Hawkeye Vol. 2 #8

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Valentine’s Day with THE heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be… confusing. Xoxo, Hawkeye

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 27, 2013

    I know there's a mountain of hype behind this series, but trust me, it's totally warranted. This is a wondrous series and you should rush to pick up every new issue. Fraction is doing a remarkable job with the script and the book is consistently sporting a pleasantly unique and creative look. It's an overdose of fun... and you do like fun things, don't you?If I could, I'd give this issue 6/5 bros. But I can't, so I'll just have to settle for 5/5 bros. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Feb 27, 2013

    Hawkguy is definitely one of the highlights of modern comics. It deserves a place near the top of your list every month as it manages to pull off something truly unique by staying familiar while also showing us something totally new. This comic is a tremendous futzin' achievement for the comic book medium! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Matt Watson Mar 1, 2013

    So, are you reading Hawkeye yet? Nope? What are you waiting for? Fraction and Aja are doing some of the best work of their careers here. Get on the HAWKGUY train and ride it all the way to awesome. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 17, 2013

    This damsel in distress story shows how vulnerable Hawkeye is to pretty ladies and tells it in a well organized way. I love how every page gives a plot point and then in between the points there is a sweet pinup cover of the damsel. Another well written story from Fraction with classy artwork from Aja. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 2, 2013

    Hawkeye is back in fine form! After an issue dedicated to Hurricane Sandy, and a few other fill-in artists, Fraction and Aja are back to deliver an issue that proves Hawkeye has lost none of its spark. This is a magical, wonderful comic. This is everything solo hero comic books should strive to be. Action, adventure, complications, an awesomely human hero; it's no surprise that DC is trying to emulate this book with their own Green Arrow. All comics should try to emulate this book. Though it was a little weird trying to squeeze Spider Woman into this comic. I wasn't entirely sure if Fraction was going to acknowledge Hawkeye's other continuity obligations. She'd be an interesting addition to the cast, though no one could outshine Kate Bishop as Hawkeye's sidekick. She only gets a brief cameo in this issue, but it's a great little scene. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 27, 2013

    David Aja does his usual brilliant thing on the art. How great it must be for your status quo to be brilliance. And you've gotta love how colorist Matt Hollingsworth works purple into everything. Purple car, purple sunglasses, beanie with a purple H on it, purple robe with dark purple bullseyes on it. Red is no longer the color of love -- it's now Hawkguy Purple. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Syndicate - Chris Mailloux Mar 10, 2013

    This was another really strong Hawkeye book and if you're still not reading this I truly recommend you check this series out. Even if you're not the biggest fan of Hawkeye I think there's something for almost everyone to enjoy here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Feb 27, 2013

    As for the bad guys, well, play time is over. When we next see Hawkeye he's going to need to man up, and probably apologize to Kate so she can help him out as well. (Maybe Jess, too, while he's at it?) Because the Clown is coming. And you're gonna be dead, bro. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Feb 27, 2013

    It's incredibly easy to take Aja's work for granted. It's easy to read the comic briskly and miss some incredibly detailed and interesting work. You'd think bringing in a second artist might hurt the book, but in this case it has only enhanced it. Annie Wu has been brought in to do some pulpy comic book covers that help break up the story. Sort of like chapters in a book, these covers are a helpful way to focus the reader's attention on the episodic nature of the story. They also serve as a clever McGuffin. They're incredibly well done, from the titles on the covers, to the wear and tear on the book tand we're not even talking about the images yet! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 4, 2013

    Almost made the list but it was missing that little something. Alan Moore fans will absolutely dig this new League of Extraordinary Gentalmen tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 4, 2013

    Hawkeye is filled with quaint and human moments that when contrasted with the rest of the Marvel Universe make both worlds more three dimensional. Hawkeye is portrayed as a normal dude with abnormal skills who finds himself in fantastic situations on a regular basis. Fraction just nails Clint's character, and it can be said without a moment's hesitation that David Aja is the best illustrator and visual storyteller in comics today. The whole story is grounded in reality, but the issue's conclusion reminds readers that this is the Marvel Universe and there are some very scary people not limited to reality now after Hawkeye and the safe. The stakes have been raised in the most delightfully experimental and compelling super-hero book in decades. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Feb 27, 2013

    Hawkeye #8 is a can't-miss comic and an easy jumping on point for people who haven't picked up the most enjoyable comic at Marvel today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Feb 28, 2013

    The comics that during the issue brought some beautiful full-page illustrations by Annie Wu. Aja handles the rest of the interiors and as you would expect they're beautiful. At least as far as the women go it goes for a more retro vibe and it goes over well. Also thanks to the Iron Fist confusion line I can't look at Clint without seeing Danny Rand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 6, 2013

    Another engaging and well-crafted read from one of Marvel's most deserving series. Here's hoping to bigger plot developments soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 1, 2013

    I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it if you're not reading Hawkguy then get to it you're missing out on easily one of the best books to hit the shelves in years! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Mar 2, 2013

    This is another excellent edition to the Clint Barton story that Matt Fraction and David Aja have been telling. It is clear that big things are about to happen to the character, and that something is about to hit the fan, but that didn't take away from this issues story. This issue was clever, cool and extremely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 28, 2013

    Eight issues in, "Hawkeye" continues to be the standard upon which all great mainstream comics should be judged. Consistently beautiful, funny, smart, human, heroic and decidedly alternative, despite its publisher, it's simply the best superhero book I've read in a very, very long time. This issue stumbles slightly by acknowledging that other comics exist -- in introducing the complexities of Clint's love life in continuity -- but it's barely enough to even put a dent in everything else that is oh-so-right about "Hawkeye." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 3, 2013

    This issue set up a lot of things that are sure to have interesting payoffs in the next issue. I'm looking forward to seeing Clint get Shawn Huntered and get confronted by his former ladies. I'm also wondering if there will be fallout from his arrest and what exactly these Russian tracksuit guys have up their sleeves for both Hawkeye and Penny. Long story short, I'm very much anticipating the next issue of 'Hawkeye', as I am after I read every issue of this series. - See more at: http://sciencefiction.com/2013/03/03/comic-book-review-hawkeye-8/#sthash.aFtkhghO.dpuf Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 2, 2013

    It looks like this series may take a more serious tone in future issues as it looks like Clints' life may be in danger. However, I can guarantee that even if the content does get slightly more serious, the tone of the book will stay the same, and Clint will still be Clint. The beauty about this series is that you dont even have to pick it up from #1 to get into it, so if you are not reading it then pick up this issue and see what you think. I think you be as on love with Clint after reading it as the rest of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Mar 4, 2013

    The final pages of Hawkeye #8 point to a future direction for the series. Clint waxes poetic about the scolding he receives from Captain America and Iron Man about the moral and ethical guidelines to being an Avenger, we get to see Penny's true colors when Clint becomes expendable, and a meeting of New York City's most powerful criminals results from Clint's unique brand of urban justice cutting into their illegitimate business plans. The ongoing development of Clint Barton isn't really about making him grow or change"it's about defining what's already there and discovering truth behind the definition. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Mar 1, 2013

    I thought this was a solid issue, and definitely worth picking up. This will not be the last we see of the safe. Will Cherry make a return in a future story arc? Read Full Review

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