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Clint Barton in the Original Hawkeye costume.
Like many early Marvel characters, Hawkeye’s costume went for quite a while with only basic alterations to style and coloring after first appearing in 1964’s TALES OF SUSPENSE #57 where Iron Man mistook him for a thief. Soon enough, Clint, along with Captain America, Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch were Earth’s Mightiest after the original Avengers decided to take a break. Some might question the stylistic choice to adorn oneself in all purple, but Barton easily pulls it off.
Clint Barton in the Goliath costume.
Not wanting to let his team down following a bow-breaking battle, Barton took some size-changing Pym particles and became the new Goliath. The costume started off as another purple-themed set of duds as seen on the cover of 1969’s AVENGERS #63, but soon turned into a red mask/shoulder and pants combination with a blue harness. Barton kept this identity for several years until the “Kree/Skrull War” storyline in 1972.
Clint Barton in the Hawkeye armour costume
Clint finally got another new look in 1990, but it didn’t prove a happy change. In an effort to take on street crime, Hawkeye got ambushed and shot multiple times, which resulted in him donning an armored costume in AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT #30-35.
Clint Barton in the Hawkeye costume worn during the Crossing
As the ’90s rolled on, the Avengers found themselves dealing with an insane Tony Stark, Kang the Conqueror and a slew of time travel headaches in “The Crossing.” Hawkeye returned in a new costume similar to his classic outfit, but sleeker and allowing his hair to flow. Again, this costume didn’t last very long thanks to Onslaught seemingly killing many of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four as well as several other heroes.
Clint Barton in his House of M Hawkeye armour costume
While he ended up coming back from Onslaught, Hawkeye appeared to lose his life once more in 2004’s AVENGERS #502. In HOUSE OF M, The Scarlet Witch alters reality, which brings Clint Barton back in a familiar, but different costume.
Clint Barton in the Captain America costume
After the death of Captain America, Clint confronted Iron Man and became Captain America for a night, which brought him in direct contact with Kate Bishop, the Young Avenger using the codename Hawkeye in 2007’s FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #3. Barton quickly gave up the identity only to pick up another.
Clint Barton in the Ronin costume
In the pages of NEW AVENGERS, Barton assumed another hero’s identity, this time going by Ronin and joining the team on a trip to Japan to save the original user of that name, Maya Lopez, from Elektra and the Hand. Lopez gave Barton permission to keep using the codename, which he did throughout “Secret Invasion” and “Dark Reign,” coinciding with the return of his lady love Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse back into his life.
Clint Barton in his current Hawkeye costume
With the new Heroic Age on the horizon, Barton will be celebrating by going back to his purple roots, reclaiming the Hawkeye identity fromBullseye, who has been wearing the costume as part of Norman Osborn’sDark Avengers. The rechristened and updated Avenging Archer will have a prominent spot in the Marvel U., serving with the Avengers as well as starring in his new ongoing series, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD, launching in June.