Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop (#1-11) by Kelly Thompson

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop (#1-11) by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero (Illustrator), Julian Tedesco (Illustrator)
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye's butt all the time. Yup, you know her, it's the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut! Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she's the best archer to handle ‘em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel. The talented duo of Kelly Thompson (A-Force, Jem) and Leonardo Romero (Squadron Supreme, Doctor Strange) bring you a Kate Bishop like you've never seen her before, in a brand-new ongoing series that really hits the mark!


While I wasn't a huge fan of the cover art in the beginning, it has started to grow on me. It's also not reflective of the inside art, which I do enjoy. They're both uniquely interesting, and I feel they capture the essence of the story each issue.

I also like that there isn't just one foe for Kate Bishop to battle, but many. There are a lot of side stories, and they all seem to (somewhat) tie into this unforeseen evil lurking in the shadows. She makes a few friends in the beginning, and I love how diverse and devoted they are to her. They accept her as she is, crazy sass and all. They're also there for her whether she wants them to be or not.

Kate is dealing with inner demons as well as physical ones. Her father plays a key role in who she is today, but probably not in the way you would expect. Her mother is still a mystery waiting to be solved, and she mentions a sister I haven't seen yet. Clint Barton is like a brother/mentor, but he has been absent from her story as well. Jessica Jones made an appearance for a few issues, which resulted in a lot of black boxes obscuring her words.

I love Kate's voice and quirky comments. She accepts who she is, and she really seems to love the life she has made for herself. She doesn't doubt her abilities, and knows just how good she is. She also never turns away someone that needs help, even when she obviously has issues that she needs to work out for herself. The needs of others always come before her own.

If you're looking for a comic with a hilarious, strong female lead--look no further! Kate Bishop is the Hawkeye you need in your life. The real Hawkeye, or so she would tell you.


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    1. Yes! It's great! I still need to read Ms. Marvel. She was in a Gwenpool special I read the other night, and I think I'd like her comic. Especially since you enjoyed her graphic novel.

  2. Awesome!! I'll definitely have to check this out!


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