It’s been a long ride for Hawkeye, the critically acclaimed Marvel comic that put Avengers marksman Clint Barton back on the map in a big way. And although the archer’s legacy is going strong — there’s currently a new version of the book being written by Jeff Lemire with art by Ramón Pérez — fans are still waiting to get their hands on the final, super-sized chapter that has eluded them ever since the penultimate issue was released in February.
EW can confirm that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for those who are waiting to read the last part of Clint Barton, Kate Bishop and Lucky’s story. Hawkeye officially wraps its run on July 15, when the last issue of the Eisner-winning series hits comic shops, effectively closing the book on Matt Fraction and David Aja’s era of Clint Barton. We left our hero in a state of “okay, this looks bad” — fresh off of seemingly being beaten by the Tracksuit Mafia thugs and holding his dying brother in his arms on his building’s rooftop.
But not all is lost: Clint’s faithful dog, Lucky (last seen jetting off to Los Angeles with the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop) returned home when his owner needed him most, ensuring Hawkeye wouldn’t have to fight his final battle alone. And it looks like he can count on some other friends to help him out, as well.
Below, check out exclusive preview pages from Eisner Award winning artist David Aja for the final issue of Marvel’s Hawkeye, which hits comic shops July 15.