Whilst hardly being essential reading, AVSM continues to be a very enjoyable little series. This issue was a team-up between Spider-Man and the Avenger who is suddenly showing up everywhere these days, Hawkeye. I like Hawkeye, but his ubiquity is odd, I know he’s going to be in the Avengers movie, but then so is Black Widow, and she isn’t nearly as omnipresent. Maybe people just like his new costume? We all know that Zeb Wells writes a fantastic Spider-Man, but his Hawkeye was very good as well, I especially liked how he described his need to constantly train, because he’s on a team with superheroes and gods, and he’s just a dude with a bow and arrow. Hawkeye has always kind of been about feelings of inadequacy, it’s why he became a villain in the first place (trying to impress a girl) and it’s why he became Goliath for a while. This issue managed to expose those feelings, but crucially, without turning Hawkeye into a joke. The sequence where Spidey makes him think he beat Sidewinder was great stuff. Greg Land’s art is of course controversial, but you have to give him some props for getting this issue out on the same day as Uncanny X-Men #7. He’s fast, give him that!