Deadpool Busts Hawkeye from Jail [Uncanny Avengers # 13]
Story time featuring Uncanny Avengers # 13 by Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman! Remember that time Deadpool acted altruistically that he actually makes an effort to spring Hawkeye from jail after the events of *cringe* Civil War II # 3?
So in this issue, we need to first understand that Hawkeye MURDERED Bruce Banner in the third part of Brian Michael Bendis’ Civil War II. He gets arrested by members of Team Carol while Tony Stark and his allies look on in shock and disbelief.
Around this time, Clint Barton gets sent to prison while waiting for his trial (spoiler alert, he gets acquited). Knowing that this was a disservice, especially since there was an agreement between Bruce Banner and Clint where Clint was given the go-ahead to put an arrow between Banner’s head when they find themselves in a situation where the Hulk might cause a major problem for the world.
So anyway, active Unity Team (aka Uncanny Avengers) member Deadpool decides to save his fellow Avenger from a life in jail.
The jailbreak begins with Deadpool talking to the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop who seems worried for the fate of her mentor and friend, Clint.
Apparently they locked up Hawkeye in a place called “The Cellar” and Deadpool begins his “rescue mission” via airdrop with the hopes of reaching Hawkeye before anybody discovers that there’s an intruder.
The thing with Deadpool is that he never seems to be able to really do “stealth”. Remember that time during Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force book where Wade Wilson infiltrates the lair of the new Apocalypse and gets discovered? Uncanny Avengers # 13 once again proves that point.
He finally reaches Hawkeye’s cell and they have a rather lengthy discussion…
We then find out that Clint’s not interested in escaping from prison for what he did to Banner. He definitely wants to go through motion and believes that he has a bigger and grander reason for killing Banner, who happens to be a founding member of the Avengers.
Two things from the page above. (1) I love it that Hawkeye does the same thing with the envelope when returning it to Deadpool. (2) It’s surprising that we get a huge character drama/ development for one of the craziest non-mutants in the Marvel U and one of the oldest member of the Avengers.
Wade’s response has both humor and seriousness in it too. Plus that line about Clint becoming the new Punisher was also a hoot.
BFFs for life these two.
The fun about this jailbreak is the fact that Deadpool and Hawkeye are not that close. Not as close as Deadpool and Cable. They did a few adventures where Hawkeye was even referred to as “Purple Arrow” while Deadpool was called “Ninja Spider-Man”.
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