10 Things You Need To Know About Hawkeye

Hawkeye (Clinton Francis “Clint” Barton) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck. Keep on reading 10 Interesting Facts About Hawkeye

10 Facts About Hawkeye

Fact 1

Clint Barton debuted as Hawkeye in Tales of Suspense #57 in 1964. The story was called Hawkeye, the Marksman. 

Hawkeye Fact:Tales of Suspense #57 in 1964

Fact 2

Hawkeye is the world’s greatest archer. 

Fact 3

Before he was a superhero, he performed trickshots at a carnival. When a ride malfunctioned, Iron Man intervened to save the people inside. When Barton saw everyone cheer for Iron Man, he grew jealous and decided to become a superhero. 

Fact 4

After crafting his Hawkeye costume, he went into the city to stop a bank robbery. When he grabbed the stolen money from the crooks, the police saw Hawkeye with the cash and assumed he was the robber. Suddenly, Black Widow appeared in her car and asked Hawkeye to get in since she needed his skill for an upcoming mission. Hawkeye jumped in, excited that he was becoming a superhero. However… 

Fact 5

When Black Widow picked up Hawkeye, he didn’t realize that she was a supervillain brainwashed by the Soviets to destroy The Avengers. When Hawkeye learned that he had indirectly become a supervillain, he convinced Black Widow that she was being manipulated. The pair joined The Avengers soon after. 

Hawkeye Fact: Hawkeye and Black Widow

Fact 6

Hawkeye has several customized arrows including ones made of Adamantium, magnets, shrapnel, vibranium, an EMP, and a boxing glove. 

Fact 7

Scarlet Witch killed Hawkeye when she had a mental breakdown. He was brought back to life by Scarlet Witch that same year. He died (again) by Scarlet Witch (again) but was brought back to life (again) by Scarlet Witch (again.) 

Avengers #502 (2004) 

House of M #3 (2005) 

House of M #7 (2005) 

Fact 8

When Hawkeye was kind of dead, a girl called Kate Bishop became the new Hawkeye. When the original Hawkeye undied, Kate still called herself Hawkeye just to make an already confusing character even more confusing. 

Young Avengers #1-12 (2005-2006) 

Fact 9

In one issue, Hawkeye’s bow broke while he is on a mission to save Black Widow. With no weapon to aid him, he drank Giant Man’s serum and became a colossal superhero called Goliath. 

Avengers #63 (1969)

Hawkeye Fact: Hawkeye becomes Goliath

Fact 10

Kate Bishop was nearly called Hawkingbird. 

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