Monday, July 1, 2013

Hawkeye #11

The new Hawkeye series has been a delight so far, mixing humor, great characters and clever stories.

But none of them hold a candle to this issue.

It's easily one of the most unusual mainstream comics in recent memory.

That's because the adventure is entirely told from the viewpoint of Hawkeye's dog, Lucky (also known as Pizza Dog) - but writer Matt Fraction doesn't use the time-honored method of giving the dog thought balloon (like Snoopy) or even the broken thoughts used so effectively by James Robinson for Krypto several years ago.

Instead, the dog's thought process (such as it is) is realized entirely through the wonderful artwork by David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth. The designs and layouts are phenomenal.

I have to admit that there are places where I was a bit fuzzy about what happened - we can chalk that up to the fact that dogs have a different way of looking at things - but I loved this issue.

It's brave, it's smart and it's entertaining as can be.

Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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