Hawkeye begins with a huge single page action shot of our hero, which is one of the first and only times we see Clint Barton as Hawkeye. This is a very good thing as it takes you through the story through the eyes of the alter ego of the avenger, showing the non-superhero side of Clint. Matt Fractions writing brings a whole new light to the marvel superhero genre. I have the same problem with a lot of the other Avenger’s books, they all seem to blend together and the writers could all change round and no one would notice. However this new take on Hawkeye is refreshing and I know a lot of people have been surprised by the quality of this story.
The art by David Aja is on another level, and really gives a complete feel to this issue. It has a very different feel to other marvel books, as it’s not so much of the crisp lines. It has thick black lines, and has a really easy style to it, which makes the whole issue very good to look at.
The comic is a real difference to anything really marvel has put out for a while, which brings a real aspect of moving away from the standard of the other books of the avengers. The art is the real star for me personally, however I don’t want to take away from Matt’s writing. The complete experience of the creative team has given us a great first issue to a story I hope will carry on for a long time. Judging from the previews I think it will.