1, My Life as A Weapon

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The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice. With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe and the darkest parts of Hawkeye's mind. Collecting: Hawkeye (2012) 1-5
Publisher: New York, NY :, Marvel Worldwide, Incorporated,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ♭2013
ISBN: 9780785165620
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Fract
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Aja, David
Pulido, Javier
Davis, Alan
Alternative Title: My life as a weapon


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SCL_BethZ Jul 10, 2017

This series got me back into comics/graphic novels after a long hiatus. Great characters, lots of humour, fantastic art. If you're looking for an accessible point to start reading Marvel, this is a great place to start.

Jun 16, 2017

I had never really been one for comics but this one really opened me up to them. I mean its one of my favorite things ever, I just love everything about it. I love the interactions between Kate and Clint and the way that everything is always one wrong move from falling apart. Honestly Clint Barton is the most relateable superhero I know because of that and it makes the comics so much fun to read. Also they're funny, like actually funny. I honestly will just never get over how much I love these.
I get that this is probably not like the older comics and that if that is your thing then maybe you wouldn't like these comics but I still absolutely recommend you give these a try because they are wonderful.

agirlnamedjo Oct 15, 2016

Years after this was published and its still one of my favourite comics. I love the dynamics between the two Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop that is, and the humour throughout the story. Pizza dog is also a highlight for me. Whether or not you're a veteran comic reader or new to the genre, this is a great book to check out!

Aug 26, 2016

I liked it, it's just that they used the word "Bro" WAAYYY too many times.

Jul 09, 2015

Loved the first 3 ishes, the solo adventures of Clint Barton as the human-est Avenger were fun and I enjoyed the inventive visuals. The change in formula to a 2-parter with some frankly mediocre artwork was a nuisance, though, and the inclusion of the whole Kate Bishop/Young Avengers thing at the end just felt kind of superfluous.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Fraction taps into what qualities make a regular person become a hero, and we're not talking about shooting arrows with precision. My Life as a Weapon rewrites the typical superhero comic book, finding excitement within the mundane.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/hawkeye_fraction

Jun 20, 2014

The art is gorgeous, the characters are compelling, and Matt Fraction strikes yet again with a brilliant read! For fans of Kate Bishop and/or Clint Barton (though hopefully of both!) it's a great read full of moments you won't forget. For anyone interested in Clint after Avengers, it's also a great comic to start with.

I just wonder...have any of the people commenting on this graphic novel ever read Hawkeye volume 1? Volumes 2, 3 etc.?

This novel is another disappointment involving one of my favorite characters from volume 1 of the Avengers and volume 3 (volume 2 doesn't merit mentioning in my opinion).

If you actually think that Fraction is competent with Hawkeye, then maybe you didn't read Busiek's version of Hawkeye? Busiek is 200% superior to Fraction in my opinion.

I'm glad I didn't pay any money for this waste of paper and ink.

KateHillier Mar 22, 2014

"This looks bad."

You may be thinking that when you think of an graphic novel about an Avenger that we really don't get to know all that well but it is awesome. We're getting him here in 'not-Avenger' mode - none of the Avengers are here except two in very brief cameo appearances. This is all Hawkeye (both of them, Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop of Young Avengers is here too) and it's refreshing to see a perspective of a superhero who has no superpowers at all and has only recently (working for S.H.I.E.L.D has its perks) become rich. The dialogue is snappy and the art is is noir and gritty without obviously making it apparent if you follow me.

All in all, Clint just seems like a normal kind of guy who happens to have a great skill set. An especially nice point for this is whenever someone speaks a different language instead of writing out the dialogue in that language he states what it is and that he doesn't understand it ("Sound like Russian? I dunno")

Feb 20, 2014

If you like this do check out Fraction's Cassanova as well.

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Jun 20, 2014

Hawkeyes Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are off to no small amount of adventures together, and the vampire mafia gang remains full of "Bros."


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Jun 20, 2014

"You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor. Magic. Super-powers. Super-strength. Shrink dust. Grow-rays. Magic. Healing factors. I'm an orphan raised by carnies fighting with a stick and string from the Paleolithic era." - Clint Barton


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