Hawkman

Hawkman #1

by Alan Rapp on June 16, 2018

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Hawkman #1 comic reviewHawkman has a long and convoluted comic history. The new series from writer Robert Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch hopes to add to the character’s history while making some sense out of the reincarnated warrior who has been everything from an Egyptian prince to a space cop from Thanagar. The best attempt to merge and make sense of the character’s colorful backstory was in JSA more than 10 years ago, but attempts to make the character a mainstay in the DCU since then have had mixed success before fizzling out.

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Death of Hawkman #2

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2016

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Death of Hawkman #2Death of Hawkman #2 highlights separate storylines of the mini-series two leads. On Rann, Adam Strange tries to prevent his adopted home from retaliating after an attack everyone assumes came from Thanagar. Because the victims of the attack included his father-in-law, Strange finds no solace at home while trying to argue reason over rash action.

There’s also a mystery for Strange to solve involving who altered his Zeta-beams and was masquerading as the hero while he was trapped on Earth. To get to the bottom of that, however, he’s going to need some help.

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Death of Hawkman #1

by Alan Rapp on October 7, 2016

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Death of Hawkman #1For the first issue of a new mini-series entitled Death of Hawkman there’s not much Hawkman. Aside from the first few panels featuring Hawkman and Adam Strange post-battle nearly the entire comic shifts to Earth days prior and Adam Strange being trapped and unable to reach Rann when it comes under attack from Thanagar.

Although there’s far less Hawkman than advertised (and I’m not even sure which version of the hero we’re getting her following DC’s Rebirth reboot), Death of Hawkman #1 is actually quite a bit of fun. While I’ve never been that big a fan of Adam Strange, writer Marc Andreyko presents a story of the scientist turned hero that is a pleasant surprise.

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