Hawkeye Vol. 2 #15

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
9.0Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The brothers Barton double down against the bad guys as the Clown lays siege to their building. Can Hawkguy keep everyone safe against a killer nobody's even seen yet?What happens when you're locked up with your loser big brother for like a week straight?You go nuts, right? Clint goes a little nuts.Plus…two free staples!

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 28, 2014

    Hawkeye doesn’t just entertain, it inspires. Fraction and Aja have raised the bar by completely rethinking the narrative and visuals in comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 27, 2014

    Without a doubt, Fraction's continued deconstruction of Clint Barton with this issue will be sure to both please and surprise readers leaving them anxiously awaiting the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 26, 2014

    Hawkeye's fight against the Bros continues. Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Matt Hollingsworth all deserve a round of applause. The way the story has been building up over so many issues has been great. This issue will entertain you. It will make you laugh and it will even surprise you. Bottom line, I love this series so much. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Feb 26, 2014

    Once again Hawkeye strikes the perfect balance of quirky humor and self-effacing charm, even as the consequences of his actions barrel down on Clint at the expense of those around him. His very real desire to protect his neighbors makes this issue all the more distressing as the Clown leads a bloody siege on the building, targeting the families inside. The emotional subtleties of Fractions smart scripting are brought to the page by Aja and Hollingsworth, with consistently affective and engaging success. With the exception of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto on Black Widow, I can think of no other creative team on a Marvel title as enduring and successful as this one, providing a captivating reading experience issue after issue. Hawkeye #15 is a must-read, and one of the best of the series in my book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Feb 26, 2014

    This issue is everything we've come to love about Hawkeye. It's got humour, drama and heartbreak, all told with Fraction's trademark wit and Aja's amazing pencils. This title kind of sidetracked itself in the last four or five issues, but Hawkeye #15 puts it right back on track. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Feb 26, 2014

    Clint Barton is a good man; underneath the bluster and the prickly nature of his personality he is a man that desperately wants to do good. Though that desire to set things right, though, Clint Barton has put himself and his building in grave danger. The thought of this never occurred to him and now he must face what he has coming. This kind of character development and an unending committal to the serialized structure of the series is exactly what makes Hawkeye the hit it is today. We care about these characters because the creative team cares about them, to the point that they wouldn't dream of giving them a free pass or an easy go of them. Sometimes they don't deserve it; Clint Barton certainly doesn't right now. This looks bad right now, but its exactly what makes us come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 26, 2014

    Hawkeye #15 strikes that hard-to-achieve balance between humor and tragedy, and it serves to highlight the greater weakness of the series as a whole. With the (mostly) alternating Kate and Clint focused issues, it's hard not to compare the two. One can't help but think that the series (and general flow of the story) wouldn't benefit overall from the creative team working on telling one narrative instead of two simultaneous and distinct books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Mar 4, 2014

    Theres a lot more to come in Clints story, and if the rest of it is only a tenth as good well have a story that will blow everything else out of the water. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Timothy Merritt Mar 1, 2014

    A welcome return to Clints story in New York from Kate Bishops adventures in California. I love Annie Wus take on Lady Hawkguy, and look forward to her exploring more of that character (heck, I personally think its about time Kate got her own book, dontcha think?), but I would be remiss to say that seeing Aja, Fraction, and Clint back together again to get closer to resolving the tracksuit plot (along with including Barney) wasnt a damn fine return to form. But most pressingly, the last few pages of the issue are where the story really excels, and that last splash page will either have you holding your breath or gasping for air. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 1, 2014

    Hawkeye remains the book to beat in today's market, pushing the envelope on art, humor, humanity and now, apparently action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 8, 2018

    Hawkeye #15 once more shows how to balance character, action, and humor with another great issue from Thompson, Romero, and Bellaire. Bringing a lot of fun, conflict, and Hawkeye-drama, this comic easily comes recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 2, 2014

    After a terrific run of stories, Matt Fraction and David Aja turn in an issue of Hawkeye that's merely pretty darned good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Mar 12, 2014

    Just when you think you've got a handle on where the story's going, Fraction takes a hard right. That makes it interesting, and we need a lot more of that in comics these days. Keep it up, team, and I'll keep coming back to read it every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 3, 2014

    A solid issue that finally pushes the series to where it should have been months ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Feb 27, 2014

    All that said, the character work and dialogue is endlessly charming, as is the utilization of Clint's exes. Bits like Clint's pants not being able to stay up go from something that could be trite in other creator's hands work because Dave Aja is so effective at visual humor and highly communicative, expressive characters. This is a good comic, but it's one that suffers under the weight of a nine-letter word for the quality of being distinguished: greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 27, 2014

    "Hawkeye" #15 isn't just another terrific issue in the series; it's a terrific issue that elevates the threat level. The series has generally been a look at what Clint Barton does when he's not an Avenger, but by raising the stakes, Fraction ends the issue with a statement: the mob has just declared war on an Avenger. It's an agonizing cliffhanger, but it makes for the best testimonial that any single issue of a comic series could have: an equally agonizing wait for the next one. Read Full Review

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