Golden Archer I
Earth's Mightiest Marksman
|Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton|
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York
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.
Avengers Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Hawkeye Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman
Iron Man Vol. 1
Tales of Suspense Vol. 1
Thunderbolts Vol. 1
West Coast AvengersVol. 1 & 2
|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.