Marvel has announced that issue 7 of Hawkeye is getting a guest artist to tell two tales that tie into the recent Hurricane Sandy event.
“Hawkeye has turned out to be a book about a regular guy doing superhuman things so this seemed the appropriate place to tell a story about precisely that — regular people, real people, coming together in the face of this once-a-century scale disaster,” explained writer Matt Fraction. “We kinda-sorta blew our schedule up to make this happen; the book was written in a few-days of frenzy and will be drawn in two halves — a Clint Barton story handled by Steve Lieber, and a Kate Bishop story drawn by Jesse Hamm. Both are Portland guys, like me, and both are phenomenally talented. I’m blessed to be able to work with artists of their caliber at all, let alone on a suicide mission like this book.”
HAWKEYE #7 (NOV120725)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by STEVE LIEBER & JESSE HAMM
Cover by DAVID AJA
Blockbuster writer Matt Fraction teams with Eisner Award winning artist Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Whiteout: Melt), and artist Jesse Hamm (Good As Lily) to tell not one, but two stories of heroism that will resonate with fans worldwide. Separated by the massive storm, follow both arrow-slingers as they struggle to help those who need it most make it out of this tragic event in one piece.
It’s not a terrible idea, especially if the stories are compelling and interesting – otherwise, it feels more like a money grab in an attempt to be relevant. Still, Hawkeye has recently caught my attention as a great read, so I have little doubt this issue is going to fail.