The Tale of the Tape: Hawkeye vs. Deadpool

We've got a first look at next month's Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0, and for the hell of it, let's compare our two titans before they do battle.

It’s the battle for the ages as the Merc with a Mouth takes on the…the…Purple…um…Archer… Okay, Hawkeye doesn’t seem to have a cool nickname that I can remember off the top of my head, but coming next month, the two will clashes in the pages of Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0 by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli.

We’ve got a first look at the miniseries where the Avenger in purple takes on the Thunderbolt in red. A thumb drive is out there featuring all sorts of information on SHIELD operatives. Everybody wants it, which causes Hawkeye and Deadpool to butt heads. Hawkeye is currently a SHIELD operative in the pages of Secret Avengers while Deadpool has some close friends in the game who are also threatened by this. So why aren’t they working together, even when recent history has shown that they get along just fine? I guess we’ll find out. Maybe it’s because Hawkeye is getting top billing.

Check out the wordless preview images below. But first, let’s look at the Tale of the Tape!

DEBUT APPEARANCE

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Hawkeye: Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964), where he acted as a villain and took on Iron Man.

Deadpool: New Mutants #98 (February, 1991), where he acted as a villain and took on Cable.

POWERS AND ABILITIES

Hawkeye: Peak physical condition, expert at hand-to-hand combat, and unmatched aim.

Deadpool: Extreme healing factor, expert at hand-to-hand combat, and can see through the fourth wall.

WEAPON OF CHOICE

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Hawkeye: Lots arrows of every kind, but he’s been known to break out a katana back when he was Ronin.

Deadpool: Lots of swords, lots of guns, lots of explosives… Basically, if it’ll maim a person, he’ll use it.

PHYSICAL WEAKNESSES

Hawkeye: Is prone to losing his hearing.

Deadpool: Is prone to making people lose their lunch upon seeing him without a mask. Double points if he’s not wearing pants either.

TRAINING REGIMENT

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Hawkeye: Claims to work out four hours a day.

Deadpool: Spends hours a day eating Mexican food while watching Golden Girls. Stays in shape either through adventuring or his healing factor gives him rock-hard abs by default.

EXPERIENCES WITH DEATH

Hawkeye: When his explosive arrows got caught on fire, he went kamikaze by grabbing an invading Kree soldier and jetpacking right into his ship before the explosions went off. He got better thanks to Scarlet Witch’s magic.

Deadpool: Has died multiple times, but keeps coming back, even when he was reduced to but a hand. Unbeknownst to him, Thanos’ cosmic power is keeping him alive.

TAKING ON THE COSMIC

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Hawkeye: Defeated the Grandmaster via a glorified game of Three Card Monty where he totally cheated.

Deadpool: Defeated a cosmic messiah and saved the galaxy from brain-dead bliss by having it possess Captain America and kicking him right in the balls.

MARRIED LIFE

Hawkeye: Used to be married to Mockingbird, but divorce, death, and Skrulls happened. Not necessarily in that order.

Deadpool: Currently married to Shiklah, a culture-shocked succubus.

CURRENT ADVENTURES

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Hawkeye: Teaming up with his brother Barney to save his apartment building from euro-mobsters dubbed “Tracksuit Draculas.”

Deadpool: Is at war with the actual Dracula.

THUNDERBOLTS MEMBERSHIP

Hawkeye: Was the leader of the team back when they were former villains trying to do the right thing.

Deadpool: Comic relief for the team where they’re just a bunch of murderers pulling favors for each other.

SIZE-CHANGING EXPLOITS

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Hawkeye: Used to fight crime as Goliath, using Pym Particles to make himself giant.

Deadpool: Used Pym Particles to shrink down the Rhino and use him as a keychain.

BLACK OPS TEAMWORK

Hawkeye: Became the leader of a secret sect of the Avengers that the public wasn’t to ever know about.

Deadpool: Joined a secret sect of the X-Men who went around killing targets before they could be a threat.

CRAZED REPLACEMENTS

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Hawkeye: For a while he was replaced with murderous bald guy Bullseye.

Deadpool: For a while he was replaced with murderous bald guy Alex Hayden.

TEEN SIDEKICKS

Hawkeye: Works alongside Kate Bishop, also known as Hawkeye. They don’t get along so well.

Deadpool: Trained a teenager Christopher Hoisk, also known as Kid Deadpool. They didn’t get along so well.

MOVIE APPEARANCES

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Hawkeye: Is known as “the worthless one” in Avengers.

Deadpool: Is known as “everything wrong with this movie” in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

FEMININE WARDROBE

Hawkeye: Once wore a vest and miniskirt as his superhero uniform for some reason.

Deadpool: During a team-up with the X-Men, he insisted upon wearing Marvel Girl’s old miniskirt uniform for some reason. He kept the underwear. Though to be fair, I imagine the X-Men simply didn’t want it back.

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0 goes on sale September 3rd. Official blurb is right after– “The Avenging Archer?” That’s his nickname? I don’t know, I think we can come up with something better than that.

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Merc Takes On Marksman In Your First Look At HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0!

This September, the Avenging Archer takes on the Merc With a Mouth in a confrontation for the history books in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0 – the first issue in a new limited series from critically-acclaimed Deadpool scribe Gerry Duggan and artist Matteo Lolli! This is the Hawkeye & Deadpool comic 75 years in the making! Give or take 75 years! A Halloween murder mystery and ad S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mission is about to send these two on a collision course with destiny – and each other! Not to mention the desire to one-up the other!

“There is a real threat,” says series writer Gerry Duggan, in an interview with Marvel.com. “There’s a very important thumb drive that’s missing, containing details on the personal and family lives of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. When different organizations hear about this, it becomes a bit of a dog pile.”

“There’s an expectation, too, with a title like HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL, that there will be a confrontation between these two,” continues Duggan. “I think we make that happen in a smart way. It’s not the same old take on the misunderstanding that often sends two heroes into conflict. We have a twist on that.”

Long ago, champions emerged to fight the evil that plagued humanity. Champions that fought for salvation, for all that was good and just in the world. Kind, generous and self-sacrificing – they were heroes. These are not those heroes… Who will win in this titanic clash of Avenger & X-Man? Two men enter. One man leaves. Then shortly after, the other man leaves! It all kicks off this September in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0!

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0 (of 4) (JUL140686)Written by GERRY DUGGANArt by MATTEO LOLLICover by JAMES HARRENFOC – 08/11/14 On-Sale – 09/03/14

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