Published by Marvel Comics on March 17th 2015
Genres: Comic, Graphic Novel
Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight the evil plaguing humanity. They fought for all that was good in the world. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes. These are not those heroes. Meet Hawkeye: ladies man ("ladies man" because the ladies love to hate this man), mighty marksman and, most importantly, Avenger. He's the only guy on the team without any powers, though. Then there's Deadpool (Mr. Deadpool to you), the regeneratin' degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and punch him right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down. What do they have in common? Halloween in Brooklyn, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has both heroes racing the clock! But will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out?Amazon •
COLLECTING: HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL 0-4
“Don’t you just hate chases where you can’t just shoot the people you’re chasing!?”
This is completely NOT a “vs.” comic, but I couldn’t help but love it despite being fooled by the title. By the cover and the blurb the reader expects and full out brawl between our Marvel archer and undying anti-hero, but in reality it’s a bunch of (hilarious) bickering and Deadpool stepping in to save a brainwashed Hawkeye.
Putting that bit aside, Duggan borrowed Matt Fraction’s Clint Barton and Kate Bishop- which works just fine to keep the Marvel ‘verses together. Deadpool even gets confused when Hawkeye’s dog gets his standard panels. The three battle against Black Cat who stole confidential information- not a very thick plot- but I think this comic centers more or less around the comedy aspect as Hawkeye and Deadpool are making snark comments about Black Cat and Spiderman throughout (*snicker*), and Deadpool eventually ends up in the classic Hawkeye costume.
Overall, Hawkeye vs Deadpool is an amusing addition to the Marvel universe that fans are bound to enjoy.