(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Juanan Ramirez Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• War Machine, U.S.Agent, Mockingbird and Quake have joined forces to fight against the robots for human survival as Force Works! • But when the team finds themselves infected by Deathlok technology and turned into robots themselves, will that prime directive stand? • Or will they find themselves turning coat and bringing about humanity’s end?!
The Cancerverse has invaded the Negative Zone and Earth’s heroes must gather to stop the spread before it breaks into their own universe.
Annihilation: Scourge collects Annihilation: Scourge Alpha, Fantastic Four, Nova, Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, and Omega.
Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Michael Moreci, Christos Gage, Dan Abnett Art: Juanan Ramirez, Cian Tomey, Ibraim Roberson, Alberto Albuquerque, Diego Olortegui, Paul Davidson, Manuel Garcia Color: Federico Blee, Carlos Lopez, Jay David Ramos, Erick Arciniega, Matt Milla, Rachelle Rosenberg Ink: Juan Vlasco, Cam Smith, Scott Hanna Letterer: Cory Petit, Joe Sabino, Travis Lanham, Clayton Cowles
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(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Kim Jacinto Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Daredevil tips Hawkeye off to the formation of a new task force. They have one mission: to stop the dangerous new Ronin before he tears the city apart. Clint joins up, but he can’t help but notice that Ronin gets results. Whose side is he really on? And as Hawkeye’s own hunt for the Hood intensifies, he’s about to find himself in the sights of one of his most dangerous foes of all time…
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Juanan Ramirez (CA) Carlos E. Gomez, Philip Tan Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 26, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The eruption of a violent robot revolution threatens all manner of biological life! Teetering on the precipice of extinction, there’s only one man with enough tactical skill, killer instinct and ruthless leadership to lead the rebellion: War Machine! Join War Machine and his elite paramilitary squad (U.S.Agent, Mockingbird, and Quake) in the final crusade for humanity’s fate!
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (L) Joe Sabino (CA) Kim Jacinto & Tamra Bonvillain Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• As things around him are getting more dangerous, Clint Barton is being pushed to make some tough, and probably really bad, decisions. • Meanwhile the mysterious new Ronin is waging war against The Hood and Hawkeye is caught in the middle of it. • The Web of lies our Friendly Neighborhood archer finds himself caught in will have Spectacular ramifications when he is confronted by our Amazing secret guest star… • (It’s Spider-Man. Shhh.)
Huh, didn’t expect that ending at all. Hawkeye Freefall #2 brings the surprises, the laughs, and the action as the question of who Ronin is swirls.
Writer Matthew Rosenberg delivers a fantastic issue that is a worthy successor of the beloved Hawkeye comics over recent years.
Someone’s running around in Clint Barton’s old Ronin costume as Barton deals with being “the worst Avenger.” He does what he does best which is stumble at trying to good. He attends a charity event to impress his girlfriend. He fights a d-list villain and has trouble doing so. Through it all, the expected charm is all there and it’s hard to dislike Barton. He’s a jerk and at times an idiot. But, he’s our jerk and idiot.
What Rosenberg does really well is deliver laughs and pacing that puts a smile on the reader’s face. There’s a charm about it all. Though in reality, Barton’s an ass. He attempts to do the right thing though goes about it the wrong way. His heart is generally in the right place. He also delivers the witty one-liners and internal monologue so many wish we had. Rosenberg is able to give us the character interactions that are hard to not enjoy on a comedic level.
The art by Otto Schmidt is fantastic. The characters look solid but it’s the small details here. The suit Tony Stark wears to a charity event will keep you focused. Luke Cage’s shirt slowly being destroyed in battle is a sight gag that takes a bit to notice. It’s the little things here like body language that really makes the comic’s art shine.
Hawkeye Freefall #2 is a fantastic comic. There’s a fantastic mix of comedy and action. The former comes from some unexpected places like the Hood. The series is just a fun read that has you wanting to immediately read more. Then you get to the end of this issue and immediately want to go back and read it again.
Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Otto Schmidt Letterer: Joe Sabino Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Kim Jacinto Rated T+ In Shops: Jan 29, 2020 SRP: $3.99
WHO THE %$&@ IS RONIN? The mystery surrounding the volatile new Ronin deepens as his actions begin to destabilize the seedy underbelly of New York City. Hawkeye finds himself caught in the middle of an increasingly dangerous turf war between Ronin and the Hood. Though Clint may not approve of Ronin’s methods, it’s hard to argue with his results. And pretty soon, he may need to choose a side that his allies in the Avengers won’t be happy about…
The world’s greatest marksman is back in another solo adventure! But so is the mysterious martial artist known as Ronin! Are the two one in the same? Look for clues in the Hawkeye: Freefall #1 trailer featuring Associate Editor Alanna Smith, and writer Matthew Rosenberg!
The Hood has returned to the streets of New York, aiming to restart his criminal enterprise. At the same time, a new fighter enters the fray using Clint Barton’s one-time identity of Ronin – leading his allies to believe it’s actually him moonlighting as the brutal vigilante. Are Hawkeye and Ronin truly at cross-purposes, or do they share a common enemy in upstart super villain Parker Robbins?
Hawkeye: Freefall #1 by Matthew Rosenberg and Otto Schmidt is available in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!
It’s a tough act to follow Matt Fraction and David Aja’s beloved run on Hawkeye. Hawkeye Freefall #1 has the unenviable task of being that series. It also succeeds in numerous ways the most realizing it isn’t Fraction and Aja.
Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Hawkeye Freefall #1 has Clint Barton doing his thing. Someone else has donned his old Ronin costume and fingers are pointing at Clint. But up to that part the comic is peppered with humor and the moments we’ve come to love involving Barton.
Rosenberg delivers a solid start of a series with some action, humor, and moments that get you to take pause and think. There’s dust-ups with modern classic villains and an exploration of what happens after they get arrested. Most importantly it has Clint Barton being Clint Barton. We get a sense of where he’s at and why he’s the dick we can’t help but like. It delivers a lot that’s know but like a nice pair of slippers, comfortable and familiar.
But, the comic is smart. Rosenberg brings his own voice to the comic while at the same time recognizing individuals may come to this expecting Fraction/Aja redux. There’s a familiarity without being a copy. You can tell the team has thought through what worked so well before.
That extends to the art by Otto Schmidt. Joined by letterer Joe Sabino the art too has similar beats at times with Aja without trying to copy what was done before. Schmidt brings his excellent individual style to it all. He delivers a visual pacing whose jokes are as much “physical” at times as they are part of the dialogue.
Hawkeye Freefall #1 feels like the start to a worthy successor of the beloved Hawkeye series. It has it’s own style and voice while also paying tribute in some ways to what worked so well. Hawkeye fans should be very pleased with this one.
Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Otto Schmidt Letterer: Joe Sabino Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Kim Jacinto Rated T+ In Shops: Jan 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
When a mysterious and ruthless new Ronin starts tearing a destructive path through the city, suspicion immediately falls on Hawkeye, but Clint has more to worry about than who’s wearing his old costume. After a clash with the Hood ends badly, Hawkeye gives himself a new mission that will place him in the crosshairs of one of New York’s most dangerous villains. Hawkeye’s mission and Ronin’s secret plans will set them on a collision course that only one of them will walk away from. Fan favorite Clint Barton returns in a brand new series from Matthew Rosenberg (UNCANNY X-MEN, THE PUNISHER) and Otto Schmidt (Green Arrow).