Hawkeye Vol. 2 #12

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #12

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The sleeper hit of 2012 is now the can’t miss book of 2013 (and probably the overhyped book you’re sick of people talking about in 2014!)Reeling from the events of the last issue, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him and why? So many dang questions!And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough… “Then Came Barney”

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 10, 2013

    Matt Fraction is continuing to shake things up instead of just telling the same story over and over. Each issue manages to contain a great story with superb art. The way Fraction is mixing up the presentation or angle of certain issues keeps you guessing as to what's coming next. What you do know is it's going to be a great issue. Francesco Francavilla always manages to draw great scenes and his storytelling abilities are always evident. HAWKEYE marches to its own beat in the Marvel Universe and that's great. We need more comics that think outside the box and deliver fun and different stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Player Effort - Adedayo Olomodosi Jul 12, 2013

    Hawkeye #12 isn't your typical issue of Hawkeye but it brought refreshment to a series that didn't need refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jul 11, 2013

    Another subtle and visually satisfying read in what has become the best title in Marvel's arsenal, brimming with emotional depth and dynamic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2013

    Buy this issue, go back and buy the other eleven, and then look out for the annual at the end of the month. No self-respecting comics fan should be without this in their longboxes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jul 11, 2013

    Hawkeye #12 (of course) doesn't live up to the Pizza Dog issue, which is something that people are going to inevitably compare it to. That doesn't mean it's good though, because it's still freaking awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 12, 2013

    Superhero fans are lucky to have such a stunning book as "Hawkeye." To think, a year ago, I was exceedingly grouchy that Hawkeye was getting his own book (by Fraction and Aja no less!) while Black Widow languished without. While I still think Natasha deserves her own book -- and with as celebrated and perfect a team as Fraction and Aja -- I can't possibly regret the continued brilliance that is "Hawkeye." Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 11, 2013

    After the big “WTF” ending of “Hawkeye” #11, this issue feels a bit out of place. However, the prospect of learning more about Clint's childhood is exciting, and Barney is already making for a delightful addition to the book's already fantastic supporting cast. Like Francavilla's previous issue, “Hawkeye” #12 works to fill in cracks, making this world all the more intricate and fulfilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Jul 10, 2013

    Still, great story and great art. I hope Francavilla stays as an alternate artists for this book, especially for characters issues like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 14, 2013

    Fraction definitely has the problem of missing the forest for the trees. As strong as each individual issue has been, and this one is no exception, the series as a whole has been fairly uneven and meandering. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 10, 2013

    Look, what it really comes down to is this issue is drawn and colored by Francesco Francavilla. If he draws something, you buy it. That's it. Pull your money out and buy it. Hawkeye #12 is a work of art, which is no surprise. Francavilla is firing on all cylinders, from his line work to the simple color palette. I'm not saying that if everyone looked at Francavilla art there would be no more wars in the world, but it's a possibility. Lay down your arms, pick up this comic book and hug somebody. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 11, 2013

    Francesco Francavilla steps in for David Aja, and while the change in aesthetic is noticeable, it still employs a similar minimalistic yet smartly designed approach that works so well with this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Jul 13, 2013

    Like I said before, I appreciate seeing the Barton boys getting along, but I wonder if their checkered past will factor into their relationship moving forward. I'm definitely on board to keep reading to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jul 10, 2013

    Overall this another solid installment of the series, even though it does not quite reach some of the amazing heights of the other episodes in the series. Francesco has delivered another very great set of pages to the series here as well. While this may seem slightly disappointing coming off of the pizza dog issue, there are definitely great things to come for this book. Read Full Review

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