Hawkeye Vol. 2 #9

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #9

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

More ladies, more problems. Featuring: The Girlfriend, the Work-Wife and the Ex-Wife. Plus the tracksuits are back and aim to kill. Good luck, Hawkeye.

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 11, 2013

    Aja also draws the hell out of this book, giving everything a dingy tone that really encapsulates the bleakness that Hawkeye is feeling right now. Combined with a gut-punch of a conclusion, this is the best comic you'll read all week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Apr 23, 2013

    Matt Fraction and David Aja just know how to write an interesting story and use many technical elements throughout. This issue uses flashbacks, subtlety, and repetition to good extent. These devices really drive the impact on Clint Barton's choices and the ending of the issue. There is a twist that wrenches at your heart if you've been reading from the very beginning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 10, 2013

    Hawkeye #9 is a must read for anyone who has enjoyed the first trade, or any part of the series and while the last page saddened me greatly, I can't wait to see where this creative team is taking the series next. Read Full Review

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

    HAWKEYE is the comic you absolutely should be reading. The team of Fraction and Aja continues to deliver great stories month after month. With a slightly more grounded take on the Avengers world, you get completely pulled into the story and you'll savor every moment of it. We may not get big crazy superhero battles but that's not what this series is about. This is about a guy with a bow and arrow and the people in his life. That may not sound like much but it's all about the execution that Fraction and Aja managed to pull off in each issue. I wish more comics were like HAWKEYE. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 11, 2013

    Hawkeye #9 is another bang-on issue showing Clint Barton's life beyond the Avengers. If you've ever had trouble juggling multiple dames in your life, your heart will go out to poor, poor Hawkguy. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 11, 2013

    Through it all, Kate Bishop continues to be the brightest in a constellation of bright shining stars. Her most memorable line " "I don't hang out with him, he hangs out with me" " is the soundest argument anyone, real or fictional, has made for giving that woman her own solo series. Seriously, Marvel, make it happen, the world needs more of Fraction's many Hawkeyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 13, 2013

    David Aja's artwork is again the real costumed hero of the day, and coupled with Matt Hollingsworth's understated colours, conjures up a New York of the late 1960s or early 1970s. As if Martin Scorsese had climbed inside the panels and begun filming a documentary about the saddest superhero in New York. Indeed, even the women are all accordingly dressed in retro attire. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Apr 10, 2013

    What can you say about David Aja that hasn't been said a million times before? Probably nothing, but this issue once again reinforces his ability to create a truly unique visual world. I sincerely doubt that many artists have as much fun with their books as Aja does with Hawkguy. Every ounce of that fun translates back to you as the reader and it is no surprise that once again this should be one of your top picks of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Apr 14, 2013

    Retribution is on it's way. Business is about to pick up. And we have to wait a few weeks to find out what happens next. Though it'll be excruciating, I'll be anxiously awaiting the next chapter in one of the best comics available on the shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Apr 10, 2013

    Flawlessly paced, expertly illustrated, and thrilling to boot, Hawkeye finds Matt Fraction having a blast while David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth are doing career-defining hell, in a just world, genre-defining work together. Hawkeye #9 has the series take a turn for the grim, but even here, the pair understands how to put on a great show. Theres a manic energy to this book, a liveliness that few other mainstream comics can match. Is this the best place to jump on the series? No. But you could, and you should. Hawkeye #9 largely sidelines Clint Barton, and in doing so it finds a way to widen what it can do and say as a series, which, given the sort of fall Fraction seems to be setting Hawkeye up for, might just become necessary. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 15, 2013

    Anyway, this book has it all. Drama, pathos, yuks, bad romance, bad guys who always say 'bro.' What are you doing if you're not reading Hawkeye? Missing out, that's what. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Apr 10, 2013

    What can I say? Its more of Ajas pencils and Hollingsworths colours so by now you should have an idea of how pretty the book is going to be. When Aja is given the freedom of no text and to do what he does best it has to be considered the highlights. The most telling aspect is that it doesnt focus as much on the comedy and instead makes the fight scenes more badass. Thats not to say that its now boring as Clints confusion as to whats going on is the source of the humour. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 11, 2013

    "Hawkeye" #9 is a fun comic all about delivery. Style and execution rule this series and is one reason it pops off the stands so very well. This issue needs to be personal, look at how Clint impacts the world around him and be heartbreaking. It's astounding that readers can feel heartbreak and then in the final sequence have it all doubled down for something even worse. The final actions left an empty hole inside me because it felt real. This entire issue feels real -- a testament to some of the best writing and art produced in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 16, 2013

    Fancy narrative techniques aside, the issue doesn't advance the plot very much, which disappoints my simple request from last month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 13, 2013

    Another month, another good, solid issue of Hawkeye. Anytime Fraction and Aja are on board together is a good thing. Unfortunately, this issue takes the focus away from Hawkeye himself and instead gives us a few barely connected adventures with the various ladies in his life. Some are entertaining, and Kate Bishop is the best of all of them, but this issue isn't as strong as most of the others from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM Apr 12, 2013

    I can only hope that when that day finally comes, I have a larger arsenal of cooking metaphors. Hopefully some that aren't so bland. Read Full Review

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