Steve: Clint, would you please…
Clint: Make a speech? No need, we all know each other… and my record stands.
Brian: Yes, “shooting things with accuracy” is far more impressive than “protector of the omniverse.”
Clint: Resume reciting doesn’t earn many comraderie points, Lord Fancy-crack, Ponce Protector of the Shire.
Brian: No? Perhaps smacking the new boss around would!
Natasha: Ridiculous. Pack dogs jockeying for attention.
Brunnhilde: Were you “men” behaving in this bickering fashion in Asgard, you would be sent to polish dung from true warriors’ lavatories.
I really liked this moment from the last issue of Secret Avengers. I know there’s been quite a bit of “but Natasha is more qualified to lead the team than either of them” and it’s true, but she’s got too much self-confidence to play the traditional “anything you can do I can do better” neener-neener Hawkeye role.
Remender has mentioned wanting to develop a friendship between Brunnhilde and Natasha. In future issues, something is supposed to happen to Valkyrie to give them more common ground.
From Secret Avengers #22, by Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman.