March 30th, 2020

Deaf Clint is caught by SHIELD (origin story)


I'm looking for a specific story - Clint is caught by SHIELD (at a young age, I think, maybe he's still a teenager) and put into an interrogation room or holding cell. Nobody but Phil actually figures out that he is not stubborn, but deaf (the phrase 'deaf as a doorknob' might have been used); he proves this by telling Clint that SHIELD intends to kill him; Clint of course does not react.

Does this ring a bell for anyone? This might have been two separate stories; important are the phrase 'deaf as a doorknob' and Clint not reacting to Phil telling him that SHIELD allegedly wants to kill him.

Thank you!