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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 150

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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 150

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we take a look at a very cool mini-series called Young Avengers Presents, specifically an issue spotlighting Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and Alan Davis (talk about a dream team!)…


Young Avengers Presents was a great little mini-series by Marvel designed to get SOME Young Avengers comics out there while Marvel was waiting for series creator Allan Heinberg to return to the title. So we got a six-issue mini-series written by six different writers spotlighting different characters on the team. The writing talent was striking – Ed Brubaker, Brian Reed, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Paul Cornell, Kevin Grevious and Matt Fraction.

Brubaker kicked the series off with a great issue that tied directly into his Captain America work with the Winter Soldier (not yet going by Captain America) talking with the Young Avenger the Patriot (Eli Bradley, the grandson of the “first” Captain America, the African-American Isiah Bradley)…

And Fraction finished off the series with an issue spotlighting the Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who had taken the name Hawkeye (after flirting with the idea of calling herself Hawkingbird, as she combines the skills and look of Hawkeye and Mockingbird, who were both dead when the Young Avengers formed). In this issue (#6), she is encountered by Ronin of the New Avengers…

Once there, she discovers Ronin is…

To see how Kate ultimately reacts to this embarrassment, be sure to pick up the trade collection of Young Avengers Presents – there are other neat stories in there, too! Mitch Breitweiser did a really nice job on the art of his issue.

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