Comic book reviews for Hawkeye #4, Hawkeye #5, and Hawkeye #6 by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Michael Walsh
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars
Hawkeye #4 by Kelly Thompson
Art: Leonardo Romero
Can I just say how much I love Jordie Bellaire’s throwback to the West Coast Avengers coloring? This vintage look is just lovely. I wasn’t quite sure what Romero’s pencils and inks were going for, but now it’s all coming together. Kate Bishop is the new West Coast Avenger, and I love it.
This is a bit of kooky fun, and just what Marvel needs in its lineup.
I love Kate’s flaw of thinking that everyone actually likes her. You know, if they aren’t a baddie. I love that she calls even Detective Rivera her friend.
Too funny that Greg, the guy Kate thinks is cute, turns out to be the one who’s getting his rage on and leading the cult. Kate’s inner dialog is cracking here.
Ramone kissing Mikka to get her out of the mind control seemed on brand for this book.
I like that it’s issue four when we see Brad. That it’s issue four’s end when we get a character we know from other books, Jessica Jones. That it’s time to perhaps follow the plot of why Kate’s here: to find her father.
Hawkeye #5 by Kelly Thompson
Art: Michael Walsh
Of course, Brad brings trouble. Of course, he’s involved with Rebecca’s missing person’s case. And of course, Kate is kind of hiding some things from Jessica. Or at least, they get very distracted this issue.
It’s not surprising to see some kind of service that allows people to completely change their faces and possibly personalities in LA. I’m going to take it that the dragon creature is “all the ugly” swept away. Or maybe I’ve just been listening to too much Buffering the Vampire Slayer, and this would definitely be a plot point on Buffy: the Vampire Slayer.
I’m not sure how well Walsh’s pencil style fits the Hawkeye style book. Which may be referred to as the Fraction-style layouts. It definitely started softening out and losing the shape of the layouts in the latter half of the book.
I bet Jessica wishes she was better at flying now.
Hawkeye #6 by Kelly Thompson
Art: Michael Walsh
I’m mostly disappointed by Walsh’s art. His faces are some of my least favorite. They don’t show or share much expression. I’m unsure why Jessica’s face is so skinny when she and Kate are at the airport saying goodbye.
I’m a big fan of Pizza Dog joining this comic book. Kate’s right: what’s better than your dog, tacos, money in your pocket, and a little forward momentum in your career.
I completely called the dragon actually being Rebecca/Dahlia. I thought it was an outcome of her being turned beautiful. However, it’s actually that she’s in an Inhuman and woke up pretty, but also a dragon sometimes. I suppose that’s a simpler story, and I should’ve figured it’d be something more like that.
Kate not really believing that Jessica could fly until she saw it for herself was hilarious. I enjoyed the tips in this book, but I thought they were more fun than the previous issues.
I’m really hoping Walsh doesn’t continue to be the main artist on this book.