The solicit for Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1, due out on April 1, was posted a few days ago, but I never actually bothered reading it. Until now. Here’s what Marvel has to say about it (full solicit HERE):

From the pages of DARK AVENGERS—Bullseye cuts loose! The media knows him only as Hawkeye–-but we know he’s really the psychopath named Bullseye! How does the world’s deadliest assassin fit in with Norman Osborn’s hand-picked team of public do-gooders? What’s his agenda, and how does it instantly jeopardize the entire Avengers legacy? And how long can the most ruthless killer ever to walk the Earth be kept on a leash? The one-two punch of writer Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Tom Raney (SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS) unite for the solo mini-series that puts the innocent right in the angry archer’s crosshairs!

I suppose a guy with a deadly aim would take to a bow and arrow like kids take to Sunday morning cartoons, but one has to wonder about what’s in store long term for one of Daredevil’s most famous adversaries. And, what happened to Clint? I sort of liked that guy. I guess I have a special place in my heart for the low-powered heroes. We’ll have to wait and see if Marvel can keep the Dark Reign universe believable and coherent. Although, the publication date for this comic is April 1. Does Marvel ever do April Fool’s solicits? 😉

UPDATED FOR CLARIFICATION: Since I was asked about this, I should add that I do know that Clint Barton is now Ronin. However, I’m not aware of anyone else appearing as Hawkeye, at least recently, which makes me wonder whom, except Clint, people might expect to be wearing the costume. And wouldn’t Clint be slightly peeved about all of this? Time will tell…

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.

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