We all know that there are two competing comic book characters vying for the title of archer supreme…don’t we? I’m talking about Green Arrow and Hawkeye, of course. They’re both sweet. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fight crime with a bow? That’s the definition of hardcore.
First, lets take a look at Green Arrow. He’s Superman’s buddy, part of the Justice League, and CEO of Queen Industries. So, while his archery skills might be a throwback to medieval days, he can fund his vigilante habits without the need of a loan, which is probably nice. Have you ever tried explaining that you need the money to start up a heroes fro hire business? Sure, he’s used trick arrows in the past (most notably, the punch arrow), but recently relies more on the basic arrow. Plus, he’s married to Black Canary. That’s gotta be nice…except when she’s mad at him (I hope he’s packed earplugs in his quiver).
Now, Hawkeye (or, if you prefer, Ronin). He’s friends with Captain America and Iron Man, part of the Avengers, and traveled with a carnival. I suppose that could come in handy especially if you learn trick shots and acrobatics. He has also used trick arrows, including exploding and boomerang. Side note, he’s married to Mockingbird (a staff-wielding spy for S.H.I.E.L.D. who just happens to be an expert gymnast).
Okay, sure, they’ve both mastered the bow and married birds…er…bird-named ladies, but who will reign supreme as the Robin Hood of the costumed crime fighter world? The Emerald Archer or the Purple Man?