Hawkeye #5

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Stefano Raffaele Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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A temple in Laos protected by 100 Archers. A thirty-year-old secret uncovered. A multi-billion dollar payday revealed. The fate of modern civilization as we know it depends on Clint Barton. Pray for us.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Loretta Ramirez Mar 11, 2004

    Overall, this story delivers the action many readers have been waiting for. The art and writing are tighter than ever, and although Hawkeyes personality is overshadowed by his mission, readers are likely to be filled with anticipation for the upcoming finale of this first story-arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 17, 2004

    While I can see I've focused a little too much of my attention of Hawkeye's uncanny mastery of the positioning of the sun in the sky, I will say that if I ignore this section of the issue, this is a pretty entertaining reading experience. I mean there is a certain disposable quality to the killers that Hawkeye spends the issue knocking out of the trees but the final page sets up an exciting moment, that would seem to suggest Hawkeye is going to be in for one heck of a fight in the final chapter of this opening arc. I also have to say I rather enjoy the fact that this issue brings the trick arrows into play, as while his DC counterpart has distanced himself from his trick arrows, I would hate to see Hawkeye shift to plain, old arrows, as his trick arrows are one of the main reasons why I think the character is qualified to play with the big boys in the Avengers. There's also a couple cute little moments, as I rather enjoyed the fact that Hawkeye was annoyed when his partners didn't reco Read Full Review

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