Appearing in "When Arrows Fail!"
Synopsis for "When Arrows Fail!"
Hawkeye wakes up stripped of his gear on a deserted island with only a bow and arrows provided to allow him a chance against the traps set by his mentor, Trickshot. Clint survives all of Trickshot's attempts on his life, though he thinks a little too easily. When he deliberately misses a chance to take out Trickshot, his tormentor breaks down and admits he's dying of cancer and was looking for a way to go out fighting. Clint refuses to kill him, but vows to help him get through his suffering another way.
Appearing in "A Love That Never Dies"
Synopsis for "A Love That Never Dies"
Wanda is visited at home by her old resurrected acquaintance, Melinda, who is on the run from her lover, John Kowalski, since she found out he's an avatar of Death. Wanda finds John upstairs holding one of her children. John claims only to be curious about a life born from magic, but the gesture is no less menacing. Wanda challenges him, and Kowalski, annoyed with superheroes' tendency to cheat death, accepts the challenge. He brings her into a vision of bloody war to horrify her, but it only strengthens her resolve. As she strikes at him more violently, Kowalski reveals his other motive, to make Wanda take his place as an avatar of Death. As Death begins to possess Wanda, she prepares to kill John, but then Melinda runs in begging her to spare him. Wanda comes to her senses and John, learning that Melinda still loves him, agrees to spend three years preparing a successor so that he can stay together with her. Wanda returns home from the vision encouraged by the the love that survives even in death.
It's an archery duel to the death between Hawkeye and Trick Shot! Silver Sable's trying to save Hawkeye from the duel, because she knows that Trick Shot has made sure there's no way Hawkeye can win!
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