I like that Clint doesn’t bother to explain how he’s different from Spider-Man. They are different, though. I think Spidey jokes because he cares. He’s got that terrible self-esteem and thinks everybody hates him, he wants to put the bad guys off their game, etc. It’s very externally motivated. Clint jokes because he doesn’t care. I think he just finds things funny and says what he’s thinking and he doesn’t even think about if people will be mad at him. It’s very internally motivated.
Captain America and Hawkeye #631, pages 9-10. July 2012. Collected in: Captain America and Hawkeye by Cullen Bunn http://www.amazon.com/dp/0785160868