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Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0-4

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool

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Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight the evil plaguing humanity. They fought for all that was good in the world. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes. These are not those heroes. Meet Hawkeye: ladies man ("ladies man" because the ladies love to hate this man), mighty marksman and, most importantly, Avenger. He's the only guy on the team without any powers, though. Then there's Deadpool (Mr. Deadpool to you), the regeneratin' degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and punch him right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down. What do they have in common? Halloween in Brooklyn, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has both heroes racing the clock! But will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out?

Collecting: Hawkeye vs. Deadpool 0-4

120 pages, Paperback

First published March 17, 2015

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Profile Image for Anne.
3,918 reviews69.3k followers
November 17, 2016
{insert booming announcer voice here}
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever , two of Marvel's flagship characters together in one title!
A mercenary with a face like an old ashtray, the ability to regenerate that borders on immortality, and a few mild mental issues.


The Avenger with the power to shoot arrows really well...


Ok. So, I'm not saying this was bad. At all!
But I think it could have been better.
There was just something that I can't put my finger on that kept this from rocketing into 5 star material for me. Deadpool & Hawkeye are two characters that I love to read about, so this was going to be a winner for me regardless...unless Duggen just shit the bed entirely.
And he didn't!


The art was fun, the story was fast-paced, and there were plenty of funny moments. It might have been missing some magic, but it was still a good read. Kate was a huge comedy relief that I wasn't expecting, and I have to admit, she really won me over in this one. Yes, I did like her before, but this really solidified her as a Character To Watch in this one.


This was the PG13 version of Deadpool, so don't go into it expecting his usual level of raunchy gore. But...on the upside, this is one that you can safely give as a gift to your grandmother.
Depending on your Gammy's sense of humor, of course!


The gist is that Hawkeye fucked up, slammed the door in the wrong guy's face, let said guy get killed, has to team up with The Amazing Captain Pool to avenge Random Guy's death, and drags his adorable partner along for the ride.


If you love these characters, don't miss it. If you're a casual fan that's not clamoring for MOAR!, or maybe just a die-hard R rated Deadppol junkie, then this might not be for you.
Profile Image for Jeff .
912 reviews693 followers
June 24, 2015
Two and a half stars generously rounded up.

This volume answers the question: If Deadpool took Valium, what would he be like?

Besides insufferable in a needy way.

On the Deadpool timeline (HA!), this takes place right after he worked with SHIELD and right before he got married to a hot vampire.* It features Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, the versions that Matt Fraction took great pains to create. And here’s the problem, you have a mediocre Deadpool writer in Duggan trying to squeeze Deadpool into a-someone-else’s-version-of Hawkeye storyline.

It’s trying to fill a ten gallon beer stein with five gallons of beer. Something essential is missing. What would that be? The wit that’s essential in bringing both of these characters up to speed is certainly one of those things. Kind of like watching a technicolor movie in black and white.

Let me take my negative Normie hat off and I’ll tell you what I liked about this.

I did laugh out loud a few times. The double page Pizza Dog tribute was one of those times. Surprisingly, Duggan does have a pretty good bead on Kate Bishop as well. Deadpool does have a few good one-liners.

This book has a certain charm. (Yeah, I used “charm” to describe a Deadpool book. There goes the last bit of my nerd cred.) The book starts out on Halloween night with Deadpool going trick-or-treating with his daughter and LMD SHIELD agent Emily Preston and her family. Evil Black Cat is the mastermind behind a scheme to get a thumb drive that lists the names and addresses of all SHIELD personnel. And because Deadpool’s daughter lives with Agent Preston, he steps into the situation in order to protect her. Awwwww.

Evil Black Cat should take Deadpool’s advice and “get it on with, Spider-Man**”.

Bonus: Welcome back, Typhoid Mary!! "Well the names have all changed since you hung around, but those dreams have remained and they've turned around. Welcome Back, welcome back, welcome back."

*Just-the-embellished-facts Jeff

**Or Tigra. Wishful thinker Jeff

Profile Image for Jokoloyo.
449 reviews269 followers
October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween, everyone!

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool is a standard humorous action comics in Halloween period. It is a Deadpool story, but the jokes are not solely from Deadpool. Other characters have his/her own moments. The story has

I like Hawkeye on this story with his deafness and Hawkeye only has his own skills against Deadpool skills and regeneration power. This time my sympathy is for the Hawk whenever there is any H vs. D fight scene.
Profile Image for Chantaal.
952 reviews94 followers
September 9, 2015
Confession time: as much as I love Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, I don't like how it has become THE characterization for Clint Barton in all 616 comics. Hawkeye is an interesting look at Clint's life as a loser when he's not being an Avenger. Like many others in the Marvel universe, being an Avenger, or just being a hero, gives characters like Clint purpose and pride.

It doesn't work as well when you bring Clint's non-hero life into his Avengers life. There's this strange disconnect between the mope he is in his non-hero life and the intelligent, heroic guy I've always known him to be as an Avenger. Yes, it grounds him and makes him more relatable, but Clint is SO MUCH MORE than "Aw, coffee," and it detracts from how competent and badass he can be when you bring too much of that into his heroics.

It's when "this looks bad..." starts to overpower the appearance of Clint's intelligence and competence that it doesn't work. There is little balance anymore because everyone is trying to capitalize on Fraction's specific story-based characterization of Clint.

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool is kind of a weird miniseries for me. While I gave it three stars initially because I enjoyed it as a whole, the more I think about it, the more I realized I need to give it 2.5 stars.

Because so much confused me:

- If Clint is deaf, why does he understand and respond to Deadpool and Kate (and anyone else) talking him when he ISN'T LOOKING AT THEIR LIPS? He explicitly states in the first issue that he can't understand what a kid is saying because the kid has a mask on and thus Clint can't read his lips. Poor art direction there.

- I read this in one go, so the art changes were a little jarring. Issue #1 had my favorite art (see images below).


- I guess I should read some recent Deadpool comics because I was so goddamn CONFUSED at his life status right now. Like, he's in a stable relationship somehow? With kids involved? WHAT? How did this happen??

- Still not sure why there was an issue 0 when it just...starts the whole story?

The good:

- Kate Bishop dressed as Hawkeye from M*A*S*H. Kate Bishop reacting to Deadpool's face. Kate Bishop firing an RPG and loving it.


- There were some fun moments, as I've said. The ending provides a sobering peek into Clint's mind, which I really liked.

Despite some of the things I didn't like or was confused over, this WAS fun.

I just.

What the hell is going on with Deadpool and Black Cat right now? I NEED TO RESEARCH THIS.
Profile Image for Gianfranco Mancini.
2,197 reviews753 followers
October 21, 2018

Gerry Duggan's funny and hilarious Hawkeye and vs. Deadpool Halloween mood tale is a perfect blend of his version on the Mercenary with a Mouth and Matt Fraction's run on Hawkeye.

The Wade and Kate Bishop is just best Marvel Team-Up ever, I've read Deadpool's rant about Pizza Dog with Jason Mewes' Jay character voice in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999) and the "how to ride a skycycle" gag made me laugh to tears.

Profile Image for Chad.
7,722 reviews868 followers
April 13, 2020
Written by one of the few people capable of writing an interesting Deadpool as he goes up against the Matt Fraction screw-up version of Hawkeye. Yes, this was a just as much fun as you'd expect.
Profile Image for Liam.
285 reviews2,323 followers
January 7, 2016
This was a really great and really fun read!!

At first I was curious as to whether deadpool and hawkeye would be a good match but, after reading this, I regret ever having any doubts! They make such a great team and I really want to see more of them in the future! The appearance of Katie Bishop really added to the story and I loved the friendship she developed with deadpool!

The other marvel/avengers references throughout never failed to put a smile on my face and make me giggle!

Although this may have not have had the best story ever, it was still extremely entertaining! I think this trade paperback is one of my favourites when it comes to art work because it just felt so well done and like you were actually in the story!

I'm praying for more deadpool and hawkeye in the future but in the mean time I guess I'll just have to give this a reread every now and then..
Profile Image for Sam Quixote.
4,485 reviews12.8k followers
January 19, 2015
It’s Halloween and a hacker steals the personal information of numerous SHIELD agents, stores it on a thumb drive, and drops it into Deadpool’s bag of candy. Some brainwashed men dressed as Marvel superheroes try to steal it back and Clint Barton aka Hawkeye gets involved. It’s up to Clint, Wade and Kate Bishop (the other Hawkeye) to make sure the information doesn’t get into the hands of the mischievous Black Cat.

Doesn’t sound like a Vs comic, does it? That’s because it’s not. Most of the recent Deadpool Vs comics (Vs Carnage, Vs X-Force) have basically been about Deadpool fighting the opposing characters but that’s not really the case here. Deadpool and Clint do fight but the first time they do it happens off page and the second, and last, time they do is more of a sucker punch/stab; not the most satisfying encounters for readers looking for these two to lock horns.

So it’s not a Vs comic so much as it is a team-up one with Deadpool and the Hawkeyes - and it’s not a half bad one at that. Writer Gerry Duggan uses Matt Fraction’s Hawkeyes because it seems they’re now the standard for the characters of Clint and Kate, and artist Matteo Lolli even mimics some of David Aja’s art with the same Hawkeye title page and a Pizza Dog splash page (with Deadpool commentary: “Are we waiting for the DOG to solve the crime? What the hell is going on?!”).

There’s also a fun scene where Clint and Kate encounter the weirdness of Duggan and Brian Posehn’s Deadpool series. They go to one of Wade’s safe houses to play video games and lie low, and encounter the ghost of Benjamin Franklin and Michael the wizard materialising in front of them separately.

Kate: (After seeing Ben Franklin wink at her) Did you see that?! Did I see that?! We have to go RIGHT NOW.
Clint: You saw the naked wizard, too?

The story’s been done before a zillion times - stolen classified info, gotta get it back - and it’s very (black) cat and mouse-y, so it’s not very complex or that interesting. And if there’s one concept Marvel overuse besides time-travel, it’s the brainwashed character, and there’s plenty of that here. Also, even though Clint’s temporarily deaf in this book (see Fraction’s series for how and why), he still reacts to people as if he can hear them even if he’s turned away and can’t read their lips.

Hawkeye Vs Deadpool isn’t an amazing comic but really none of the Deadpool Vs books are, and this one is comparable in title only. That said, they’re entertaining enough quick reads and good for a chuckle or two. Especially when Wade dresses up as classic Hawkeye and jumps on his old sky-cycle after singing a modified version of Queen’s Bicycle Race (“I want to ride my sky-cycle!”)!
Profile Image for Molly™☺.
526 reviews16 followers
March 22, 2022
The chemistry between the characters is definitely the highlight, with Clint, Wade and Kate making up the troublesome trio. They bounce off each other wonderfully, creating one of the most one-liner, quip heavy teams ever. The artstyle perfectly captures the essence of witty entertainment that the characters encapsulate. Whilst the colourful cast can be appreciated, the story isn't groundbreaking and is fairly predictable at times.  Full to the brim with fun, it's a must for those who want a quick fill of Marvel goodness.
Profile Image for Gavin.
1,205 reviews86 followers
December 8, 2015
This is a 3.5 star book, and I almost rounded up, because I just finished Larfleeze before this, and DC thinks THAT is comedy...but then I calmed down.

This book is funny enough for laugh out loud moments, which are sorely lacking in other books. For instance, the trick or treater knocking on Clint's door, dressed as the Watcher with a bullet hole in his head, and Deadpool says "Even I think it was too soon for that costume."

The Freddie Mercury pose with Wade getting Clint's Sky-Cycle out of Avengers storage, singing "I want to ride my Sky-Cycle" classic. Wearing Clint's old costume? Yes.

Odd couple detective work. And throwing Kate Bishop into the mix "Hawkgirl, or do you prefer Kateye?". Are you thinking what I'm thinking? And they're not. Hahaha. Oh shit I needed this book to restore my faith in a half decent funny comic.

The story revolves around a stolen Thumb drive with SHIELD agent identities, the evil Black Cat leading the way...blah blah, joke about going to bone Spider Man....

On a side note, did anyone else just realize that Black Cat has gone evil, and Catwoman in DC has gone Mob boss...at the same time? Hmm....coinkydink?

Anyhow, I'd sign up for another Mean Arrow Deadpool and Kateye book. (Wade calling Clint "Mean Arrow" was pretty good).

Anne, how have you not read this yet? C'mon!
Profile Image for Eli.
697 reviews109 followers
May 17, 2016
I thought it was time to get my hands on a Deadpool comic and this seemed a great place to start. Especially since Hawkeye is a personal favorite Marvel character of mine (I have no idea. He just is).

I thought this was really funny. Very light-hearted. They left it slightly open for a sequel, but it won't be a problem if they decide not to pick it back up again. The artwork was good. I'm also glad that I got to see Kate Bishop again, who is super spunky and cool.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light, funny comic read.
Profile Image for Ashley.
413 reviews46 followers
October 23, 2016
*Update* This is still my favorite Deadpool comic! I'm so glad I took the time to reread this one. It truly is perfect on every level.


So, I finally read a Deadpool comic. And I was absolutely not disappointed. I was a bit nervous of where to start with these, but, I picked this one up one day browsing at Barnes and Noble and new I had to get it. I didn't buy it that day because let's get real for a minute: $17 is way too much money for a comic compilation. I mean, okay, I know it's not because a lot of work goes into comics. But, I'm poor. All of you who read comics on a regular basis, how do you afford it?? Anyway, I ended up getting this for $10 online with free shipping. So, next thing I new I was cracking open the pages and perusing the Marvel Universe again.

In this comic, Deadpool and Hawkeye find themselves faced with a villain that is trying to use brainwashing against them. It's Halloween, so that makes things all the more interesting. It's really hard to try and explain this comic without spoiling everything, and I don't want to spoil anything for you if you're planning to read this, so I'm going to leave the summary as those two sentence and move on to my actual review.

First off, I had no idea what this comic was going to be all about. Before reading this, I've only had experience with the Deadpool snippets that popularly circulate around tumblr. I new I wanted to jump on this bandwagon, and so I chose to start with this one. It's so hard to no where to start when you know so little about everything. But, I started. And I really, really liked what I found.

There was definitely all the humor that I had been seeing floating around Deadpool's character on tumblr. I was worried that the comic wasn't going to live up to what I was learning about him little by little. But, there were plenty of laughs throughout this book, many, for me, that were out loud.

What I didn't expect but loved about this comic was the storyline. I had no clue what to anticipate when it came to the actual storyline of Deadpool and his comics. I didn't know if I should even expect one at all. I was so happy to find a great one. I honestly didn't know that Deadpool even had a storyline. I was thoroughly, and I mean thoroughly, impressed with this comic. There were so many good things happening.

Another thing I loved about this short, little read was the diversity of the characters. Everyone was unique, and I felt like each one was given enough character development both in necessary back history and unique traits that each one had. There were also many kickass female characters, so that was great! These things can be hard to find in comics and, so far, I've been highly impressed with the whopping 2 Marvel comics I've read. I wish these elements would come through better in the movies (but that a discussion for a different time – maybe a musings monday).

So, all in all, I loved, loved, loved this comic and definitely recommend it to anyone who likes comics, is interested in Deadpool, or found that my review sparked something in you telling you to read this comic. I will definitely be reading more Deadpool. I already have a copy of Night of the Living Deadpool. I've read a few reviews that said it was mediocre, but I'll just have to find out for myself.
Profile Image for Josh.
215 reviews16 followers
July 12, 2016
This was actually a lot more fun than I expected it to be. Clint, Deadpool, and Kate Bishop work together to solve a murder mystery and the whole adventure is light-hearted and fun. Deadpool and Kate are fun together (much to Kate's chagrin) to the point that they pretty much overshadow Clint. It's a short read full of fun if you dont take it too seriously!
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122 reviews57 followers
November 10, 2016
It`s been a while since I have last read a comic book. And as before, this guilty pleasure supplies. Fun and enjoyable without demanding too much overthinking.
Profile Image for Corey Allen.
219 reviews10 followers
April 8, 2023
Okay so I don't really know how I feel about this one. Because there were a lot of laugh out loud moments for me.

But at the end of the day I just felt lukewarm about it overall. Like it wasn't terrible, but it didn't really wow me or anything. And the all of the insanity just gets a bit too much for me at times. Plus, it kind of felt like it was trying to be Matt Fraction's run but it just came across a bit forced for me. Especially with Deadpool thrown in there.

I really liked Kate Bishop here. She's never been my favorite character, but I thought she was a huge standout here and it was a lot of fun seeing her and Deadpool bounce of each other.

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56 reviews3 followers
March 4, 2016
While the title of this book is Hawkeye vs Deadpool, this conflict is resolved very quickly. This really is a , though somewhat reluctant, team-up story. Is this a Marvel thing in general, or is Deadpool the king of team-ups? I don't read much Marvel but a I love Deadpool. It seems that a lot of his books recently have been team ups, like the Spider-Man/Deadpool which has been great so far!

This one starts out as a bit of a murder mystery and becomes a kind of buddy up between Hawkeye Clint Barton, Hawkeye Kate Bishop (wait there are two Hawkeyes? Like I said I don't read much Marvel) and Deadpool.

It is Halloween and Deadpool and his family, while out trick or treating, show up at Clint Barton’s house. A man turns up at the door asking for help as he has got caught up in a “mob thing”. Barton tells him to go to the cops and shuts the door. (Is Hawkeye always a tool?). Two fake superheroes then show up and kill him on Hawkeyes (Clint’s) front door. Deadpool and the two Hawkeyes work together to find his murderer and discover this is just part of a far grander scheme. I will leave the plot there and let you discover the rest.

As usual with any Deadpool series the jokes, for the most part, are excellent. Kate Bishop’s character is hilarious here too. I have never heard of her before now so I'm not sure if she is usually a funny character, but if not, they should seriously consider it. This also gives the two Hawkeyes an interesting dynamic. By the end of this book it is almost like Clint is the parent and they are his two children.

While not the strongest story you will read, it is good. As ever though with Deadpool, it's about the jokes, and as usual they are great. The introduction of a new contender for the comedic crown in Kate Bishop may well have been my highlight here. I really do hope that they do another Hawkeye vs Deadpool book in the future. Even a Deadpool/Kate Bishop book would be great as the dynamic between the two was really starting to click towards the end of this book. If you like Deadpool I am sure you will like this book.

Sky cycle, Sky cycle, Sky cycle. (You will get it when you read it).
Profile Image for Scott.
1,747 reviews123 followers
January 7, 2018
Wade Wilson, Clint Barton, and Kate Bishop get tossed together in a throw-away plot on Halloween night that is reminiscent of certain parts from the flicks Enemy of the State and The Manchurian Candidate (. . . I think). But you're not really here for the story, are you? It's more about the daffy situations these screw-ups encounter (or cause) while desperately trying to do some good. Their dialogue was often humorous, too, but that was no surprise. Not a perfect book, but certainly entertaining and worth a read if you're familiar with the characters.
Profile Image for Bárbara.
336 reviews48 followers
August 22, 2015
"My name is Wade Wilson. And today I'm Hawkeye. A Hawkeye that shoots Deadpools at people"

I love all of the characters in this comic book but they didn't feel like themselves. I love the idea of Hawkeyes and Deadpool working together but it didn't work in this one. I still had fun though.
Profile Image for Shaun Stanley.
874 reviews
December 8, 2022
Hawkeye Vs Deadpool collects issues 0-4 of the Marvel Comics series written by Gerry Duggan with art by by Matteo Lolli and Jacopo Camagni.

On Halloween night, Clint Barton gets a knock on his door from a hacker asking for help. Barton, who thinks it is a random crazy person, turns him away. The hacker drops a USB drive into Deadpool’s candy bad, hoping that some hero, any hero - including Deadpool - will take a look at it. Hawkeye and Deadpool soon learn that the USB drive contains a list of every S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, and then lose jump drive to Typhoid Mary and other goons. Now the unlikely duo must team up to regain the stolen USB drive.

It’s a bit of a set-up for a fairly straightforward story, but the book is really fun. It did feel really out of character for Clint Barton to slam his door in the face of someone who needs help, but that is just part of the story here. Hawkeye and Deadpool actually played off each other very well and this was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I can only take so much Deadpool until I get to the point where I just find him annoying. Duggan toned down a lot of the antics throughout the book so that it was not totally slapstick, but still had a good amount of humor in it. I was also surprised with the quality of the art in the book. This is the type of book that Marvel could have easily tossed to a random artist and just said “You have four issues. Get it done.”
Profile Image for Christopher.
354 reviews47 followers
June 2, 2015
This is surprisingly great. Do note that this is not Vs though. It's a team up with Deadpool and both Hawkeyes. I assume saying Vs makes it sell better. I guess.

Also, in case you are reading this as individual comics, issue #0 is not optional. It isn't backstory or a prologue or anything. It's just the first issue of the arc. This series really really should be 1-5. I have no idea what they were thinking.

Read it. It's a fun time.
Profile Image for Artemy.
1,041 reviews946 followers
June 7, 2018
Fun, funny and a quick read. That is basically what you're getting here. The story is nothing special at all though, and that was a bit of a downside. Basically, read this if you like Deadpool and/or Fraction's Hawkeye.
Profile Image for Kristen Fowler.
55 reviews6 followers
May 12, 2015
Possibly one of my favorite comics to-date. Hawkeye isn't handing out the full sized candy bars he usually does for Halloween, and Deadpool is upset about it. It's all downhill from there!
Profile Image for Becky.
809 reviews78 followers
October 5, 2015
This was super fun. I really loved the art and how it was half paying homage and half making fun of the Fraction/Aja run.
Also, Kate's facial expressions were AMAZING.
Profile Image for abi ♡.
563 reviews23 followers
December 7, 2022
I’m trying to get through most (if not all) of modern Hawkeye comics, and this one is one people regard fairly high. I, unfortunately, didn’t enjoy it as much as others. That being said, I still enjoyed my time reading this. I think my disappoint just stems from how OOC Clint feels. He’s written way too seriously, and he usually has pretty similar humor to Deadpool. But his jokes, and usual idiotic humor were not at all present, which was unfortunately why I rated this lower. However, the lack of Clint humor is semi made up with Deadpool’s. I laughed at basically everything he said.

I was also surprised to see Kate in here, but she wasn’t an unwelcome addition because she’s one of my favorite characters. Her and Deadpool’s interactions were one of the only things I truly enjoyed in here. I was also a little disappointed by the ending, but it is what it is I guess. Not my favorite comic ever, but still solid.

3 stars
Profile Image for mel.
193 reviews8 followers
May 18, 2021
This comic was perfect. I laughed so hard and was super invested in the mystery. The art was GORGEOUS. Really a must read for anyone who loves Deadpool and the Hawkeyes!!
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