Clint Barton’s Hawkeye was recently confirmed to be joining Marvel’s Avengers as a playable hero post-launch, and some concept art and a mention of the My Life as A Weapon comic may be teasing fans of a future appearance by Kate Bishop, as a playable hero or otherwise.Our detective work begins back at Marvel’s Avengers first War Table where Kamala Khan finds an old photo of the Avengers Crew, which includes Tony Stark (Iron Man), Thor, Steve Rogers (Captain America), Natasha Romanova (Black Widow), Bruce Banner (Hulk), and Clint Barton (Hawkeye), standing together in their street clothes.
As you can see in the image below, Hawkeye is sporting a bullseye logo.
This is important because in Hawkeye’s official reveal, a different logo is shown.
This could simply mean Barton retired the old logo for a new one following the disaster that struck the Avengers, but a piece of concept art shared with his reveal hints at another story.
Crystal Dynamics was very clear in stating that My Life as A Weapon, by writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja, was the team’s favorite comic arc for Hawkeye. The aforementioned concept art, which includes that old logo, was also drawn from this comic.
Why does this matter? Because Hawkeye Volume 1: My Life as A Weapon includes Young Avengers Presents #6, which tells the story of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop’s first meeting.
While this obviously could just be a nod to Hawkeye’s past, Kate Bishop is a very popular character that would be a welcome addition to Marvel’s Avengers. This makes even more sense when you consider she will be appearing in Marvel’s Hawkeye series on Disney+.
While only time will tell if this ends up being true, what’s wrong with a little glimmer of hope?
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For more on Marvel’s Avengers and Kate Bishop, be sure to check out our Kate Bishop Explained feature, check out all the details on the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers Beta, and read more about how Spider-Man will be exclusive to PlayStation and why that’s good for PlayStation but bad for players.
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