It is possible that the first time you saw Clint Barton, you will come to think that having a good aim was not enough to be an important character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the interpretation of Jeremy Renner during these last ten years has been key in the superhero franchise. He not only played an essential role in The Avengers, but he has even been dedicated his own television series on Disney Plus. The first season of hawk eye has already come to an end, and if you liked it, you may now want encourage you with comics. And the usual doubts arise. Where should I start reading?
The best order to start reading Hawkeye
Clint’s first appearance was in Tales of Suspense #57, in the year 1964. The character was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck. However, starting with a comic from almost 60 years ago is not very suitable if you do not have experience in the world of comics. Even more so if we absolutely lack context. Therefore, it is best that you start with these five stories about this famous sniper. Once you’ve read these issues, you can feel free to go even further back and see the character’s early development.
Hawkeye Vol. 1 (1983)
Skipping his time in The Avengers a bit, this number corresponds to the first time we see Clint Barton solo. The tone of this comic is very different from what we have recently seen in the movies or in his television series, but without a doubt, this Hawkeye adventure is worth it.
Clint is head of security at Cross Technological Enterprises, and he even has a motorcycle that flies. Things go awry when he discovers there is a plot to confront the various Marvel heroes using a machine capable of manipulating brains. Is a dark thriller, where there are many changes of pace. It digs deep into the moment when the character loses his addition due to an accident when handling his arrows, just as he begins his romantic relationship with the Mocking Bird.
Hawkeye Vol. 4 (2012)
Here you will find the reason why Disney has decided to make a series with Clint and Kate Bishop. All the elements of the first season of tv series are in this number, even the poor one-eyed dog. Basically, it tells of Clint’s life when he’s not actively being an avenger, and his confrontation with the eastern europe mafiaAnd they wear tracksuits, very fashionable. If you have seen the series, you can even start with this book.
All-New Hawkeye (2015)
Following the foundations established by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu in 2012, Jeff Lemire and Ramón Pérez took over with a adventure of the two hawkeye. Clint and Kate embark on a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission. to retrieve an asset from Hydra. The two think that it is a weapon, but when they arrive, they discover that the asset is neither more nor less than three kids with superpowers, creating a whole moral debate.
Hawkeye Vol. 5 (2017)
Yes, we already did a compilation of how to start reading Kate Bishop, but you are going to allow us this extra on the heroine because she is so directly related to the Avenger. in this volume the shooter is separated from Clint and lives an adventure in Los Angeles where he tries to become private investigator without much success. The play is full of internal monologues and moments in which Bishop tries to get to know herself.
Hawkeye: Freefall (2020)
It treats almost same theme as the six-part miniseries, that is, everything that is triggered when someone shows up in the Ronin outfit. But still, it’s worth checking out.