5 Comic Books You Need To Read Before Watching Marvel’s Hawkeye

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Hawkeye may not have his own movie (yet) but he is getting his own show on Disney+ — here are some comic books to read before you watch!

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Hawkeye is one of my favorite Avengers so I was thrilled when I discovered he was going to be getting a Disney+ show. Then the best news came — Kate Bishop was going to be joining him. In the comics, Kate is also Hawkeye. And then we got some set photos and discovered that Pizza Dog is in the series too. 

Hawkeye Comic Books

If you aren’t into comic books like I am, you might not know some of these characters. Well if you would like to go into the Disney+ series Hawkeye knowing more about them, here are five comic books I suggest you read. Enjoy!

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Hawkeye

It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downti me from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.

COLLECTING: HAWKEYE 1-22, ANNUAL 1; YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS 6
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Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points

Remember Hawkeye? No, not that Hawkeye – your favorite Hawkeye, the former Young Avenger, the butt-kicking hero who had to save that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keep his life in some semblance of order. Yup, you know her, it’s the dazzling Kate Bishop – making her solo comics debut! Kate is heading back out west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she’s the best archer to handle ’em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel. This is Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before, in a brand-new saga that really hits the mark!

COLLECTING: HAWKEYE 1-6
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Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion

Can Los Angeles really handle two Hawkeyes? Just as Kate Bishop reaches out to ask for Clint Barton’s help with finding her dead mother, the senior bowman shows up needing help of his own. An unknown party is gunning for him – and their attack kicks off a wild chase across the City of Angels! Now, Hawkeye and Hawkeye must try their hardest to stay one step ahead, fully alive, and with minimal property damage…well, okay, with moderate property damage. But who has Clint and Kate in their sights, and what is their sinister agenda? The Hawkeyes are reunited and it feels so good!

COLLECTING: HAWKEYE 13-16, GENERATIONS: HAWKEYE & HAWKEYE 1
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Hawkeye Volume 2: Little Hits

Artist David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012, as ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of – DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: Valentine’s Day with the heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be…confusing. Marvel architect Matt Fraction continues his exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger!

COLLECTING: Hawkeye 6-11
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Hawkeye Volume 4

Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him and why? So many dang questions! And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough…his brother shows up. After a lifetime of decisions both good and bad, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize that they are brothers and ultimately, they’re the only ones who can save one another. I mean, if they don’t kill each other first. Now, the brothers Barton double down against the bad guys as the Clown lays siege to their building. Can Hawkguy keep everyone safe against a killer nobody’s even seen yet?

COLLECTING: HAWKEYE 17, 12-13, 15, 19, 21-22
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About Marvel’s Hawkeye

Hawkeye is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Jonathan Igla for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019), and introduces new superhero Kate Bishop / Hawkeye. Hawkeye is produced by Marvel Studios, with Igla serving as head writer.

Jeremy Renner reprises his role as Clint Barton from the film series, with Hailee Steinfeld joining him as Kate Bishop. Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox also star.

Hawkeye comes to Disney+ in late 2021!

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