Hawkeye: Freefall #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 37
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

When a mysterious and ruthless new Ronin starts tearing a destructive path through the city, suspicion immediately falls on Hawkeye, but Clint has more to worry about than who's wearing his old costume. After a clash with the Hood ends badly, Hawkeye gives himself a new mission that will place him in the crosshairs of one of New York's most dangerous villains. Hawkeye's mission and Ronin's secret plans will set them on a collision course that only one of them will walk away from. Fan favorite Clint Barton returns in a brand new series from Matthew Rosenberg (UNCANNY X-MEN, THE PUNISHER) and Otto Schmidt (Green Arrow).
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 7, 2020

    It's books like this that made me love comics, that made me want to dive deeper into the world of comics, and that made me want to sell comics for a living. But a couple of extra copies. Give one to a friend and leave one in a waiting room, a coffee shop, a movie theater, anywhere that someone who's never read a comic might find it. This is a book that we want people's introduction to comics to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Dec 31, 2019

    A perfect 10 bullseye of an issue! The voice was spot on, the art matches the tone of the book, and a mystery with guest stars all in the first issue. This was a dynamic debut for Matthew Rosenberg's Hawkeye. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jan 1, 2020

    Hawkeye: Freefall #1 is a worthy return to Clint Barton as Hawkeye. It's got a quiverfull of humor to spare with a dash of identity crisis undertones, a beautiful mess of a situation, and art that will delight and surprise fans. It's worth multiple reads from one issue alone, which, for fans of recent Hawkeye comics, means it hits the bullseye. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Jan 1, 2020

    With bold colors that seem to give off a glow on every page coupled with the story of a seedy criminal underworld and unknown adversaries, Hawkeye is setting itself up to be a compelling thriller and an excellent introduction to the hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 1, 2020

    Otto Schmidt delivers some fantastic art in this first issue. The style of the art complements the story and its tone perfectly. The action has a fluid, moving energy that caught my eye and the fight between Ronin, Winter Soldier, Falcon and Hawkeye was done beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 3, 2020

    Rosenberg weaves a fun and dramatic story and looks to be putting his own stamp on the character of Clint Barton. Meanwhile, Otto Schmidt delivers some splendid visuals that add in a fun and adventurous tone to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 2, 2020

    This comic is great fun from beginning to end. Hawkeyes narration is filled with plenty of humour and you don’t need to be well versed in the character to follow what’s going on. We’ve got an interesting setup which takes a good look at the corrupt justice system, as well as a mystery to solve in Ronin’s reappearance. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jan 5, 2020

    Hawkeye: Freefall #1 is a strong first issue, showing promise for a compelling superhero arc that could propel Rosenberg and Schmidt to the superhero comics A-list. Can it do the same for Hawkeye himself? That remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Daily Fandom - Shareca Coleman Jan 4, 2020

    If you enjoy Clint Barton/Hawkeye, you will appreciate this first issue. The other previous series " after Fraction and Aja " were 50/50. Whether you enjoy them or you don't, this one falls after Fraction and Aja. Within the first issue, I get such warm feelings that this story will be entertaining and remind me a lot of Kelly Thompson's work with Kate Bishop. I would say if you enjoyed Thompson's work with Hawkeye and Jessica Jones, you would appreciate this. It isn't the same tone, but it is on the same measure as those other series. They are not the same, but they are both incredibly entertaining to read, which is why I recommend both. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2020

    This book is a great reader-friendly story that gives you some laughs as well as raises a few eyebrows for whats to come. If you are a fan of Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt, or Hawkeye this is a book to pick up Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 1, 2020

    Hawkeye Freefall #1 feels like the start to a worthy successor of the beloved Hawkeye series. It has it's own style and voice while also paying tribute in some ways to what worked so well. Hawkeye fans should be very pleased with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 2, 2020

    Whilst the interchangeable elements of the humour could be a sticking point, this book is a fun read despite itself, that shoots it's quips from the lips without missing their target. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 3, 2020

    Hawkeye: Free Fall#1 serves as a strong first issue as Rosenberg captures elements from the fan-favorite "classic contemporary" Hawkeye while presenting Clint in a new series of circumstances with Winter Soldier and Falcon. We see that while the Avengers may assemble, they're not always so united. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 4, 2020

    This feels like another incredible chapter in the life of Clint Barton. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 2, 2020

    HAWKEYE: FREEFALL #1 is a respectable debut for this new title. While not every element lands, the writing and artwork are strong throughout. Fans of the character and new readers should find plenty to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Jan 11, 2020

    Overall, while the art isn't always great and I have some questions about the plot, this is some of the most fun I've had with an issue in a while. It's funny, it's a cool insight into Clint Barton but above all, it's just plain, old fun and enjoyable to read. I realise that's not a ringing endorsement, but I know I'm going to keep reading it. Check it out if you're curious. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 3, 2020

    Interesting, but undistinguished art and dialogue that makes me dislike the main character combine for a hard-to-read issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 7, 2020

    Hawkeye: Freefall #1 is a flawed read. There are far too many defects in this issue that prevent this issue being worth the cover price. I would only recommend Hawkeye: Freefall #1 to fans who loved Fraction's Hawkeye. For everyone else? There are way too many other superhero titles on the market that are far and away more worthy of your entertainment dollars. Read Full Review

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