All-New Hawkeye #5
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All-New Hawkeye #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

A boy at odds with his big brother. A hero out of sync with his partner. Team Hawkeye, both past and present, is fractured. Things come to a head as Barney, Clint, and Kate learn what it means to carry the name Hawkeye.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 16, 2015

    I cannot recommend this series enough and I will most certainly be adding it to my therapy file. This issue was incredibly evocative and it could very healing for many people in processing issues related to childhood, especially for those who dealt with the foster care system. The emotional depth of this series always surprises me, and I am grateful for its exploration of Clint, Kate, the kids, but also being human and navigating our present through our memories. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Sep 17, 2015

    This issue far surpasses recent issues. Jeff Lemire connects Clint's turbulent childhood with a heartbreaking conflict with Kate in the present. Lemire and Perez beautifully illustrate the tough decisions Kate and Clint must make as Hawkeyes. Lemire shines a spotlight on the rich backstory and strong personalities of Kate Bishop and Clint Barton. No other comic connects the pain of childhood experiences with a character's present as powerfully as Lemire's All-New Hawkeye. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 18, 2015

    Lemire and Perez end the issue with a surprise twist, going in a direction I never would have expected. It's a great ending to a great arc, one that feels complete and essential to the character while still setting up another story for the series. Hawkeye remains among the best Marvel books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #5 may come to a rather sudden conclusion, but the intense way in which it does so makes the events prior to this all the more worthwhile. The creative team also manage to work this into a launching point into the revamped series, leaving us some curious developments to ponder over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Sep 17, 2015

    After Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's beloved run on Hawkeye, the new team, writer Jeff Lemire and artist Ramn Prez, had a lot to live up to"and they have. The story they're telling maybe isn't quite as fun as their predecessors', but it's equally engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Sep 18, 2015

    All in all, ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #5 continues to tell two very good stories including everyone's two favorite archers (though I suppose Green Arrow fans may take umbrage with that), even if it's taking forever to move those stories along. While this book will probably read very well in trade format, following along issue-to-issue has been a bit of a slog. The work is strong on all fronts; Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and colorist Ian Herring are putting out high quality work with each issue, and it's hard to argue with that. The end of this issue is a surprise and almost ensures that next issue will finally get things moving, so here's hoping! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 17, 2015

    As two separate stories each Hawkeye yarn is arrow sharp; it's the melding that hasn't quite found the mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 18, 2015

    "All-New Hawkeye" #5 contains two fine stories, but I don't feel it's working as a whole. There's plenty of good story in here, and I hope the team can find a way for it all to move together. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Sep 20, 2015

    All-New Hawkeye #5 feels like the story took an abrupt turn onto an unfamiliar road, with Clint's extremely out-of-character actions in the present and the sudden time shift (or is it?) to older Clint and Kate. It raises a huge host of questions, both in terms of character continuity, decision-making logic, and even questions about who a character actually is and why they're even there in the first place. I can't help but wonder if this really was where Lemire and Prez intended to take the series (especially since Prez told the Hub in April that Lemire was working on a twelve-issue arc for All-New Hawkeye, and this series is being cut off after 5 issues).I've enjoyed the comic up until this issue, but all this narrative confusion leaves me frustrated with the comic rather than excited about what's to come. Read Full Review

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