Hawkeye was and is a pretty popular Avenger, despite having horrible taste in clothing. For reasons I never understood, he chucked his identity and started using Hank Pym's growth serum to become Goliath. Then, for reasons I never understood, he got rid of the growth serum and had a contest with Rick Jones to see who could be more useless.
And that's fine, to a point. But check out the purty Neal Adams art and this bit of dialogue from Avengers v1 #96:
Okay, if you voluntarily get rid of your super-powers, don't wallow in self-pity about how useless you are in a Kree-Skrull War. There was plenty of time before going into space to run back to your locker and pick up your arrows (which, granted, wouldn't have been much of an improvement, but something is better than nothing). That's like not going to the bathroom before a road-trip: Remorse from your decision may be valid, but there's a certain level of self-accountability that should be applied.
I've also noticed that Hawkeye's demeanor, which I found entertaining at the age of 10, is much less endearing at the age of 40.
But you know what never grows old? Muu Muus!
Nothing says "I have given up trying to attract a man" like a Muu Muu! That is one self-confident lady! Rock that Muu Muu, sistah!
And here's a bit of truth in advertising:
Okay, did you get that? Captain Tootsie is about to suffer a fatal energy crash because his intake of chocolate-flavored sugar pellets has been cut off.
And apparently, you become so irrational that it never occurs to you that you might want to remove the cork from your own mouth.
See you Monday!