Marvel Announces Hawkeye: Blindspot

With the Hawkeye and Mockingbird/Black Widow crossover, Widowmaker, on the horizon, Marvel has already gone ahead and revealed what’s coming out of that. Obviously without any big spoilers on the conclusion of Widowmaker, but interesting details to say the least.

Here’s the official press release.

Marvel is proud to announce HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT #1 (of 4), an explosive new beginning for the Avenger’s greatest weaponeer! In the wake of the shocking Widowmaker, Clint Barton is living out a fate worse than death. With his greatest skill now a terrible curse, Hawkeye will have to face down his past sins to forge a new future…but even the man with Marvel’s deadliest aim can’t always see what’s coming!

“If you think Hawkeye has been through it all, think again” says writer, Jim McCann. “Forget Disassembled, House of M, and Siege- THIS is the biggest turning point in Hawkeye’s life- a story that will change and define the Avenging Archer for life!”

Heroes will fall, and secrets will surface as writer Jim McCann (Widowmaker, Return of the Dapper Men) unleashes the mini-series that will have every corner of the Marvel Universe talking – HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT #1 (of 4), on sale this February!

Written by JIM MCCANN
Penciled by TBA
Rated T+ …$2.99

Grey’s take: Hawkeye is losing an eye, that’s the status quo change. And yes, I am basing this entirely on the fact that he only has one eye open in the cover image. I mean, you’re making his greatest skill a terrible curse, which means that while he’s the best archer in the world something has happened to make it more dangerous. Couple it with the telling name of the mini series, “Blindspot”, and you have a decent case that Clint Barton is going to be more like his nemesis Crossfire. Only if you look at that image, yep, definitely gotta be the eye. Crossfire is missing his left eye, and uses a cyber eye replacement. Clint looks to be losing his right eye, and along with it, depth perception.

But hey, if Leela can fly a spaceship, he can probably still fire a bow.

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