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Showing posts with label Hawkwoman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hawkwoman. Show all posts

May 18, 2019

Fan Theory connecting the Current Hawkman and Shayera Hol to the Savage Hawkman

One of my favorite pastimes is to tie all of the continuities of Hawkman into one character. In the current Hawkman series, Robert Venditti has brilliantly put all of the past Hawkmen on one foundation. He has made an origin that explains all the Hawkmen and why Hawkman does what he does. It changes everything about Hawkman but also leaves everything that has happened in the past intact. However, a new challenge for fans came up when Shayera Hol and the Savage Hawkman showed up in Justice League No. 14-16 (February-March 2019).

Apr 30, 2019

Wanted: A Hawkman/Hawkwoman Comic!

Art by Stjepan Sejic (Hawkman) and Jim Lee (Hawkgirl)
Since last summer, Hawkman and Hawkgirl have been in some great comics. Hawkman has been in his own monthly series by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch. Hawkgirl has been a central figure in the bi-weekly Justice League series. Although the Hawkman series has been gradually dropping in sales (18k in March 2019), both series are getting great reviews. Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are writing a new and interesting Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders, while Venditti has been reinventing the origin and character of Carter Hall.

Apr 25, 2019

The 2019 Hawkgirl Day Collage!

Here's a trip through the history of Hawkgirl! Starting from Flash Comics No. 1 in 1940, there are 84 pictures of Shiera, Shayera, and Kendra, going all the way to March 2019! Click the link for a closer look.

Apr 24, 2019

Fans Celebrating Hawkgirl Day 2019

Art by jaggudada (Deviant Art)
Hawkgirl Day is April 25th! Shiera Sanders first put on the Hawk costume and flew in All-Star Comics No. 5. The release date of this comic was April 25, 1941, so at Hawkworld we celebrate April 25th as Hawkgirl Day! Here are the articles and links that are celebrating the special day with Hawkworld! I'll add the links as they come up over the next few days so check back in!

Hawkworld: Hawkgirl Day 2019
Major Spoilers: Happy Birthday, Hawkgirl!
Past Articles
Hawkworld: April 25th is Hawkgirl Day!
13th Dimension: 13 Covers to Celebrate Hawkgirl Day
Bleeding Cool: Celebrating the Appearance of One of the First Female Comic Book Superheroes

Hawkgirl Day 2019

Art by Jim Lee
Happy Hawkgirl Day to the Hawkgirl fans all over the world! Ever since Hawkworld started a few years ago, we have celebrated April 25th as Hawkgirl Day. Today I want to look back at how my fascination with Hawkgirl started, talk about how she has evolved, and then share the reason why I am so excited about her future.

Mar 2, 2019

HAWK TALK! Talking about everything Hawkworld!

Hawk Talk is soaring! The very first podcast of Hawk Talk is out! LINK
1. Welcome to Hawk Talk
2. Promoting the current Hawkman series
3. Why Hawkman Matters
4. Q&A
5. This week in Hawkworld: Sheldon Moldoff, Death of Hawkman No. 6
6. Hawkgirl Day
7. Fan promoting the current Hawkman series
8. Upcoming Hawkman/Hawkgirl Comics

Feb 5, 2019

The Hawkman and Hawkwoman/Hawkgirl Flowchart Update

This is for all the Hawkman, Hawkwoman and Hawkgirl fans to look over and check. Lots of theories out there but I tried to put it all together. Feel free to comment or make suggestions below. Click photo to enlarge.

Jan 27, 2019

Solving the Mystery of Thanagar Prime and Shayera Hol of the Justice League Series

In Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's recent Hawkworld storyline in Justice League No. 14-16, we were introduced to a Shayera Hol who we did not recognize, Katar Hol aka The Savage Hawkman from the Death of Hawkman series, and a Thanagar we have never seen before. Since the Hawkworld storyline came out in December, Hawkfans have been wondering who these characters are. There has been a lot of debate about it. However, writer James Tynion IV graciously answered some questions on Twitter today, so with those facts, I'll try to break it down and explain who these characters are. There is no complete explanation, and there will still be some debate, but that's half the fun,  right? So, let's fly in and see if we can break it down.

Jan 6, 2019

Finding Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the Bronze Age

Hawkman and Hawkwoman by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Where can we find Hawkman and Hawkgirl during the Bronze Age of comics? The Bronze Age is generally considered to be from 1970 to about 1985, but during this time, the Hawks were basically homeless. The Silver Age was a great time for the Hawks, starting with their reintroduction to comics in 1961 in The Brave and the Bold #34 (February 1961) by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert. This started a run of six issues in B&B, a four-issue run in Mystery in Space (#87-90), their first solo series in Hawkman Vol. 1 (#1-27), and a team-up comic in The Atom and Hawkman (#39-45). The Atom and Hawkman series ended in November 1969, and the Hawks flew into the Bronze age without a nest to call their own.

Hawkman by Joe Kubert
The next time the Hawks were given a comic of their own was right at the end of the Bronze Age in Tony Isabella and Richard Howell's The Shadow War of Hawkman (May 1985). So where can we find the Hawks from 1970 until the Shadow series in 1985? They would pop up here and there during the seventies and the first half of the eighties, but here are some of the places we can find them, even if it was just for three or four issues. I've mostly gathered the main team issues and the comics where they had their own feature.

The Justice League of America series was the comic you could often find Hawkman and Hawkgirl during this time. Hawkman joined in 1964, and from 1970 to 1985, he made 98 appearances. This would include main roles, cameos, and everything in between. Hawkgirl made 7 appearances in the series before she was finally made a regular member in issue No. 146 (September 1977). She made 24 more appearances in the series until it ended in 1987. After I discovered Hawkman in 1977, this was the comic I made sure I picked up after I sadly discovered that he had no comic of his own.

Between 1972 to 1981, Hawkman (and sometimes Hawkgirl) appeared in 11 issues of Detective Comics. These were great backup features written by E. Nelson Bridwell, Bob Rozakis, Len Wein and Paul Levitz, with art by Dick Dillin, Rich Buckler, Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Murphy Anderson, and Joe Kubert.

At the end of 1975, All-Star Comics came back for the first time since 1951, and ran for 17 more issues, ending in 1978. Hawkman was in 16 of the issues, making issue No. 60 the only issue in the entire run to not have a Hawkman appearance. This was the series where Carter Hall started wearing his "Crysler Helmet", as I affectionately call it.

In 1977, Hawkman and Hawkgirl appeared in three issues of the Secret Society of Super-Villains (issues No. 5-7). Issue No. 7 is particularly important in Hawk history as it is the first cover that Hawkgirl appeared on without Hawkman. It is also an interesting story because we find Hawkman working hard in the kitchen to prove his culinary skills, all while still wearing his helmet, harness, and wings. This scene alone is worth the series.

In 1978, Hawkfans received a real treat with Showcase presents...Hawkman No. 101-103. Hawkman and Hawkgirl teamed up with Adam Strange for a three-issue series. With the story by Jack Harris, art by Al Milgrom and Murphy Anderson and cover art by Joe Kubert, this is probably the highlight of the seventies for many Hawkfans. Personally, this was the first Hawkman titled comic I ever bought, finding it on the spin rack at the neighborhood convenience store when I was 13 years old. I still have the issues to this day.

In May 1979, Hawkman appeared in DC Comics Presents No. 11 with Superman. This is a rather famous issue where Marc Teichman, the winner of a letter page contest, was featured in the issue as the prize. The cover by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano often comes up in Hawkworld threads on Facebook and Twitter. But what a prize! Who wouldn't want to be featured in a comic with Hawkman and Superman?

In 1979, Hawkman and Hawkgirl began a run of mostly backup features in World's Finest Comics #256-282. There were 24 stories in all. The famous scene when Hawkgirl declares herself to be called Hawkwoman appeared in issue No. 272. Bob Rozakis did most of the writing (15 issues), and Alex Saviuk handled the most of the art (12 issues). It would be great to see the Detective and World's Finest stories collected together someday. With over 30 features, they would make a great collection!

In 1981, Roy Thomas' All-Star Squadron started with the famous cover of Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Night, and Atom selecting the members. Hawkman appeared in 68 of the 70 issues (67 issues and 3 annuals), while Hawkgirl appeared in 27 issues.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl also appeared in several issues of Infinity. Inc and then there was a four-issue series called America vs. the Justice Society. Soon after, the Hawks were featured in the Shadow War of Hawkman, their first series in 15 and a half years.

This is by no means a complete list. Hawkman and Hawkgirl, both the Earth-1 and Earth-2 versions, appeared in many other issues during the Bronze Age. If you know of other solo features of the Hawks during the 1970-1985 span, please list it in the comments below! Even though they did not have a comic to call their own during most of this period, there are some great Hawkman and Hawkgirl comics to be found! You just have to know where to look!
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Aug 14, 2018

All About That Mace: A History of Hawkman and Hawkgirl's Iconic Weapon

Art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

When superhero fans think of a superhero, they often think of the weapons as much as the heroes themselves. Heroes such as Thor (Mjolnir hammer), Wonder Woman (magic lasso), Captain America (shield), and Batman (batarang) are some of the most well-known weapons. When a fan thinks of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the mace is often mentioned. During their long history, they have been associated with many weapons and gadgets. During the Golden Age, Hawkman often used a wooden quarterstaff. During Hawkworld, the Katar became one of his main weapons. During the 80s, the spear became one of Hawkgirl’s primary weapons. But there is no denying that the weapon most often associated with Hawkman and Hawkgirl is The Mace. Carter Hall’s mace recently had a prominent appearance in Scott Snyder’s Metal series, and a new version of The Mace has been featured in Robert Venditti’s Hawkman series. Let’s take a look at the Mace and see how it has been used over the 79-year history of Hawkman.

Art by David Finch

May 17, 2018

The History of the Logos of Hawkman Comics

The new logo for the Hawkman series by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch starting on June 13th has been released. The general reaction of Hawkfans seems to be very positive. Hawkman has had several official logos over the years, starting with the logo for the Brve the Bold series back in 1961. Here is a rundown of the logos for Hawkman and Hawkgirl regular series and mini-series over the years.