The GeeksverseWidowmaker #3

Widowmaker #3
Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011 by

Written by: Jim McCann
Penciled by: David Lopez
Inked by: Alvaro Lopez
Colored by: Nathan Fairbairn
Lettered by: VC's Cory Petit
Cover Art: Phil Noto
Editor: Rachel Pinnelas, Charlie Beckerman, Bill Rosemann, Ralph Macchio

Part three of the crossover between the recently canceled series of Hawkeye & Mockingbird and Black Widow. This crossover was supposed to happen in the pages of those books but at least Marvel is allowing this crossover to happen in the mini-series.

I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed in who the new Ronin is. Totally out of left field. Not that it doesn’t fit into the story, or the history of some of the characters, but it doesn’t have the impact that I was expecting the identity to have. He does have a close connection to Black Widow but it’s only the Ronin identity that connects him to Hawkeye. There’s a nice tidbit about Dominic Fortune and his history with the Ronin identity and McCann covers all the bases by adding a bit about Echo, who has long been missing.

The rest of the story is very good. Watching the two “teams”, Hawkeye and Black Widow and Mockingbird and Fortune, work to arrive at the same conclusion and destination is well done. The moment when Mockingbird sees Clint at the island, and they come together, was good. I like Hawkeye with Mockingbird. Loved the Widow’s comment about how Clint manages to land women and later how Hawk and Mock are made for eachother.

McCann definately has a love for Hawkeye and Mockingbird, that comes through in his writing. He’s also got a good handle on Black Widow and I wouldn’t mind if Marvel would give him a book that could star all of them.

I’m growing to like Lopez’s art alot. He’s got a nice clean style. Fluid and smooth. I wasn’t a fan of how he drew faces at first, but they have grown on me. I’m a little disappointed that he won’t be working with McCann on the next Hawkeye mini-series. His backgrounds lack some detail, but that allows him to focus on the details of his characters and their expressions.

Widowmaker #3 receives
4 out of 5

The reveal of Ronin’s identity was a bit underwhelming but works in the context of the story.

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