I’ll be honest, I was only slightly interested in this new Hawkeye series. I actually read a black and white preview of it not too long ago and just sort of shrugged it off. I wasn’t sure what to make of it. But I had to admit that the cover art looked really nice, and I am kind of a sucker for checking out new #1’s. So I decided I’d take a shot.
For the record, I’m really glad I did. It turns out that this new Hawkeye issue is really great. Here we’ve got Kate Bishop moving to California to become a private investigator. And while it name-checks Jessica Jones, and Kate even mentions that being a superhero/private-investigator is kind of the “in thing” right now, the tone of this book seems miles away from Jessica Jones. This has sort of a young millennial voice, a lot more humor, and some strikingly colorful artwork.
In just one issue Kate manages to foil a bank-robbery and start on a stalker case at a local college campus all while setting up what appears to be the start of the on-going story. The writing flows excellently with not a panel nor speech-bubble wasted. In short, I loved this premier issue and will be totally following along.