Holy cow! It’s taken some time to finally see the conclusion to Matt Fraction and David Aja‘s wonderful Hawkeye run. Even Marvel moved on, releasing Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez‘s relaunched series before we even reached this final issue.
It’s not for me to guess why it’s taken so long to get to this point, but this particular issue was originally solicited for February and saw multiple delays. Even Aja, at one point, wasn’t sure when the book would be coming out when he recently tweeted:
For those asking about Hawkeye #22, I suppose will be out sometime during May but I don’t know. Will tell if I’m said a final date. Thanks.
— David Aja (@davaja) April 15, 2015
But, according to Entertainment Weekly, we’re finally getting there next month and they’ve got the unlettered preview of the upcoming Issue 22. Time for Pizza Dog to come to the rescue, one more time. I’m very glad to see this multiple Eisner nominated run will get to close on its own terms with the team that started it all.
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) David Aja
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Item Code: AUG140839 In Shops: 7/15/2015 SRP: $4.99
Release Date: July 15
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