Avengers #60

Event\Storyline: A.X.E. Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 21
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Avengers' ace archer is back! As Judgment Day looms, Hawkeye is called upon to justify his existence. As a benchmark, Hawkeye must prove that he brings at least as much joy and usefulness to the world as a randomly chosen mailbox, which, admittedly, is a pretty high bar.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 21, 2022

    Land and Leisten deliver some great visuals throughout the issue. The art is lighter in tone and perfectly matches the story. The character designs are great and there are some visually engaging moments throughout the story.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 21, 2022

    As a one-shot, The Avengers #60 is nearly perfectly written. It captures the heart of Hawkeye to perfection and offers a bit of humor and lightheartedness that high-stakes event comics tend to forget are necessary for making a story relatable and fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dr. Carl Bryan Sep 30, 2022

    Final Thoughts:Given that Marvel is firing on all pistons in the Disney, Cinematic, and Comic worlds, the many versions of Clint are all pretty solid. However, make mine the comic version. Hes a flawed character with great logic. His dry humor and his skill set make him more achievable for every man and woman to identify with! This is a great stand-alone issue that compliments the Judgement Day story but adds a lot more to Clints character! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Sep 23, 2022

    Writer Mark Russell takes the premise of Marvel's latest crossover and does wonders with it, resulting in a charming story that makes for a great stand-alone read. No prior knowledge of Avengers or Judgment Day required! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 21, 2022

    The Avengers drops its ongoing plot to check in on Hawkeye during the events of Judgment Day as the team's greatest marksman is judged by a Celestial. The initial set-up framed by guest creators on the series is fun as Hawkeye stumbles through a conversation with a god making small talk and chowing down on cheeseburgers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KittyNone Sep 21, 2022

    Oh I loved this one! A completely inessential crossover tie-in in which Hawkeye struggles with the question of how he, and humans as a whole, should be judged. Great jokes (TILF made me laugh out loud), wonderful character work, and perfect humble himbo characterization for Clint. I have intentionally not read a comic drawn by Greg Land in about a decade, so imagine my surprise when his work here wasn't actually bad. Not incredible, but competent — no panel felt like it was lazily traced from porn, and the faces had a little definition. A very pleasant surprise all around

  • 9.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Oct 22, 2022

    It's actually amazing how Mark Russell is able to nail Clint Barton's personality in a single issue while Jeff Lemire couldn't do that during a complete run.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Sep 26, 2022

    I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I thought the writer absolutely nailed Hawkeye's dialogue and thought it was an absolute blast to read. I'd like to see him write a Hawkeye book after reading this because it was just such a fun read

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 26, 2023

    a) Shouldn't this be a Thunderbolts issue? Or, even better, an AXE: Hawkeye one-shot?

    b) Do you think Mark Russel digested even as much as 50 words describing the premise of the event?

    That snark aside, what we've got here is a cute, fluffy little morality play. It's got some good jokes and some sound (not deep) thinking about right and wrong. It exists in *such* a bubble, though (and it *is* still drawn by Greg Land), that it really doesn't have a prayer of being taken as seriously as it hopes to be.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Sep 22, 2022

    Nice tie-in that tries to expand on the progenitor's frame of mind through Hawkeye's eyes as he goes about his day. It's not bad but feels like we are talking about a different progenitor here because this doesn't align with what Gillen is doing. Land actually was good on art duty with some good stuff and his usual similar exaggerated faces on all characters was toned down a lot.

  • 7.5
    Hailey Sep 21, 2022

    I dont know what to think of this issue. For starters I only read this because is a tie in of the main event. But I actually found it very interesting and worth reading. Problem is I don't like the feel that the progenitor is giving a moral lesson or advice when his decision making is arbitrary at best (at least to me), even if he rationalizes that is not.

  • 6.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 25, 2022

    Russell writes a... competent Hawkeye story that feels completely off base from what the main series established in terms of the severity of the situation and the way in which the Progenitor acts. It feels disconnected, especially its ending. And beyond that, I don't really think the message is all that good either. The whole point is that morality and what's right and wrong is fluid and subjective, as opposed to objective. Which is true. But I have no idea why the comic acts like it's plainly impossible to know what's right and wrong. Like, it's some higher question for mankind to ponder. Especially for a superhero, like Hawkeye. Everyone has certain axioms upon which they base what's good and what's not good. But the comic never really sp more

  • 5.0
    Kreniigh Sep 25, 2022

    Maybe this is a decent story on its own merits, but it has that big A.X.E. logo on the cover and is a tie-in to that event, and on that level it fails. It's normal for tie-ins to be inconsequential to the main event, but this one doesn't even appear to be happening in the same universe. It's a red-sky Crisis tie-in without the red skies or Crisis.

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    Bruno Mael Sep 21, 2022

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