|Lucky the Pizza Dog|
|First appearance||Hawkeye Vol. 4, #1 |
(1 August 2012)
|Created by||David Aja (artist) |
Matt Fraction (writer)
|Place of origin||Earth|
|Team affiliations||Tracksuit Mafia|
|Supporting character of||Hawkeye|
Lucky the Pizza Dog is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Primarily a supporting character of Hawkeye, the character exists within Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe. He was created by David Aja and Matt Fraction, and first appeared in Hawkeye Vol. 4, #1 (1 August 2012).
Lucky debuted in the premiere issue of Hawkeye Vol. 4, and subsequently appeared in issues #2-3, #6-18, and #20-22. Lucky was also present Avengers Assemble Vol. 2, #13, Hawkeye Annual Vol. 4, #1, and Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0. He returns in Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez's on-going series All New Hawkeye.
Fictional character biography
Lucky the Pizza Dog is first introduced in the 2012 Hawkeye series. In the first issue Hawkeye (Clint Barton) saves this dog from the "tracksuit mafia", and then goes to adopt him. The dog's tag identified him by the name "Arrow", but Hawkeye chose to rename him "Lucky". Lucky gets an issue of the comic devoted to his point of view, in which it is revealed that he thinks of himself by the name of "Pizza-Dog" as Lucky enjoys eating pizza.
During the series, when Kate Bishop moves to LA, Lucky goes with her, and aids her in finding work as well as figuring out where she is meant to be. When they return to New York, he is the one to give Hawkeye the 'Boomerang Arrow'. In the final issue Lucky the Pizza Dog is seen to be shot by a member of the track suit mafia but survives. Lucky is later shown alive and bandaged when Hawkeye's friends are gathered in his apartment as well as when Hawkeye picks up the telephone.
Lucky is seen periodically in All New Hawkeye (which is chronologically after the events of 2012's Hawkeye), as of issue #3.
Lucky later reappears without either Hawkeye in 2016's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15, in which he "teams up" with Mew, the pet cat of Squirrel Girl's roommate Nancy Whitehead. Mew and Lucky are instrumental in the defeat of Taskmaster.
During the Secret Wars storyline, Lucky's equivalent in the Battleworld domain of Bugworld is Pizza Bug. He is the pet grub of Moth-Eye (Clint Barton) and Black Widow.
In other media
- Lucky the Pizza Dog appears in Marvel Avengers Academy. He is first seen during the "Ultron Special Event."
- Lucky is one of the first "supports" introduced in Marvel Puzzle Quest.