Happy New Year everyone – let’s celebrate with all the comic easter eggs in Hawkeye episodes 4-6! If you haven’t read my post of Hawkeye easter eggs for episodes 1-3, then it’s right here.
And obviously, spoilers for Hawkeye episode 4-6!
Clint’s Coin Trick
Clint and Kate have a similar conversation in the Matt Fraction Hawkeye run, only the opinions are the opposite way round.
Another comic reference – Kate’s t-shirt design is lifted straight out of the comics.
Wendy The Police Officer
Wendy Conrad the police officer is Bombshell Hawkeye Issue #3 from 1983.
Yelena‘s mask is a near-exact copy of the mask of Yelena’s stealth gear in the comics.
Part of Echo’s origin story is that Kingpin orders her dad killed, making her think Daredevil did it. This was then changed for the show, so Clint was the killer, though the hit was still ordered by Kingpin.
Handing The Arrow To Each Other
Clint and Kate handing arrows to each other is another iconic shot from the comics.
Eleanor Is Evil
Eleanor is alined with Kingpin in the show, in the comics she’s alined with various villains, including Madam Masque
While we’re used to Fisk being in black suits, in Hawkeye episode 6, he takes a more comic accurate suit. Specifically, the suit he’s wearing, and the cane he’s using, is taken from Mark Waid’s Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business.
More Trick Arrows
Even more comic references with trick arrows!
Kate Gets Her Comic Accurate Costume
The live-action version is missing the holes at the hips, but it’s still rather accurate to the comics!
Clint’s Comic Accurate Costume
Clint also gets a comic accurate upgrade, and this time there appears to be no changes!
Maya Attacks Kingpin
Maya shooting Kingpin is another comic adaption. In Daredevil 1998, Maya finds out that Kingpin ordered the hit on her father and shoots him. But, he doesn’t die – he is only blinded temporarily. I suspect the same thing will be happening in MCU canon – Marvel aren’t about to kill Kingpin after just getting him back!
Laura Is Mockingbird
In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot, the back of the watch Clint’s been looking for this whole series shows the number 19 under the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo. Number 19 is an agent number in the comics, and is specifically the number of Mockingbird, aka Bobbi Morse, aka Clint’s comic wife! Now, Laura clearly isn’t Bobbi (she’s a character from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is quite frankly a badass), but it’s entirely possible that the MCU is changing Mockingbird from a singular person to a mantel that’s passed down. Either way, Laura Barton used to be the hero Mockingbird, which is where she met Clint and the two fell in love, just as Clint and Bobbi do in the comics.
And that’s all the comic easter eggs in Hawkeye episode 4-6! What was your favourite, tell me down below!