Art by Prentis Rollins (2017, Commissioned by Tim Board)

Jul 22, 2023

CBR: The DCU Hawkgirl Has an Opportunity to Rectify a DCAU Mistake

   Finally. I've been waiting for someone to write this article, and CBR's Timothy Donohoo did it. The Justice League cartoon was popular, but it made an absolute mess of Hawkman. The show practically ripped everything good about him away to prop up their Hawkgirl-John Stewart romance. Thanks to this horrible version of Hawkman, many kids who grew up in the 2000s learned to love Hawkgirl but hate Hawkman. The only good thing this cartoon gave the Hawks was Hawkgirl's first costume, which is a classic look, but they even took that away and replaced it with a yellow jumpsuit. Let's hope the DCU stays far, far away from the DCAU version and bring the Hawks back together as they should be. Many thanks to Donohoo for writing this article. 

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  1. AnonymousJuly 24, 2023

    Every version of a character has the chance of being a person's first version. For me (and probably comic and cartoon fans around my age), this version of Hawkgirl is the one they most fondly remember and associate with the character. It's a little disheartening to read how vocally down you are on this version.

    Comics and comic media are constantly recreating and reinventing their characters. If you don't like a version, wait a little bit, they'll drastically change again at some point. This is especially true for characters that have been around as long as the Hawks.

    Please don't gatekeep or tell people they're having badwrongfun because the version of a character they like doesn't match yours. It's harmful to the hobby and doesn't make you look good. Your language is very aggressive and a little hateful.

    1. FIshinabarrelJuly 25, 2023

      I don't think Tim in any way has been aggressive or hateful! I think that's a projection on your part. I feel he's always respectful of the different incarnations, there's always been a lot of different versions of Hawkman. The article is correct. The show, which I love, did make a mess of Hawkman. Sharing the article is just in hopes that whatever they do with Hawkgirl in the movies, they don't make a mess of Hawkman.

    2. AnonymousJuly 25, 2023

      I suppose we will have to agree to disagree, and that's totally fine.

    3. Laughably thin-skinned take, you need to calm down. Hes simply stating the facts.

  2. AnonymousJuly 25, 2023

    I agree I in the CW didn't do him any favors either.


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