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About Hawkworld

Welcome to Hawkworld! This blog is to celebrate all things associated with the iconic DC Comics characters Hawkman and Hawkgirl. My name is Tim Board and I have been a Hawkman fan since 1977. Ever since my first encounter with Hawkman on the back of the 1976 DC Calendar, Hawkman has been my favorite superhero. There have been times when I fell away from comics; during college, during my language studies in Japan, or raising a family. But every time I picked up a comic book, Hawkman has always been the hero I look for, and the one who makes my heart beat faster.
My 2016 Hawkman commission by Stephen Sadowski

At the end of 2015, I started to have more free time to pursue my interests and I decided to really get back into comics. Hawkman and Hawkgirl did not have a comic then, so I decided to start a Facebook group to bring Hawkfans together and enjoy our favorite winged heroes together. The group was started on January 15, 2016, and quickly grew, and in six months we had over 3,000 members. We are currently approaching 5,000 members!

Back cover of the 1976 DC Calendar
Right after starting the Facebook group, I started up the Twitter Hawkworld and Instagram Hawkworld accounts. Twitter is quickly climbing towards 6,000 followers and Instagram currently has over 1600 followers. This blog was started in April of 2017 and made public on November 10, 2017, the 78th anniversary of Hawkman an's first appearance in Flash Comics in 1939.

My 2016 Hawkman and Hawkwoman commission from Prentis Rollins
One of the greatest thrills has been to be joined or followed by the creators of past Hawkman comics. Writers like Bob Rozakis, Tony Isabella, Jimmy Palmiotti, Peter Tomasi, Robert Venditti, or artists like Alex Saviuk, Richard Howell, Alex Ross, Rags Morales, Joe Prado, Joe Bennet, Bryan Hitch and many other writers, artists, editors, and creators of Hawkman comics have joined Hawkworld. It is a thrill and honor to be able to talk with the creators about their past or current work, and it's something I never imagined possible when I was a kid.

Hawkman by Adam Kubert (Background added by Yours Truly)
When I first started the group, it was called Hawkman Winged Wonder, but I wanted a name that included everything Hawkman. I always loved the name Hawkworld, so I contacted Tim Truman, who is a member of our Facebook group. Even though DC Comics owns the rights to the name, I wanted to get the OK from the man who created the amazing Hawkworld series. He graciously told me to go for it, and since the summer of 2016, we have been Hawkworld.

Hawkman by Bryan Hitch (Background added by Yours Truly)
This is a group to celebrate and enjoy the stories and adventures of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, to share our thoughts, stories, experiences, cosplay, collections and anything else that brings us joy. Tell us how you discovered Hawkman or Hawkgirl, or what you love about the characters in the comments below! Let's show what an amazing fanbase Hawkworld has! I hope you enjoy the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites, and let's celebrate the iconic Hawkman and Hawkgirl together!



Tim Board
Kirishima City, Japan







17 comments:

  1. This is one of the few blogs I read regularly. Keep up the great work, Tim. The world needs a Hawkworld blogg!

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    1. Thanks, David! always appreciate the support!

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  2. One of the most dedicated fans and information resources I’ve ever seen committed to a character’s world!

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    1. Thanks, karpsmom! I'll keep trying to keep everyone informed of what's going on in Hawkworld!

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  3. I love this I check every day for anything hawkman.

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  4. I really wasn't a big Hawkfan until this recent run. That being said, I have come to view him with a slightly higher esteem. I now view him as sort of an unsung workhorse of the DC universe. Much like an oboe in an orchestra; he fills the sound more richly and his absence can cause the whole thing to go flat. This recent iteration has made him a far more interesting character for me. Focusing on his personality has helped me connect more; especially as a historian of sorts myself. I also find the Hawkgirl character to be rather like my wife. No, I'm not married to a smoldering red-head. But her strength and loyalty to a cause is very much like my Jessica. That, and an affinity for crushing weapons (she's a reenactor as well).

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    1. Ineresting analogy, SirDidymous! DC is definitely richer with Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the picture. And I agree with you about the current series. This version of Carter Hall is a very interesting character and I hope we can learn more.

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  5. Dave WrightApril 16, 2019

    I have been a Hawkman fan since sometime in the late 1970's. I can't pinpoint the date closer because I don't remember a time when I wasn't a Hawkman fan! Anytime I wouls see the Hawks in a comic, whether it was in the Justice League, an issue of Brave and the Bold, or their back ups in Detective or World's Finest, I had to plop down my allowance for that comic! I loved (and still love) the facts that they could fly (really the only super power I've ever wanted), were giant history buffs (either as archaeologists or as museum curators), that they used ancient weapons to beat their foes, and that they were a happy couple (something lacking all too much in today's comics). I've followed the Hawks ever since.

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    1. We must be about the same age, since I started following the Hawks since the late 70s as well. Whenever I went to the convenience store to get my comics, I would scour the spin rack for anything Hawk first, and then the other stuff. I hope to see a happy Hawk couple again someday.

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  6. I have been a DC comics fan for a very long time. I have always liked the cosmic/space adventure stories and as such Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) was always my favorite DC hero. Hawkman was always a character that I thought was cool but I didn't really know anything about him. To me he was that guy who had some sort of connection to ancent Egypt and reincarnation, but I wasn't really interested. That all changed when I found Tony Isabella's Shadow War of Hawkman mini series. That mini introduced me to Katar Hol, the Thanagarian law man, and from there i developed a real love for the character. The culture and intrigue of Thanagar was fascinating and all his adventures with his wife and Adam Strange were like something straight out of Flash Gordon! Through Katar I came to learn more about the original Hawkman, Carter Hall, and I found that I truly loved his story as well. I like how Hawkman is a truly unique character who can be used to tell cosmic, space fairing odysseys, or very earth bound adventure stories, and that is why I am a Hawkman fan.

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    1. I agree, JRut! Hawkman truly is a one of a kind character that has so much potential so many, many adventures. I hope we get to see both space and earth bound adventures in the current series.

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  7. My earliest specific memory of Hawkman is watching Challenge of the Superfriends as a child. There's an episode where Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern are removed from the timestream by the Legion of Doom. We the viewer outside of time witness a celebration of Superman Day altered to become Hawkman Day in the new timeline. In my mind, Hawkman was the equal of any other member. I loved all the heroes but I think visually I just always loved the wings and to a lesser extent the helmet.

    My real Hawkfandom when I got into Dwayne McDuffie et al's Justice League cartoons in my late teens. I loved that version of Hawkgirl because of how tough she was. From there I got into the Hawkworld comics which remain my favorite version of the characters. One of my favorite scenes in comics will always be Katar Hol in disguise, quoting the Declaration of Independence to sewer aliens.

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    1. I remember that episode, Will! I need to watch that again.

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  8. When I was a kid, Super Friends was my favorite show. I loved seeing the adventures of the heroes of the Justice League. Then one afternoon in the early 70s, one of my local TV stations started running the old Superman/Aquaman show. Then I saw many other heroes that had guest-starred on Super Friends. I furst saw the two JLA episodes. Then I saw my first Hawkman episode, Wow! I saw him on Super Friends once or twice. But I thpught the winged hero was something special. My parents bought me a book called "Secret Origins of the DC Super-Heroes". It re-printed the Golden and Silver Age origins of many characters. Again, Hawkman visually grabbed me, I liked the Golden Age version better because of the reincarnation angle. It was around this time that I saw my first JSA story, All-Star comics 66 from 1977. I was hooked. But, my local corner store didn't always have the next issue. I was a little confused as to why Hawkman was wearing a yellow cowl. A year or so later, I saw my first JLA/JSA team up. It was awesome! My favorite JLA/JSA team up was JLA 195-197, where George Perez did the two page spread of the two teams. That's when I saw the new metallic helmet of Carter Hall, my favorite Hawk helmet. In 1981, I saw the first issue of All-Star Squadeon. Then I heard that a comic bopk store opened up in town. That was it, I bought JLA/JSA back issues and a bunch of Katar Hol Hawkman issues. As I started reading more, I knew that the Carter Hall version was my favorite because I'm a hopeless romantic. Every time they were reincarnated, Khufu and Shiera would ne reunited. His silhouette was strikink, as was his modus operandi of using ancient weapons. To date, my favorite take on Hawkman is Geoff Johns version. It really made the messy continuity easier to understand. It's great to see a resurgence in Hawkman. As the JSA used to say, "Keep 'em fling!"

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    1. The TB for the All-Star Comics of the 70s is coming out in August! Definitely one to pick up!

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  9. Man, I love this page. Never was a big Hawkman fan before the Vendetti run. Always made me confused with they history. Now it is my top pick. I just have a tuff time getting people to read it. Are people afraid to pick up hawkman because the confusing time line (before Vendetti) or what is it?
    Also thank you for a great blogg!

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