Hawkeye Vol. 2 #17

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chris Eliopoulos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"Rio Bravo" - PART 4
•  The sense-shattering fallout of the Clint vs. the Clown -- Clint Barton has been deafened!
•  With the Barton Brothers this battered and bloodied, surely they'll make easy pickins for the Bros, right? Bro? Seriously?
•  If we do our jobs right THIS time, this issue will be the Dog Issue of Sign Language issues.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 12, 2014

    A wise person once asked, "what is love?" Well, I think we finally have an answer: love is this issue. It's simple: if you have a heart, go buy this issue right now and prepare to have it cuddled and warmed. If you think you don't have a heart, well... it's very possible this issue will make you discover that you're wrong and you'll fall in love with this completely out there and joyous read. If you think this cartoonish standalone is too wacky for you, then hey, to each their own, right? But for everyone else, this is going to be a pure delight. Long story short, Fraction continues to prove HAWKEYE is one of the best books currently available. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to read this again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 15, 2014

    Hawkeye #17 is way outside the norm, and that's exactly why I love it. But even when the series is on task, and telling the story of Clint Barton's battle with the Tracksuit Mafia, it is still the best comic book on the stands these days. I'm going to keep talking about it, and I hope you're reading it, because Hawkeye is everything I want from comics. Now if only Fraction and Aja would team up for a Multiple Man comic" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 12, 2014

    David Aja's pencils are an essential element to this book, and while he isn't the main artist featured in this issue, he bookends the contributions of guest-artist, Chris Eliopoulos. He helps to "animate" the Winter Friends cartoon special. It's completely adorable in its evocation of Calvin and Hobbes, and it's appropriately disarming to the character study at the center of this quirky issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 13, 2014

    This issue gets a 9, for Fraction's story which makes us sympathize with Clint's yearning to be the one to save the day, Eliopoulos' fun illustration, and one of the most surprisingly enjoyable, risk-taking storytelling methods we've seen in comics. Eliopoulos establishes himself among the ranks of David Aja and Annie Wu as a great illustrator who brings Clint, Kate, and their world to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 17, 2014

    "Hawkeye" #17 is successful in its formal experimentation, and the results serve characterization and suspense. "Winter Friends" is light and absurd and doesn't take itself too seriously, but nevertheless another dog story and Eliopoulos' art further expand the series' emotional and formal range. It's great that Fraction is able to make style into substance this way in offshoot stories, adding to the richness of the world he has built. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Mar 13, 2014

    Another strong and poignant issue, just as weve come to expect. For such a stark digression from the current arc, #17 may very well be the most Hawkeye issue of Hawkeye yet, right down to the talking dogs. Highly enjoyable overall and definitely worth the post-holiday wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Mar 13, 2014

    Overall the story was cute and entertaining, along with the art"the three dogs that bear quite the resemblance to Clint's exes are a personal favourite. But ultimately it's the issue's timing that works against it, with the momentum of that type of storytelling not quite matching up entirely to what readers might be feeling. I'd say save the issue for a snow storming day when you're curled in front of a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, and in need of a story that'll warm your heart just a little too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 13, 2014

    Although DC tried running with the "WTF" theme, it's Hawkeye #17 that wins this distinction. It's an oddball holiday story that focuses on a television special Clint watches with his neighbor's children. Read Full Review

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