It ends very cute. Nauseatingly cute because of the pseudo-manga face Lopez gives Hawkeye. It looks like a Twilight comic or something.
McCann has a speedy read here but he gets a lot done. He has the big villain reveal, which is silly–I don’t care If McCann’s Mockingbird is a female character far better than most female superheroes… I don’t believe she’s a genius biologist for a minute. I also don’t believe Hawkeye’s over the age of fourteen, not with that yaoi-ready Lopez art.
But it works. It’s charming enough and cute enough. Though there are way too many panels with nonsensical expository dialogue, either explaining Hawkeye’s archery skills or silly chemical reactions.
Maybe the ending’s too cute. With McCann covering so much, I forgot about the diamond the couple make together. I’m still positive, even if it doesn’t sound like it.
Even with Lopez’s absurd Clint.
Writer, Jim McCann; penciller, David Lopez; inker, Alvaro Lopez; colorists, Daniele Rudoni and Marco Patrucco; letterer, Dave Lanphear; editor, Jeanine Schaefer; publisher, Marvel Comics.