October 22, 2009
I think the best Christmas gift I got as a kid was from one of my big sisters. It was a comic book subscription to the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Spiderman! During the course of that magical year, finding a comic book folded in half and crammed into the postbox next to the front door was a joy to me beyond comprehension.
I liked the Avengers best and Hawkeye was my favorite Avenger. He didn’t have superpowers like the other superheroes (he was kinda self-conscious about that) but he did have an extremely snazzy costume with a cool pointy eye mask and suspenders that turned into some kind of crazy indian loin cloth. He didn’t use a big fancy compound bow, either. He used a wooden target practice bow just like my brother Doug had. I liked that.