She is awesome. When I was in HS and college, I worked at a hardware store in Guilford, CT where she had a vacation house. She would come in on the weekends and I always helped her. She was SO nice, and was excited when she found out I was a comics fan. We talked a lot about 100 Bullets, which was her favorite title at the time. Once, she invited me to her house for a party, but I was out of time, and I regret not going!
So, as a kid I LOVED the "pair off and fight" issues, so I didn't often question the motives of the characters. Plus, I was a bigger Whackos fan, so I loved that Clint beat Shulkie! And, to my mind, the fact that Bucky and Osborn were in the Legion of the Dead helps me ignore the Winter Soldier and Green Goblin storylines of recent memory! And I love stories where a fairly ordinary character saves the Universe. There was an issue of Avengers where Spidey was tagging along (not yet a member) and he saved the whole universe (with an assist from Sersi), but he did so with brute strength and technology. Clint Barton, regular old Hawkeye, did so with cunning, charm and a little sleight of hand. For the record, Tony Stark accidentally destroys 1/5 of the universe in the issue, if I remember correctly. But, of course, the best twist was that the game was fixed, and each Avenger that died during the mission was recruited to play on the Legion of the Dead's team in the next round. That left Hawkeye and Captain America as the only living members, against impossible odds. So Clint falls back on his carny background and preys on the Grandmaster's obsession with games. He gives him a 50/50 chance to win or lose in a "pick which hand the arrowhead is in" game. Of course, the Grandmaster can't help but accept, and HE PICKS THE EMPTY HAND! The universe is saved! Cap, of course, thinks it's blind luck, but Clint, equal parts sneaky and wise, actually pocketed the arrowhead in a deft move, fixing the game. So thanks, Clint Barton, for saving the WHOLE DARN UNIVERSE!