Hawkeye
Hawkeye finally gets a lead on the top-secret case that brought her to Los Angeles in the first place - but to solve this mystery, Kate Bishop will have to take a good hard look at who she is and where she came from. Is she really ready to face the ghosts of her past? Maybe fixing things for a young client with oddly similar problems will help her fix herself! Probably not, though. At least she'll get to punch through her frustrations courtesy of the Worst. Fight. Club. Ever. But when her friends get in trouble and need a helping hand from Hawkeye, she always comes through - right? So when she doesn't, something must be really off. Who is this fake Kate, and what has she done with the real deal?COLLECTING: HAWKEYE 7-12

Hawkeye Details

TitleHawkeye
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302905156
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics

Hawkeye Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Thompson does a great job of bringing intrigue in via Kate's family history. There's daddy issues, potential mother murders, fight clubs, clones and Madame Masque all packed in. The book looks like a modern day 70's pulp cover art come to life. One of those California detective novels but with a teenage detective who substitutes a bow for a gun.
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  • Diz
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) has a lot of personality, and it comes out in her frequent jokes (often bad, but lovable) and her expressive face and gestures (both artists in this book do a fantastic job of this). I'm a big fan of the art, and the story has some nice twists in it that are a lot of fun to read. More Kate Bishop, please.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Characters stories are the best! World: The art is great, cause it gives so much characters to the characters. The motion is also good and creative splash pages make me happy. The world building is solid but on the simple side. It's okay cause it's well constructed so yeah it's good. Story: Very simple and straightforward tale and it's good. The pacing is fast and the character moments throughout making readers care and fall in love with Kate and Co. The villain this arc was strong and personal Characters stories are the best! World: The art is great, cause it gives so much characters to the characters. The motion is also good and creative splash pages make me happy. The world building is solid but on the simple side. It's okay cause it's well constructed so yeah it's good. Story: Very simple and straightforward tale and it's good. The pacing is fast and the character moments throughout making readers care and fall in love with Kate and Co. The villain this arc was strong and personal and a great continuation of the last arc. Characters: Kate is great, putting her with these new friends also amazing. She's just so gully realized and strong. The villain this arc was also strong and the link to Kate was good, the dialog between them was so good. I'm impressed. Thompson has bug shoes to fill after Fraction and Lemire and she makes Kate so full of personal voice that this series is a must read. Onward to the next book!
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    This continues to be one of my favorite books.
  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    Kate "don't call me 'lesser Hawkeye' or I WILL kick your @$$, you idiot" Bishop nicely sidesteps a sophomore slump and again performs triumphantly in her solo title. I'm not sure this was (warning: archery reference) an inner 10 ring shot like her initial volume but it was still pretty damn good.Hawkeye takes on the unstoppable Madame Masque (not a spoiler - they have an action pose on the rear cover) again when attempting to uncover - cue the threatening music - family secrets! She is also join Kate "don't call me 'lesser Hawkeye' or I WILL kick your @$$, you idiot" Bishop nicely sidesteps a sophomore slump and again performs triumphantly in her solo title. I'm not sure this was (warning: archery reference) an inner 10 ring shot like her initial volume but it was still pretty damn good.Hawkeye takes on the unstoppable Madame Masque (not a spoiler - they have an action pose on the rear cover) again when attempting to uncover - cue the threatening music - family secrets! She is also joined by her gutsy new Venice Beach friends and is even developing a long-suffering but dependable police agency contact just like in a TV detective series. Just as good are the special and cameo appearances near the end that don't seem gratuitous but just simply work in the story-line.Yes, this series is a winner and I can't wait for the next case file from 'Hawkeye Investigations."
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Kate Bishop's favourite person in the entire world has returned - that's right, Madame Masque has come to town, and that means nothing but trouble for Kate and her pals. Plus: Clones! Pizza dog! Daddy issues! And a hell of a lot of arrows!Controversial opinion: I think this version of Hawkeye is better than the Fraction/Aja one. Kate's a much more interesting character, and the voice that Kelly Thompson gives her is wonderful. The fact that she has all of these extra issue [Read as single issues]Kate Bishop's favourite person in the entire world has returned - that's right, Madame Masque has come to town, and that means nothing but trouble for Kate and her pals. Plus: Clones! Pizza dog! Daddy issues! And a hell of a lot of arrows!Controversial opinion: I think this version of Hawkeye is better than the Fraction/Aja one. Kate's a much more interesting character, and the voice that Kelly Thompson gives her is wonderful. The fact that she has all of these extra issues to unpack to do with her parents and Madame Masque are just icing on the cake.The artwork is pretty much flawless; Leonardo Romero has really made this book his own, with some beautifully choreographed fight scenes and super-inventive set pieces that just look amazing. I love the Target Vision thing that pops up every issue. The art perfectly lends itself to Thompson's humour. Michael Walsh also draws another fill-in issue, and he meshes well with Romero's style; I'm surprised he hasn't been given another ongoing somewhere.With the news that this book has just been cancelled (of course), I'd recommend it even more - enjoy it now, while it lasts.
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  • Logan
    January 1, 1970
    Still a pretty solid run! I think out of all the female iterations (of traditionally male characters) that Marvel have created, Jane Foster Thor and Kate Bishop Hawkeye are the most well written and best characters in their own right! Overall the story is very engaging and interesting and the artwork blends with the story well! The last issue with Laura Wolverine left a bit to be desired, but overall another good volume!
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    1. I can’t wait to read the next one.2. Where’s my effing Kate Bishop Netflix show?!?
  • Frédéric
    January 1, 1970
    Another cool and pleasant volume of Hawkeye. I learned of Kate Bishop's existence with Matt Fraction's excellent previous run on the title which gives you some clue on my level of knowledge of the character. Seems like Katie has some understable daddy issues since she suspects him to have had her mother killed.This volume centers on this aspect of Kate's life- the reason she moved west in the first place- with a bit of Madame Masque in between and a Wolverine (Laura/Gaby) cameo to top it all. I Another cool and pleasant volume of Hawkeye. I learned of Kate Bishop's existence with Matt Fraction's excellent previous run on the title which gives you some clue on my level of knowledge of the character. Seems like Katie has some understable daddy issues since she suspects him to have had her mother killed.This volume centers on this aspect of Kate's life- the reason she moved west in the first place- with a bit of Madame Masque in between and a Wolverine (Laura/Gaby) cameo to top it all. I liked the plot better than in vol.1 which was more introductory than anything else. Here I learned more about Kate and her past and Kelly Thompson fleshed her out enough that I definitely quit thinking of her as Clint's sidekick and as Hawkeye in her own right. This said it is still clearly a character driven  series. The plot, which sometimes suffer of awkward shortcuts, is decent but certainly not amazing and wouldn't rate more than 3*. But in the end Kate wins the day big time. Thompson's really having a ball with her and it shows. She's smart and fun and gets into you before getting on your nerves. The Scooby-gang has still to be developed a bit while the Hawkeye/Detective Rivera "partnership" is going toward the classic Batman/Gordon way but much funnier. Artwise Leonardo Romeo is now fully on tracks. It looks a bit like Tonci Zonjic imho. Lucky me, I like Zonjic. Good character design, some pretty cool and original storytelling, my main critic would be some rigidity here and there but nothing serious.Cherry on top: Another batch of great covers by Julian Totino Tedesco.
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Fun!
  • Robert Davis
    January 1, 1970
    I am still really enjoying the Kate Bishop version of Hawkeye, in fact it seems to be getting better with each issue. Kate Bishop is the best. She kicks ass! (still without super-powers, but maybe that will change in the next volume? o_0
  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    I definitely liked this more than vol 1--now that some of that setup is out of the way, we can get back to Kate Bishop being extremely Kate Bishop. PLUS a crossover with All-New Wolverine?? PLUS Lucky the Pizza Dog and Jonathan the Literal Wolverine are best friends now?????? What's not to love.
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  • Emily Randolph-Epstein
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Bishop's Hawkeye was my favorite part of the Young Avengers and I'm so happy she's got her own book. She's smart, sassy and has great friends. I'm loving the storyline so far and I'm eager to see where things go next. Also, Wolverine crossover - who doesn't love one of those?
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  • Sana
    January 1, 1970
    'Uh. I don't think he can breathe, Kate.''Do we care? Okay, fine, we care.'Kate, the only band-aid wearing superhero for miles. I just love her quirky personality so much that I'm starting to feel like this is the best version that I've read of hers. I mean, bad jokes and street adventures for days haha. Also, it doesn't get better than Kate yelling 'Are you not entertained?!' to a bunch of sweaty boxers in a fight club like I love this dork, never change.The mystery is great, I was a fan of the 'Uh. I don't think he can breathe, Kate.''Do we care? Okay, fine, we care.'Kate, the only band-aid wearing superhero for miles. I just love her quirky personality so much that I'm starting to feel like this is the best version that I've read of hers. I mean, bad jokes and street adventures for days haha. Also, it doesn't get better than Kate yelling 'Are you not entertained?!' to a bunch of sweaty boxers in a fight club like I love this dork, never change.The mystery is great, I was a fan of the clone subplot and I really like that we're finally delving into her backstory, but I'm still a little ? about Kate's relationship with her dad. I just wish Kate would let her new friends in more but I could see why she'd distance herself from them. I can't wait to finally see Kate and Clint teaming up in the last volume and Kate finally getting some solid answers because it's time.My only complaint is (view spoiler)[the kiss, I mean yay for interracial relationship but it kind of came out of the left field and felt obligatory? I know Johnny is supposed to be a part of the upcoming West Coast Avengers series so maybe that'll win me over (hide spoiler)].THE REAL GEM, THOUGH IS THE LAST ISSUE WITH LAURA KINNEY AND FAM TEAMING UP WITH KATE BISHOP.Wolverine: *crashes through a window*Kate: Now that's cute.I still can't with Laura gossiping with Kate and them just chatting about life, look at me weeping about her character development yet again. I actually appreciated that the team up itself isn't all that life-threatening and is basically a fun outing when it comes to a couple of superheroes. Instead, the fun is in Kate being subjected to Laura and Gabby's 'judging you' faces, making badly-timed clone jokes and then backtracking on them, haa and being given 3 minutes to change, taking 4 only to see Laura and Gabby all dressed up and is like, 'I don't even want to know where those costumes were packed' LOL.In all, Kelly Thompson really nailed Laura, even her relationship with Gabby sobs and I can't wait for West Coast Avengers with Kate and America where Laura comes to hang out with them. COME ON, UNIVERSE GIVE ME MY CRACK KICK ASS, TAKE NAMES OT3Finally, the art is so great. It matches up so well with everything; I love the signature target visions, the consistently subdued color palette and just all good things.
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  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    This series is another where art and writing and everything simply comes together in unison. I've enjoyed Bishop's character from the beginning, and Thomson's writing only makes that more true--backed by the rest of the creative team. The captions, the use of panels--everything is on point here.Volume 2 brings Kate back with all the sass and attitude, all the adventure, and all the mystery that made volume 1 so excellent. With Bishop on the west coast, we get to see some new environments and les This series is another where art and writing and everything simply comes together in unison. I've enjoyed Bishop's character from the beginning, and Thomson's writing only makes that more true--backed by the rest of the creative team. The captions, the use of panels--everything is on point here.Volume 2 brings Kate back with all the sass and attitude, all the adventure, and all the mystery that made volume 1 so excellent. With Bishop on the west coast, we get to see some new environments and less of the superhero foot-traffic that sometimes permeates Marvel stories. As such, Kate's character driven, street level adventures feel very free and focused on her. And the character cameos that do take place are effective for story and character interaction.Volume 2 takes us deeper into Kate's past, hitting some strong emotional notes while sacrificing none of the quirkiness that makes these comics such a pleasure to read. In short, "Hawkeye: Kate Bishop" is a delightful series, and one that I am highly excited to continue reading.
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  • Rod Brown
    January 1, 1970
    My main problem with the first volume was that Kate Bishop was such a generic a character that almost any other character could have been plugged into the same story. This volume starts to reveal some of the past events that went into creating the heroic and adventurous young woman who has been bouncing through these pages. I'm enjoying the story twists and humor, especially the self-deprecating bits about the overuse of clones. (I think there needs to be some similar acknowledgement that the wr My main problem with the first volume was that Kate Bishop was such a generic a character that almost any other character could have been plugged into the same story. This volume starts to reveal some of the past events that went into creating the heroic and adventurous young woman who has been bouncing through these pages. I'm enjoying the story twists and humor, especially the self-deprecating bits about the overuse of clones. (I think there needs to be some similar acknowledgement that the writer is also overusing the scenario of Kate defeating an entire room of men in hand-to-hand combat in just a few seconds.)And since I'm enjoying the book, I now find out that Marvel has canceled it already. They just did the same thing to me with The Unstoppable Wasp, Vol. 1: Unstoppable!! Aargh!
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  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    Kelly Thompson's Kate Bishop comic continues to be excellent: this volume is even better than the first.That's in large part because of Kate's unique viewpoint and her great kick-assedness. From Young Avengers we know that she's a truly superior fighter, but that's played up even more here. Combine that with her immediate ability to read a room, depicted with hilarious art throughout this volume, and you get a really enthralling character.The plots in this second volume are also terrific. We get Kelly Thompson's Kate Bishop comic continues to be excellent: this volume is even better than the first.That's in large part because of Kate's unique viewpoint and her great kick-assedness. From Young Avengers we know that she's a truly superior fighter, but that's played up even more here. Combine that with her immediate ability to read a room, depicted with hilarious art throughout this volume, and you get a really enthralling character.The plots in this second volume are also terrific. We get more on Kate's past, on the secrets of her father, and on her interplay with Madame Masque, and all of it feels important and interesting.The only real downside is that the supporting cast that Thompson worked so hard to build in the first volume is entirely characterless, except as a mob.
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  • Reme
    January 1, 1970
    Un volumen con un tono más dramático que el anterior, dónde vemos por fin el confrontamiento de Kate con su padre, dónde empezamos a ver las primeras pinceladas de sus planes y todos los teje manejes que se trae entre manos, y también conocemos más detalles sobre el pasado de Kate. Aun teniendo este tono más serio, cumple las mismas funciones que el tomo anterior: mucha acción, entretenimiento y una Kate Bishop súper carismática y fiel a sus chistes malos y su buen humor, incluso estando rota po Un volumen con un tono más dramático que el anterior, dónde vemos por fin el confrontamiento de Kate con su padre, dónde empezamos a ver las primeras pinceladas de sus planes y todos los teje manejes que se trae entre manos, y también conocemos más detalles sobre el pasado de Kate. Aun teniendo este tono más serio, cumple las mismas funciones que el tomo anterior: mucha acción, entretenimiento y una Kate Bishop súper carismática y fiel a sus chistes malos y su buen humor, incluso estando rota por dentro. La admiro mucho y la quiero todavía más <3
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Kelly does such excellent character work. This book is so well-done and yes, reminiscent of Fraction and Aja's Hawkeye, but in a good way. Love the art, but especially the flashback scenes in shades of purple. I'm a sucker for a monotone look in comics and Hawkeye does it especially well. If you liked volume 1, volume 2 feels a bit more solid as we continue to dive into the world of Kate.
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  • Pietra Ibrisimovic
    January 1, 1970
    i loved learning a bit about Kate's past AND I LOVED GETTING TO SEE LAURA AND GETTING TO MEET GABBY (it was my first time reading about her ok i have no idea WHOMST she is) AND CLINT MY BABY THE ENDING MADE ME SO HAPPY I LOVE THESE TWO SO MUCH
  • Daniel Butcher
    January 1, 1970
    Nice street level/backstory based action adventure with a likable Hawkeye.
  • Woowott
    January 1, 1970
    If you don't like Kate Bishop, I just don't know what to say to you, honestly.
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. It was going to be three stars but that last one and a half comics softened me up.
  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    January 1, 1970
    Good volume.
  • Em
    January 1, 1970
    book 2 of 2018
  • Jenette
    January 1, 1970
    I love Kate. Her whit, her snappy remarks, her fondness for frozen peas and dramatics and the way she absolutely always kicks ass.
  • Carlos Tineo
    January 1, 1970
    Not enough Lucky.
  • Fiona
    January 1, 1970
    I JUST WANT KATE BISHOP TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HEREverything she's in is consistently good :'))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  • Heatherblakely
    January 1, 1970
    Issue 7: Kate backstory! (Though, where is her sister? Why isn't she in any of these flashbacks?) Little Kate in her bathing suit with the sides cut out!Issue 8: This is more serious than the first six issues, but I love learning about Kate's family.Issue 9: Listen, obviously Amerikate is my #1 endgame, but if Kate and Detective Rivera hook up I won't hate it (just admit Kate is queer, Marvel, come on). This case was over pretty quickly--I know the main story here is about Kate's family, but the Issue 7: Kate backstory! (Though, where is her sister? Why isn't she in any of these flashbacks?) Little Kate in her bathing suit with the sides cut out!Issue 8: This is more serious than the first six issues, but I love learning about Kate's family.Issue 9: Listen, obviously Amerikate is my #1 endgame, but if Kate and Detective Rivera hook up I won't hate it (just admit Kate is queer, Marvel, come on). This case was over pretty quickly--I know the main story here is about Kate's family, but the other stories could be a little longer.Issue 10: BABE KATE IN FORMAL WEAR HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (I know it's not her but HELLOOOOO anyway)Issue 11: Kate climbing on the Hollywood sign reminds me of when it was changed to Hollyweed at the beginning of the year. With all her family stuff going on, I'm really surprised there hasn't been any mention of her sister--did the Hawkeye team forget about Susan? I'm also surprised/disappointed America hasn't been mentioned for a while; I know America and Hawkeye are different teams, obviously, but if they're both dealing with family issues, they'd probably be talking to each other more.UGH NOOOO I HATE THIS KISSFUCK THISUGHHHHHHHHHHHHthis is bullshit and feels forced, don't throw in a fucking relationship just for the hell of it to prove the goddamn character is "straight" even though we all know she isn't. yes, I know bi people exist and I 100% believe kate is bi—I’m not angry she kissed a guy, I’m angry because this seems so forced and feels like there’s a relationship for the sake of a relationship. and I’m kind of a Kate bishop expert so trust meIssue 12: women working together! I love! and I fucking yelled at the Clint appearance
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    Read in single issues.Loved this second volume even more than the first & I LOVED the first volume! Read this comic!
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