Hawkeye, Volume 4 by Matt Fraction

Hawkeye, Volume 4

Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know his new status quo. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him, and why? And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize they have to save one another — If they don’t kill each other first. But when Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their b...

Details Hawkeye, Volume 4

TitleHawkeye, Volume 4
Release DateAug 18th, 2015
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book, Fiction

Reviews Hawkeye, Volume 4

  • Jeff
    “Can you spare some change for an American down on his luck?”Any writer who tosses in a quote from the film Treasure of the Sierra Madre and/or that classic Bugs Bunny cartoon about the cute penguin is okay in my book.This is the culmination of Matt Fraction’s excellent run on this title as Hawkeye’s life goes from bad to worse, as the Bro’s thwart his attempts to keep his tenement building.This one’s also about family: the Barton fam...
  • Kemper
    One of the first books I reviewed in 2015 was the last Hawkeye collection L.A. Woman so it’s nice symmetry that Rio Bravo is the one I’m closing out the year with. It’s also bittersweet that this marks the end of Fraction and Aja's time on the title which will be remembered as one of the best runs of a mainstream superhero comic book. There’s already been plenty written and said in praise of what they did here, and I’ve gushed about it ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Hey, guess what? (view spoiler)[Chickenbutt. (hide spoiler)]FINALLY! Finally we get the conclusion to Matt Fraction and David Aja’s defining run on Hawkeye! I read this one in single issues and the earliest one in this collection was advertising Thor: The Dark World, coming soon, to the latest one advertising Ant-Man, in theatres now - that’s how long it’s taken! Was it worth the wait? Of course it was. It might’ve suffered from enormous ...
  • Scott S.
    "Let every last one of those tracksuit-wearing, sub-verbal, bullying, murderous scumbags come at us. Because you and me? Together? . . . can pretty much do anything." -- Kate 'Hawkeye' BishopThe Fraction-penned tale of two Hawkeyes story-line converges to a satisfying finale. Kate returns from her quasi-slapstick West Coast 'Hero For Hire' (mis)adventure to provide a helping arrow with Clint Barton's increasingly deadly problems as "interim super...
  • Bradley
    Serious shit is going down on both coasts. Kate's getting screwed and Barton's been screwed. It might be the low point in the tide of the story, but it's done nothing but make me feel close to them both. Hot damn. Characters I can truly love.I'm actually getting into Hawkeye, people. Real folk blues. I know, I know, it's all obvious and stuff, but it's no less true for being what it is.That being said, I just have one thing I have to say. "WHAT T...
  • Sesana
    It's entirely possible, and even seems likely to me, that twenty years from now, we'll look back at Fraction and Aja's Hawkeye as both the defining run on the character and one of the best creative team ups in comics. Yes, it really is that good, from beginning to end. Very well-written, highly creative, visually stunning, fun to read... This book pretty much has it all. Great, great stuff.
  • Dan Schwent
    Clint Barton is Hawkeye, the Avenger with the bow and arrow. He is now currently dog-less and partner-less.17 - Clint watches the Winter Friends with Simone and her kids.This was a fill-in issue with Chris Eliopolis on art. The events of the Winter Friends cartoon reflect the events of Clint and Kate so far in the series. I didn't really care for this one.12 - Clint's brother Barney, aka Trick Shot, comes to town.Some of Hawkeye's childhood is re...
  • Anthony
    So, this took a while to come out. If you were like me and reading it in individual issues, you had a long time to wait for the full arc. But in the end, it was totally worth it, and the final volume of Fraction and Ajas Hawkeye is a satisfying finale to the whole run, while also being a good volume in itself. I liked volume 3, with Kate heading out west with Lucky and the Annie Wu art. But Aja, Fraction and Clint are what make Hawkeye HAWKEYE. A...
  • Ashley
    Bittersweet ending here, as Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye comes to an end, but it’s a good end.It’s been almost a month since I read this, so this review will not be great. Additionally, I read it and five other comics as part of the Dewey’s Read-a-thon, and fading real fast into the night. I was loopy and barely remember most of what I read during that period.But with that disclaimer out of the way, this was a good last volume.The first...
  • Gavin
    Full points to the art in this one, for all the skills Fraction has as a storyteller, the impact here comes from the super expressive artwork by David Aja and FRancis Fradjncjdncunducnuguy.There's tons about Clint's broken relationships, his good intentions gone wrong, and his (unknown to me) horrible upbringing, alongside his older protective brother Barney. The relationship between the brothers is a focal point, and utterly moving for the final...
  • Nikki
    I know that everyone thinks Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run has been the best thing since sliced bread, and I wish I could feel it too. I can see objectively that it’s good — I like Aja’s art, I like the inclusion of Kate Bishop as Hawkeye, I like that Clint’s a doofus and I love the experimental storytelling like the issue from Pizza-Dog’s point of view and showing Clint’s sign language. Hell, I love the inclusion of Clint’s brother,...
  • Annie
    God, I just love Hawkeye so much.
  • Mike
    Ridiculous. How does Fraction go from serious superhero introspection to balls-on-the-window bizarre so fluidly?Or from sweet and sentimental to abusive affection, for the same pair of brothers:Really solid writing craft here. The finale pays off not one but *two* separate moments where Clint ain't his best self. You earned it bro. Real good skills development bro. And the sign-language issue? Fantastic - Fraction stated that he wanted readers to...
  • 7jane
    A fitting ending to Fraction-Aja part of Hawkeye, though clearly a new adventure/danger starts at the end. The drawing styles fit well, and the story is both scary and funny taking turns. :)
  • Rizwan
    Loved it. loved it, loved it, LOVED IT! When we think of 'super heroes', we always think of heroes who have awesome super powers... But those cool looking super powers don't make them unforgettable badass heroes that we come to love and care. The hero underneath all that super things, all the flashy bits, the person they are that we can relate to, can connect to, can feel their pain, their sufferings that just like the same we boring normal peopl...
  • David Schaafsma
    A great finish to a much lauded series, Matt Fraction and David Aja's energetic fourth volume turn with Hawkeye, a completely refreshing and contemporary and original version of the archer. Just read Sam Quixote's review on Goodreads for greater detail and better insights, but trust me, if you like the Avengers, you will like this take, and if you don't REALLY like superhero comics at all, this is the one for you.So this is Clint reunited with hi...
  • Jesse A
    A very good ending to Fraction's run here. Fun series.
  • Chantaal
    I like these volumes splitting up Kate's and Clint's stories for easier reading. Both are excellent on their own merit.
  • Lobo
    To jest świetne podsumowanie jednej z najciekawszych serii Marvela. Bez supermocy i kataklizmów. Zwykła przestępczość i ludzka bezradność wobec niej i jeden przychlast z Brooklynu, który próbuje poukładać sobie życie. W tej wersji Barton stanowi dla mnie serce Avengers. Jest ludzki, pełen wad, cierpiący i zmagający się ze swoimi najgorszymi cechami. I jednocześnie potrafi wszystkich frustrować swoimi autodestrukcyjnymi tendencj...
  • Bhanuj
    This is what marvel should be doing. Instead of multiple crossovers, confusion and mayhem, this is how marvel should write comics. Hawkeye right from Volume 1 has been a "story from below". A story that is rooted in the ground, close to the lives of ordinary citizens. The villains are real, the people are real and so is our hero. What makes Hawkeye so close to reality is his lack of invincibility. Like other ordinary men and women, he gets hurt b...
  • Ithil
    Mi favorito ha sido el tercero sin duda, pero este ha estado genial también. Sobre todo me ha sorprendido su hermano. En enero han sido unos tebeos que me han gustado mucho y definitivamente recomiendo. Desde mi punto de vista me han encantado ambos Hawkeye. Sobre todo en un plano más de gustarme sus ideales, que tipo de moral y códigos tienen. Más allá de la trama sus formas de ser y sus personalidades. Creo que eso es uno de sus puntos fue...
  • Adora
    As always with Hawkeye, this was both satisfying and did some interesting and new things, and a lot of it works - the first issue mostly depicted an episode of a children's cartoon 'Super Friends' that obviously paralleled Clint's role within the Avengers, as well as his other friends we've met over the course of this comic. Issue #19 was more successful, getting into Clint's head when he temporarily loses his hearing completely. The way language...
  • Rory Wilding
    A touching and action-packed finale from writer Matt Fraction (who is at his best here) and primary artist David Aja, along with a plethora of other artists and colorists. As much as we'll see our favorite Hawkeyes Clint Barton and Kate Bishop in future Marvel titles i.e. All-New Hawkeye, this is a sad farewell to a wonderful creative team who made a compelling series about an avenger on his off-days. As much as Barton is the fish out of water wh...
  • Frédéric
    Awesome.The reunion of the Barton bros (no relation with the tracksuits bros) is cleverly done, the "deaf" issue is brilliant. Can't tell more without spoiling... The last two issues, the so-called "Rio Bravo" situation in Clint's building are simply amazing. Storytelling knocked me down, art punched me over, colors put me on my knees. With the exception of the cartoony issue whith dogs, a rather disposable pseudo flashback, this volume would be ...
  • Sheida
    And so it /finally/ ends. It feels like I spent years waiting for those last two issues to come out and now that it's over, I do kind of wish I could go back to the waiting period. Even though the quality certainly decreased towards the end, this series is still one of my favorites. The artwork is unique and the characters of Clint and Kate are very tangible and likable. I'm gonna miss this Hawkeye but I'm glad that we at least have the equally s...
  • Bárbara
    Man, I love Clint...This was super fun (I'm still hella upset about the dog, though).
  • Brian Poole
    Matt Fraction and David Aja finally brought their first rate Hawkeye series to a close after numerous delays with Rio Bravo.The interesting thing about this iteration of Hawkeye is that it’s always been more about Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, the heroes that share the name, then about Hawkeye. And after a couple of interesting detours (Clint watching “Winter Friends,” a holiday special celebrating “multidenominational pantheistic all-inc...
  • Michael Church
    If you've made it this far and don't realize how good this series is (was?), then I can't really do anything to help you. Scheduling issues and MASSIVE delays aside, this is one of the best series I've read in recent memory. Matt Fraction was able to reinvent Hawkeye in a way that didn't need to make him badass but made him a guy who stands out just for doing the right thing in whatever way that he can. Admittedly, the beginning of this was a lit...
  • Aimee Meester
    "I think I want to be the person all of you people seem to think I am. I didn't before but I do now."There isn't a lot to say about Matt Fraction's Hawkeye that hasn't already been said/praised/etc., or that I haven't rambled about before, but that's fine. In re-reading the series I've found myself marveling yet again over the fact that a comic book about arguably the most replaceable Avenger (arguably because if you try to argue that I might hav...
  • Ken Moten
    This was a decent ending to Matt Fraction's run on this character. I was not feeling as much as the first two volumes towards the end, but I still enjoyed it. I really wished I had read this when it was coming out, but I at least got to read it and buy the volume on sale. It pays homage to the movie Rio Bravo and classic "High Noon"-type Westerns in-general. I am not sure what else I would read by Matt Fraction, but I will talk about someone who ...