Hawkeye #1
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Hawkeye #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Leonardo Romero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 32
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye's butt all the time.  Yup, you know her, it's the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut!  Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she's the best archer to handle 'em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel.  
The talented duo of Kelly Thompson (A-Force, Jem) and Leonardo Romero (Squadron Supreme, Doctor Strange) bring you a Kate Bishop like you've never more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Dec 14, 2016

    Hawkeye starts its first issue off to a great start. I love the characters. I cant wait to read more about Ramone. Kates character is constantly fun to watch, especially with her quick-thinking skills. While the twist in the end wasnt exactly too big of a surprise, Im excited to see where the first arc will go from there. What are you guys even doing reading my review? Go read Hawkeye now! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 15, 2016

    We're seeing Kate Bishop in a new light with her being a P.I. We know how dangerous she is with a weapon but now we're seeing how cunning she is using her surroundings and mind as a weapon as well. Thompson isn't pulling any punches and the ending lets you know that there are plenty of surprises in store for our hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Dec 14, 2016

    This is a solid start to what is going to be a great book and a nice addition to the Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, etc lineup of kickass Marvel girls. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 14, 2016

    Hawkeye #1 is as beautiful asa sunset on Zuma Beach (Aka you should visit there on yournext trip toSouthern California.)and also satisfies on the wit, superhero action, and P.I. mysteryfronts too thanks tosome creative synergy from Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Jordie Bellaire. Intrigue, sass, and complex, yet simple to follow page layoutscreate awinning comic book combination. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 17, 2016

    We're very happy with this first issue of Hawkeye. It's witty, action-packed, tackling real issues, and guides the reader through the story without treating us like we're thick. Bravo, Thompson and co! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 15, 2016

    It's a little understated - no big bad guys on display in this issue - but it's certainly a promising start. I'll be back next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 14, 2016

    Towards the end of the issue, Kate says that she can “actually make this whole P.I. thing work. Like work work.” This debut appears to be indicative that’s true. L.A. doesn’t feel like a single street where everything looks the same, Kate’s voice is as snarky as one would expect, the investigation isn’t as open and shut as initially perceived to be and this has all been achieved in twenty pages. From the evidence presented, this is certainly due to the synergy of the creative team who are already operating like a well-oiled machine. If anyone can make it work for longer than an arc, it’s these guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 14, 2016

    Hawkeye #1 hits the ground running and never looks back, the creative team of Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire on target early and often. Their Kate is one immediately believable and root-worthy, her sharp wit and numerous talents put to great use from the start. With fantastic art and some strong early setup, it's easy to get excited by the potential shown here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 14, 2016

    Thompson's clever, quick dialogue mixes perfectly with Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire's gorgeous layouts and dynamic designs to make one of the more fun first issues of the new Marvel Now! debuts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 15, 2016

    Hawkeye #1 sets up all the groundwork to make Kate Bishop's solo series a successful one. Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero deserve high praise for setting a grounded world to develop Kate in and out of her Hawkeye costume. Tackling the problem of online harassment gave Kate a case she can instantly invest in. For us as readers we got to see where her strengths and weakness are as a character through this first case. This all comes together to deliver a strong start for a series with a lot of potential to be Marvel's best comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Brandon Guerrero Dec 13, 2016

    Kate Bishop gets her own sassy, muscular ab-filled solo comic. Thompson and Romero create a fun look into the beginning of Kate's career in private investigating while she also manages to fight crime on the side. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 17, 2016

    This is exactly what I want to see in the start of a new series. We've got good story, great characters and a mighty fine writing and art style. This should be bread & butter Marvel comics, and I look forward to where we go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Dec 14, 2016

    This is another hit for Marvel. They continue to get more confident as they diversify their geographical settings and their roster of young new characters. Kate Bishop is a more established supporting character than some of the younger Marvel leads, but now she’s proven that she can hold her own as a title character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Dec 15, 2016

    The book also benefits from an art team like Leonardo Romero handling pencils and Jordie Bellaire on colors.The book also thankfully hews towards its own stylistic tics that differentiate it from David Ajas defining choices on the book. Romero's choice to put in a more Sherlockian spin on Kates perception of the world as Hawkeye is a nice touch, and it also fits the P.I. career chosen for her. Bellaire's colors also are gorgeous as they usually are and with brighter colors than might be used on a book like Moon Knight, which is fitting for a book set out west.Overall though, anyone looking for that unique Hawkeye touch thats unlike other comics, youre in good hands here. While Clint Barton isnt the lead, the Hawkeye mantle is still in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Dec 19, 2016

    Hawkeye #1 does deliver a great romp around Venice beach, California with everyone's favorite female Hawkeye. The possibilities for this character and title are endless, and it is really encouraging to see Marvel rewarding some greatly developed characters their own solo book. Thompson and Romero really built something special with this issue; the book had a purpose and a voice that will come across to the readers. Kate Bishop is now Hawkeye and she is having none of your crap and can kick all of your butts. The creators laid down a lot of foundation in this issue that will undoubtedly pay off as the series gets fleshed out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Dec 15, 2016

    So, do I like this comic book? I'm not a big fan of Leonardo Romero's artwork, but it's not a deal breaker. I like the message, but not really how it's delivered. But, it did make me think and question. Despite how you feel about the use of legacy superhero character names, this book is worth reading, and you might be better off because of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 19, 2016

    This first issue of Hawkeye gives the reader a good idea who Kate Bishop is, but that's about it.  I loved the character work, but was hoping for more in the action department.  The art didn't do anything to change my overall enthusiasm, but still, I found myself enjoying the book more than the sum of it's parts.  It's all about Kate and for now, that's almost enough for me! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Dec 29, 2016

    This new Hawkeye doesn't quite have the reputation that Clint has (for the most part, that's a good thing, seeing as most everyone wants to give Clint a swift punch in the face), but she's on her way to becoming"at least"an effective PI. Marvel fans, Hawkeye fans, Avengers fans, head out to your local comic book shop and give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 19, 2016

    A fun issue, but needs its own identity, badly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Dec 22, 2016

    Any fan who picks up Hawkeye #1 will enjoy it, but this book will have a hard time surviving because it is like so many other books out there. There is a deafening signal to noise ratio echoing through todays market and while Hawkeye #1 is a quality comic, it might not be loud enough to break through. Lets hope the creative team of Hawkeye finds their own path to stand out from the pack, because if the first issue of this new Hawkeye is any indication, theres a ton of potential for Kate Bishop and her new series. Read Full Review

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