Alright, here’s the skinny: if the overwhelming amount of great reviews didn’t convince you, and if the talent of Fraction and Aja somehow didn’t hook you in, here’s your perfect reason to buy the upcoming “Hawkeye” #7 — it’s going to be a charity issue.
What do I mean by that? Well, as revealed on MTV Geek this morning, Marvel is going to be pushing back their regularly scheduled program on the book so that Fraction can write a special Hurricane Sandy inspired issue with artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm. The issue will take place both in New York and New Jersey, split between the two Hawkeyes (Clint and Kate), and will focus on how Hurricane Sandy impacted both areas.
But that’s just the start. Not only will this special new issue be coming out in January, but Fraction has promised that he will donate any and all proceeds he makes from the issue to Hurricane Sandy relief funds such as the Red Cross, to aid those whose homes were destroyed or whose lives were hurt and impacted because of the storm. So, by buying “Hawkeye” #7, you are in fact making a bit of a charitable donation.
That’s quite wonderful, isn’t it? “Hawkeye” #1 debuted at 41,952 in September, while last month’s “Hawkeye” #3 sold 35,403 issues. Even with that dip, “Hawkeye” remains a critically-acclaimed and wildly popular book amongst readers. If Fraction makes just 50 cents per issue sale (and that’s a speculatory assertion), 35,000 sales would ensure a good deal over a thousand dollars sent to charity. Let’s make that happen.
Buy 10 copies of the issue, give it to your friends who don’t read comics and do a nice thing. (You can also just donate to the Red Cross right now, if you’d like.)