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Comic Review: Hawkeye #11

Hawkeye #11 Marvel David Aja cover Pizza Dog

It’s finally here: an all Pizza Dog issue of Hawkeye.

Hawkeye #11 reads like the love child of Chris Ware’s comic Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury.

For those unfamiliar with both, it’s an expertly drawn, symbol-driven comic that operates on the moment-to-moment thoughts of a dog who loves Hawkeye and pizza (and not in that order).

In terms of plot, Matt Fraction wraps Clint Barton’s one-eyed dog Lucky up in the death of Grills, the menace of the Russian mob and the lives of Clint and Kate.

But it’s the art, not the plot, that makes this comic awesome.

David Aja represents Lucky’s thoughts in street sign-like images and links them together to show his reasoning. He tells the story through visuals almost entirely.

Fraction only steps in here and there to write overheard speech bubbles for the humans, and when he does, they read like an adult in Charlie Brown. There’s a lot of gibberish, punctuated by the words Pizza Dog knows.

Good boy.

Hawkeye #11 is a hell of a lot of fun, and Marvel deserves a lot of credit for letting Fraction and Aja devote a whole issue to a one-eyed mutt who can’t talk or fly (sorry, Krypto the Super-dog).

Whether you’re a Hawkeye lover, a dog lover or a pizza lover, Hawkeye #11 is a fantastic one-of-a–kind read.

Good boy.

9 out of 10

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