25 Nov 2021 3:27 PM +00:00 UTC

Hawkeye: Marvel Fans Boycott Series in Support of Poorly Compensated Artist

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Marvel Studios' newest live-action offering Hawkeye is already making waves on Disney+ and with two episodes released, it's already safe to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has knocked another one out of the park. However, some dirty laundry between Marvel Studios and a comic book artist is being revealed and it's already making quite an impact amongst fans, influencing some of them to boycott the Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld series.

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David Aja, who served as the artist on Clint Barton's acclaimed comic book run in 2012 written by Matt Fraction previously criticized Marvel for making use of the same silhouette art style he used in the comics for the MCU spinoff show. Turns out, there's some pay dispute between the two parties, and back in October, Aja publicly shaded the comic book giant on social media, insinuating that he has yet to be compensated for his work.

Unsurprisingly, the controversy sparked a massive outcry from the Marvel fandom, and according to some fans, until Marvel does the right thing and pays Aja the sum he deserves, they won't be watching Hawkeye. Check out some of the reactions below:

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It's not the first time Marvel has encountered this kind of problem. Previously, The Winter Soldier writer Ed Brubaker slammed the company over similar concerns but he does credit actor Sebastian Stan for being the only guy willing to give him the credit and appreciation he so rightfully deserves. If anything, this tells you that there's something wrong with how Marvel handles business behind the scenes and it's definitely something that needs to be addressed.

Meanwhile, the first two episodes of Marvel Studios' Hawkeye are now available for streaming on Disney+.