HAWKEYE Sends in the Clown in March's Issue #9


It's that part of the month, when a comic book publisher sets their promotional sights towards the not-so distant future. Sure, it's not yet Hanukkah, Christmas or even Saint Lucia's Day, but much of the industry is concerned with March 2013.

Thus this teaser sent out by Marvel on Friday, for Matt Fraction and David Aja's widely acclaimed Hawkeye: Clearly, March's issue #9 introduces a new character called "The Clown," and based on the text of the email that accompanied the image — "You dead now, bro." — it more than likely involves the "Tracksuit Draculas" that plagued Clint Barton and Kate Bishop early on in the series.

In more recent Hawkeye news, January's #7 both depicts Clint and Kate helping out during Hurricane Sandy, and Fraction's also donating his royalty check from the issue to the Red Cross. And another Marvel project on the way in March 2013 is X-Termination, a crossover between , and — here are more details, and an interview with Lapham.

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