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Showing posts with label Scott Snyder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Snyder. Show all posts

Feb 2, 2020

A Guide through the History of Hawkman


DC Comics’ Hawkman is a character who has been around for over 80 years. During those 80 years, he has been rewritten, rebooted, and rebirthed. He has been given several different origins and names. He has been the victim of Crisis events, crossovers and tie-in stories. For the casual reader, it’s understandable that his continuity seems confusing, crazy and convoluted. After the Metal series in 2018, Robert Venditti was given the task of writing a new version of Hawkman. Venditti set out to give us a version with a new origin, but he figured out a way to include all the other past versions as well. Every Hawkman you have ever read can be included in his new origin. As a Hawkman fan and self-appointed guide, it’s my hope that comic book fans will pick up the new series and discover what a fascinating hero Hawkman is. To help other fans understand the character as easily and as quickly as possible. I have made a chart to show where all of his past stories interact. To make it as simple as possible, I have divided all of the Hawkman versions into five categories:

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 24, 2019

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.

Feb 23, 2019

Hawkman and Hawkgirl in a new team called the Detectives Guild!

Detective Comics No. 1000 is coming out on March 27th. The first story of the 96-page issue will introduce a new team called the Detectives Guild. It is a team created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. the team consists of Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, the Question, Detective Chimp, Slam Bradley, Traci thirteen and of course, Batman. Not many details have been released about the team, but it will center on Batman's training to becoming the world's greatest detective. CBR.com's article on the issue is here.
You can find Snyder talking a bit about the team in an article on a site called Resetera. Not sure if this is a one-shot deal or if it will continue in Detective Comics for a while. Stay tuned.

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.

Dec 29, 2018

Review of Hawkworld 2018

 
What a difference a year makes! At the end of last year, Hawkman and Hawkgirl had no comic, but they had been brought back in Scott Snyder's Metal series and we were anxiously waiting for news of a comic. Let's look back on the amazing year the Hawks had in 2018!

Dec 20, 2018

The Return of Two Major Characters in Justice League No. 14!

Justice League No. 14 by Scott Snyder and James Tynion just revealed the return of two major characters from Hawk history! Click "read more" below to be shocked!

Dec 19, 2018

Preview of "Escape from Thanagar" (Justice League No. 14-16)


The long-awaited 3-issue Hawkworld series starts in the Justice League series by Scott Snyder and James Tynion! The series titled "Escape from Thanagar" will run in Justice League No. 14-16. The first issue is out on December 19, but Screen Rant posted the first six-pages as a preview. And it's already wild!