Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Stefano Raffaele Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

•  Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world's most skilled sharpshooters - including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye.
•  The prize? Bragging rights for being named the best, of course - oh, and you get to stay alive!
•  Unfortunately for Clint, several of his competitors are villains he's taken down, making HIM a primary target.
•  So, on top of figuring out where and WHEN she is, Kate's got to find a way to win this little contest of skills and keep her not-so-old pal Clint out of the crosshairs... more

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Aug 31, 2017

    Thompson makes this one shot count as an anchor point for both Hawkeyes. We get the humor, skill, and understanding between these two Hawkeyes from different points of time in Marvel but despite that we see why they're so close and why only Kate Bishop can be Clint Barton's successor. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 3, 2017

    It's a fun fast-paced adventure by writer Kelly Thompson, and the art by Stefano Raffael is outstanding, adding lots of spirit and energy to the competition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Aug 30, 2017

    GENERATIONS: HAWKEYE AND HAWKEYE #1 is an exciting issue including everybody's favorite Marvel archers. Kelly Thompson's writing shines as she depicts Clint Barton and Kate Bishop's team-up in this action packed and humorous issue. For all Hawk-fans, this is the issue for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Aug 30, 2017

    It's a solid introduction to both characters' stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Sep 1, 2017

    A very solid tale in the Generations line. Wonderful character moments, good action, and artwork that carries the story from moment to moment; a must for any fan of Hawkeye, Clint or Kate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2017

    It's unclear exactly how much the events of this issue will impact the ongoing Hawkeye series, but it proves there's still plenty of potential left to mine in the Kate/Clint dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Aug 30, 2017

    Generations: The Archers #1 is a success in displaying the vitality of the Generations concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 31, 2017

    Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1 is a fun issue that reestablishes Kate's relationship with her mentor, and reminds us why these two characters work so well together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 1, 2017

    In a previous review, I wrote that with Generations Marvel Comics runs the risk of publishing several issues of an event comic book that read like nothing more than, at best, mediocre, Annuals, published for the sake of being published, or, at worst, filler material. For the most part, DC Comics avoided that last year with its introductory Rebirth one-shots; most of those had a point or a purpose " introducing the direction of a Rebirth-relaunched DC comic book. So far, Marvel's Generations has not been as... utilitarian. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 4, 2017

    Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1 is easily one of the best comics to come out of the Generations line that Marvel is releasing. Kelly Thompson is taps into what makes Clint Barton and Kate Bishop fun characters and delivers a comic that highlights both characters' strengths and weakness. The dynamic between the two is so great that I am now looking forward to seeing Marvel's two Hawkeyes interact more in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Izzy Golightly Sep 1, 2017

    To be clear, this is still a book worth reading. Even with its flaws, this entry in Marvels Generations line is quite the satisfying book for fans of the two Hawkeyes. The art is great, allowing both Kate and Clint a full range of emotions, and Thompsons writing should not be undersold. This one-shot is real fun for Hawkeye fans. However, this is not the strongest Hawkeye book, and though great fan service, it leaves readers with questions that cannot be answered within the context of a one-shot. Hopefully Hawkeye #13the reunion of the two Hawkeyes, featured in the up next page of this one-shotwill offer all the strengths of this issue, with none of the lingering threads. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    We The Nerdy - Luke Miller Sep 1, 2017

    Mainly this book accomplished one goal, and it was the only one it needed to do: I now want to read more about Hawkeye. Both versions. The premise is silly, but for an editorially-mandated story, its executed extremely well. This book won't change your life or anything, but you'll have a good time. Though I still say it wouldve made a fantastic annual. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Aug 31, 2017

    Of all the Generations titles, this has to be one of the most crazy settings for the legacy interactions. Both Hawkeye's find themselves on an island where villains are trying to find the greatest marksman on Earth. Brought together they have a belt that when hit transports them back to where they came from. Being villains of course they decide to kill instead and Hawkeye tries to stop the bloodbath by getting to them all first. In comes a confused Kate who immediately recognizes Clint's old costume and realizes she is in the past. She joins him on his quest along with Clint's old mentor The Swordsman. I usually know the references to the past issues and this one I am unfamiliar with. If this is from an old arc I now have to find it. Coming more

  • 9.0
    The bad who Aug 31, 2017

    Still going strong with the Generations, this one feels more light hearted and humorous. The setting and story is more on the light side too, but the real strenght of this issue (as with all the Generations so far) are the characters and their interaction together. We get to learn how "old" heroes used to be and the "new" heroes are learning it at the same time, guiding them for what's next. With Secret Empire wrapped up and the mystery of their travel in time clearer, it all comes together easier and you can't stop but wondering what this all means and if all this will have any lasting impact on the Legacy reboot.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 1, 2017

    Generations continues to be good! I really like this one. I think this and the Wolverine one have been my favorites. I knew nothing about Kate Bishop before reading this. I think after just this one issue I kinda wanna know more about her. The plot wasn't insanely in depth. None of the generations books have been, but this was a lot of fun.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 11, 2018

    Kate is sucked into a Deadliest Game setup with a *very* early Silver Age Clint. Sass and teamwork and the accidental introduction of the word "asshat" to the Silver Age ensue. The script is even smarter than it seems, and it seems plenty smart. The story ends up being funny and just a little heartwarming, with Youthful Clint unconsciously earning Kate's admiration all over again. Stefano Raffaele's art is a bit of a high-wire act, particularly in the faces: He goes for broke every time. While sometimes his faces end up mismatched with the script, when he *does* nail the right expression the results are epic. I do wish both the script and the art spent a *little* more effort on the climactic Bullseye fight; it comes off too short, too confu more

  • 4.5
    ModestMoonMan Sep 2, 2017

    By this point it's become pretty clear that Marvel's singular goal with Generations is to build up the legacy versions of their classic characters. Hawkeye Generations attempts to do the same, and while it's not a terrible comic, it's not a $5 comic either, by no means. Even after this one-shot, Kate Bishop has yet to establish any type of inner struggle that most heroes find themselves facing, and Clint just comes across a bit goofy and sexist (traits completely uncharacteristic of him). If you're wanting to pick it up however, best to wait for it to hit the $1 box, as no doubt there'll be plenty copies in there in a few months.

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    Grifter Aug 31, 2017

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  • 10
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    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 10
    The Hawkguy Dec 3, 2017

  • 9.5
    Khan/Murdock Sep 1, 2017

  • 9.0
    TheImageIsStrong Aug 30, 2017

  • 9.0
    DiegoE Sep 2, 2017

  • 8.5
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