They’ve found us….
I’m frequently asked if Marvel knows about The Hawkeye Initiative, and if so what is their opinion?
While their opinion is yet undetermined, it’s safe to say that the archer is out of the bag. In the recent update of the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance, our favorite Hawkguy got a new upgrade:
An anonymous emailer writes:
Mostly I’m sad that it doesn’t make the Hawkeye character adopt some of the silly poses his female counterparts have in the game.
While @lilith210 adds:
Unfortunately, this ability is not the ability to fight crime in an outfit that no person should ever fight crime in. Still, I thought it was cool and it does seem pretty intentional.
All-in-all it’s pretty damn awesome and appreciated tip of the hat from Marvel. Not very often do major publishers and creators recognize “the little guy”— particularly little guys who can be rather critical of the big guy’s work.
Thanks goes to Marvel, the person who created “Hawkeye’s Initiative”, and whoever at Avenger’s Alliance approved Hawkeye’s new upgrade.
Also, thanks to all the THI fans who emailed and messaged info about this. Y’all are the best, and without your contributions there would be no THI. Literally.
Thanks for making all this happen. :-D
Edited to add:
"Am I missing something? Where is the "tip of the hat" in that Hawkeye option?"
Done doing these so here they all are in one place! Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines.
Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way. Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.
NOT the point of this: some moral code I’m trying to push on you
Sorry if there was a character you wanted me to do that I didn’t get to!
Superheroines who look ready for an actual fight… and there’s not a broken back or spandex thong in sight! :-O
Article with excellent commentary by The Mary Sue here.
I jumped on a bandwagon