Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel Now)

Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel Now)


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The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won't believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe...and the darkest parts of Hawkeye's mind. Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble...and stealing from the rich never looked so good.

COLLECTING: Hawkeye 1-5, Young Avengers Presents 6

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785165620
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Series: Marvel Now Series , #1
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 60,253
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Fraction started creating comics with the smaller publishers, like AiT/Planet Lar and IDW Publishing. He is also known for his work on The Five Fists of Science and Casanova, as well as a number of series for Marvel Comics. Fraction is currently working on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, Thor and Invincible Iron Man, the latter of which led to his consulting work on the set of the film Iron Man 2. He lives in Portland, OR.

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Hawkeye - Volume 1: My Life As A Weapon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hawkeye is a weapons expirt a master achery and a martial artist and once died saving the earth from the kree and was rieved and then ronin and then team leader of the avengers and then hawkeye again
KMKibble More than 1 year ago
I loved this, and can see why people have been raving about it as a book that manages to have high stakes for the character without taking itself too seriously. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that I felt the art, which had a gorgeously simplistic style to it for the first three issues, falls off notably in the last two, which is important since there's a surprise character reveal that doesn't quite work because the reveal is the first time we see the character in this lesser style and so the moment loses impact in the resulting confusion. If the series can stay this strong, though, I'll definitely keep picking up the trades.
Grey_Ghost More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Fraction's story is first rate and Aja's art is incredible. My only complaint is that the ebook version doesn't have "Zoom View".
Katy_T More than 1 year ago
The story and writing is what makes this series good.  This story shows how a superhero with no superpowers day to day life carries on with the occasional not so good moment.  The art did not grab me at first but it works well with the writer in delivering the story.  
WillNotte More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read.  Hawkeye, Clint Barton, is portrayed as a down on his luck everyman—good at heart but willing to break, let alone bend, the rules—who lives with the advantage (and disadvantage) of being a member of the world’s most powerful team of superheroes. This is more spy thriller/gumshoe detective story, however, than superhero adventure.  Clint never makes a proper in-costume appearance in the book and while some well-known Marvel villains appear, they’re of the organized crime or secret society variety and mesh with the story well (though the tracksuit wearing Russian mobsters are much more fun).  In fact, when Captain America makes a brief appearance, his superhero costume is so jarringly out of place with the flavor of the book that I found myself thinking that a character I normally love looked like a total doof. The book collects the first five issues of the Hawkeye comic book and this breaks down into three stand-alones and one two-part story.  Nothing too convoluted and a good introduction to the main characters (Clint Barton and the Young Avenger who also uses the Hawkeye tag, Kate Bishop).  When you add in the fact that the art meshes with the tone of the stories perfectly, this is a book I would recommend not just to fans of the Avengers and superhero comics in general, but to someone with an interest in comics who cannot get past capes and tights. The book also includes a sixth story, a reprint of an earlier Young Avengers Presents issue featuring Kate Bishop meeting and earning the respect of Clint Barton, who was then working under a different alias, Ronin.  This story really fell flat on its face as a wrap up to this book.  The art is in standard superhero mode, which clashes with the feel of the rest of the book and Clint’s portrayal and his relationship with Kate are distinctly different, ending the book with a letdown.  In the main stories part of Clint’s charm is that he’s essentially a loser made good who seems constantly one misstep away from screwing everything up, with Kate, his seeming protégé, coming across as more calm, collected, and able.  To end the book then, with Clint in generic, superhero mode (high morals paired with an ugly costume) able to instantly disappear the moment a befuddled Kate turns her back, made for a dissatisfying close to an otherwise great book.  I realize six issues is generally the goal for these collected editions, but the first five issues collected here stand strongly on their own and the overall reading experience of this book would have benefited from the absence of the final inclusion.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I don't know much about the character or heard of him, except from the movies, and I think one of the cartoons? Anyway, this was an interesting start, kind of like the other volumes as well.
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I had heard about these on pinterest and when i found em, i had to buy it! I love it so much!
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
So, this is how to make a fun, adventure comic while still maintaining continuity, characters, and plot. Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Javier Pulido create something that is so rare. A great combination of humor and intrigue with enough action and intelligence to appeal to anyone. The art, by both artists, fit the story so well and also compliment each other. The inclusion of Kate Bishop is such a good idea as she plays off Clint so well. Overall, a fantastic book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an Avengers fan of long standing in the past, I like to catch an occasional comic to see how things are going with various members. I was not disappointed with Hawkeye. Matt Fraction and the artists brought a welcome maturity to the character. I also enjoyed the "new" Hawkeye very much. I can't wait for Vol 2.
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