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I have to say that the posts about/scans of the current Hawkeye comic have almost tempted me to check it out. And I think the last comic book I owned featured Donald Duck. However...

1) Comic continuity, yikes. It's like coming into a soap opera that's been on the air for 50 years and trying to get a handle on who's who and who's slept with who and who's alive and who isn't and what's going on with all the other characters... yeah.

2) Related to (1): I'm really rather happy in my little MCU sandbox. Things are simpler here.

3) I would feel compelled to root for a 'ship. And I just can't ship Clint with anyone but Natasha -- see (2) -- no matter how awesome Kate is. Or Bobbi. Or Jess. Just... no. I'm ship-monogamous.

4) Probably most importantly: the idea of Clint as the Perpetual-Adolescent Screwup does not appeal to me. At. All. (Again, all I've seen is scans and peoples' comments. And maybe I'm reading too much into those.

The art is quite nice, though.
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If it helps, Hawkeye is continuity-lite. All you need to know is that Clint was married to Bobbi and was dating Jess, and up until Hawkeye #8 you didn't even need to know that.

Ship wise, Clint just got dumped, so... Kate/Clint has a big following, but their canon relationship doesn't extend past platonic friendship.

Probably most importantly: the idea of Clint as the Perpetual-Adolescent Screwup does not appeal to me.

Ah, well, got me there. ;) He's well intentioned, but most definitely a screw up.
Ship wise, Clint just got dumped, so... Kate/Clint has a big following, but their canon relationship doesn't extend past platonic friendship.

But those are the ones that are the most fun to ship!

Ah, well, got me there. ;) He's well intentioned, but most definitely a screw up.

I used to enjoy the screwed up characters more. I think now that I'm a single gal in her 30s I find the guys who can't get their shit together less appealing.
Save yourself. Getting into comics is black hole. Stay in the wonderful MCU sandbox!
I know whereof I speak. If I could go back in time, I'd advise myself to stay away from comics.
The comics are a dark and drama filled place. Hawkeye is good, but it has been tempting to ship Clint/Kate and I really don't want to cause... Black Widow!!!! It's quite an emotional complication for me... stupid Kate is friggin awesome....

He's a well intended screw up, but Hawkeye is all about the angst in general...
Yeah I'm a big fan of the friends-to-lovers trope so I would be really tempted to ship Clint/Kate and DON'T WANNA.
Dude I love this comic and Clint and I make no apologies. I love how Fraction has written him and really everyone's characters. It's truly a character-driven comic which is marvelous. The only one I bother to read (cause I ain't a comics girl, yo.)

Edited at 2013-04-11 12:03 pm (UTC)
The fact that it's character driven is what interested me in the first place, but I think there's too much going against it at this point ;) I would have to keep reminding myself that this was some AU version of Clint, not 'my' Clint.
I'm with you, in the sense that I prefer the MCU sandbox. Clint there is an adult, snarky and cool, with "heart".

As for the comics, I've picked up some tomb-stone data from them but like sugar_fey says, even reading wikipedia I get no sense that anyone paid attention to continuity. So I feel no compunction trying to fit my own stories in there too much.

I admit to having picked up a couple of the more recent comics (two Hawkeyes, which I haven't read yet,and Avengers Assemble 12 and 13, all based on comments in the comm). I prefer "my" Clint (the MCU one), but they were fun.

What I don't get is that whole Awesome Kate thing -- obviously there to draw in the adolescent market, but why does she always have to rescue him ...? I liked SidheRa's (Michelle on FFN) take on the comicverse and the Clint/Kate/Natasha relationship though, in "Long Time No See" and "Saturday Mornings in Bed Stuy".

Edited at 2013-04-11 01:45 pm (UTC)
What I don't get is that whole Awesome Kate thing -- obviously there to draw in the adolescent market, but why does she always have to rescue him ...?

Yeah, this too. It bugs me when it's a male character the same as when it's a female character -- why can't X be awesome and competent without making Y sad and incompetent?

I liked SidheRa's (Michelle on FFN) take on the comicverse and the Clint/Kate/Natasha relationship though, in "Long Time No See" and "Saturday Mornings in Bed Stuy".

I liked many things about those fic :D
Yup, I liked Many Things about those fics, too. Me, I can't write "E" or serious "M" rated stuff for reasons that have nothing to do with ability or willingness, but I can sure appreciate it when someone else does a good job with it. And "Long Time" is up there with the very best in that genre.