It’s the other Hawkeye’s chance to shine in her first ongoing solo series.
Clint Barton, the original Hawkeye died a while back. The Scarlet Witch killed him. While Barton was busy being dead, a new Hawkeye sprung up: Kate Bishop, a cocky teen heiress who foiled a kidnapping attempt with the help of a bow and arrow. She joined the Young Avengers and quickly became a fan favorite.
Comics being what they are — Barton got better. But rather than discarding Bishop Marvel decided there was no reason there couldn’t be two Hawkeyes. Kate became a fixture in Matt Fraction’s superlative Hawkeye series (a.k.a. the best superhero series ever made.) Starting as a support character, Kate eventually graduated to co-lead protagonist of the book. When Jeff Lemire took the reins for a new Hawkeye series, he kept Kate around.
But now, in the wake of the events of Civil War II, Clint Barton is no longer using a superhero moniker, so Kate Bishop is the the one and only Hawkeye in a new series
New York, NY—November 11th, 2016 — This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel. Load your quivers and nock your arrows, True Believer because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson (A-Force) and Leonardo Romero (Doctor Strange). Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there when HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 14th!
Here’s a preview of Hawkeye #1 words by Kelly Thompson, art by Leonardo Romero.