A smart Hulk, a black Captain America, a female Thor, and now a deaf Hawkeye
As of issue 19 of Hawkeye’s solo run, Clint Barton is now deaf. Way back in issue 15, Clint got ambushed by the face-painted man and had his eardrums gouged by his own arrows. In the next issue, out July 30th, the writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja show the aftereffects of this battle that left him without hearing.
"Fat people, and especially fat women, are supposed to be ashamed of their fat. We’re supposed to be aware of, and acknowledge, that our fat is a failing - of willpower, of morality, of character. We’re supposed to be either constantly willing to explain in depth, to anyone who asks, our excuse for being fat; or alternatively if we have no “acceptable” excuse, we’re supposed to be doing everything in our power to become a more “acceptable” size.