Hawkeye Freefall #3
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Otto Schmidt
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: With his secret exposed and the means of keeping it lost, Clint will have to find a new way to keep his plan running.
Clint reveals to the Hood’s former tech guy the device he’s been using to be both Hawkeye and Ronin at the same time and also reveals the fact it is now broken. Unable to repair the device, Clint and his new pal need to find a new way to let him be both Hawkeye and Ronin so he can continue robbing from The Hood.
At the same time, the Hood continues to take out anyone he thinks might have some answers and more people close to Clint Barton let him know that Ronin’s move seem familiar.
When Clint breaks into and steals from a former SHIELD facility, he brings back, what he thinks, will be the perfect solution to his problems. Unfortunately for Clint, keeping his plan going will cost him more than he bargained for.
The Story: Matthew Rosenberg continues to present a story that is fun, funny and filled with energy. Clint as the lovable loser who is still a kick-ass adventurer is growing on me specifically because of the tone of this book. It’s big and brash, but never forgets that the characters are the focus. The dialogue is fantastic and the dynamic between Clint and Linda is great. I love seeing him twist himself in knots trying to hide the truth from her and the fact that she isn’t some shrinking violet willing to put up with his crap. I really enjoyed the cameos in the issue as well and their connections to the character and his actions are fun to see.
The Art: Otto Schmidt’s art is the perfect complement to the tone and pace of this story. The style is light, fun and full of energy as well as beautifully detailed and thrilling.