REVIEW: Family Baggage in Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1
In Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 by Marieke Nijkamp, Enid Balám, Oren Junior, Brittany Peer, and Joe Caramagna, Kate has decided she’s going to leave the best coast and head back to New York City. However, she’s taking a little detour on the way there… a detour that’s about to get interrupted by a missing persons case!
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1
This issue relies less on Kate’s abilities as an archer and more on her skills as a private investigator. This makes sense, as that’s what she’s been up to in Venice Beach, as seen in the 2016 Hawkeye series, which spotlights Kate’s time in Southern California.
But as far as Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 goes, I wish there was a little bit more about why Kate has decided to return to the Big Apple. Hopefully, this is an angle that will be further developed as the series continues.
From there, Kate decides to take a vacation, and when she gets to the resort (which has some kind of weird circus thing going on), she ends up running into her estranged sister. You may not realize this, but Kate has tons of estranged family members: her mother, her father, and now her sister. I know sometimes superheroes have messed-up family situations – we can’t all be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Clint Barton – but I am a little disappointed that this Kate story is once again centering her family.
One of my favorite moments in the whole issue was the appearance of a Gwenpool mug. When can I buy this in your online store, Marvel? Talk about your Marvel Must Haves!
Have you had the chance to pick up Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 at your local comic shop, Marvel Blog True Believers?
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