Friday, October 21, 2011

Ultimate Hawkeye, Arkham City

Don't turn around, dude...
On the advice of my counsel, Marcus, I picked up Marvel Comics' Ultimate Hawkeye.  My first exposure to Hawkeye was the old 90's Captain America video game at the Family Fun Center in Omaha.  That game, at the time, was awesome.  Captain America, Hawkeye, Vision, and I think Iron Man were grouped up kicking all sorts of ass.  I wish I had all the money I threw down at the Family Fun Center.

Oh yeah, Hawkeye.  Clint Barton is our bow and arrow-weilding hero.  Mr. Barton hails from Waverly, Iowa which is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from my house.  According to my crack staff of Wikipedia searchers, he was born in September of 1964 in Tales of Suspense #57.  His most common affiliation is with the Avengers.  He was in the Great Lakes Avengers for a short period in the late 80's/early 90's.  

Look, I vacation at least once a year in Michigan, and have been to the Great Lakes many times.  Unless you count guys like me walking around in swim suits, then there is really little need for a super-hero presence.  I mean, for the love of all that is holy, send EVERY super-hero to Flint and Detroit to clean up those cesspools.  

Back to Ultimate Hawkeye, I was sincerely impressed with the first three issues.  A smart story, with a special-ops type feel to it.  These were great to read, and I anxiously await the results of this storyline.  I haven't heard of the writer or artist, but hats off all the way around.  The cover art for the first three issues were excellent, particularly number 3, pictured here.

I would suggest this book to anyone with a brain (sorry Twilight fans, not for you).

5 out of 5 arrowheads.

The title of this blog mentions Arkham City, which is the latest Batman video game.  I am not going to go too deep on this one (insert joke here), but if you like super-hero games, this is the benchmark.  I cannot stop playing it without F.I. kicking in.  F.I. stands for Family Interference.  

This game is incredible all the way around.  Buy it!

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