Nighthawk #1 (2016)

The Answer-Man’s Quick and Dirty Reviews

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Nighthawk #1 (Marvel Comics)

Writer: David Walker, Art: Ramon Villalobos, Colors: Tamara Bonvillain

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Could this be a budding bromance? Or just admiration for a deadly efficiency?
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Here is a man who loves his work. Maybe just a bit too much.
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Brains, tech, and a quick wit. Turn in your papers, Alfred, there is a new partner in town.
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The Revelator and his latest customer discuss cutting techniques…

WRITING

The dialogue and banter between the various characters is well paced and not forced. No more language than necessary, revealing nothing before its time.

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Tell him, girl. “Clean yourself up. Praise me when you’re done.”

ART

The art is a loose line form, and took me a minute to get into it. But once the fighting started, the angles and pure enjoyment shown in Nighthawk’s handiwork became evident in Villalobos style. The layout reminds me of work done on the Authority some years ago and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it was the same artist. Some of my friends at CNOC told me the work is reminiscent of the Authority artist, Frank Quitely. I love those guys, nothing gets past them.

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Here was a man whose nose was out of alignment with his face. No longer a problem. Thanks, Dr. Nighthawk.

COLOR

The colorist gets props as well. The colors stay pastel and strange during the interactions with Kane and Johnson as if to say they are seeing the world through a strangely colored lens or light. Whenever we see the mundane world, colors return to normal, as if to say, this is a world of limits and boundaries and extremes do not apply.

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Don’t listen to Nighthawk; it’s not too late.

VERDICT: Outstanding — 9/10

If you haven’t considered David Walker’s Nighthawk, I feel comfortable telling you to head down to your local comic shop and get a copy for yourself. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

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Don’t mind them. They’re just… sleeping. (Cover Art: Deny Cowens, Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Sotomayor)
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