No, really. I was worried that Kate Bishop would be this already perfect superheroine in every possible way, Clint Barton would be this washed-up old guy who nobody remembers, and him ‘helping’ her would be the only way he could rekindle his heroism. That is… pretty much not what is happening, so far*. Instead, we’re getting a fairly demented, but so far entertaining, Christmas story. I am down for this.
PS: On a not-quite-related note, regarding THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: I continue to find it impossible to believe that there is a single bank in Louisiana which would have not given Sam Wilson a loan, if only for the commercials. “When one of the Avengers – OUR Avenger – came home to his community to help his sister get their parents’ business back on track, we were there. We assembled for Sam: we’ll do the same for you.” [Stock photo of Falcon smiling, hands on hips, wings extended] [bank logo, catchphrase]
*And to put it mildly.