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The Hunger Games’ Katniss, Young Justice’s Artemis, Brave’s Princess Merida - young female archers just seem to be everywhere. And now Marvel will be giving their young female archer, Kate Bishop, a role in the newly announced monthly, Hawkeye.
The Clint Barton title debuts in August and will re-team Matt Fraction and David Aja who worked on the terrific Immortal Iron Fist (which you should read because it is really good). Kate Bishop, a member of Young Avengers, was last seen in the Avengers: Children’s Crusade.
Similarly searching for purpose, Kate Bishop, former Young Avenger and the Marvel Universe’s other Hawkeye, will quickly fall in with her namesake.
“She’s his junior partner, his apprentice,” says Fraction. “It’s a very Avengers relationship—meaning Steed and Peel—and she’s as adrift as he is. What the hell are these two doing with their lives? Turns out, helping people is what they have to do to get through the night. In costume, in life, doesn’t matter. Good guys don’t punch a time card at 5:00.”
Steed and Peel were not mentor and apprentice. That said, I’m excited for this. Though I’ve only read Kate in New Avengers I like the character.
Bishop has also used the Hawkeye name so what will her code name be? The picture above is slugged with “Lady Hawkeye” (which made me think of Lady Bullseye and Lady Loki) but who knows if that’s what they will go with.
DC, of course, also had a young female archer Mia Dearden/Speedy, the partner of Green Arrow. That relationship (and character) was seemingly wiped out by the new 52. Hey, DC think about putting a young female archer in the DCU again, all the cool kids are doing it.
Hawkeye is played by Jeremy Renner in the upcoming Avenger’s movie so it’s not a surprise he’s getting his own book. Each of the movie’s male characters have had a standalone movie. Will this book help raise Hawkeye’s visibility and get him his? The character was most recently seen in Jim McCann’s Hawkeye and Mockingbird series (which I liked and I hope
Black CanaryBobbi is in this) which turned into a mini and then turned into a team-up with Black Widow.
I need more Kate Bishop in my life
If they call her Lady Hawkeye (to differentiate between her and the original), I’m going to kick a bitch, -Kegan