Hawkeye #7 won’t be the comic you were expecting, if you’ve been paying attention to the solicits. Instead, it’ll be something potentially even more interesting; here’s the updated solicitation info:
HAWKEYE #7 has a new creative team and solicit text. The previously solicited creative team and story will now be featured in HAWKEYE #8 (DEC120693, $2.99, FOC 02/04/13)
- Matt Fraction (W)
“We’re pushing the next story back by a month to make room for a two timely stories about Hawkeye and Kate Bishop dealing with the ramifications of a hurricane that hammers the east coast. With lovely art by the Eisner Award Winning artist Steve Leiber and newcomer Jesse Hamm, it’s a perfect pause before the next Fraction/Aja mini-opus begins….featuring the reveal of a villain that I can promise you no one sees coming.”
I have to admit, I wouldn’t immediately have thought of Steve Leiber as a potential fill-in for Aja, but it makes a lot of sense – and I love the idea of using Hawkeye to respond to the devastation that Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy brought to the New York area; it feels very fitting and appropriate. Color me anticipating this issue a lot.