Hawkeye 7 (March 2013)

892831What’s Fraction doing writing a story set during Hurricane Sandy? Being awesome.

He splits the issue between Clint and Kate, with Clint in Far Rockaway (I think) and Kate in New Jersey. She has the more dangerous adventure, but Clint gets to witness moments of profundity.

Steve Lieber handles Clint’s part of the issue, which has him helping out one of his tenants who is helping out his dad. There’s stuff between the father and son; Fraction’s able to get humor and tenderness in the pages and Lieber does a good job mixing family drama and natural disaster.

Jesse Hamm draws Kate’s story, involving her misadventure as a bridesmaid. Fraction doesn’t go for much humor, since Kate’s stuck running the recovery effort. She gets the positive human experience though, the people helping people.

It’s a neat issue. Hamm’s art is occasionally loose, but Fraction does well marrying superheroes to reality.

CREDITS

Writer, Matt Fraction; artists, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth; letterer, Chris Eliopoulus; editors, Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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