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Kate Bishop's Best Hits

Kate Bishop: Young Avenger. West Coast Avenger. Private eye. Hawkeye. Since her debut in the pages of YOUNG AVENGERS (2005), Kate’s rise as a Super Hero has hit all the right marks. Read some of her greatest moments here!


Making Kang Cross

in Young Avengers (2005) #5

In her first series, Kate and her newly-assembled team found themselves taking on the grown Avengers’ most persistent enemy: Kang the Conqueror. Kate may have been a relative newbie, but she handled herself like a pro. Using all the mastery she had acquired from summer camp archery, Kate loosed an arrow, and disrupted the armor on the time travelling menaces’ super-suit.

Taking Back the Bow

in Young Avengers Presents (2008) #6

It takes nerves of steel to steal back your bow from a Super Hero who intimidates you! But that’s exactly what Kate does after she’s “out-marked” by Clint Barton during a dare. Kate claims the Hawkeye name!

Boomerang Bounce Back

in Hawkeye (2012) #3

Read this critically-acclaimed run in full. Working closely with her mentor and partner Clint Barton, “Lady Hawkguy” learned all the tricks of the Hawkeye trade. In issue #3, Kate learned to never underestimate the trick arrow, an essential tool in the super-archer’s arsenal. Thanks to her aim, a member of the “Tracksuit Mafia” never saw it coming.

Kate Gone Kree

in Young Avengers (2013) #4

There are so many reasons to read this run, but its stunning substance and style from creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is enough. For Kate, this is the series where she added Kree weaponry to her quiver. While facing Mother’s “parent parasites” in New York’s Central Park, Kate had a blast using a vintage Kree Composite Soul Bow.

Single-Arrow Smackdown

in Hawkeye (2016) #1

Armed with a bow, a single arrow, and a mean flying kick, Kate cut down two crooks in a double-page whammy from her first solo run. Following Clint Barton’s trial in CIVIL WAR II, Bishop went West to establish Hawkeye Investigations, her detective agency that deals with superhuman and (human) mysteries. There are guest-stars galore in this great starter series, notably New York’s own Jessica Jones!

Kate vs. Santa Monica Land Sharks

in West Coast Avengers (2018) #1

Continuing her “Best” Coast adventures, Bishop and a cast of characters assembled against some of the strangest threats this side of the Pacific. In the debut appearance of Bishop’s West Coast Avengers, Kate showed off her leadership chops when an invasion of terranean sharks destroyed a boardwalk. Don’t worry, she got it done.