The marksmen is sometimes and afterthought but that could be a mistake.
Clint Barton or more commonly known as Hawkeye may not appear to be much on the surface but if you look a little deeper you will see why he is special.
We are going to take a look at the character before the MCU and see if he really did have an impact on the universe like he did in Endgame.
Hawkeye first appeared in Tales of Suspense #57 where he was a reluctant villain in September 1964. He was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.
After a couple more appearances, he ended up joining the Avengers in issue # 60 and he became an integral part of the team. Over the years, we have seen the marksmen make more than his fair share of guest appearances and a few minor runs of his own.
For a time, Barton took up the role of Ronin when he joined the New Avengers to rescue Echo from Japan. He eventually returns to his old moniker in the purple suit.
If you are looking for his best story arcs, take a look at the House of M and Volume 4 of Hawkeye. Both of these arcs give you more insight into one of the more unique Avengers.
He has no super hero powers and isn’t a billionaire. At times when the Marvel universe seems full of characters who have access to everything it is refreshing to see a character where his success is based on he developed.
While he love the human approach the natural approach they took for Hawkeye, this can be part of the problem. Especially when he goes up against those who are way out of his league.
There are a few he has tangled with over the years, but our nod goes to Norman Osborn. The head to head came to a new level during the Dark Reign and Siege arcs. Here you see Barton push his limits as he takes down the Dark Avengers and attempt to kill Osborn.
Sure he is no Iron-Man, but Hawkeye showed he was able to hold his when it is needed. Barton became an important part of the Avengers history and showed over the years why he is a unique hero who has earned his stripes ten times over.