Matt Fraction Teases What’s Coming Up For Hawkeye: Sign Language Issue And More


hawkeye picThis weekend thousands of people descended on Seattle, Washington for the Emerald City Comicon. Besides all the cool costumes and merch, there were some interesting panels. In the ECCC Pint O’CB Panel, some of Marvel‘s finest assembled to talk about the editorial and writing process that goes into making a comic. Toward the end of the panel superstar writer Matt Fraction was asked to tease what’s coming up for Hawkeye, or Hawkguy as he is occasionally called in the book and on Twitter. Fraction dropped some interesting tidbits. Bleeding Cool had the transcript:

Sure. In issue 9, you will see issue 8, but from the perspective of the female characters, and issue 10 from a killer’s perspective. Issue 11 puts Hawkeye into a traditional whodunnit murder mystery, and 12 sees his brother move in with him, for better or worse.

The one I’m really excited for is the sign-language issue we have coming up, where Hawkeye is deafened again, and he and his brother have to rely on the sign-language they used in their youth to communicate and survive.

So it seems like Hawkeye will continue to be unique and completely different from any other comic out there. To recap: Issues 8-10 will be the same story seen through different character’s eyes. Issue 11 will also mark the return of Pizza Dog who will help solve the crime. The title of that issue will  be “Pizza Is My Business.” The storyline involving Clint’s brother Barney will also include flahsbacks of how Clint was abused when he was a member of the circus. Probably the most intriguing bit is the sign language issue. Hawkeye was 80% deaf at one time, but through some comic magic that we’ve never really had explained he isn’t anymore. Hawkeye is a different type of book that takes chances, so it will be interesting to see how Fraction tackles a sign language  issue and how it resonates with readers. What do you think? Are you ready for more Hawkeye?

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