In these troubled times, we all need heroes we can believe in, and Hawkeye #1, written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by Leonardo Romero with colors by Jordie Bellaire, brings us one such hero in Kate Bishop, the second and greatest Hawkeye.

The book finds Kate back in L.A., where she first moved in Hawkeye Annual #1 by Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido, and once again working as a detective. She shared that book with her mentor, original Hawkeye Clint Barton, but she's going to have this Hawkeye title all to herself, while Clint is busy over in Occupy Avengers. As a longtime fan of both Kate Bishop and Kelly Thompson, I'm really looking forward to this book. And the panel in the preview where Kate leaps into action, in costume, while a handful of onlookers smile admiringly, is exactly the sort of thing I want to see in it.

Hawkeye #1 is out December 14, and features a cover by Julian Totino Tedesco, as well as variants by Marguerite Sauvage, David Aja, Marco Rudy, and interior artist Romero.

 

Art by Leonardo Romero
Art by Leonardo Romero
Art by Leonardo Romero
Variant Cover by Marguerite Sauvage
Design Variant by Leonardo Romero
Hip-Hop Variant by Marco Rudy

Here's the official word from Marvel:

This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel. Load your quivers and nock your arrows, True Believer because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson (A-Force) and Leonardo Romero (Doctor Strange). Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there when HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 14th!