Thursday, October 17, 2013

NB of the Week


Hawkeye #13 - The U in Funeral

Written by Matt Fraction
Drawn by David Aja

It's been a few months since the last Hawkeye issue but nothing misses a beat here. It was a very simple issue telling us once again that Matt Fraction is one of the best at writing human stories.
With a little bit of creative play on the past, we get Clint leading up to the murder of Grills and the leaving of Kate Bishop (and subsequent leaving of Arrow/Pizza Dog) and we find that his brother Barney was there when she/they left ans is also welcomed into the "family" of apartment dwellers (or tenants for those who prefer proper titles. Ya snobs...). But that pails in comparison to the real winner of this story and that's the funeral of Grills. Clint and Kate are cold as they go to pay their respects, Clint knowing that this all happened because he has imposed his life as Hawkeye onto these innocent people isn't sitting too well with his. At the burial, we
see the Tracksuit Bros watching, waiting for the moment to strike again. And most heartbreaking, we get Hawkeye telling Grills father in person about the loss. The issue ends with a very common scene: one the apartment rooftop. Grills father is grilling food for everybody, almost as a thank you for being a family to his son, Barney being accepted in and Clint looking over the roof edge, knowing that this is far from over.
Another book that has been near perfect for me from the start. Not much more I can say. Fraction is amazing on this title. Hawkeye has no right to be this damn awesome. You should read this.

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