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Showing posts with label Hawkman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hawkman. Show all posts

May 4, 2021

The History of Hawkman and Hawkwoman by Tim Board

 Here is the history of Hawkman and Hawkwoman/Hawkgirl explained as simply as possible. I've tried to include all of the major events, reboots, changes, and series that the Hawks have experienced since their first appearance in 1940. I've also made an attempt to explain the current Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and Hawkgirl as simply as possible. If you click the link, you can see the chart up close. I hope they help. If you notice something that is wrong or something you think I should include in the chart, feel free to leave it in the comments.
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Apr 9, 2021

The Story of Shayera Hol/Hawkwoman and Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl

By Tim Board
Since the release of the Dark Nights Metal series in 2017-18, Hawkfans have been wondering when Hawkman and Hawkgirl were going to get back together. The current Hawkman series kicked off in June 2018, but Hawkgirl was not a part of the series. We saw her in some of her past lives; Chay-ara, Shayera Thal, and Sherra, but we never saw her as Hawkgirl in the first 18 issues. That all changed in issues #19-26. This article is to explain who Hawkgirl and Hawkwoman are and their connection to Hawkman. Warning: This article contains spoilers, so if you have not read Hawkman No. 19-26, check those issues out first!



Mar 3, 2021

Hawk Sketch Cards by Doug Zawisza

 During the month of January and February, Doug Zawisza did some awesome sketch cards of many of the characters, including Hawkman and Hawkwoman as well as their friends and enemies! They were so good that I collected them! I was lucky enough to receive four of these a few years ago when Doug sent me some Hawk figures from the States. 
Also, if you have never picked up "Hawkman Companion" by Doug, you're missing out on a great record of Hawkman and Hawkwoman history! This book is a must for any Hawkfan! I'll post links below for you to order your copy. Enjoy! 


Hawkman Companion (2008) by Doug Zawisza 


Links to order! 
Goodreads  
Amazon 

Check out Doug's Twitter account for sketches of many more heroes and characters! You might find your favorite! 

Feb 18, 2021

Beautiful Art from "DC Love is a Battlefield"

DC Comics put out a Valentine's Day special on February 9th called "DC Love is a battlefield." It had eight-page features of ten couples. Jose Luis, Jonas Trindade, and Rex Lokus gave us a beautiful shot of Hawkman (Carter Hal) and Hawkwoman (Shayera Hol) in the last panel of the story. 


I wanted a version without the panels and words, so I clipped the hawks out of the art to make a png file. I then add a new background of a blue sky. I had to look around for a while to find a png file of a sun to set behind their wings that would match the color of the rays on their wings. I also had to patch up a hole in Hawkman's left wing. I clipped a part of his right wing and added it to the left wing. I also added Hawkman and Hawkwoman logos. Pretty happy with the end result! 



Feb 14, 2021

The Hawkman Vol. V Trade Paperbacks


The complete set of the trade paperbacks of Hawkman Vol. V by Robert Venditti is now out! One of the best Hawkman series came to an end last November. This series has consistently been reviewed as one of the best series DC Comics has put out in recent years. Even if you know nothing about Hawkman, you will be able to dive right in and enjoy the series. From the amazing new origin by Venditti and the art of Bryan Hitch to the beautiful ending and art of Fernando Pasarin, you won't be able to put it down. There are four volumes in all:
Vol. 1 Awakening: Issues 1-6 (Released June 2019)
Vol. 2 Deathbringer: Issues 7-12 (Released December 2019) 
Vol. 3 Darkness Rising: Issues 13-18 (Released June 2020)
Vol. 4 Hawks Eternal: Issues 19-29 (Released February 2021) 

Here are three places to order the comic:
Altered Ego Comics: If you want to support a great comic book store, contact the guys here. They will go the extra mile to make sure you get your comics. They helped me send out over 60 comics to the winners of Hawkworld's giveaway contests during the Hawkman Vol. V run, and there was not a single complaint. These guys are good! Click their name to go to their website.

Or if you just want to go the Amazon route, I would suggest going to Goodreads instead. 

If you have any questions about the books or how to order, please comment below and I'll be glad to help where I can! Enjoy! 


Feb 12, 2021

Board Review: Love is a Battlefield: Together Forever


Love is a Battlefield
Together Forever
Writer: Cavan Scott 
Pencils: Jose Luis 
Inks: Jonas Trindade 
Colors: Rex Locus 
Letters: Carlos M. Mangual
Editor: Michael McCalister 
Cover: Kaare Andrews 


The Hawkman series ended three months ago, but we got a nice surprise in this year's Valentine's Day issue. 

Jan 21, 2021

Tim Board's Hawkworld Gallery

 


Since I first started following Hawkman in 1977, I've gradually built up my collection of Hawkman and Hawkwoman comics, art, trades, figures, and other items. I've especially worked on building up my art collection in recent years. Here is a list of the items I have displayed in my collection. 

Jan 15, 2021

Five Years of Hawkworld

The first group head photo of Hawkworld / Art by Joe Prado

Five years ago, on January 15, 2016, I started the Hawkworld group on Facebook and the Hawkworld account on Twitter. It was just on a whim, to be honest. I had been bouncing around between groups and sites, looking for Hawkman, and it suddenly dawned on me to just start my own group. I had a bunch of ideas and things I wanted to do, and I didn't want to invade someone else's group, so I started Hawkman Winged Warrior.

Jan 8, 2021

Hawkworld 5th Anniversary Comic Giveaway!

Hawkworld is celebrating our anniversary on January 15th! To celebrate,
Altered Ego Comics is joining with me to offer a free copy of Hawkworld Vol. 4 (out on Feb. 9)! Just hop over to Hawkworld on Twitter and retweet this tweet to enter! I'll select a random winner on Jan. 15th!
The last trade of the series by Robert Venditti includes issues #20-29. 
Go check out Altered Ego Comics! They are based in Orange Park, Florida, but they mail comics to anyone who requests it! I have to tell you that they've been helping me for the last three years and they always go the extra mile for their customers!



Dec 29, 2020

A Video of Hawkman Legacy Comics (1939-2021)

 Here is a video of all 255 comics of the Hawkman Legacy list that I compiled with the help of Robert Venditti (Hawkman Vol. V), Doug Zawisza (Hawkman Companion), and George Gene Gustines (New York Times).



Dec 24, 2020

The Cover Art of Hawkman Vol. 5 (2018-2021)

 Hawkman Vol. V by Robert Venditti gave us some of the most beautiful cover art of Hawkman and Hawkwoman ever. Here is the complete collection of all 58 textless covers (except for a couple exceptions that I couldn't find without text). Just click the link to go to the art page. LINK



Dec 12, 2020

Mind-blowing Gift from Robert Venditti!

 


A few months ago, when we were coming out of the shutdown from the Coronavirus and comics were starting up again, I had some trouble getting my comics in Japan. Hawkman No. 25 was especially hard to get and I was still having trouble finding a copy six months after its release. I put out a word on Twitter to see if anyone could help me find a copy. But then I received a couple of tweets from Robert Venditti, the writer of the Hawkman Vol. V series. 

Dec 6, 2020

The Complete List of Hawkman Trade Paperbacks, Omnibuses, and Collections

The books are listed by the title, the contents, and the release date.

1 Hawkman by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert
The Brave and the Bold #34-36, #42-44 
1989 January

Nov 26, 2020

New Version of the Cover of Hawkman No. 29 by Mikel Janin

 The cover of Hawkman No. 29 is truly a masterpiece and one of the best ever of Hawkman and Hawkwoman together. But I had a desire to see the picture "cleaned up" and see the two without the blood and ripped costumes. Not expecting anything, I tweeted that I would like to see it. Lo and behold, artist Mikel Janin responded and gave Hawkfans a truly beautiful version of a great cover. He also shared many more "unfinished" unfinished covers on Hawkworld Facebook! Many thanks to Mikel for his generosity and wonderful work on the recent series. We hope we get to see more Hawkman and Hawkwoman art by him in the future! 



Nov 22, 2020

Comics Bookcase Fandom Files Reading List: Hawkman


The Comics Bookcase site gave Hawkman the spotlight on their website! 
All throughout November, guest writers will be weighing in on fandom, specifically, guest writers who identify strongly with characters, teams, or franchises online. Each piece will feature a personal look at why a writer gravitates to a character, what keeps their interest, and — most importantly — a set of reading recommendations for folks looking to better understand that character.

Today, Tim Board of the Hawkworld Twitter account writes about his favorite character, Hawkman… 

The "Dispute" about the First Appearance of Hawkman


We've celebrated Hawkman Day together since 2016, and it's grown quite a bit. It's been recognized on many sites, and even got a mention in Jennifer DeRoss' fantastic Gardner Fox biography. But is November 10th accurate?

The Kilted Lantern Podcast: A Hawkman Discussion with Tim Board


 I had the opportunity to have a chat with Justin Hunt of The Kilted Lantern Podcast last month. We talked about all things Hawk! 

The Kilted Lantern Podcast