I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that Clint Barton aka Hawkeye is one of my favourite characters of all time, but in the comics Kate Bishop aka Hawkeye is also a much-loved character of mine.
I first learnt about her in the Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction and David Aja and then I read Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’ Young Avengers series where she was also a part of the team and in both series – plus other comics I’ve now read – I thought she was excellent.
Kate is the daughter of a rich and powerful businessman so the fact this heiress decides to become a crime-fighting hero is an interesting premise. Like her namesake she’s a highly skilled archer and martial artist but she has a bit more common sense than Barton does. Kate is tough but also very approachable and friendly. How she makes friends and connections is one of her best skills and when she was on her own in LA with just Lucky the dog for company she soon had met (and saved) enough people to form her own support system.
I really love Kate’s sense of humour and though she can be quite self-depreciating, she’s actually pretty smart and a very capable leader. She can do the crime-fighting thing and be a private investigator and a decent friend all at the same time.
I’m really looking forward to Kate Bishop joining the MCU. Hailee Steinfeld is going to play her in the Hawkeye Disney+ series and I think she’s going to be great. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Young Avengers movie or show in a few years time as it looks like Marvel’s already planting those seeds.
Nice casting – looking forward to seeing the Hawkeye Disney+ series. Didn’t know one was in the works! Weekends In Maine
It’s one of my most anticipated shows! Think it’s supposed to be released late 2021.
YAAASSSS Katie Kate! Favorite Marvel character, hands down 🙂 I even played her once on an RP site. And I cosplayed her. I am all for her showing up in the MCU. And yes, after WandaVision it seems like they are laying the groundwork for a Young Avengers…
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Yay another Kate fan! That’s cool that you’ve cosplayed her, I’ve never cosplayed myself but I love to see what people put together 🙂
I’m so excited for the upcoming show! Great post!
I didn’t know of this character in the Marvel world. Looking forward to the show though and seeing her join the MCU!
Aaah, I love seeing some Young Avengers appreciation! Kate is an amazing character, I totally recommend reading West Coast Avengers (2018) if you haven’t 🤗