Hawkman Day was November 20 and I was busy trying to get The Complete History of Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and Hawkgirl finished, so I took a week off from posting any news or articles. So this week I'll cover two weeks' worth.
Dec 3, 2023
Nov 24, 2023
There is a rumor about a Hawkman and Hawkgirl show going around. I received a message from one of the followers on Hawkworld Instagram about an unverified rumor going around on Reddit. (Thanks, _finlayattridge_!) Then I saw this article from FandomWire:James Gunn’s DCU Chapter 2 & 3 Reportedly Releasing 10 Insane Projects to Beat MCU – Teen Titans Movie and More in the Works
Hawkman and Hawkgirl Show would be another exciting addition to DCU. As the Reddit report suggests, a show based on these characters has been in talks.
It's a rumor about something that may or may not happen in DCU Chapter TWO or THREE, so who knows how many years ahead we're talking here so I'm not jumping up and down with glee just yet. And we know what happens to DC's plans for live action. It's been an absolute mess with a few shining moments. But seeing the way things are with the Hawks in DC Comics right now, any news is good news. Right?
Nov 21, 2023
I deactivated Hawkworld Twitter today. This was not a choice I made easily. It was not a knee-jerk reaction to something. I agonized over this for the past year since Elon Musk took over. I thought at first that he would dissemble it and then make it something new and maybe even better, but I was kidding myself. It just kept getting worse and I realize now that the site will probably not return to what it once was. It was never perfect, of course, but it has fallen into a state of hate, insults, trolling, false news, bots, and miserable people who basically are just there to make everyone else as miserable as they are. I am against racism, white supremacy, anti-semitism, anti-gay, anti-democracy, anti-Muslim, anti-Christian, and other things, but Twitter/X is now nothing but a site on hate steroids. It's been a long time since I came away from the site feeling good about something. I came to loathe the site.
Nov 20, 2023
To celebrate Hawkman Day, I started writing a history of Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and Hawkgirl in the comics. The only problem is, I started writing it in 2021! Life can get busy and this project got shoved aside many times over the last 2 and a half years. I'm not a professional writer. The only things that I have to offer are my knowledge of the characters as I have seen them in the comics, and my love for the characters. I'm sure there are many mistakes and omissions in this history. I hope to add and fix it eventually, but I wanted to finally get this out for Hawkman Day this year so here it is. It is rather long and I will try to break it up later, but if you are a Hawksfan, I hope you enjoy going through their history and that the references will help you find what you are looking for. I don't know how much longer I will be able to do Hawkworld, but I'm glad I was able to finish this and get it out for Hawkman's 84th anniversary of his first appearance in Flash Comics No. 1, way back on November 20, 1939. Feel free to leave some comments after you finish reading. Thanks for always supporting Hawkworld!
Nov 19, 2023
Nov 16, 2023
The friendship of Hawkman and Atom (Ray Palmer) is well-known among DC Comics fans. Ever since they first met back in Atom #7 in 1963, the heroes' friendship has been one of the strongest in the DCU. Hawkman values his friendships greatly. We have seen it in his friendships with Adam Strange and Barry Allen as well. But something very unexpected was revealed in Hawkman Vol. V #16 (Nov. 2019).
Through reincarnation, Hawkman is practically immortal. He has lived life after life through thousands, possibly millions of years. He has had to say goodbye to countless friends and family, again and again and again. That much loss has to take a toll, even if he is Hawkman.
In the issue written by Robert Venditti, Carter Hall teamed up with The Shade (Richard Swift) to defeat the Gentleman Ghost. After their victory, Carter presents Richard with a gift, a cane with a handle that looks like a Hawk. At first, Richard refuses, but Carter insists he take it and calls him a friend.
Venditti mentioned in an interview that Carter desired a friend who wouldn't die on him. A friend that would be around as long as he will be. When they defeated the Gentleman Ghost, Carter sensed some good in Richard, and here was someone who could be a friend whom he would not have to say goodbye to. Carter's desire to have a long-lasting friendship and his gift to Richard Swift is an unexpectedly endearing moment in the long history of Hawkman.
|Hawkman Vol. V #16|
Nov 14, 2023
#003: It's All in the First Story
Hawkman and Hawkgirl first appeared in Flash Comics No. 1 (released on November 20, 1939), and they have evolved in many ways over the years. Yes, their costumes, weapons, and even origins have changed in some ways, but if a comics fan ever wants to understand the basics of the characters, they can go to the very first story by Gardner Fox. In this very first story, we can find the origin and keys to every Hawkman story. Carter Hall (Prince Khufu) and Shiera Sanders (Chay-ara) appeared together and reincarnation was introduced as a focal point of their story. A variation of similar-sounding names has continued to connect them to the silver age of comics and beyond. Carter Hall was introduced as a wealthy research scientist and archaeologist who owned a huge collection of ancient weapons and artifacts. We were also introduced to the origin of Hawkman's costume, powers, and weapons. Hawkman was the first DC Comics hero to fully have the power of flight, even before Superman or Green Lantern. The Nth Metal (Ninth Metal) which gives Hawkman his powers also made its first appearance in the very first story. It served as a memory trigger that would later be used in future stories. Their very first villain made his debut here as well. Hath-Set (Anton Hastor) would continue to show up and battle the Hawks over the years. Seeing how the foundation of Hawkman has remained mostly intact throughout the decades, you can see the genius of the creator.
Nov 13, 2023
Nov 12, 2023
The updates on Hawkman and Hawkgirl during the week of November 5-11!
Nov 11, 2023
On November 10, 2020, Hawkman Vol. V by Robert Venditti came to a close. It started in June 2018, ran for 29 issues, and gave Hawkman (Carter Hall III) and Hawkwoman (Shayera Hol II) a fantastic reunion and a wonderful future. It expanded on Hawkman and Hawkwoman's origins, their relationship, Hawkman's friendship with Atom and even The Shade, and gave new abilities and even a new ship. It has become many Hawkfans' favorite Hawkman series of all time. So what has happened during the last three years?
Nov 8, 2023
It all started on Facebook on January 15, 2016. I started Hawkworld Twitter (currently 7600 members) and it just...took off. I was expecting/hoping for 500 members, but the Facebook site reached 8000 members today. It's great for characters like Hawkman and Hawkgirl to see that much support while DC is practically ignoring Hawkman while putting out what is arguably the worst Hawk series in their 84-year history. Hawkfans are resilient if nothing else. There have been many highlights over the last eight years. Many thanks to all the members, Hawkfans, creators, and even the family members of the creators (GardnervFox, Joe Kubert, etc.) for such an amazing flight. Let's keep soaring!
Nov 5, 2023
Here are the articles and sites that Hawkman and Hawkgirl showed up last week!
|Art by Stjepan Sejic|
Claw of Horus
Oct 29, 2023
Oct 22, 2023
Oct 15, 2023
Here is where the Hawks showed up this week!
|The Secret Files and Origins: Hawkman (October 2002)|
10 Most Surprising Professions of Justice League Members in DC History (Gobookmart)
About 15 heroes were listed, and the Hawks as museum curators were on the list as well. This was kind of surprising because the Hawks' use of weapons and their knowledge of archaeology made them perfect for the job. Even Shayera says in a Superman team-up story that she knows more about archaeology than most of the Ph.D.s on the planet. But the article does note that the job was a perfect fit for them.
Oct 8, 2023
|Black Adam (2022)|
Oct 4, 2023
|Carter Hall, 40th Century Writer (Hawkman Vol. V #29)|
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Oct 1, 2023
Here's the weekly round of the Hawks in the news and other places during the past week.
|Art by Fico Ossio|