Real Name
Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Stan Lee, Don Heck
Team Affliations
Avengers, Avengers Academy, Defenders, Great Lakes Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Thunderbolts, West Coast Avengers, Wild Pack, World Counter-terrorism Agency
Goliath, Ronin, Captain America, Golden Archer
Base of Operations
New York City
Skills and Abilities
Uncanny Archer, Skilled Martial Artist, Skilled Acrobat, Exceptional Arm Strength, Experienced Pilot, Marksman, Swordsman, Master Tactitian
Tools and Weapons
Bow, Arrows, Various Trick Arrows, Bow Staff

Hawkeye is a superhero in the Marvel Universe, a former villain and a long-time member of the Avengers.


A circus performer trained by to be an extremely skilled marksman, Clint Barton was originally convinced to prove his skill against the superhero Iron Man by the spy Black Widow. Eventually, after realizing he was being used, he decided to use his skills for good and joined the Avengers along with also recently reformed Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.



Clinton Barton was born to Harold and Edith Barton in Waverly, Iowa, where he grew up helping in his father's butcher's shop with his brother, Barney. Their father was horribly abusive, often beating the two boys, leading to Barney training his younger brother to fight for himself, as well as improving the muscles in his dominant arm and his ability to aim. Clint Barton and his brother Barney were orphaned at an early age when their parents died in a car accident. The boys were sent to various foster homes, which they would often run away from. Eventually, the two boys joined a traveling circus as roustabouts and even learned about sword-fighting and archery from two performers named the Swordsman and Trick Shot.  Some time later, Clint discovered the Swordsman was embezzling money from the circus and before he could alert the authorities, the Swordsman beat Clint up, left him for dead and escaped.  Eventually, Clint became an incredibly skilled archer and sword fighter and used his skills to become a professional performer.

Hawkeye, the MarksmanEdit

Years later, Clint was performing at Coney Island when Iron Man showed up to avert a disaster.  Jealous of Iron Man's popularity, Clinton decided to create his own superhero identity as "Hawkeye" in order to fight crime and become famous.

Abilities and EquipmentEdit

Hawkeye has uncanny accuracy with a bow-and-arrow, able to make seemingly impossible shots with ease.

His most famous weapon is his bow and arrow, which he is incredibly skilled with.