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Hawkeye: Blindspot (Marvel Comics Hawkeye #8)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  271 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Get it here: the past, present and future of the world's greatest archer - set to star in the upcoming AVENGERS movie! Hawkeye is left blindsided after the events of WIDOWMAKER, with a new vision of the world around him. To move forward with his new life, he must first reexamine how it all began. An all-new era for the Avenging Archer begins here as writer Jim McCann (WIDO ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Marvel
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Gayle Francis Moffet
This is a good, solid look at the history of Clint Barton wrapped in a storyline that any Hawkeye fan will wince at in the way you only can we you are deeply concerned for the well being of a fictional character. The story's simple: Hawkeye's taken one-to-many blows to the head and is slowly going blind, not in the sense that his eyes are failing, but that the singles from his brain are screwing up, and he's not only having trouble aiming but occasionally having momentary flashbacks of the peopl ...more
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So at the end of Widowmaker, Clint gets smacked in the back of the head during a fight and says he's fine. This follows straight after, where he discovers that the many blows to his head he's sustained have affected his brain and he's going blind. So what we get here is all the Clint backstory you could want, almost (minus his relationships, anyway) - flashing back to his abusive parents, the various circus workers who took him in and screwed him over, Barney's betrayal, being introduced to the ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Joshua Buhs
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics

This reads like an introduction to the Hawkeye character, as though Marvel was planning to relaunch him--which I guess happened, although I don't follow comics' publishing too closely. Still, it's a good read because Hawkeye is an interesting character--a superhero because of his skill, not some secret formula or being born a God or something, and he keeps up with the Avengers--even leads them, despite his trouble with authority (which gives him empathy towards others).

As a recap, it's fin
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was much, much better than I expected it to be.

When people are coming back from Clint Barton's past, you have to expect a certain amount of ridiculousness. His particular backstory just lends itself to that sort of thing, and even if it didn't, Clint himself is a bit of a snarker who doesn't much like listening to other people and will quite happily barrel into a trap if he thinks he can out-think the person setting it.

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May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is a very one good one, one that finally tells us the history
of Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye).
As the title suggests, Hawkeye is going blind. And if you think that is the biggest problem Clint could have... you're wrong.
There's a shadow from the past that always haunted Clint, and now it's back as his worst nightmare.
If there's something I should criticise about this book, is the villain chosen. I think the reason they gave him to fight Barton was to silly, or not fully developed to actu
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
It's taken me a while to get used to reading graphic novels. I have a difficult time with the comic sans font for some reason, and visually, I find both pictures and words confusing. However, I've been working on it, and decided to take a chance on Blindspot because Hawkeye is my favorite Avenger.

I wasn't disappointed. Moving back and forward in time, we see Clint as a young boy, his love of his brother, Barney, and Barney's rejection of his younger brother When an accident leaves Clint slowly
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Marvel superheroes and these fine creators
Recommended to Brent by: The Book Nook
Shelves: comics, fiction, superhero
Primarily interesting for a take on Hawkeye's problems with health and vision, this continuity-filled tale reunites him with his brother Barney, created in a Roy Thomas story in avengers, and much of the Mark Gruenwald 1980s aspects of Hawkeye, including his sky cycle and a villain named Trick Shot.
My one cavil: Zemo blames Hawkeye for killing Egghead here - who I remember turning up and dying in 1974, in a Giant-Size Defenders story with Yellowjacket. Or, wait, did Egghead turn up with the Mast
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2012
Baby, I respect your pain, but it will never, ever be as bad as Steve Rogers. Or Logan.

I love this funny big brother-y relationship Steve and Clint have. I'm not crazy about the whole relative-back-from-the-dead deal, but whatever, it's plot. I love that Tony tries to help a brother out, and Steve tries to ground Clint knowing he would never succeed. There's more I love in this book than stuff I don't love, which is great, and frankly, a decent book about Hawkeye is all a girl can expect from t
Mayank Agarwal
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Really like it, the plot is simple & solid.With the many flashback/history even a new reader can easily be introduced to Hawkeye. The art and coloring is excellent specially the ones shown during the flash back.

Easily the best of Hawkeye mini series written by Jim McCann(other being Hawkeye and Mockingbird & Widowmaker).
This is not Fraction's Hawkeye but it's a good one. McCann's wrote a believable story around the consequences of the end of the Hawkeye and Mockingbird arc.

I like Hawkeye solo better than the duo with Mockingbird.
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Not my favorite of Hawkeye books, though I am extremely spoiled by the Fraction series, so anything I'm reading now after that might have a hard time impressing. Still, a solid intro to Clint Barton. Worth the read.
My Brief Bookshelf Overview: awkward-or-cheesy-writing, gave-up-before-finishing, story-not-intriguing-enough, unlikable-or-superficial-characters

Feels like a shitty DC comics origin story; tho only difference is that it's a Marvel comics publication.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
We get to see more of Clint's backstory and his stubborn personality. Parts are over the top and somewhat awkward, overall a solid story.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it liked it
The weakest of Jim McCann's Hawkeye stories. Hawkeye is going blind at the same time his brother is back from the dead. The story just feels kind of hokey to me.
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's backstory and snark and angst and made me slash Clint/Tony *gg*
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My fucking favorite comic...I love Hawkeye, srsly.
May 27, 2012 added it
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Really enjoyed this one! First thing I've liked by Jim McCann. Makes me want to read more Hawkeye stuff -- he's awesome.
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Jim McCann is an award-winning writer of comic books, television, and theatre. He worked on several films and music videos before he was accepted into the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program. During that time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. Upon moving to New York, he found a position at Marvel Comics, where he remained for six years, working in publicity and PR.

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