Folks this is going to be a squeaker! It’s Hawkeye the “Golden Archer” versus Green Arrow the “Emerald Archer.” These characters are pretty much carbon copies that are equally matched. I can see this match being decided upon by allegiance. The Marvel fanboy will pick Hawkeye and the DC fanboy will pick Green Arrow. Being impartial, my aim is to test these alliances. To promote objectiveness, I conceived several match-ups. From classic iterations, to updated versions, to sidekicks, and the live action.
Original Hawkeye versus Original Green Arrow
It’s purple skirt versus goatee!
Marvel Now Hawkeye versus New 52 Green Arrow
I have to say that the Marvel Now Hawkeye comic series is in my top five comics out right now.
Also, I have to add that the New 52 Green Arrow looks badass too.
Jeremy Renner Hawkeye versus Stephen Amel Green Arrow
Both of these live-action versions have revitalized these almost defunct comic archers. Until Jeremy Renner in the Avengers and Stephen Amel in Arrow, only comic book fans knew who these archers were.
Kate Bishop vs. Speedy
Let’s throw the sidekicks into the mix. Why not?
Kate Bishop actually became Hawkeye for a short stint. So, +1 to Kate.
Although Speedy started out corny, he redeemed himself when he came into his own as Arsenal (+1) and later as Red Arrow (+1). Unfortunately, he has a tendency to shoot ups narcs (-1).
1-1 sounds evenly matched right?
BONUS – Stephen Amel Green Arrow versus Justin Hartley Green Arrow
When the Smallville producers couldn’t acquire the rights of Batman, they introduced Justin Hartley to fill the un-super-powered-billionaire-playboy void.
Once the concept of a live-action Green Arrow character could stand on it’s own two feet, enter Stephen Amel in Arrow.
Hartley’s compound versus Amel’s recurve bow. I am torn. Are you? VOTE![socialpoll id=”2220665″]