In Avengers #231, the Avengers are fighting some bad guys when an explosion occurs.
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It knocked down a ceiling and it fell down on Hawkeye, breaking his leg!
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In the next issue, he was forced to get a full leg cast.
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The Avengers added Starfox to the team to fill in for the injured Hawkeye.
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Hawkeye was angry, but he had to admit that his broken leg made him essentially useless in battle.
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However, we then see him come up with a plan to turn things around.
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He visits one of his co-workers at his side job and he reveals his idea.
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The next issue, we see Hawkeye's Sky-Cycle that allows him to fly without using his legs.
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This allows him to fight crime even with a broken leg.
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The Sky-Cycle and the leave of absence were all set-ups for one thing...
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Hawkeye's very own miniseries, which launched at this point in time.
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At the end of the miniseries, he shockingly got married to the superhero, Mockingbird.
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The story then continued right back into the pages of the Avengers seamlessly.
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