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Every week, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.
Today, we examine just who was it that taught Hawkeye archery…
In Avengers #19, Swordsman made his debut. When Hawkeye hears about him, he is freaked out. He explains why…
That was that standard origin for Hawkeye for years. Swordsman taught him archery. However, in 1987’s Solo Avengers #1, writer Tom DeFalco addressed the oddity of a SWORDSMAN teaching Hawkeye archery…
The next issue shows us Hawkeye’s revised origin….
Pretty funny retcon.
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