Hawkeye #2

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Leonardo Romero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Solve first case as a P.I. - check.
•  Make new friends - working on it.
•  Realize that first case isn't quite solved and that there's a much larger conspiracy at work - aw, dang!
•  Kate Bishop's move to L.A. was off to such a great start, but when the first client of her new P.I. firm, Hawkeye Investigations, goes missing, Kate's got to put in some serious overtime to find out who's behind the shady business plaguing Venice Beach.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 5, 2017

    This issue felt really long which I loved. I don't know how Thompson tricked my mind into thinking I was reading an entire graphic novel but I loved it. That's A1 writing, making 32 pages feel like 64 and keeping the reader engaged as fuck. Thompson and Romero are out here making the fandom recognize game right now. They got your girl Kate Bishop on some real shit out in LA, and you should be getting familiar. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Jan 4, 2017

    I'm definitely excited by the inclusion of lots of diverse characters and it seems like they are setting up the police detective, Johnny, and Ramone to be important players in the story as it unfolds. I think it's important to point out that like Ms. Marvel, this is the kind of easy, non-showy diversity that comics should do – making a character a person of color, having them drop into the convo that they are gay — this doesn't have to be a big deal or stop the flow of the story, and that's exactly what the team successfully does here. I really appreciated seeing that. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jan 5, 2017

    Even though this issue went on and on, we were engaged at all times. We're not sure how it was achieved but we'd welcome it in every issue. Thompson did a great job on A-Force and she's quickly proven that Marvel need to keep her around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 5, 2017

    Combined with the necessary detail of Leonardo Romero's work, how Jordie Bellaire switches up her previous colour set to match the setting and an impressive action sequence and you've got the book which continues to be the strongest of the new Marvel Now launches. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 9, 2017

    Hawkeye #2 is a strong follow-up to the impressive debut issue of Kate Bishop's solo series. Kelly Thompson has delivered an intriguing mystery to follow with the TBC's true motives other than just being trolls. The organizations influence also provides an excellent first challenge for Kate now that she is starting her solo superhero career as Hawkeye. Leonardo Romero's perfectly complimented the story with how he draws the characters and portrays Kate's unique Archer Point. This all combines for an issue that builds further excitement for what is to come next from this new Marvel series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 5, 2017

    The new Hawkeye series reads basically like a direct continuation of Matt Fraction and Annie Wu's Kate Bishop saga, but what better run to draw from? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 7, 2017

    The Hawkeye creative team is on to something really good with this series, mixing a reckless detective story with witting superheroics to make for a really fun comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 4, 2017

    Just like its protagonist, Hawkeye#2 is a confidently written, drawn, and colored comic, and its portrayal of Kate Bishop as simultaneously a badass and out of her depth is refreshing in a type of story that is sadly often populated by one-dimensional action women and damsels in distress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 5, 2017

    Kate is still my favorite, though Im not quite sure about the story thus far. I think its a helpful direction that maybe needs some fine tuning in order to be fully realized. The art gets the feel right and the writing has enough mystery, but I think the story suffers from maybe including too many things and would better work under the principle of less is more. I think theres potential in Hawkeye, especially moving into this issue, but it may need to find its voice sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Paul Lai Jan 9, 2017

    Thompson and Romero refine Kate's aim, and it's on target Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jan 5, 2017

    Listen, thus far Ive had some fun with Hawkeye. Its laid back and silly, which is nice, but we all know that my head canon is just that: non canon. Eventually shell super hero her way in an exceptionally super hero way, and Ill hate it. Itll be boring and derivative because thats just how this rolls. Right now though, Im having fun pretending Kates incompetent as hell, and Ill keep reading until that stops being a thing. Read Full Review

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