Series: Hawkeye #6
Also by this author: Hawkeye: All-New Hawkeye
Published by Marvel Comics on July 5th 2016
Genres: Comic, Superhero
Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season - but this time there's a twist! Arrows fly across two eras as a deep-seated rift stretches across time, bringing old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together to chase down mistakes from their past. But as the reluctantly reunited Team Hawkeye struggle to rebuild their trust, things get messy when their mission brings them face-to-face with the Mandarin! As tomorrow's Kate reunites with two former Young Avengers teammates, today's Clint finds himself estranged from his partner and paying a visit to his big brother Barney. What makes a hero and what breaks a hero? Hawkeye and Hawkeye experience both in a turbulent trip down memory lane that takes them back to the future!Amazon •
Mature-Content Rating: Violence, language
“I only caught a glimpse of him. But he was amazing. Then the others came. And they were amazing, too. I mean, of course they were amazing. They’re the Avengers. But they aren’t like him. They all have super-powers and armor and stuff. But him… all he had was a bow and arrow. Amazing.”
This made me happy, if for nothing more than the appearance of obscure villains and Avenger cameos. Even the original Hawkeye suit made an appearance! We see Madador, The Mandarin, Marvel Boy, Captain America Chavez, and the Avengers in the past when Kate first meets Hawkeye.
For the comic, the reader is bounced back and forth between Kate’s past, the Hawkeyes’ present, and their possible future. The story is easy to follow though, as the scenes transition smoothly and often times interlock brilliantly. The readers see Kate’s relationship with her father, and much like with Clint’s flashbacks in the previous issue, we see a glimpse why Kate decided to become Hawkeye.
The present story line focuses on the relationship between the Hawkeyes. After the last issue and giving the kids up to SHIELD, Kate and Clint both have mixed feelings about their actions and their future together as a team.
In the future story line everything has gone mad. Hydra and SHIELD both are willing to use the inhuman kids to work for their advantage, and Kate calls Clint back in on the action to correct the mistake they made over thirty years ago.
Overall this was a solid story line, with both Kate and Clint growing into their own version of Hawkeye for great character development.