Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #2 REVIEW: 7.5/10. Kate Bishop, Typhoid Mary, and Black Cat!

Review by Draven Katayama (loudlysilent)

Gerry Duggan’s romp is full of humor, but also gives us a surprisingly cohesive story. Someone stole files from S.H.I.E.L.D. containing data on all of its agents. Clint and Deadpool are out to get them back, and have figured out that Black Cat might be involved. Kate Bishop (my favorite character in all of comics ever) has also been called in. I recently read Duggan’s Nova #22, and this issue is much funnier than that — and the best part is, the humor isn’t dependent on Deadpool cracking jokes. (I’m not a fan of Deadpool.)

One of the best moments is when Kate and Clint are playing video games at Deadpool’s safe house. The first shot of Kate and Clint is drawn wondrously from a creative angle, and I like the small touches such as exposed brick on the peeling walls and the rips in the couch. Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni, and Cristiane Peter do a great job with the whole issue. I like the visual energy when Kate and Deadpool fight Typhoid Mary and Ivan, with the panel backgrounds streaked with motion lines and light blue and purple washes. The artists give Kate, Black Cat, and Typhoid Mary sleek, sophisticated outfits; it’s cool to see the artists expanding Black Cat’s wardrobe by drawing her with a more understated outfit than her typical depictions.

Any comic where Kate and Clint spend time together usually makes for a great comic, and this issue certainly has a lot to love. Deadpool thankfully does not ramble as much as I was dreading. Lolli, Camgni, and Peter draw great action sequences; Kate kicking looks particularly fierce. Duggan is having fun writing this mini-mystery, and the inclusion of Kate, Black Cat, and Typhoid Mary has infused it with significant doses of energy and personality.

RATING: 7.5 out of 10

Release date: November 12, 2014

Hawkeye vs Deadpool #2 Kate kicking