Before ‘Hawkeye’ Comes to Disney+, Check Out the Comics That Created the Legend

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The “best gifts come with a bow,” indeed. When Disney+ dropped the trailer September 13 for its upcoming Marvel series “Hawkeye,” it took only a few hours for it gain over 3 million views.

For the uninitiated, skilled archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is an ex-villain-turned-Avenger; his ally is Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a rich girl-turned-superhero. However, that doesn’t even graze the surface for the history of these superheroes. For more about how they came to be — and why so many fans are rabid for the series’ November 24 debut — check out this collection of the comics that created their characters. (For more comic book collections to purchase, read our list of the best vintage comics for collectors.)

“Hawkeye by Fraction & Aja: The Saga of Barton and Bishop”

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In this adventure, Hawkeye has decided to take a break from his crime fighting duties to relax and enjoy life, but when his new neighbors are threatened by a gang of European mobsters, he and Bishop must once again come together to save the day. This paperback is available for pre-order and will be released November 2.

“Hawkeye Epic Collection: The Avenging Archer”

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Available on January 11, 2022, “The Avenging Archer” follows Hawkeye’s career from his debut to his first solo adventure, and more. This comic book illustrates the very beginning of Hawkeye’s adventures when he was an enemy of “Iron Man” and a love interest of “Black Widow.” You can also expect to witness Hawkeye joining the Avengers, as well as the story of Hawkeye’s bride-to-be, “Mockingbird.”

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“Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points”

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This edition marks Bishop’s solo comics debut. The cover art shows the famed “Venice” sign in the background of the heroine. Illustrated by Leonardo Romeo, this volume takes readers on a journey …read more

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