Leah inspires Marvel comic featuring deaf hero

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by Natalie Crofts for KSL.com

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel’s recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books.

At some point a decision was made to write Hawkeye’s hearing loss out of the storyline, but a girl from Utah provided the inspiration needed for the comic’s current author to write it back in. Hawkeye 19, which was released July 30 and depicts the hero as being deaf, was dedicated to 17-year-old Leah Coleman.

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