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

Oct 12, 2021

Introducing My Hawkman Collection in Japanese

 I don't often post stuff on YouTube, but I made a short video introducing my Hawkman collection in Japanese. Hawkman is not very well known in Japan, but that may all change after next year's Black Adam. 



Sep 23, 2021

Special Announcement Coming Up for Hawkman Day 2021!

Hawkman's 82nd anniversary is coming up in November! I've got something really cool to announce on October 20th! No, not a new Hawkman series. Not that cool but still pretty darn cool! Stay tuned.
 


Sep 9, 2021

Recreation of The Brave and the Bold No. 42 Cover

 Amazing recreation cover of Joe Kubert's The Brave and the Bold No. 42 cover by Gale Heimbach! 



Aug 22, 2021

Discovering Nth Metal by Tim Board

Art by Adam Kubert
Thoughts on the Nth Metal!

We've always heard about the Nth Metal and how it gives Hawkman the power to fly. But how fast? How does he control it? What other abilities does it give him? These sorts of questions are always bugging me so I've been digging around. Here is a list of all the abilities that Nth metal has shown over the years. I will continue to add to the list as other abilities show. When I add some new information and repost the article to the top of the blog.


Aug 21, 2021

Hawkman in the DC Animated Movie Universe


 Hawkman has made some appearances in DC's animated movies over the years. He has never been the main character and his first appearance in 2009 remains his most prominent. Here is a list of the DC animated films that Hawkman has appeared in over the years. He has been given some lines in only two of the seven. 

Also, Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman has sadly never appeared in any of DC's animated feature films to date. 

Aug 12, 2021

Podcast: The Hawkworld Report Episode #5


 The fifth episode of The Hawkworld Report podcast! Always covering everything Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, or anything Hawk! Send me your questions and I'll answer them in future episodes!

Episode #005: Just Another Tease
Contents:
1. Comics News
2. Movie News
3. Best Series for New Hawkman Readers
LINK

Aug 1, 2021

"Leaving the Hawkman Toy Box Full"


Hawkman doesn't sell as well as some other comics. There's no denying that fact. There are several reasons for that of course. DC Comics barely promoted the recent Hawkman series after the first couple of issues. After starting with over 40k in sales, the lack of promotion, the uninspired Year-of-the-Villain event, the pandemic, and other things gradually pulled the series down to around 12k in sales and it was finally canceled after 29 issues. One of the reasons could be that many don't like the looks, background, or overall setup of Hawkman. There can be many reasons.
When a writer takes on Hawkman his job is to make Hawkman a relatable, exciting, attractive character. He can maybe give the character a new look, new powers, a new origin, a new base of operations, a new lover, new villains, etc. He can reach into that hero's past and change and "improve" him in a way that he thinks will make the character better than before. That's just common sense. That's what every writer wants to do. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. 

Jul 22, 2021

The Ultimate List of Hawkman Comics!

List compiled by Tim Board
You can find details for the issues on Grand Comics Database.
I've added notes to the important issues on an expanded list here.

Jul 10, 2021

Hawkman and Hawkwoman's Choice (Screen Rant Article)

 Screen Rant is not my favorite site for comic book articles, but once in a while, they put out a good one. Here is an article by Wesley Smith that came out right after Hawkman No. 26 came out last year. It talks about the scene where Hawkman finally earns his redemption and is freed from the curse of reincarnation. It is a short but beautiful scene where we can see the love that Hawkman and Hawkwoman have for each other. Check out the issue and the article! LINK



Jul 9, 2021

Hawkman Day!

 I'm starting a new monthly event called Hawkman Day! Hawkman does not have his own comic right now, so I want to have a day for fans to share their favorite art, figures, cosplay, comics, and anything else that has to do with Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, Hawkworld, their villains, etc. The 9th of every month will be the day! Starting at 12:00 a.m. on the ninth, come see the posts on Hawkworld Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Share your favorite stuff with your friends and followers on your favorite SNS sites. Let's keep the Winged Warriors soaring! 


Jul 4, 2021


The fourth episode of The Hawkworld Report podcast! Always covering everything Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, or anything Hawk! Send me your questions and I'll answer them in future episodes!

Episode #004: Hawkman's Wings: Harness or Organic?
Contents:
1. Justice League No. 64: Hawkslayer
2. Hawkman: DCU's most balanced hero?
3. Hawkman's Wings: Harness or Organic?
4. #HawkDay: July 9th!
LINK

Jun 27, 2021

Podcast: The Hawkworld Report #3

 The second episode of The Hawkworld Report podcast! Always covering everything Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, or anything Hawk! Send me your questions and I'll answer them in future episodes! 

Episode #003: Justice Society World War II
Contents:
1. Hawks in this week's comics
2. Tim Board's review of Justice Society World War II 
3. #Hawkday!

Jun 21, 2021

Podcast: The Hawkworld Report #002

The second episode of The Hawkworld Report podcast! Always covering everything Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, or anything Hawk! Send me your questions and I'll answer them in future episodes! 
Episode #002: Hawkboy!
Contents:
1. DC Solicitations September 2021
2. Black Adam: Three more weeks of production! 
3. Question: Was there ever a Hawkboy? 

Jun 17, 2021

Podcast: The Hawkworld Report #001

Finally restarted my Hawkworld Podcast! Here is the very first episode. I'll be answering questions in future podcasts so post your questions about anything concerning Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Hawkgirl, or anything Hawk! I'll do my best to answer them! 

Episode #001: The Hawkworld Report LINK

Contents:
1. Opening
2. Recent Comics
3. Justice League #63
4. Justice Society Comic?
5. Justice Society WWII
6. Black Adam News
7. Taking your questions!

Jun 15, 2021

The Basic Foundation of Hawkman

 When I read an article, watch a YouTube video, or chat with someone about Hawkman, there is almost always the comment about how confusing he is. I don't dispute that, because there are different versions. There are the Golden Age Earth-2, Siver Age Earth-1, Hawkworld, Zero Crisis, Savage, and the current versions. They all have different origins and stories. 


When you look at Superman or Batman, the stories are relatively simple. Superman escaped the destruction of Krypton, landed on Earth, was raised by an American couple, and became a reporter for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. Batman saw his parents murdered and swore his life to avenge them and defeat evil by using his wealth and abilities in Gotham. 

Action Comics No. 1, Detective Comics No. 33

So what about Hawkman? There are different versions, and some of them have even coexisted at the same time. DC Comics really botched up a bunch of characters with their endless crisis events and reboots. They seem to try to take care of their first-tier characters, but the other characters are often swept under the rug, leaving their fringe fans wondering what is going on. Hawkman has been rebooted and rewritten several times. The TV versions have always altered his story as well. It's no wonder that everyone is confused. 
But all the versions are just layers of his story. There is a foundation to the character, just like there is for Superman and Batman. When in doubt, always go back to the beginning.

Flash Comics No. 1 (January 1940)

Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics No. 1. His name is Carter Hall. He is described as a wealthy weapons collector and research scientist. This sets up his knowledge of both weapons and science that he uses in his battles. 



In the very first issue, Carter Hall's reincarnation is brought up. This is what separates Hawkman from all the other heroes and gives us the key to tie everything together. Geoff Johns really began to expand on his reincarnation during the 2000s, and Robert Venditti took it a step further in the most recent series (Hawkman Vol. V, 2018-2021) by how Hawkman had been reincarnating across time and space. 

Reincarnation is the key to understanding Hawkman. All of the versions that we have seen, every last one of them, are connected. The current Carter Hall/Hawkman that we see in the comics today has all the memories and knowledge of the past versions. The Thanagarian version, the Savage version, the Egyptian version, all of them are his past lives. 
Venditti blew the doors open on the reincarnation and past lives of Hawkman. We know now that Hawkman has lived for millions of years, with past lives on Thanagar, Rann, Krypton, the Microverse, the Microverse, Earth-3 and even the Dark Multiverse.

Hawkman Vol. V No. 1 (August 2018)

While there are many versions of Hawkman, there is no need to be confused about who or what he is. Stay with the basic Hawkman's back story of reincarnation. If you try to fit it all together in one nice puzzle, it's not going to work. DC Comics, in all its crazy reboots and ideas, has created a character that is relatively simple and fabulously complicated and deep at the same time. 
The Basics of Hawkman is simply this: 
Hawkman is Carter Hall; an archaeologist and historian who discovered the mysterious Nth metal. The Nth metal gave him his powers of flight, super-strength, super-endurance, regeneration/healing, and many other abilities. As a homage to Horus, the hawk god of the sky, he wears wings and a winged helmet. The Nth metal also triggered the memory of his past lives, revealing his past lives in Egypt, England, the old West, and on Thanagar, Rann, Krypton, New Genesis, and many other planets. Together with his wife/partner Hawkwoman (Shayera Hol), he fights the forces of evil who would take the precious lives of others.


When you see Hawkman, don't look at him as a complicated character who is impossible to understand. There are many chapters and stories and each one is a part of one character; Hawkman. In Hawkman Vol. V No. 8, Hawkman is described as the living historical document of the universe. He has lived through the history of DC Comics. By reading Hawkman, you can discover the history of DC Comics as well. 

Hawkman Vol. V No. 8 (March 2019)

Yes, Hawkman and Hawkwoman are complicated at times. It's not always a perfect fit. But it doesn't need to be. What started in Flash Comics No. 1 way back in 1940 is still continuing. Give Hawkman and Hawkwoman a try. You might be amazed at the intricate and beautiful story of life and love that you will find in these characters. 

Check out my other articles and charts of their history!
Hawkman and Hawkwoman's Timeline
A Guide to All the Versions of Hawkman
A Guide through the History of Hawkman
The Story of Hawkwoman and Hawkgirl
The Ultimate List of All Hawkman Comics

Jun 13, 2021

Talking Hawkman on Phillip's Let's Talk Podcast


 I was invited to come on Phillip's Let's Talk Podcast on June 12! We talked about an hour about all things Hawkman so come over and check it out! LINK


May 30, 2021

Carter Hall Figure


Carter Hall (Hawkman) FigureI took a figure of archaeologist Daniel Jackson of the Stargate series and added a HALL name tag and Hawkman logo. Michael Shanks played this character from 1997 to 2008, and Hawkman in the Smallville series so I thought it was perfect!

Michael Shanks from the Smallville series / Panel from Dark Days The Casting


May 29, 2021

Two Giants Among Men – Kubert and Anderson (Pop Culture Squad)

 Great article by Ed Catto on two of the greatest artists ever to draw Hawkman: Joe Kubert and Murphy Anderson! Ed gave Hawkworld a mention as well! Check it out! 

Link: With Further Ado #147: Two Giants Among Men – Kubert and Anderson