Hawkeye

Marvel’s Hawkeye dropped the first two episodes. It follows the life of Kate Bishop, a newer, younger archer hoping to take the mantle of the, now retired, Hawkeye.

The visual design is pulled most lovingly from the excellent Hawkeye series that features some of the same storyline (modified to fit for the MCU modifications).

Some of the art, in question

This homage to Matt Fraction and David Aja’s work on the series is a really nice tie-back to the original material that doesn’t feel like a rip off (cough, Cowboy Bebop live). It feels like how you should honor those who blazed trails before you. Take from their work and build on it, tell their story, but in your own way.

I’m really glad to see they’re driving the artistic direction with this in mind, it feels like there is reverence and respect, instead of trying to lift content wholesale.