The TradeWaiters 84: “Hawkeye” Part 1 by Matt Fraction & David Aja

This episode covers Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja. It’s part one of two, and is equivalent to either the trade paperbacks Hawkeye: My Life Is a Weapon and Hawkeye: Little Hits, or else the first half of Hawkeye: The Saga of Barton and Bishop. It’s also by Matt Hollingsworth, Javier Pulido, Francesco Francavilla, Steve Lieber, Alan Davis, and Jesse Hamm. Confused yet? So are we. Honestly JD, Jeff, and Jam are going to spend the first half of this episode airing our grievances about the completely opaque way that Marvel collects its trades. But eventually we get to talk about this really interesting book, how it does a lot of interesting things with the superhero genre and with these characters in particular, and how even in the golden age of graphic novels, there are “mainstream” trades worth waiting for. Also, apologies to Francesco Francavilla and Javier Pulido, we had you completely mixed up for like… most of this episode.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Immortal Iron Fist, also by Matt Fraction and David Aja
Sex Criminals, Invincible Iron Man, and Uncanny X-Men, also written by Matt Fraction
Robin: Year One, She-Hulk, and Amazing Spider-Man, also drawn by Javier Pulido
Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, David Mack, and Kevin Smith (at various times)
Jessica Jones: Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
Avengers Masterworks Vol. 1 by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee & Don Heck
Direct Action Gets the Goods by the Graphic History Collective
Hawkeye created by Jonathan Igla
Eastenders created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland
and Casually Comics by Sasha

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and Jeff Ellis

Music by Sleuth

Our next episode will be on the second half of Hawkeye: The Saga of Barton and Bishop, or the trades Hawkeye: L.A. Woman and Hawkeye: Rio Bravo, by Matt Fraction and David Aja.

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