Hawkeye Vol. 4: Rio Bravo by Matt Fraction

Hawkeye Vol. 4: Rio Bravo by Matt Fraction with art by Francesco Francavilla, David Aja, and Chris Eliopoulos
Genre: Superhero Comics
Format: Comics Collected Trade Paperback
Series: #4 in the Hawkeye series
Publisher: Marvel
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 160
Source: Library

The Book:
This volume 4 is a compilation of issues 12-13, 15, 17, 19 and 21-22 of the comic series.
From the back cover:

Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him and why? And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton realize that they’ll have to save one another — if they don’t kill each other first. But when Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their building, round one doesn’t go well. Deafened and bloodied, will the Bartons make easy pickings for the Tracksuits? Ever seen Rio Bravo? The brothers Barton double down in a new kind of shoot ’em up! Dont’ miss it, bro.

My Thoughts:
This is the final volume of Matt Fraction’s interpretation of Hawkeye. He’s done a great job with the Clint Barton character and this series has been a whole lot of fun. I don’t read much superhero comics but I have really enjoyed Hawkeye.

The artwork is wonderful and all three of illustrators have their own style yet it all flows nicely. I particularly liked the issue in which much of the dialog is in sign language. Even with only a rudimentary knowledge I was able to follow the story just fine thanks to the work of David Aja.

This volume isn’t going to make much sense unless you’ve read the previous volumes but if you haven’t, you should. This was a well done wrap up of an interesting and entertaining series.

3.5 stars Rating 3.5/5