5by5 | The Incomparable #157: “Bros and Arrows”
An entire comic book about Hawkeye, the lesser Marvel superhero with a bow and arrow? Okay… this looks bad. But seriously, bro, this is one of the very best comics being published today. We cover the first two trade-paperback editions of Fraction and Aja’s series, including Lucky the Pizza Dog, 50 Shades of Purple, and how hooking up a laserdisc player is similar to defusing a bomb. Hop on board and join us—we’re great at boats.
Special guests Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, Merlin Mann, and Tony Sindelar.
I love how this turned out.
“This looks bad.”
(No, you had half an hour to kill on a plane)
I’ve only read Hawkeye #11 five or six times since yesterday.
So, I feel utterly unqualified to declare that it’s one of the best single comic issues of the Modern Age as well as an empirically teachable model of economical visual storytelling with a literal heart.
I’m simply not qualified. So, don’t ask me.
Best $26.91 you’ll spend this year.