Hawkeye

October 22, 2009

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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.

The Comments

Jeff

I know someone that lost an eye with one of those……..Not really, I was just quoting my parents..

Dennis Jones

…if he jumped off a cliff, you would,too… (one of our parental quotes)

The “Ripleys” Guy

Don’t point at someone unless you’re going to use it…..

Dennis Jones

…you’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached to your shoulders…

Don Jones

I’ll give you something to cry about…

Dennis Jones

…don’t cross your eyes, they’ll get stuck like that…

Don Jones

… you’re just like a fruitcake… always on the move.

Jeff

My personal favorite “Wait till your father gets home” At the time, he was in Viet Nam so I was O.K with that one

Don Jones

… I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder…

Nik

Radical! The Silver Surfer would be cool to see also.

Jeff

A Good parent drives their kids to school and drops them off. A Great parent slows down first.

Kirk

Hawkeye was one of my favorites too. I had a great issue with him and Spiderman teaming up. I like the old style costume best.

Don Jones

Speaking of old style… when are the Chiefs gonna give up the Dallas Texan Throw Back uniform? I prefer to watch them lose in their present day attire.

Dennis Jones

…good news for Doug’s Titans this weekend… they didn’t lose!

Jeff

Tony Romo making a dash for a first down, skidding to a halt 2 yards short, and then losing the ball……PRICELESS.. We actually won???

Dennis Jones

…Tony always seems to come up with several… uhm… unique plays each game….

Nik

That was SO awesome. Now if the Cowboys can do this consistantly.

Jeff

WHAAAATTT??

Dennis Jones

…consistently stumble blindly into wins…

Nik

I meant when Romo avoided all those tackles…

Jeff

Oh I see… I think he needs to work on his color blindness… He usually puts the ball right in the numbers. White jerseys, Red jerseys, green, etc..

Dennis Jones

…I like it when he throws behind his receivers and hits them in the foot and the ball bounces up and into the opponents hands… believe it or not, that’s not an easy thing to do…

Jeff

Its a gift.

craig schutt

And speaking of Hawkeye (we were speaking of him at one point, right?)…does anyone remember that horrible costume he began wearing in Avengers #98 (or thereabouts)? Ol’ Clint wins the award for shortest skirt ever worn by a male super-hero. Of course, if you remember—Clint Barton never could settle on a persona: first he was Hawkeye, then he took over the Goliath role, then back to Hawkeye. These days he’s got a new garb and calls himself Ronin. Some guys are never satisfied…

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