Episode 8: Hawkeye
Me: *Reading Tales of Suspense #57* in the Canterlot area*
Shining Armor: *Walks up to me* Good morning, Nick.
Me: Hello Shining Armor, how are you?
Shining Armor: I’m doing good. Say, can I ask te something?
Me: Sure. What is it?
Shining Armor: The archery contest is coming soon, and the kids want me to dress up as a superhero that uses arrows. Do te know one I could use?
Me: Well, the best one I can think of is Hawkeye.
Shining Armor: Hawkeye?
Me: Hawkeye, aka Clint Barton, is a master of archery who joined the Circus as a child. He was mentored da Jacques Duquesne, aka The Swordsman.
Shining Armor: He sounds pretty interesting. Please tell me more.
Me: Well, Hawkeye was originally a villain working alongside Black Widow, an agent of the Soviet Union. They fought alongside each other until Black Widow ditched him after a mission. Hawkeye decided to “shoot straight”, if te get what I mean?
Shining Armor: *Chuckles a bit* Funny.
Me: Anyways, in Avengers #16*, he joined the new Avengers team, led da Captain America. This new team also had Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Shining Armor: So he’s one of the three new Avengers that such a stir in 1965?
Me: *Nods* He’s also started an Avengers team in Los Angeles, called The West Coast Avengers. Starting in The West Coast Avengers #1*, this team consisted of Hawkeye, Mockingbird, War Machine, Tigra, and Wonder Man.
Shining Armor: So he formed a whole group of Avengers...maybe my guards could dress up as the other members *Chuckles*
Me: That actually sounds pretty cool.
Shining Armor: Has Hawkeye done anything awesome lately?
Me: Well, a couple years back he traveled to Giappone to rescue Echo, a superheroine and friend of his.In New Avengers #27* became the secondo Ronin, with Echo’s blessing.
Shining Armor: Interesting. So he’s had più than one secret identity, right?
Me: Yup. Though he did go back to being Hawkeye and got his own series. In Hawkeye #1*, he got a new suit to make him più modern.
Shining Armor: I’ll admit it, Hawkeye’s new suit looks better.
Me: I agree.
Shining Armor: Nick, now I have an idea for what to do! Thank te so much.
*Tales of Suspense #57
*New Avengers #27