Review: Hawkeye: Freefall #3

Hawkeye Freefall #3

Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Released: February 12th, 2020
Rating: 4 Star

Hawkeye: Freefall #3 continues Clint Barton’s highly entertaining (and somewhat chaotic) latest run. This is a series that I quickly fell in love with, and one that I would happily see go on forever. Why? Because it portrays the Barton I love so much. The slightly insane and quirky character who comes up with grand schemes all while getting himself into a heap of trouble. Sound familiar?

A quick summary of the series so far, before I begin: Somebody has been masquerading around in the Ronin costume once again, specifically targeting The Hood and his people. As you can imagine, this has made more than one villain and hero concerned. Obviously, Barton has been the center of attention, and that has resulted in even more chaos than usual for him.

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The Writing

Hawkeye: Freefall #3 was such a fun read. I was honestly sad when it finished because I was really enjoying all of the crazy antics that Barton was getting up to here. Sadly, it’ll be another month before I get to see what happens next.

Matthew Rosenberg wrote something highly entertaining and interesting here. There are so many layers to this plot, most of which would be spoilers to openly talk about. Let’s just say that things are a lot more complicated than they look…which means that once again Barton is in over his head. And it’s all his own doing. Again.

I knew that this issue was going to have its funny moments – that should be obvious to anybody by this point. But I was not expecting just how funny those moments actually were. Seriously guys, don’t make the same mistake I did. Do not read this issue while taking a sip of water. You’ll regret it. It’s laugh-out-loud (or spit-take) funny, and there’s no warning for those moments.

I do have several questions about some of what is happening. But most of those questions are about extraneous details, so I’m sure I’ll get my answers in time. For now, I’m just going to sit back and enjoy seeing how this is all going to go down.

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The Art

This will come as no surprise, but the artwork for this issue was amazing. The funnier scenes wouldn’t have had the same punch without the details and expressions provided by the artistic team. The fight scenes and more dramatic moments were also pretty amazing, if I may say so.

Otto Schmidt was the lead artist for Hawkeye: Freefall #3. They did everything minus the lettering, which was provided by VC’s Joe Sabino. I’m honestly loving the look and vibe that this series has been putting out. So all credit to these two for what they’ve created here.

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In Conclusion

Hawkeye: Freefall #3 was a seriously entertaining read. It had a little bit of everything in it: romance (I adore Night Nurse’s appearance here), comedy, action, and drama. It has been everything I hoped for this series, and perhaps a bit more. I’m honestly really looking forward to the next issue, and hate that we’re going to have to wait a whole month for it!

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