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It’s the power of “The Odd Couple!” I’m writing this series a little bit differently, the scripts look like a comic script, but spiritually they are multi-camera sitcom scripts. For the uninitiated, that would be like “Seinfeld,” or “Frasier,” not “Arrested Development” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” What it means for the comic is that I’m trying to keep the locations grounded. Wade, Kate and Clint will interact with S.H.I.E.L.D., but not up in the sky on the helicarrier — it will be down on the ground. Clint’s apartment is Jerry’s apartment. We’re all hanging out there. There are running jokes, surprise visitors, and because it’s Deadpool and Hawkeye — corpses, brainwashed drones, a Macguffin, and hopefully lots of fun and action. You can do that kind of stuff as long as you remember to ground it. There are very real stakes for the Marvel Universe.
As much as I want to have fun with the wide-screen action that Kate, Clint and Wade experience, I also want to stick around for the scene after the danger is over — the part at the end of “Die Hard” where everyone is hanging around Nakatomi Plaza and talking about what a crazy night that was. I love that stuff. “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” is another movie that I return to a lot. It’s such great writing, and filmmaking. If my scripts end up being no good, but I aimed for those kinds of experiences, I can sleep at night.
The Statue Of Liberty can only be tipped over once. After that, writers have to find new ways of exciting people. It’s a fun challenge to come up with bigger action set pieces, Deadpool killing Ultimatum’s Air-Carrier is a good example (and one that seems to have long term consequences, at least until recently). The big fight between Clint and Wade that trashes Clint’s place happens off-panel between the first two issues. That made me laugh. The “Versus” of our title is still there in spirit. They’re in conflict basically every panel of the series. [Editor] Sana Amanat has been wonderful to work with, and very supportive of some ideas most editors wouldn’t want to lean into in a big mini-series like this. [Artist] Matteo Lolli, [colorist] Cris Peter and all the folks working on the book are having a lot of fun, and I think that’s translating into a fun comic. It’s all I could want.
The reaction to issue #0 was very gratifying. Seeing panels up on Tumblr with over a hundred thousand comments and reblogs is something new to me. Hawkeye and Deadpool have very different universes/fan bases/morals — that’s why they work — cause they shouldn’t. All this is a very long way of saying, in a comic where anything can happen, it’s been fun leave the 70MM lens off the camera and go in close. Thanks to the fans of both for supporting this series. [Matt] Fraction and his collaborators have struck gold every time out with character driven pieces in Hawkeye. (Boy, am I going to miss that book, but wow, am I excited to have it on my shelf forever.) I’m grateful that those same fans seem to be enjoying our Odd Couple." - Gerry Duggan, on his approach to writing Hawkeye vs. Deadpool
HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #3 (OF 5)
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
Cover by JAMES HARREN
• The baddest brawlers in Brooklyn continue to tear up the town in the next issue of HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL!
• So Black Cat’s been brainwashing goons and dressing them as super heroes, huh? Good thing Hawkeye and Deadpool are on the case.
• If they can stop fighting amongst each other, that is.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Preview Pages for Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1, by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli
This October, the no-holds-barred antics of the Marvel Universe’s most unlikely duo continue in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #1 – the official first issue of the blockbuster comic event of the fall. Even though this is really the second issue, but who’s counting? Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli return for the battle of the century (maybe) as the Merc with a Mouth battles the Avenging Archer! It’s Halloween night in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing – disaster is around the corner! And candy, always candy. The names and addresses of every active S.H.I.E.L.D. agent are about to be released, and it’s up to one Avenger and one (sometimes) X-Man to stop it. But is it trick or treat when they encounter bad guys dressed like good guys? Will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before the night is through? Find out when the clash continues this October in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #1!
On sale Wednesday, October 8th!
Preview for Hawkeye #20 by Matt Fraction and Annie Wu, on sale this Wednesday, September 10th!
KATE-GUY! MADAME MASQUE! LOS ANGELES! EXPLOSIONS! THE END OF SUMMER VACATION! THE FINAL SHOWDOWN FOR ALL THE MARBLES! THE MARBLES ARE A METAPHOR!
YOU BELONG YOU BELONG YOU BELONG YOU BELONG TO THE MERRY MARBLE MARCHING SOCIETY! This is... THE BIG ONE. Fraction and Wu and Hollingsworth too -- OH MY!
Captain America: the Winter Soldier co-director Joe Russo on Hawkeye’s scripted cameo, which was cut from the film due to scheduling conflicts.
It’s a shame this scene was cut from the film, as it would’ve added a nice layer to Renner’s Hawkeye that we haven’t explicitly seen before— namely, that he prioritizes personal loyalties over institutionalized rules. That’s a core part of 616 Clint’s character, and an aspect I’d love to see cinematic Hawkeye share with him.
These two will be the death of me.
He’s both a foil and a tether; an anchor. I was interested in the two of them having a blood-is-thicker-than-water relationship. The last time they had seen each other Barney was threatening to murder him and Clint had stolen all of his money from him. Barney’s been a super villain and a killer and a real monster, and not just to Clint — so I wanted to show that when Barney was really down on his luck and needed somebody to help him, the one person who couldn’t say no to him was his baby brother Clint.
I suspect there’s lots of ways to interpret their relationship. [Laughs] And I’d much rather let readers interpret than give them my interpretation. I don’t know if there’s a right or a wrong answer. It was this or Clint talking to a sock puppet for five issues." - Matt Fraction, on Barney Barton’s relationship to Clint
Preview Pages from Hawkeye #20, by Matt Fraction & Annie Wu
"Sure, when we see her again she’s really at her apotheosis as a nascent Hawkeye. She is never more Clint Barton than on the first and the last page of our next issue. She has kind of accomplished what she’s set out to achieve although not in the way she sought to achieve it, and there’s quite a price to pay. The issue reflects that, too — it’s the most chronologically fragmented and — well, it’s the most "Hawkeye" issue of "Hawkeye" she’s gotten to star in.
Kate’s summer vacation is wrapping up. More will be revealed when our last three issues are out, but yes, this story has been about Kate leaving the nest, growing up and learning how to take care of herself. It’s her figuring out for the first time if she’s good enough for this job she wants so very badly.” —Matt Fraction (via)
Preview for Black Widow #10, by Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto