“Hawkeye” Pizza Dog shirts to benefit Futures Without Violence

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Tweet Hawkeye is becoming Matt Fraction’s pivotal Marvel work. The series is consistently grabbing new readers month after month and contending in five Eisner categories this year. Since the comic broke ground it has served as an agent for raising awareness in helping people, and Pizza Dog.

How much content should you get for $2.99?

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TweetBack in the old days of the mid 2000s, comic fans could pick up any standard comic book issue for $2.99. It was the nailed-down price, and for that money they’d get 22 pages. Since those halcyon days wilted, however, more and more we find that we’re paying $3.99 for fewer pages than that. What […]

Monday’s Review Slate: Lazarus and Pizza Dog

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TweetThis week’s been a big week for comics! All kinds of goings-on were, well, going-on. I’m narrowing it down to just the two comics, though. The ones everybody’s been talking about. Lazarus #1 from Image, and Hawkeye #11 from Marvel. Both books have fantastic creative teams and all the goodwill in the world pushing them […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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TweetLast year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]

Mini Marvels: Hawkeye #8 – My Bad Penny

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TweetHey bro. Bro! You reading Hawkguy bro? Missin’ out bro.

Review: Hawkeye #7 – Don’t Say The ‘B-Word’

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TweetI’m not saying it! I don’t think I’ve seen a single review of Matt Fraction’s superhero-free series which hasn’t eagerly slipped in at least seventeen b-words inbetween sentences. We’re better than that here at T’Beat, promise. The most recent issue of Marvel’s new most-praised book was a fill-in issue brought about at the last minute […]

The Hawkeye Initiative launches—and genderswapping will never be the same

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TweetOver the weekend someone on Tumblr got the great idea of satirizing anatomically unlikely, and overtly sexualized comic book covers by replacing the women with Hawkeye. As far as we can make it out started withthis post by artist Blue which remixed a Marvel cover on Saturday: By morning, it was a huge vast thing […]

Hawkeye #7 has guest artists and benefits Sandy relief

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Hawkeye #7 sports a stylish cover by David Aja but the insides are by two other stylists—Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm—in a story that features Clint Barton and his protegé Kate Bishop helping victims of a superstorm on the East Coast. If it sounds familiar, it should be—the issue was put together at a feverish pace after the events of real life Hurricane Sandy. And as writer Matt Fraction reveals in the video below from MTV Geek he’ll be donating his royalties from the issue to the American Red Cross. So make sure to buy a bunch of copies.

The Beat Comic Reviews for 21/11/12

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TweetI’m going to try a review column! Heidi sent me a message (tied to the leg of her errand boy, Piotr) asking if I’d give it a go, so here we all are. Whether you agree with the reviews or think I should take a nice warm handful of gravel and chew on it; please leave your […]

NYCC: A Final Marvel & DC Cover Parade

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TweetThe last day of New York Comic-Con was a day of relative peace and tranquillity, unless you were Dan Slott in which case it was a day of  being chased by an angry mob whilst cackling like Machiavelli. It’s the day when people settle down, explore the booths which haven’t sold out, get their final sketches and […]

NYCC: Nick Spencer and Luke Ross Relaunch Secret Avengers

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TweetYou can never have too many Avengers, as today Nick Spencer, Luke Ross and Matthew Wilson were revealed as the creative team for a relaunch of ‘Secret Avengers’. The black-ops team invented by Ed Brubaker will be reinvented once more under Spencer’s pen, with a line-up which includes many ties to the Avengers movie: Nick […]

Advance Review: Hawkeye #1

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Does the first issue of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s new Hawkeye series… sigh…. hit the target?

Marvel Creates New Superhero for a Hearing-Impaired Fan

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When a young fan with hearing impairment didn’t want to wear an aid because he felt it’d make him stand out, his mother assembled with Marvel’s staff to save the day