Hawkeye I

Golden Archer I

Goliath II

Ronin II

Nick Name

Avenging Archer

Earth's Mightiest Marksman

Civilian ID
Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton


Circus Performer


Security Advisor

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Waverly, Iowa
Group Affiliation



Secret Defenders



West Coast


Base of Operations

Los Angeles, California

New York, New York

6' 3"
230 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with exceptional hand-to-hand combat, archery and swordsman skills.

Engineering and design skills related to archery equipment.

Note: Barton suffers from partial deafness in both ears due to an accident in the line of duty and wears specially designed hearing aids.


Bows: Variety of archery bows ranging from traditional curved short and longbows and compound bows.

Sky-Cycle: Hovering craft resembling a snowmobile designed to be piloted with both hands free for utilizing bow and arrow.

Quiver, Arrows and Tunic Straps: Quiver designed to carry both traditional arrows with standard and broad-head tips as well as custom arrow tips. Custom arrow tips are stored within modules of tunic and can be attached to standard point tipped arrows.

Common Enemies




Iron Man I



Swordsman I

Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Avengers World

Hawkeye Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman

Iron Man Vol. 1

Solo Avengers

Tales of Suspense Vol. 1

Thunderbolts Vol. 1

West Coast AvengersVol. 1 & 2

First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964)
Stan Lee & Don Heck

Orphaned by an automobile accident, Clint Barton and his older brother Barney were placed in a state orphanage.

As teenagers, the brothers ran away with a traveling circus, where Barton trained with the star attraction the mysterious rogue known as the Swordsman. Recognizing Barton's aptitude for archery the Swordsman had his pupil train all day everyday until he became the new star attraction.

Barton's relationship with the Swordsman would end badly after he discovered his mentor was stealing from their employer and the Swordsman attempted to silence Barton through violence. The two would encounter each another years later on opposite sides of the law.

Witnessing Iron Man rescue patrons of the carnival from a Ferris Wheel accident, Barton decided that he too had the skills to be a hero. Designing an array of trick arrow and donning a costume to disguise his identity, Barton embarked on a career of crime-fighting as Hawkeye.

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