Little Hits

Little Hits

Comic Book - 2013
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Artist David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012, as ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Valentine's Day with the heart-throb of the Marvel Universe? This will be. confusing. Marvel architect Matt Fraction continues his exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger. COLLECTING: Hawkeye 6-11
Publisher: New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013.
ISBN: 9780785165637
0785165630
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Wacker, Stephen
Aja, David
Alternative Title: Hawkeye, little hits

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mexicanadiense
Aug 04, 2015

Carries on in the same vein as "My Life As a Weapon", but even more so- minimalist pencils and colouring, quirky P.O.V. storytelling (including by Lucky, the dog) and the endearing convention of calling both Clint Barton and Kate Bishop "Hawkeye".

A lot of pages and panels are devoted to the introduction of a new creepy antagonist, "Kazi The Clown", but don't expect much payoff- the confrontation will have to wait.

Also largely conspicuously absent? Shooting arrows at stuff, which was refreshing albeit a little surprising in a compilation featuring not one, but two Hawkeyes.

Lastly, the issue dealing with the events of Superstorm Sandy was well handled, and fitting for the "ordinary guy" persona they've given Clint.

mvkramer Jul 15, 2015

This story seemed kind of...fragmented. I couldn't really figure out how it fit together.

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roxashighwind
Jul 25, 2014

Hawkeye is my absolute favorite superhero, and Fraction's story [along with Aja's art] treats him very well. He's a great character, flawed and real, and this trade paperback of the current run of Hawkeye comics is GREAT.

I first discovered Hawkeye in Avengers volume 1 and then any comic that featured him (Marvel Team Up etc.) before really becoming a fan of his with Hawkeye volume 1 mini-series.

I then followed his term as leader of the West Coast Avengers then his other miniseries/ongoing series before finding him yet again in Thunderbolts and The Avengers volume 3 (Volume 2 was of no interest to me).

Having read this comic, I disagree entirely with the other reviewers opinions. Although showing the dog's perspective is unique, I was turned off by the one dimensional aspect of Clint/Hawkeye that the author and illustrator are guilty of.

The story was very disappointing.

KateHillier Apr 16, 2014

Clint continues to work his way through his non-Avengers life. He's getting bogged down in it all and his relationships with the women in his life are suffering, including the one with Kate Bishop. The final scenes, the one from the dog's point of view, is especially a favourite. The layout and the art is much the same, and the snark and sassiness from everyone is just as amusing as the first volume

forbesrachel Feb 18, 2014

"This looks bad."

Things have not become any easier for our beleaguered hero. His everyday life is filled with helping the community, and, with little semblance of normality, he is slowly, both physically and mentally, becoming wearied.

The formula remains similar from volume one in terms of structure, colour, and its distinct use of time, but there are several parts where the author experiments. One such addition is dog-vision-mode, and while the dog's detached perspective may seem an odd choice, especially for such a key set of scenes, it is unique. Relying namely on images (the dog understands only a few human words in each sentence), it allows us to see these events in a whimsical way, thus relieving the tension of previous chapters, while still retaining a solemn atmosphere.

Usually the colour scheme reflects on weather or time of day, but there is some variation, as is done in the section with the funky, contrasting colours that represent the mindset of a killer, or in the "Love" part, that utilizes tones of red.

While his enemies give him plenty of trouble, it is his relationships with women that cause him the most grief. This focus on these very personal and realistic details of his life, continue to be the stand-out feature of this series.

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duane767
Dec 16, 2013

Matt Fraction works with some series and doesn't work with others. He works wonders here. This is the new 'Daredevil' when Bendis and Maleev were at the top of their game.

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Keogh
Nov 18, 2013

Continuing Fraction's run on the two Hawkeyes- the Avenger and his apprentice- this series showcases Fraction at his best. It concentrates on street level stories and strong characterization, particularly in terms of a story tying into a hurricane. And the art suits the storytelling quite well.

dpecsreads Jul 14, 2013

Hawkeye is easily one of the best major-publisher, major-character series currently going on - both in terms of the story (which is largely low-key, which makes sense given that Hawkeye is the 'regular dude' of the Avengers, and very touching - particularly in this trade volume, with issues showing issues of both housing and Hurricane Sandy), and in terms of the minimally-colored, gritty artwork.

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Mar 06, 2014

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