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no but the more I think about this the more sense it makes: Hawkeye should’ve died at the end of AoU.

Like, first of all it would get rid of the bullshit with Pietro and the bullets. He could’ve dodged that shit, he could’ve taken each individual bullet and shoved it up Ultron’s metal ass and then still have had time to call Clint and old man. Pietro’s death makes no sense and serves no purpose.

So let’s say that Clint died protecting that kid. Knowing Nick Fury, he probably had a TAHITI machine and a gallon of GH-325 ready and waiting on the helicarrier. Nick (and by extension, SHIELD) hates throwing stuff away, especially people, and if you think for a second he would let his Avengers fight an evil robot on a flying city without a safety net then you are sorely mistaken. So the instant Clint’s body is on the helicarrier, it gets taken away and revived.

Buuuut the whole world–and the Avengers–saw Clint die on national TV. So he can’t exactly go straight back into being a superhero.

And dying probably shook him up a bit too. His family and his team still think he’s dead. Natasha thinks he’s dead. He has no powers, no super-armor, nothing but a bit of stick and string from the paleolithic era, and superheroing turned out to be more dangerous than he bargained for. He died. So maybe he’s ready for a break.

Fast-forward until the Young Avengers form. Here is a group of superkids (and one very not-superpowered Kate Bishop) going out there, kicking ass, making a name for themselves. Cap’s not happy, those kids are going to get themselves killed, but they’re refusing to stop so we’d better train them so at least if they get killed it’ll be their own fault.

And when Cap sees Kate, a highly skilled archer with no superpowers, he sees an opportunity to honor his friend’s memory properly at last and gives her the bow and the name.

and then Clint finds out and becomes an Avenger again because this kid is like nine and she’s totally not a better Hawkeye than him


The laws of physics can kiss my butt

WOCtober Teen Superhero Parade Presents: America Chavez a.k.a. Ms. America

Coming from a utopian dimension outside the Multiverse, America was born and raised by two queens of this realm. When her mothers died to save it from a catastrophe, she ran away and dedicated herself to travel the Multiverse and become a hero like them.

Recommended Readings:


Marvel NOWPoint One special and Young Avengers vol.2 #1-15 – America’s adventures with Young Avengers, series that reinvented her and made so popular with the fans.

Avengers #0 and The Ultimates #1-ongoing – America joins th Ultimates – a very powerful team that tries to solve problems on a cosmic scale, if possible without resorting to violence. WARNING: The book will be re-launching in November as The Ultimates2

BREAKING NEWS: America has just (yesterday at the time of publishing this) been announced to be getting an ongoing series, titled simply America, in 2017.


Vengeance #1-6 – A story that had introduced America. However, because her portrayal being kinda iffy and her creator’s creepy behavior, you can skip it.

Contest of Champions #7-8 -  Minor role, America and the Ultimates team up with White Fox to save heroes kidnapped by Elders of the Universe.

All-New Hawkeye #2-3 – America and Kate Bishop go out to talk and party.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #2-3 – An anthology connected to Marvel big event. Issue #2 has America as one of the characters dealing in various ways with death of James Rhodes in Civil War II. In#3 she and other Young Avengers help Kate deal with consequences of Clint Barton’s actions in that event.

Other Worlds:

During Secret Wars America Chavez is present first in A-Force #1 (where she breaks Battleworld’s law and is banished to the Shield) and then in Siege #1-4 and a short story from Secret Wars, Too anthology. It is unclear if it’s an alternate America or our America (as fans are debating whenever her having alternate counterparts is even possible).

Other media:

Lego Marvel’s Avengers – Ms. America is a playable character in this game.

(regarding this post)

I agree - this scene doesn’t prove that Kate identifies as queer (to the contrary, she’s identifying herself as straight a couple panels back).  It doesn’t even mean anything about her being attracted to women - America could be mistaken (I mean, like, in theory.  America is pretty flawless, though.  I just assume she’s right because she’s that awesome).  It’s still a lot more than I really ever thought we were going to get.

I forgot to put in the testimonials from people who aren’t us tag last night, but that’s what I’m treating it as.  An in-comic testimonial.

As for Hawkeye:  Don’t worry, we’ve got queer readings of that covered, too.  :D