Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: David Aja
The smartest comic book in circulation is back and it's gold! As if taken from some groovy 70's TV show, Cherry is a high-adrenaline, car-chasing, butt-kicking adventure, starring ladies man Clint Barton and smart-mouthed Kate Bishop. Fraction's choice of bad guys is hilarious. Rather than using some random thugs, he brings back the Russian dudes in tracksuits from issue #1, and I believe this has to do with all the bantering about their ceaseless bro, because here they truly go overboard with it; their presence, however, conveys that sense of world-building for the title, and that's worth their annoying habit. From Kate's sarcastic comments, to the trick arrows, to the ingenious dialog, and of course David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth's stellar artwork, there is nothing else one could ask from this book, except maybe that a new issue came out every week. Oh, and that new take on full frontal nudity? Priceless!