Art by Prentis Rollins (2017, Commissioned by Tim Board)
Showing posts with label DC Comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DC Comics. Show all posts

Jun 18, 2023

One Fan's Hawkman/Hawkgirl Collection (Updated!)

One of the most enjoyable things about being a comic book fan is collecting things of your favorite characters. I've seen some absolutely amazing collections that fans have shared on social media over the years. And one of the joys of being a Hawkman fan is slowly adding to my own collection of Hawkman and Hawkgirl comics, figures, and other things. Until earlier this year, I had my collection all set up, but my kids are getting bigger, and we need the space, so I gave my room for one of my kids and took most of my collection, and stored them in boxes. I figured I'll get to put it up again someday. In the meantime, I'll keep adding one piece at a time to my collection.

Jun 17, 2023

13 Things Most Comic Book Fans Don't Know about Hawkman (But You Probably Do!)

   In 2017, when the Metal series was happening, Dan Greenfield of the 13th Dimension website asked me to write a list of 13 things that many comic book readers may not know about Hawkman. If you soar into Hawkman's history, you will be surprised what a diverse and interesting character he is. There is certainly no lack of information for this list, and it was hard to limit myself to only 13 things. 

Click the link and see how many you know about Hawkman. 

The Hawkman Family (Updated 6-16-2023)


Here is a quick introduction to all the members of the Hawkman Family that we have seen over the years. In the Hawks' long history, many characters have been added to their family. 

Jun 13, 2023

5th Year Anniversary of Hawkman Vol. V

House Ad for Hawkman Vol. V (June 2018)

   Time flies as fast as Hawkman! The first issue of Hawkman Vol. V by Robert Venditti was released on June 13, 2018, 5 years ago today! The most recent Hawkman series continued for 29 issues, ending on November 10, 2020. In the series, it gave us a new origin for Hawkman, introduced us to numerous former lives of Hawkman, such as Catar-Ol of Krypton and Katarthul of Rann, and brought Hawkman and Hawkwoman truly back together for the first time since the Brightest Days series in 2010. The art by Bryan Hitch, Pat Olliffe, Fernando Pasarin and others made it one of the best Hawkman series ever. Since it's conclusion, it has often popped up on comic book reviewers' lists of the best series in recent DC Comics history. 

Jun 12, 2023

Ten Best DC Heroes with Confusing Origins (CBR)


   "Confusing" is pretty much synonymous with Hawkman. If you read an article about Hawkman, confusing is usually in the very first sentence. As a Hawkman fan, it gets monotonous and boring to continue to see it, but for the comic book fan who hasn't really read much Hawkman or gone into his history, I suppose it can't be helped. 
   CBR gave us a whole article about confusing characters, and of course, Hawkman is in there. I found myself actually pleased that Hawkman wasn't listed at No. 1, although I sometimes get the impression the CBR rankings are done randomly or by popularity. 
   The article mentions Robert Venditti's origin, which I would recommend everyone read, which brings a great center to bring Hawkman's history together. The rest of the article was also light reading but a lot of fun to read/ Check it out! LINK

Jun 10, 2023

DC: Best Flash Allies (Game Rant)

    Jeremy Brown put out an article today about Flash's best allies, teams, and friends. I wondered if Hawkman would show up in the article. He did, but it was in the section on the Justice Society. That makes perfect sense since Hawkman and the Flash debuted together in Flash Comics #1 back in 1939 and have been soaring/running together ever since. Brown's article reminded me of two (of many) Hawkman-Flash scenes in the comics. Both came in unexpected ways, so maybe that's why they continue to stick out in my mind.


Ten DC Heroes Who Created Their Own Worst Enemies (CBR)

    Today's article brought to you by CBR includes Hawkman and Hath-Set. To be honest, when I saw the title, I thought that Hawkman and Hawkgirl would be on the list with the Gentleman Ghost. GG was hanged by Nighthawk (a former life of Hawkman) back in the 19th century and became stuck in a ghost-like state until the Hawks' reincarnation cycle is finished. For me, this one would fit the article better, but I suppose Hath-Set is the original Hawkman villain and therefore the more obvious choice. 

Jun 9, 2023

Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Hawkwoman Costumes Through the Years

   A couple of years ago, I used the art from the DC Microheroes site and made a chart of all the looks that the Hawkman have had over the years. Just by looking at a costume, I think most comic book fans can tell what era it is from. Which is your favorite look for Hawkman and Hawkgirl? 

Nth Metal's Control of Gravity

   We all know about the anti-gravity powers that Nth Metal gives the wearer. It's been revealed that the Nth metal is psycho-receptive and can control all the fundamental forces of the universe. I've mentioned this is posts and tweets before, but I have often wondered in the past if Nth metal could also increase the weight of something. Imagine the powers that would give Hawkman. We've seen them lift things like cars or airplanes with the Nth Metal, but what if they could make them super-heavy? 

   In Superman Batman Public Enemies, we saw a fight between Superman and Hawkman. Hawkman used his Claw of Horus and Superman was "hit with the core of the planet." This means Hawkman was able to...

Jun 8, 2023

Hawkman, the Pulp Comic Hero

    CBR's Ashley Land put out a ranking of the top pulp comic heroes, and Hawkman showed up on the list. It's not too surprising, since Hawkman is a good example of how something was created from pulp fiction. LINK 

Here's part of what she says, 

Jun 6, 2023

CBR Article: 10 Best Supernatural DC Heroes

CBR's Ashley Land put out an article today on the 10 best supernatural heroes from DC. It's the usual light reading and very debatable, but guess what number Hawkman comes in at! LINK

Hawkman's books walk a line between adventure, science fiction and the mystical. His main supernatural element stems from his power of reincarnation, with the hero having lived dozens of lives across time and space. His unending existence is credited to a godlike entity who gave him his ability. cont.

Jun 5, 2023

The Daily Rios Digest's Review of Wednesday Comics' 2009 Hawkman Feature

   Back in 2009, DC Comics put out a weekly anthology book called Wednesday Comics. It featured 15 stories, one page a week for 12 weeks, and each story was done by a different writer. Kyle Baker put out a pretty good Hawkman story. To be honest, the first page was the best of the story, but it's worth a read if you can ever get your hands on a copy. 
   A comics podcast called The Daily Rios reviewed the story in an episode last month. It's a good review that had me remembering my own similar reactions when I read it for the first time. Go check out the podcast! LINK 

Jun 2, 2023

Thought for the Day: A Knowledgeable Editor Base is Vital

Been seeing a lot of comic book review sites and articles lately that talk about how bad the editing system is in DC Comics. It's almost like they have no editors, editors who know nothing about the characters, or editors who really don't care. A central editor for everyone to stay in touch with is vital for a system like DC Comics.
And DC Comics seems like they are ignoring one of their most vital, knowledgeable, and passionate resources; the fans.
Thought for the day.

Alex Ross

Jun 1, 2023

Happy Birthday to Carter Hall!

Art by Quique Alcatena (left)
Happy Birthday to Hawkman (Carter Hall)! According to the 1976 DC Calendar, Carter Hall was born on June 1st!

May 25, 2023

Hawkman Comics 1939-2023

 Here is a link to a list of all the #Hawkman, #Hawkgirl, #Hawkwoman comics and also comics that include important moments in their history. When did Hawkman first use his mace? When did Hawkgirl change her name to Hawkwoman? When did Kendra first appear? I've tried to include all the issues and important moments in their history, so hopefully this will serve as a reference source for the comic book fans who are looking for the Hawks. Currently, there are over 600 comics on the list. Click the screenshot of the worksheet below and it will take you there. Feel free to ask questions or point out something that I may have missed.

May 20, 2023

Final Verdict on Black Adam

Well, the dust has finally settled, and it appears that the Black Adam era is over. Right after Black Adam came out in October 2022, it was announced that the DCEU was over and James Gunn and Peter Safran were taking over the new DCU. Gunn had no plans for Black Adam or Dwayne Johnson for the "first stage" of whatever the DCU is, and it's expected to be a ten-year plan. That means that Black Adam is pretty much done. The movie had almost no marketing where I live (Japan), China banned the movie for something Pierce Brosnan did with the Dalai Lama (apparently), and the movie "critics" hated the movie, so it pretty much crashed and burned. There were talks of spinoffs for some of the Justice Society heroes, including Hawkman, but those rumors have pretty much melted away quicker than dumping a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West. 

Feb 7, 2023

The Hawkworld Report Podcast: Covering Hawkman and Hawkgirl! Season 2 Episode 1!

 First podcast of 2023! Talking (rambling, ranting?) about DC Comics' and James Gunn's current plans for Hawkman and Hawkgirl. 


Jan 3, 2023

Looking Ahead to Hawkworld's 2023 and A Look Back at 2022

As the Year of Black Adam (featuring Hawkman and the Justice Society) comes to a close, and we soar into 2023, let's take a look at the current situation, what lies ahead, and then a look back. 

Nov 18, 2022

Hawkman 83rd Celebration: 83 Things I Love About Hawkman

1.        Absorbascon
2.        Adam Strange
3.        Aerial Abilities
4.     Aldis Hodge
5.        Archaeologist