June 5th was the original release date for Hawkeye #11. The issue is entirely from the point of view of Pizza Dog, no, I'm not lying, and I was endlessly excited to read it (with no help from my friend Amanda who has been equally as eager). When I reached the comic shop and found no Pizza Dog I was in a panic. Had I missed it? Is it sold out? No, it's been pushed back a whole 3 weeks for release. Three. Weeks.
I sulked for the rest of the day.
But, here are the comics I did buy:
- Written by Brian Michael Bendis
- Art by Stuart Immonen
SPOILERS: The cover action scene doesn't happen. Not even a little bit.
But what DOES happen is a lovely brother scene where Alex gets to meet Scott at a time when he's not mental. If this comic does nothing but rehabilitate the image of Scott Summers in the comic-community, then it's still incredibly important. The character has been shat on by writers for far too many years and I think it's admirable that Bendis has found a way to cut to the core of Cyclops and remind us why he was the leader of the X-Men in the first place.
He's a good kid, he just needed to be raised differently, this is giving him that chance.
Also, god damn Immonen is a fucking amazing artist.
- Avengers #13
- Art by Nick Spencer