As great as Matt Fraction’s work on Hawkeye has been so far, I can’t help but feel this was all a part of a plan to have the character’s name changed to “Hawkguy”, which I’m 100% in support of.
Oh, and to also introduce Pizza Dog as the next Avenger.
At the urging of Spider-man and Wolverine, Clint Barton (a.k.a Hawkeye/Hawkguy) decides to take some time to himself over the holidays to repair his battle-damaged personal life. Unfortunately, when you’re an Avenger, time off is more of an abstract concept than a real option. It isn’t long before he’s tangled up with a gun-toting, tracksuit-wearing mob with a penchant for using the word “bro”.
While Fraction has been doing some excellent work with Marvel’s often overlooked Avenger, I feel the real star here is David Aja. Aja’s work isn’t flashy, it’s not over the top, it’s almost minimalist in a way. He’s not trying to wow audiences with loud colours or inventive two page spreads; he’s dialing it back to a point where it’s refreshing. Now, if I could only get my hands on some prints..
Little Hits is another strong entry into Fraction’s acclaimed Hawkeye series. If you haven’t been reading this, you’re missing out.