Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon (v 1), by Matt Fraction, 136 pages
This has been touted as the hit comic book of 2013, so I felt the need to read it. Firstly, I don't know anything about Hawkeye- but you don't really have to in order to read this and understand. He is the Avenger without any real superpowers, just really good aim with trick arrows- but this work is about him as a solo act (mostly). He also pals around with Kate Bishop, who was also Hawkeye at one point, and which I personally feel is pretty awesome. There is alot of humor in these stories, but also a fair amount of heart. No real back-story knowledge required.