In a cryptic teaser from Marvel Comics, the publisher today announced the introduction of a new villain called The Clown in March's Hawkeye #9.
Yes, The Clown. Bring on the Joker comparisons.
Is this the new villain originally intended to be introduced in #7, and then pushed back to accommodate the hurricane relief issue? Seems likely--he could be seen at the end of #8 and then officially introduced with a first full appearance in #9.
Noteworthy: How well does the style of Hawkeye's covers suit a teaser/visual press release? Well played, David Aja.
Check out the solicitation information (what little there is) below.
HAWKEYE #9 - Enter: The Clown
“You dead now, bro.” – Matt Fraction
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by DAVID AJA
ON SALE MARCH 2013