It's not the first time that Brian Bendis has killed Hawkete. He famously opened his career-defining Avengers Disassembled story with the death of Hawkeye, Clint Barton, a scene that I managed to accidentally spoil, after a Marvel creator was heard boasting about it in the gym. True story.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Where Martin Simmons will, next Wednesday, be signing copies of Death Sentence.