Wes of Thinking Critical interviews Robert Venditti, the writer of X-O Manowar, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Freedom Fighters, Superman '78, and many other great books. Rob even mentions my reaction when they announced that he was writing Hawkman. (I was thrilled!) Check out the interview for lots of background stories about how he approached the character of Hawkman and others!
Feb 1, 2022
Oct 20, 2021
Hawkman Day 2021 is coming soon! November 20 is the 82nd anniversary of Hawkman's first appearance in Flash Comics No. 1! The cover date is January 1940, but according to Grand Comics Database, the actual release date was November 20, 1939. So Hawkworld has always celebrated Hawkman's anniversary on this day.
This year, we have a special giveaway contest to celebrate! Here's your chance to get a copy of Hawkman Awakening (issues #1-6) of Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch's Hawkman! And it will be signed by Venditti himself! One winner will be randomly chosen on November 20! To enter, just come over to Twitter and retweet the contest tweet and leave a comment! Hawkfans will be posting a bunch of things to celebrate Hawkman's birthday so come over and join! See you there!
May 27, 2021
Dec 12, 2020
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.
Nov 11, 2020
“There is only one truth that I know to be certain…I was made to soar.”
The journey with Hawkman that began in June 2018 came to an end today. It’s a bittersweet feeling, because I feel disappointed that it has ended, but elated that it was better than it had any right to be. When the article in the Washington Post in March 2018 announced the upcoming new series by Robert Venditti, I had no idea what to expect. A couple months before the series started, I had the honor of “meeting” Robert in a podcast on The Comic Source. He talked about Hawkman being a story of exploration and discovery. And that is exactly what we got.
Oct 18, 2020
Hawkman Vol. V kicked off in June 2018, and for two and a half years, Hawkfans were treated to one of the best series in the 81-year history of Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Sadly, the series has been canceled and will end with issue No. 29. The final issue will be released on November 10th, which just happens to be the 81st anniversary of Hawkman's first appearance in Flash Comics No. 1, released back in 1939. To celebrate a great series and the anniversary of two great characters, I've created a tribute collage to remember most of the great moments in the series. I started work on this back in April 2020, but after hearing about the cancellation, I sped it up and finally finished it. Under the collage is the list of all the artists who contributed to this great series. It's my way of saying thank you for giving us such a great book that the fans can enjoy for many years to come.
Note: If you want a pdf file of the collage, post your email in a comment or send me a private message on Twitter or Facebook.
Writer: Robert Venditti
Pencillers: Bryan Hitch, Will Conrad, Pat Olliffe, Fernando Pasarin, Marcio Takara, Marco Castiello
Inkers: Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Daniel Henriques, Paul Neary, Andy Owens, Norm Rapmund, Scott Hanna, Will Conrad, Tom Palmer, Oclair Albert, Danny Miki, Wade Von Grawbadger, Marcio Takara, Cam Smith
Colorists: Alex Sinclair, Jeremiah Skipper, Jeromy Cox
Cover: Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair, Will Conrad, Pete Pantazis, Roger Robinson, Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer, Jeremiah Skipper, Tyler Kirkham, Raymund Bermudez, Mikel Janin
Variant Covers: Stepan Sejic, Dale Keown, Matteo Scalera, Julian Totino Todesco, Bill Sienkiewicz, Shane Davis, Cully Hamner, Inhyuk Lee, James Harren, Richard Pace, Dan Panosian, Paolo Pantalena, Trevor Hairsine, Rain Beredo, Gerardo Zaffino, Sebastian Fiumara
To every single person who had a hand in creating this series; Thank you.
Oct 13, 2020
What do you do when you're not immortal anymore? Do you cherish each and every moment more? Do you suddenly become aware of the clock as your life heads to the inevitable finish? Or does the thought of your life ending paralyze you; not because you are afraid for yourself, but because you are afraid for the ones you love?
Sep 8, 2020
The long-awaited issue of Hawkman No. 27 has finally been released. Ever since the jaw-dropping cover by Mikel Janin was released back in June, Justice Society fans have been waiting for this one. With the announcement of the ending of the series coming in November, this issue took on a whole different look and meaning.
Aug 21, 2020
Aug 15, 2020
DC November Solicitations
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 6, 2020
During the podcast, Jace said, "...ten, fifteen years from now when someone asks Tim which Hawkman run he should read and Tim says, "Read Venditti's run. That's where it's at."
We're two years into the run and I'm there. Rob's run on Hawkman has become the definitive run for comic book fans to find out about Hawkman. There have been many great series in the history of Hawkman and this does not take anything away from those fantastic stories. But Venditti's run has brought it all together, connected everything, and explained the great characters of Hawkman and Hawkwoman. This is the fifth series titled Hawkman and usually, it would be Vol. 5, but since the very beginning, I've been calling it Vol. V in honor of Venditti. For the third and final article, let's take a look at what Venditti has brought to the origin/purpose, secret identity, love, powers, weapons, locations, villains, supporting cast, and death/reincarnation of Hawkman.
Jul 7, 2020
Jun 17, 2020
Hawkman No. 24
Writer: Robert Venditti
Pencils: Fernando Pasarin
Inks: Oclair Albert, Cam Smith, Wade von Grawbadger
Colors: Jeromy Cox
Letter: Rob Leigh
Editors: Andrea Shea, Alex R. Carr
Cover: Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover: Gerardo Zaffino, Rain Beredo
Released June 16, 2020
May 5, 2020
Mar 12, 2020
|Hawkman 22 Cover by Mikel Janin|
Feb 13, 2020
Jan 9, 2020
|Cover by Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer, Jeremiah Skipper|