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While using the identity of Ronin, Clint Barton became a covert agent removed from Hawkeye’s legacy. Other heroes have adopted the Ronin suit when they need to channel its mystery and stealth.

Who is Ronin? What is Ronin? Why is Ronin?


in New Avengers (2004) #11

Polymath Echo was the first hero to don the ‘wanderer’s’ wear, concealing her identity during a scrap with the Hand and Hydra in Japan. Read through #13.

New Shadow Warrior

in New Avengers (2004) #27

Echo recalls her first night runs as Ronin while serving justice to the Yakuza, crime bosses of Japan’s underground. That is, until she met Elektra... But it’s Clint Barton disguised as the new Ronin who joins the ranks to save Echo from the Hand’s methods! Read through #30 to see the former Hawkeye unmask himself to his new teammates!

Rebel Avengers

in New Avengers Annual (2006) #2

The Hood and his lackey army corner the on-the-lam Avengers at the Sanctum Santorum. Ronin and the team are ‘protected’ by one of Doctor Strange’s defense spells…which ends up opening a new can of worms for the embattled crew.

War & Peace

in New Avengers (2004) #39

Love between Ronins? In a much-needed interlude during Secret Invasion, Maya Lopez, A.K.A. Echo, and Clint, find that their solitary spirits may have found companionship.

Widow’s Sting

in Black Widow: Deadly Origin (2009) #2

Just as Ronin’s reunited with longtime love Mockingbird, Clint and Bobbi Morse are swept into a Soviet brainwash plot by the same organization behind Black Widow. Natasha and Clint’s history is called into question.

Leading the Avengers

in New Avengers (2004) #50

Ronin funnels his energy into exposing Norman Osborn’s Avengers as criminals and assassins. But turning to the media unmasked turns out to be Clint’s greatest mistake yet…

Vs. Norman Osborn

in Dark Reign: The List - Avengers (2009) #1

Outraged at Norman Osborn’s seizure of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and his treatment of mutants), Barton stages a lone wolf attack against the Dark Avengers. This is Ronin as you’ve never seen him before – murderous!

To Rescue a Ronin

in New Avengers Annual (2009) #3

After his failed attempt to kill Osborn, Barton is apprehended and tortured by the Dark Avengers. Luckily, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird and Ms. Marvel are around to stage his escape.

Ronin No More?

in New Avengers Finale (2010) #1

With Steve Rogers seated at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s head, the underground New Avengers can now operate on the map. Will this mark Clint Barton’s return to Hawkeye?