When we last talked to Jim McCann, he advised that he couldn’t talk in too much detail about Hawkeye: Blindspot, the four-issue miniseries he’s writing that’s starting later this month, because it would spoil the happenings of Widowmaker #4. That comic came out today, and McCann opened up about the upcoming story’s hook in a USA Today article. Spoilers after the jump, yup.
Turns out “Hawkeye: Blindspot” title is actually much more literal than you might have guessed.
That’s right: Clint Barton, the superpowerless archer of the Avengers, is going blind, thanks to a blow to the head received in Widowmaker #4. The article discloses that Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Hank Pym will help out Hawkeye with a helmet that helps to improve his worsening vision, and that the series will feature both Baron Zemo — who Hawkeye has plenty of history with, especially since Clint replaced him as the leader of the Thunderbolts — and a mystery new villain.
In an interview with Newsarama, McCann stated the Blindspot is a “turning point for Hawkeye, and “this is actually the Hawkeye story I’ve wanted to tell.” The first issue of Hawkeye: Blindspot is scheduled for Feb. 16.