...the New Avengers have charged someone with the Ronin costume, but the question is who. Brevoort assures us that the person behind the mask will be jarring, but perhaps the clues were there all along, saying that we will be "not terribly shocked, as it all makes a lot of sense once the figure behind the mask is revealed. And doubtless, some will be happy and some will be outraged."
There are some pages that make it seem almost certain that Ronin is.....Clint Barton.
to see the preview.
I've attached a close up of one of the figures - there are very few other superheroes that it could be given ALL the proof, as well as the blonde/built/rugged look this character seems to be sporting here - who else could Ronin be?
Should anyone be Surprised ? HOUSE OF M featured Hawk as Part of Cage's Team in that Series w Wolverine & Fist & Spidey Kinda. We figure he was Tracking down Wanda during Civil War and We KNOW he showed up at Doc Strange's House.He's been trained by Cap, mistrusts the Govt and has Excellent fighting skills. (Gyrich especially). If you remember AVENGERS vol 2#? They were shot back to Arthurian Times & Brainwashed.Hawkeye was Cap's First recruit because he always had a "Strongest Sense of Being an Avenger? Heart and Soul of A Team " or Something like that. The House of M,the Fact that Cap was EXEMPT from House of M& the Fact that he's 'Gone' can be an Interesting story.He's been alive and dead,went into Hell and back,Literally.when THE DEAD AVENGERS came back,his wife said to tell "Hawkeye something",then there was the business with SHE HULK and the time travel & don't forget he LITERALLY cheated Death with a Carnival Prank. Hawk is too much of a Loose Cannon to take the Mantle Of Capt. America and respected him too much to try and fill his spot.
Hardest part about reading team books is when there are too many characters with their OWN BOOKS? the continuity gets screwed up.