Marvel Comics continues to give readers advanced looks at David Aja and Matt Fraction’s “Hawkeye” series announced this past weekend at C2E2 2012 with a first look at Aja’s cover for “Hawkeye” #3 revealed by USA Today. “Hawkeye” is Fraction’s third series premiering in conjunction with a Marvel film. While “Hawkeye” drops in anticipation of Jeremy Renner’s black-ops involvement in “The Avengers,” Fraction’s “Invincible Iron Man” and “Mighty Thor” (which hit stands before the “Iron Man” and “Thor” films, respectively) are still going strong. The new series will feature both Clint Barton and Young Avenger Kate Bishop for a shared Hawkeye dynamic hitting shelves in August.
“I wanted to find a way to stay interested and engaged and thought these types of adventure stories should feel hard-edged, gritty, human — a little bit beaten-down, a little bit weathered. No sheen like in ‘Avengers Assemble,’ no special effects like in ‘Secret Avengers.’ Hawkeye will be out of costume as much as he’s in costume,” Fraction told CBR News. “This isn’t a book about being a super hero. It’s about being a good guy and, hopefully, a good man. This is what he has to do to tolerate who he is. It’s what he does when he’s not an Avenger. Gifted people helping out because it’s the right thing to do.”
Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more info on Fraction and Aja’s “Hawkeye.”