By Tim Board, Hawkworld
Lately, DC Comics has been designating specific dates on the calendar to celebrate their iconic heroes. June 12 has been officially declared Superman Day by DC Comics. Batman has been given September 15, while Wonder Woman Day is on June 3rd. DC Comics recently had many iconic heroes pass the 75-year mark, and it was a great idea to designate a day to celebrate the heroes' creators, writers, artists, and comics over the years. Fans joined in the celebration by sharing their favorite comic, art, story, TV appearance or movie. It was also a good opportunity for DC to put out something special for the fans of the characters.
Hawkman is one of the iconic DC characters that have stood the test of time. While the character has seen some rough times in the past and is not yet what you would call an "A-list" hero of DC Comics, there is no denying that Hawkman is one of the most iconic characters in DC's line up. The appearance of the hero alone is hard to forget, and even if you have never read a Hawkman comic, most Americans can probably identify the character. At comic book conventions like the San Diego Comic-Con, Hawkman cosplayers like Andy Holt are getting a lot of attention and are often among the most talked about cosplayers at the events.
|Hawkman Cosplayer Andy Holt|
|From The Death of Superman|
Comic book sites can have their Hawkman writers start writing up articles to lead up to the event, and even post a list of links to past Hawkman articles that the fans would enjoy without having to search for them. Podcasts can reach out to current and past Hawkman creators to talk about their experience with the hero. There are many Hawkman fans out there who would jump at the chance to write or talk about their love for the character, so the sites could reach out and get their Hawkman fans to post something. Hawkworld will be promoting the day with the hashtag #HawkmanDay and continue to post and tweet about the event over the next year.
|Art by Prentis Rollins|
|Hawkman by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch|
|Art by Adam Kubert|