A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY TIE-IN!
The Avengers‘ ace archer is back!
As Judgment Day looms, Hawkeye is called upon to justify his existence.
As a benchmark, Hawkeye must prove that he brings at least as much joy and usefulness to the world as a randomly chosen mailbox, which, admittedly, is a pretty high bar.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: I really enjoyed the laid back tone of this story. Russell does a great job of giving Clint a great comedic voice in the story without losing any of the tension of the bigger arc. The story does a great job of giving Barton a unique perspective that challenges the Celestial in a way that the bigger, action filled plot doesn’t. An interesting and entertaining change of pace. The Art: Land and Leisten deliver some great visuals throughout the issue. The art is lighter in tone and perfectly matches the story. The character designs are great and there are some visually engaging moments throughout the story.
AIPTAs a one-shot, The Avengers #60 is nearly perfectly written. It captures the heart of Hawkeye to perfection and offers a bit of humor and lightheartedness that high-stakes event comics tend to forget are necessary for making a story relatable and fun.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsGiven that Marvel is firing on all pistons in the Disney, Cinematic, and Comic worlds, the many versions of Clint are all pretty solid. However, make mine the comic version. Hes a flawed character with great logic. His dry humor and his skill set make him more achievable for every man and woman to identify with! This is a great stand-alone issue that compliments the Judgement Day story but adds a lot more to Clints character!
Fortress of Solitude
Marvel Heroes LibraryThis issue is part of the A.X.E.: Judgment Day event and lies somewhere within #3-4 where Progenitor is going round judging people. It is completely out of sync with the ongoing storyline in this series where the Avengers are bouncing around through time fighting Mephisto. It doesn't even matter that Hawkeye isn't involved in that story because other Avengers are appearing in both that and the AXEJD event.
Comic WatchWriter Mark Russell takes the premise of Marvel's latest crossover and does wonders with it, resulting in a charming story that makes for a great stand-alone read. No prior knowledge of Avengers or Judgment Day required!
Geek'd OutWhile I did enjoy reading Avengers #60 and appreciated its smaller-scale reflection on ethics and how they relate to the larger themes of this storyline —especially with Clint, a perfect choice— I do think that sort of discussion has already been covered pretty sufficiently in the main series with the various civilians of the world, and it doesn’t add that much to the overall event. Especially compared to the real meat of this week’s offerings, issue five of the core series. Phew.
ComicBook.comThe Avengers drops its ongoing plot to check in on Hawkeye during the events of Judgment Day as the team's greatest marksman is judged by a Celestial. The initial set-up framed by guest creators on the series is fun as Hawkeye stumbles through a conversation with a god making small talk and chowing down on cheeseburgers. His extraordinary attitude and sense of self will remind readers of the post-Fraction characterizations that have made him a significant presence once again. However, the subsequent series of didactic conversations on judgment and morality robs the premise of its whimsy. A superhero comic that reads like an undergrad philosophy project combined with Greg Land's inept facial expressions quickly spoil any charm the issue possesses. When Hawkeye's judgment finally arrives, it's a relief regardless of the outcome.