I liked this a lot better than the last one, which made me feel like the series was starting to become aimless and no fun. It’s still not as purely fun here as it was in the first two volumes, but a lot of things were course corrected, and the last couple of pages were great. Suzie and Jon are both not doing so well post-breakup. Suzie is with the world’s most ‘meh’ man, and Jon is in an open relationship with a lovely woman who he feels nothing for, and he works in a sex shop called ‘Cumworld’. Meanwhile, […]
A character in this wears a “Pobody’s Nerfect” t-shirt*, and that was the thing I was most amused by, so that should tell you my overall feelings about it, if the rating hasn’t already. *PSA: Watch The Good Place. It is a damn delight. This is the first volume of this series that I haven’t really enjoyed in full. Parts of it were engaging but mostly I found it depressing and uninteresting. That may be just me right now, or it might be the series having an identity crisis (which it’s been having since volume three, actually), or it might be […]
I have enjoyed Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye series tremendously. I enjoy Fraction’s Clint Barton much more than the Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Volume 3, though, focuses on the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop. Kate is 21 and from a wealthy family. She may be young and brash, but she’s a great Hawkeye, especially when paired with Clint Barton. Unfortunately, Clint is wallowing in his own feelings and Kate decides she can’t watch anymore. So she takes The dog, flips off daddy and heads for the West Coast. LA Woman is fun and interesting, but without Clint, feels ungrounded. Perhaps that’s intended. […]
Vol. 3, or the one where Sex Criminals goes even more meta than usual. This series is probably the weirdest ongoing thing I read by quite a large margin, but it’s so kindhearted and earnest and willing to take chances, I just very much want everyone to give it a go. I’m trying right now to get my book club to read the first volume, so we’ll see about that (I think some of them might read it with their hands over their mouths in a state of perma-shock, and the thought makes me giggle). (I’m sorry, now I’m just […]
4.5 stars I didn’t know a whole lot about Hawkeye outside of the Marvel comic book movies, where he’s clearly an excellent bowman and reclusive family man, but also Black Widow’s wise-quipping sidekick. I’ve heard good things about Matt Fraction’s run on this comic for years, and since it was on our shelf, this summer seemed like the right time to finally check it out. I’m so glad I did. Full review on my blog.
What did I just read? This comic certainly is completely different from anything I’ve experienced before. So the first time Suzie masturbates and orgasms, it literally makes time freeze. She’s not sure if it’s like that for everyone and having no one to ask, and limited resources to figure things out, she’s a bit lost. Then she meets Jon at a party and is surprised to discover that it’s exactly the same for him. They’ve always believed themselves to be alone, and now, when they’ve found each other, they become a bit addicted to exploring the range of their “powers”. […]
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 issue was called “Winter Friends,” and is a stylistically experimental departure, where Clint is asleep […]
Bro. I have to tell you about these comics, bro. It’s about the story, bro, and the art, bro. Just, bro. You have to read these, bro. (I’m stopping now. I promise, that will make more sense once you read the comics.) I don’t remember when I started hearing about Fraction and Aja’s Hawkeye, since they started a few years ago. It might have been online, it might have been my like-minded friend who’s always telling me about what she’s reading. All I knew is that they were supposed to be good and, holy shit, they are. Screw the MCU Hawkeye. […]