Synopsis: Normally, rescuing a kidnapped little girl doesn’t result in being surrounded by mind-controlled resort guests who want to attack you. But then, being Hawkeye doesn’t involve a whole lot of normal. Kate’s vacation itinerary keeps shortening: 1. Escape the hordes. 2. Interrogate Susan about what the heck is really going on. And 3. Stop the bad guys before they hurt (or mind-control) anyone else ever again.
Not wanting to see her old sister hurt. Kate learns that her old sister is not as bad as she thought when she learns about how she went to some length to try and protect her from their criminal father. Having figured out that the villains of this story are members of the circus of Crime. Kate proceeds to go down to the basement in the hopes of finding out where the crooks are hanging out. Things soon get spicy when she is attacked by Fifi only to have the criminal mastermind behind the Circus of Crimes latest plan reveal herself.
Enid Balám puts in some decent work for this issue. The first part of the book is mostly talking head panels where we get a lot of dialogue between Kate and her older sister Susan. However, the artist does a solid job of conveying the seriousness of the conversation with the various character facial expressions. Indeed, Susan’s stubbornness not to leave the resort is written all over her face.
The latter part of the book has some solid action beats. And the artist does a great job of portraying the visceral acrobatic movement as Kate takes on Fifi.
We get some great story progression that builds on what was set up in the previous issues. I really enjoyed reading the conversation between Kate and her big sister. I also enjoyed the text exchange between Kate and the original Hawkeye Clint Barton.
Overall. This was a pretty solid issue.