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Kate Bishop hits the target in Marvel Future Revolution

Netmarble and Marvel Entertainment’s first open world action RPG on mobile, MARVEL Future Revolution, adds master archer Kate Bishop in an all-new game update. In addition to this newly added companion hero, players can access new in-game events, features and more on the App Store and Google Play today.

Inspired by Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, Kate Bishop has joined the game as a new Special Companion hero. Her PVP specialty consists of attacking enemies by shooting arrows to reduce their movement speed and defense until the end of the summoning time.

In addition, the game adds the Master Archer’s Omega Wheel Event to celebrate this new incoming Special Companion hero. Spin the wheel and acquire rewards using Master Archer Tokens. Through the Omega Wheel, players will have the opportunity to collect the new Special Companion Kate Bishop and Premium Companion Box while a ★4 Special Costume Box will be given upon reaching a certain number of spins.

Players can experience additional new game content and updates including:

  • P.E.G.A.S.U.S. Base New Feature: Core Booster – The third feature of P.E.G.A.S.U.S. Base, Core Booster is a feature to improve the Core Synthesizer. This new feature provides a bonus probability rate that helps increase the success rate when combining Cores.
  • Battle Challenge Expansion and Reward Reorganization – New rounds 36 to 40 have been added with the ability to adjust the difficulty of the Battle Challenge. The difficulty can be adjusted in increments – by increasing the difficulty, higher scores can be achieved. A Core Booster Essence” reward has been added to the weekly Battle Challenge. This material is required to increase the probability rate when combining Cores.
  • Epic Invasion: Ancient Invader Returns- Originally launched last November, this event has been enhanced compared to previous Epic Invasion: The Eternals. When players are fighting enemies, special Battle Badges that will activate an additional effect when an enemy is defeated can be crafted.
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Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye is Now Available in Marvel Future Fight

Hawkeye, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop),and Maya Lopez will ready their weapons in Marvel Future Fight’s new update themed after Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye series with new uniforms, content, and enhancements awaiting players today.

Three all-new uniforms inspired by Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye for Hawkeye, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop),and Maya Lopez, can now be collected by players. Today’s update also adds the S.H.I.E.L.D. Archive, which collects information of various items and Super Heroes within MARVEL Future Fight. Rewards are also given once this information is collected by players.

Other updates coming to the game include:

  • Story Auto Play and Repeat functionality has been added to Story missions
  • Hawkeye can be upgraded to Tier-3 now and has a new Ultimate Skill added
  • Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) and Maya Lopez now have new Awaken skills added, and can now be Transcended

MARVEL Future Fight celebrated its sixth anniversary with over 120 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.

Take Aim with the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop Hawkeye Marvel Legends

Hawkeye is getting a release in Hasbro‘s Marvel Legends. Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are getting miniaturized with two figures.

Clint Barton also comes with bow, alternate hands, and a build-a-figure arm of Infinity Ultron.

Kate Bishop features alternate hands and a bow, plus a leg of Infinity Ultron.

Both are available to pre-order now.


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Exclusive Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay (VCA) Carmen Carnero
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Kate Bishop hates the circus!
Turns out that the Resort Chapiteau is being run by none other than the Circus of Crime as nothing more than a new and exciting way to part rich people from their money. Except the signet ring they stole from Susan unlocks her safe at Bishop Manor, which contains something way, way more dangerous than stacks of cash. Also, the resort is set to self-destruct, and the guests (and Susan and Lucky) are still inside. Worst. Vacation. Ever.

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

Hit the Target with the Marvel Hawkeye Sale

With a likely hit television show on the horizon, now’s the time to catch up on Hawkeye comics. ComiXology has you covered with the Marvel Hawkeye Sale! That features 167 releases on sale now.

You can get the beloved Hawkeye comic series, Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Old Man Hawkeye, and so much more.

Collections are on sale for up to 67% and single issues are just $0.99.

Get shopping as the sale ends on January 28.

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Start the New Year with a New Kate Bishop Story by Kelly Thompson

Hawkeye writer Kelly Thompson has penned an all-new prose story featuring Kate Bishop, “The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same.” You can read it now for free on the Marvel site!

The story also features exclusive art by Stefano Caselli with lettering by Joe Sabino.

The story has a very Hitchcock Rear Window vibe about it. It’s a great way to relax and kick off the new year!

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Around the Tubes

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship – This should be interesting to watch.

Newsarama – Hailee Steinfeld in Talks for Hawkeye‘s Kate Bishop – Report – Interesting casting choice.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Coffin Bound #2
Fortress of Solitude –
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ICv2 –
Owly: The Way Home
The Beat –
Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san

Review: West Coast Avengers #1

Spinning out of her fantastic Hawkeye run, Kelly Thompson kicks off the next stage in Kate Bishop’s heroic career and makes her the leader of the Avengers with artist Stefano Caselli and Triona Farrell. Well, it’s the West Coast Avengers to be honest, and they fight lands harks and 200 feet Tigras and are funded by Quentin Quire’s reality TV show and camera crew. But questionable credentials aside, Thompson and Caselli have created something special: a comedic superhero team in the vein of the classic “bwahaha” Justice League International for 2018. Caselli can do literal big action and big funny as well as romance (Kate’s boyfriend from Hawkeye is on the team as the rookie superhero, Fuse) and even capture the watercolor beauty of traveling through America Chavez’s star portals. He gives West Coast Avengers a blockbuster scope while not sacrificing the humor or quirkiness.

Like most team superhero first issues, West Coast Avengers #1 is all about assembling the team and setting up the team’s first obstacle. Thompson and Caselli create this new Avengers squad from a highly organic place: Kate Bishop freaking out. Seriously, fighting land sharks with a bow and arrow and some martial arts is a tall order. There’s also the more logical place that most superheroes in the Marvel Universe are clustered around New York City and really there needs to be a dedicated, experienced superhero team to protect the West Coast, especially the United States’ second biggest media market, L.A. (Sorry Runaways!) Thompson and Caselli immediately set up the team’s key relationships by having Kate call in the other Hawkeye, Clint Barton and her BFF, America Chavez to help out with the initial threat. They have an easy conversational rhythm in the heat of battle, and Barton especially fits into his supporting role with Stefano Caselli drawing hilarious reaction shots of him watching Kate ride a herd of sharks into the ocean or his responses when Fuse acts about Kate’s ex Noh Varr, who wasn’t invited to the team.  He also acts as the connection

The two wild cards on West Coast Avengers are Gwenpool and Quentin Quire, who brings in the reality TV show angle and makes sure everyone around him knows that he’s an omega level mutant and the strongest member of the team. Since the mid-2000s and the New Warriors, the reality TV superhero angle has been used a lot in comic, but Thompson and Caselli don’t use it for broad brushed satire. Instead, they use the sound bites for characterization and quick moments of levity like when Quire and Gwenpool blow something up in the background while Kate is doing a semi-serious confessional. During these big gags, colorist Triona Farrell’s palette is bolder and absurd than her usual sunny SoCal color choices with the soft purple of Kate’s costume or the glow of the horizon.

West Coast Avengers is a grounded world of ex-boyfriends and sprawling and eating pizza after a hard day’s work, but it’s also a world of Looney Tunes Gwenpool guns and this never gets old, land sharks. Stefano Caselli uses reaction panels to wink at the audience and say, “Yes, this book is weird. Enjoy it!” It can segue from a romance beat to a comedy beat and then an action beat and back again in the space of a couple pages like when Kate and Fuse are making out, run into Quentin Quire and Gwenpool aka “useless Deadpool knockoff” bickering about a wet towel prank to jumping into action via an America star portal. West Coast Avengers has a light tone without devolving too much into parody. For example, giant Tigra is a very real threat to the team and also an opportunity for team leader, Kate Bishop, to exercise situational ethics as she begins with getting Tigra’s old teammate Clint to try to talk her down before bringing in Quentin Quire with the psychic knockout punch.

In recent years, Marvel Comics has had several strong comedy titles in their lineup (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Howard the Duck, and Max Bemis’ Worst X-Man Ever come to mind), but Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli, and Triona Farrell bring the funny to a team superhero book in West Coast Avengers.  It also continues the fantastic arc that Thompson has crafted for Kate Bishop over the past two years and providing a new home for the madcap antics of Gwenpool, the goofiness and salt of the earth earnestness of Clint Barton, the laconic punching of America Chavez (Hopefully, she isn’t relegated to team chauffeur.), and the pompous edginess and untapped potential of Quentin Quire. In one issue, a team with an interesting dynamic has been assembled as well as a bad guy that fits the tone of the book so all in all, West Coast Avengers #1 is a win.

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Stefano Caselli
Colors: Triona Farrell Letters: Joe Caramagna

Story: 8.4 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Hawkeye #16

hawkeye16coverThis era of Hawkeye draws to a close as Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Jordie Bellaire deliver a story full of punching, trick arrows, and quips that still resonates emotionally. Sure, the clones and time travel might be a little too much, but the light, delightful tone of the story makes it work. Hawkeye #16 is Kate and Clint’s last stand against Madame Masque and Eden Vale, who can use people’s blood to bring them back through time temporarily, including some of the greatest ranged weapon using villains in the Marvel Universe. In a previous issue, Eden told Kate that she could bring her mother back. And to spice things up even more, there’s also Kate’s mental suggestion ability having father waiting in the wings as a wild card. It’s a slugfest of an ending that shows how Kate has built a great, if a little crazy life for herself and still leaves a couple plot threads for Thompson to play with when a book featuring Kate Bishop comes back in August.

Throughout his run on Hawkeye, Leonardo Romero has shown a real knack for connecting readers to the action starting with Kate and Clint with their backs literally up against the wall surrounded by a horde of enemies. Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye paid homage to Rio Grande. This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid transposed to the key of Humphrey Bogart playing Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. The noir tones of the earlier issue have been replaced with hand to hand combat and sort of siege warfare. The fight scenes really work when Romero draws a sequence from a rooftop vantage point to create an activity and trick arrow filled double page spread or tightens up and shows a one on one battle in a nine panel grid like Clint fighting his former mentor, Swordsman and kicking his ass.

Romero and Jordie Bellaire also capture these nigh flawless close-ups of characters before a big emotional beat like Eden realizing her quest for vengeance is hurting innocent people, like a young girl who reminds her of dead daughter. Bellaire does something beautiful with her palette later in the book using a faded blue to reunite Eden with her daughter for one last moment juxtaposed with a faded pink flashback of  of Romero’s art is clever, fluid,  never boring, and when he trades out arrows with shields, I think he will be a perfect fit for Captain America.

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Humor and sass are two of Kelly Thompson’s greatest strengths as a writer, and the sass level is doubled when Kate and Clint are both together in Hawkeye #16. Honestly, along with Romero’s art, the sass is the reason why Hawkeye is one of my favorite Marvel books. I’m dying to see what goofy thing will come out of Clint’s mouth or a choice portion of snark quip that Kate will deliver. And the best and most adorable parts is when Kate and Clint make the same joke at the same time because they have the best, bad strategy at the same time involving exploding arrows and heart to hearts. Romero and Bellaire’s storytelling skill at drawing the reader’s eye to the main action on the page as well as some great deadpan reaction shots allow Thompson’s jokes to hit and not have to go into narrator mode until the every end because every private eye story worth its salt has to end with an insightful voiceover.

Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Jordie Bellaire pull out all the cool archery move/surprise superpower/generally badass stops in Hawkeye #16, which reads like the third act of a particularly thrilling buddy action movie. However, it’s not entirely caught up in the cool, and Kate finds a little bit of closure with her whole supervillain dad/dead (Or not so dead) mom situation thanks to the help of her new friends in L.A. Kate Bishop, the best Hawkeye, might not have the best life, but she does have a pretty good one.

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Leonardo Romero Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8.7 Art: 9.4 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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