Review: Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon (Hawkeye #1) by Matt Fraction (Writer), David Aja (Artist, #1-3), Javier Pulido (Artist, #4-5), Matt Hollingsworth (Color Artist), Chris Eliopoulos (Letterer), Alan Davis (Penciler)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Title: Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon

Series: Hawkeye #1

Author: by Matt Fraction (Writer), David Aja (Artist, #1-3), Javier Pulido (Artist, #4-5), Matt Hollingsworth (Color Artist), Chris Eliopoulos (Letterer), Alan Davis (Penciler)

Genre: Graphic Novels Comics, Superheroes > Marvel

Publication Date: March 19th 2013 by Marvel 

Format: Paperback

Source: Library


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

Alright I will admit I really don't know a lot about the marvel universe and I absolutely don't now a lot about Hawkeye, but I wanted to give this graphic novel a shot. Since I did buy the 3rd Vol and not the first Vol by mistake at BAM's. Which I had to check out the 1st & 2nd Vol out of my library and I thank god they had the first and second Vol of Hawkeye in my library. Now I really did love and enjoyed this graphic novel, but not as much as The Punisher. Now I will tell you why that I had a few issues with it, because I absolutely love the writing style and loved some of the graphics. But there was a few graphics I didn't like and I could tell there were by different Artists, which hopefully when I read more of the Hawkeye graphic novels it won't bother me as much as it did with this one. And I was sometimes confuse about the plotline in this book, but like I said before I don't know absolutely nothing about Hawkeye or the marvel universe that much. But I will most definitely will continue reading more about Hawkeye and the marvel universe to get to know and learn more better about them. Those were my only issues that I had with this great graphic novel other than that I really did love and enjoy it so much. That I went on a holding binge on my library too read other great graphic novels. But if you all have any Marvel graphic novel recommendation for me please I would greatly appreciate it if you list them down below in the comments for me! All and all this was a fantastic and amazing graphic novel that I can't wait too continue on reading more about Hawkeye!

Matt Fraction (Writer)

Before joining Marvel Comics, writer Matt Fraction had already established his reputation as an emerging new talent with his work on Last of the Independents. Fraction’s tale of a bank robbery gone wrong earned him a coveted “A” grade from Entertainment Weekly, as well as interest from Marvel. After taking on a short story assignment in the anthology title X-Men Unlimited, Fraction was handpicked to launch two of Marvel’s biggest projects for 2006: Punisher War Journal with artist Ariel Olivetti, and Immortal Iron Fist, with co-writer Ed Brubaker and artist David Aja. Both series met with overwhelming critical and fan acclaim, selling out their respective first issues within days of release. This led to two even bigger projects: The launching of Invincible Iron Man, a high-profile first issue premiering the same month as the blockbuster film; and Uncanny X-Men, written in tandem with Immortal Iron Fist partner Brubaker. In addition to his Marvel work, Fraction writes Casanova, an off-beat series illustrated by Gabriel Bá which recently moved to Marvel’s Icon imprint. He is also a talented filmmaker and graphic designer, heading up the MK12 firm with a worldwide client base that includes Adidas, MTV and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Fraction remains one of Marvel’s most popular writers; other credits include The Order and Thor: Ages of Thunder.

 David Aja (Artist, #1-3)

      David Aja (1977) is a Spanish comic book creator and illustrator, best known for his work on The Immortal Iron Fist and Hawkeye for Marvel comics.

He earned a five-year degree in Fine Arts (Design and Audiovisuals specialty). He has worked as an illustrator in press, magazines, books, design, publicity..., on many other series for Marvel such as Daredevil or Wolverine and he has produced covers for several titles across all major publishers.

He has won Eisner, Eagle, and Harvey Awards for his work.

 Matt Hollingsworth (Color Artist)

Hollingsworth graduated from The Kubert School in 1991 and began getting regular work from Marvel Comics and DC Comics. In 1993, he was hired to the Dark Horse Comics staff as head of the painted art department. After a year, he returned to freelance work and helped launch the award-winning Preacher from DC's Vertigo imprint.

He has worked on many titles for DC/Vertigo, Marvel, and others, including Catwoman, Batman, Daredevil and Alias. He won an Eisner Award for Best Colorist/Coloring in 1997, for work on several comics including Death: The High Cost of Living. He was nominated in 2004 for Catwoman. His latest project is an Eternals book written by Neil Gaiman and pencilled by John Romita, Jr.. Hollingsworth signed an exclusive contract with Marvel in April 2010.[1]

In 2003, he enrolled in the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood to become a visual effects artist in the film industry. He began working as a texture painter and technical director on such films as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Fantastic Four, Serenity, Superman Returns, among others.

Toward the end of 2006, Hollingsworth moved to Croatia.





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