Thursday, December 13, 2012
I am amused at the extra-long sky sled Maria Hill uses to rescue both Hawkeyes. It’s also hard not to smile at the Die Hard-ification of Clint Barton as an action movie hero. He is running barefoot over broken glass in a nice callback to the 80’s classic. And even though this book is full of Hawkeye’s adventures when he’s not with the Avengers, he still has time to use a couple trick arrows. Again, that’s Hawkeye as I like him.
Hoo boy, did I whiff on figuring out that Kate Bishop was impersonating Madam Masque last month. That’s ok, it becomes clear pretty quickly exactly what’s going on, and Javier Pulido does a nice job playing up the differences between them for the rest of the issue. The action is kinetic and explosive; all you could want in the climax of a heist story.