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Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits

Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits - Matt Fraction, David Aja, Francesco Francavilla, Steve Lieber, Jesse Hamm, Matt Hollingsworth Hawkeye is the least powerful member of the Avengers. This is his life when he's not avenging.

6 - Hawkeye takes a few days off work for Christmas. Shit goes down with the Russians.

Hawkeye trying to hook up his DVD player was pretty awesome. The ethical dilemma he wrestles with promises to have future consequences. I can't get over how well the art fits the story and how much Matt Fraction makes me care about Hawkeye and the supporting cast. Bro.

7 - With a hurricane on its way, Clint helps a neighbor tend to his elderly father and Kate goes to a wedding in New Jersey.

Another slice of life tale. The Clint and Grills thread was touching and Kate's side of things painted New Jersey in a favorable light for once. I love that Grills called Clint Hawkguy and Kate gets called Lady Hawkman.

8 - Cherry walks back into Clint's life and she's in trouble again...

The thing that really appeals to me about Hawkeye is that while he's the world's greatest marksman, he's still a regular dude whose brain turns to mush when a beautiful woman shows up.

I can't say enough about David Aja's art being perfect for this series.

9 - Some of Hawkeye's female Avenger friends give him a talking to because of Cherry. Meanwhile, some crime heavies want Hawkeye dead.

It seems that every woman Hawkeye knows is pissed at him for one reason or another. Didn't I say he was relatable? The last page was a jaw dropper.

I haven't mentioned Matt Hollisworth's coloring job on this but it is perfect for the art style and tone of the series.

10 - While Clint mopes around, the assassin gunning for him cozies up to Kate.

That was futzing tense at the end. Next issue is going to be a blowout for sure. This issue nicely illustrates how Kate and Clint are just as human as the rest of us.

11 - Pizza dog tracks down a killer! And some stuff happens with Kate and Clint.

It sure looked like Kate walked out on Clint and took Pizza dog with her. By the by, the entire issue was told from the dog's point of view and it was pretty spectacular.

Closing Thoughts: Another futzing volume down already? Grumble, grumble. I think Hawkeye appeals to me so much because it is a throwback to the early days of Marvel. Marvel heroes were the heroes with ordinary problems, something I think they lose sight of in these days of endless deaths and resurrections and big honkin' crossovers. 5 out of 5 stars.