Comic Book Review – Hawkeye: Freefall #1

Cover for Hawkeye: Freefall #1. Depicts an upside-down Hawkeye drawing his bow.
Cover for Hawkeye #1. Comic book cover by Kim Jacinto & Tamra Bonvillain

Where to Buy this Comic Book:


  • Writer – Matthew Rosenberg
  • Artist – Otto Schmidt
  • Letterer – VC’s Joe Sabino
  • Cover – Kim Jacinto & Tamra Bonvillain
  • Variant Covers – Otto Schmidt, Elizabeth Torque, Dave Cockrum & Jason Keith
  • Graphic and Logo Designer – Carlos Lao
  • Assistant Editor – Shannon Andrews Ballesteros
  • Editor – Alanna Smith
  • Editor-in-Chief – C.B. Cebulski


Hawkeye: Freefall #1 was a fun read. The artwork is where it really stands out with vibrant colors. The story is easy to follow, and we get a couple cameos from Hawkeye’s colleagues. I wouldn’t call it “action-packed” but there’s enough conflict to keep you entertained. This comic book is well worth full cover price.


You are now exiting the spoiler-free zone. Do yourself a favor and stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers.

Clint Barton finds himself breaking up an arms deal headed by The Hood himself. After getting all of the bad guys arrested, he ventures to the court to make sure The Hood gets put in jail. Unfortunately for Hawkeye, The Hood gets released before he even arrives at the court.

Elsewhere, Ronin is witnessed putting six ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. members in the hospital, stealing something in the process. Given that Ronin is one of Clint’s alter-egos, he is now a suspect. Falcon and Winter Soldier confront him while he is having breakfast. Hawkeye had originally planned to go check up on The Hood, so all three of them agreed to go together.

Sure enough, when they find The Hood’s men, they also find Ronin. This of course confirms to Bucky and Falcon that Clint is not the Ronin causing the ruckus. The book ends with a showdown between the three Avengers and this mystery Ronin. I’ll let you read the comic book to find out what happens next.

I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait to continue the series. I highly recommend you get this one!

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