reader/old reader coin to some only middling effect. If the creative team continues to cuckold itself by hewing to the one that came before them, it's going to take a while for this book to find its own voice. If that's the case, they'll have to hope that readers stick by them. Read Full Review

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