Art by Prentis Rollins

Aug 22, 2022

The Hawks Set to Return in a New Justice Society Series

After years of teases, cameos, and even a canceled Geoff Johns/Bryan Hitch project, it appears that the Justice Society is finally returning. DC Comics announced the solicitations for November 2022 and the JSA was in the lineup. There will be a one-shot issue released on November 8. Details below the cover art!

And then two weeks later, a regular series by Geoff Johns kicks off. 

The New Golden Age #1
Script by Geoff Johns 
Art by Steve Lieber, Jerry Ordway, and Diego Olortegui
Cover by Mikel Janin, Variant covers by Gary Frank, Todd Nauck, Michael Allred, Dan Hipp and David Talaski
$4.99 US, 48 pages
On sale 11/8/22
From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC's epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC's future…and its past…will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is…Nostalgia? Don't miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe.

Justice Society of America #1
Script by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Mikel Janin
Variant covers by Yanick Paquette, Joe Quinones, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber
$3.99 US, 32 pages 
On sale 11/22/22
The JSA returns in this monthly series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janín with "Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One"! The world's first and greatest superheroes return! Or do they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning… but it's too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know…

 It's been a long wait, but it appears that the JSA is finally coming back. Let's keep our fingers crossed for no cancelations or changes of plans. Let's hope Jim Lee can resist changing the series' name to Batman and the Justice Society before it comes out! Here are some more articles from other sites: 

Jul 24, 2022

Hawkman on Six covers in October 2022 Solicitations

 The solicitations for October 2022 were released and Hawkman and Hawkgirl appear on six covers. Most are promotion variants for the Black Adam movie coming out on October 21. 

Multiversity: Teen Justice #5 
Black Adam movie variant cover by Lee Bermejo
Comes out on October 4


Jul 7, 2022

Review of Black Adam The Justice Society Files: Hawkman No. 1

Script: Cavan Scott
Pencils: Scot Eaton
Inks: Norm Rapmund
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover: Haare Andrews
Editor: Katie Kubert

   I had no idea what to expect for this issue, and it's supposed to be a lead-in to the movie, so I approached it as a completely elseworld story. This Hawkman looked almost nothing like the Hawkmen we've had in the past, so I expected a lot of changes. However, Cavan Scott has written Hawkman and Hawkwoman before, and he has been "loyal" to the basic idea of Hawkman. He picked up very nicely (DC Love is a Battlefield, 2021) where Robert Venditti left off so I wasn't TOO worried. 
   1. The story. 
   The story started out simply enough and I enjoyed seeing another version of my favorite Hawk villain, the Gentleman Ghost. It got a bit convoluted and left me with a lot of questions towards the end. That's what any good comic book does to get us to pick up the next issue, but since this is a sort of one-shot, I'm wondering if any of these questions are going to be answered. We've had a lot of stories lately where things were just thrown out there and never followed up, and that's the feeling I got reading this issue. I sincerely hope it proves me wrong. There were references to the Justice Society, Doctor Fate, and the Intergang, which will be in the movie, so we'll see where this goes. Hopefully, Hawkman will appear in the following one-shots for Cyclone, Atom Smasher, and Doctor Fate so we can see where this is going. I really don't want to pay $18 for three digital issues that may or may not have Hawkman in them, but DC has left me so starved for Hawkman, I guess I'll have to. 
   2. Hawkman
   I think Cavan Scott gets Hawkman. I love it when Hawkman says things like, "The sky is MINE." Hawkman is the premier aerial fighter in the DC Universe, so I enjoy seeing any kind of reference to that. We saw the Stonechat Museum in St. Roch, Carter Hall's status as a world-famous archaeologist, his instant costume change with his chest medallion, the mention of the Nth Metal keeping him warm, his metal control of his mace, and the strange ability of the Nth metal to affect ghosts or spirits. Hawkman is referred to as the leader of the Justice Society and he appears to have some sort of friendship with Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate. I'm really looking forward to seeing the two heroes interact with each other in the movie, so this seemed to set that up a teeny tiny bit. The only thing that seemed off was Carter's disinterest in the exhibition at the museum. He has a deep love for history and no one knows history more than Carter ("living historical document of the universe") so I would think he would love being at such a rare event. Since the beginning of Venditti's run, Hawkman's desire to avoid killing and save as many lives as he can was also apparent. In the movie trailer, Hawkman says, “In this world, there are heroes and there are villains. Heroes don't kill people." This story seems to be trying to set up that line of thinking as well. Overall, I enjoyed this Hawkman. I want more. 
   3. Jim Craddock (Gentleman Ghost)
   The Gentleman Ghost is my favorite Hawkman villain, so I'm glad to see him make an appearance, although he seems to be one-and-done in this issue. I would love to see a Hawkman movie with the Gentleman Ghost, Shadow Thief, and Lion Mane teaming up to bring down Hawkman. GG can be an absolutely terrifying villain if done right, and I hope he comes back in a future story with a more classic look and better control of his powers. 
   4. Giant Hawk
   The giant Hawk creature reminded me of the Hawk avatar from the 90s series, so the story left me wondering if there is some sort of connection there. A reference to a Destroyer reminded me of Venditti's Lord of the Void. I wonder if this universe's LotV is still planning to take over the universe. The reference to Hawkman being the death of his plans could be a setup for a future Hawkman/Hawkwoman movie. That would be really, really cool. 
   5. The Art
   Scot Eaton has done a Hawkman issue in the past (Hawkman Vol. 4 No. 19, November 2003, a Hawkman-Black Adam confrontation story no less) and he didn't let us down here. Yes, this Hawkman looks completely different and it takes some getting used to, but there's no denying that Eaton draws a great Hawkman. Norm Rapmund (his 6th Hawkman issue if I remember correctly) is also great for the character. I always judge a character by his wings, and Eaton-Rapmund do it very well. Andrew Dalhouse's colors were good. This Hawkman has a lot of red, and that could have been distracting, but Dalhouse toned it down a bit, which was a plus. I don't really care for Hawkman's wings being red and gold, but maybe it'll grow on me. My only complaint would be the lettering. The Gentleman Ghost's lines were very hard to read. It was completely different, but it reminded me of that awful Batman Who Laugh's red on black. There's gotta be a way to do ghost-talk without making it a chore to read. 
   6. Summary
   I enjoyed the issue more than I thought I would and the references connecting Hawkman to past versions made me smile. Hawkman has a rich history and any time the writer connects us to that past is a good thing. Without that, this Hawkman would have been a completely new and unfamiliar character, leaving us old-timers with no reason to want to follow this version any further. But I think Scott captured the essence of the hero very well. I wish DC would give him a Hawkman/Hawkwoman series instead of a one-shot or mini-run. I think he could do amazing things with the character. 
   Did this comic give me hope for the movie? I will admit I have more interest in the movie now than before I read it. So I guess it's mission accomplished. 

Rating 8/10

May 6, 2022

Hawkgirl in Green Lantern: Beware My Power

 An Elseworlds version of Hawkgirl is appearing in Green Lantern (John Stewart) Beware My Power.

Mar 20, 2022

A Guide Through the History of Hawkman and Hawkwoman/Hawkgirl (Part 3 is up!)

Cliff Chiang

Hawkman and Hawkgirl are two of the most iconic characters in American comics history. In the 80+ years since their first appearances, there have been almost 600 comics that featured one or both heroes. They have also been a part of many superhero teams and numerous crisis/crossover events that DC Comics has specialized in over the last few decades. They have been through many reboots, rewrites, and restarts. For a new comic book reader, it's natural not to know where to start with a character that has been around for 80+ years. That's where I come in. I have been a Hawk fan since 1977 when I discovered Hawkman on the back of an out-of-date 1976 DC Calendar. I have followed the twists, turns, flips, and flops over the years to keep it in order. This article is to help you see the amazing journey that these two characters have been on. I'll post a link to the list of comic books that they have a prominent role in, so if you want to look for something and the dates, you'll probably find it there. Enjoy the journey! 

Link: Hawkman and Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman Comics Lists 

Mar 15, 2022

Talking about Hawkman and Hawkwoman!


Here are the times Yours Truly has been invited to a podcast, zoom chat, YouTube interview, or website article to talk about Hawkman over the years. It's been an honor each and every time. 

13th Dimension: Why Hawkman Matters 
The Angrygeeks Show Podcast: Hawkworld
The Comic Source Podcast: Talking Hawkman with Robert Venditti 
The Comic Source Podcast: Hawkman Day with Robert Venditti
Comic Book University: Spotlight on Hawkworld 
DarkKnightNation: Let's Talk Comics with Hawkworld 
ComicManJake: Hawkman Day with Tim Board
Pop Culture Squad: Winged Passion – Tim Board’s Hawkworld 

I'm always up for a fun chat about Hawkman and Hawkwoman so send me a PMDM, or email ( to let me know when and where! 

Feb 2, 2022

Black Reign (JSA/Hawkman 2004)

 In 2004, Geoff Johns wrote a six-issue story that crossover over in the JSA and Hawkman series. It told the story of how Black Adam took over Khandaq and how the Justice Society went to stop him. It was one of the highlights of both series. The upcoming Black Adam movie (July 2022) will probably take its main storyline from this series. It's a fantastic story that is well worth picking up. You can find the collection of the six issues in the JSA #8 trade paperback. Another official Black Reign trade is scheduled to come out in June. Definitely worth picking up!

#1 JSA No. 56
#3 JSA No. 57
#5 JSA No. 58
#2 Hawkman No. 23
#4 Hawkman No. 24


#6 Hawkman No. 25


Feb 1, 2022

Robert Venditti Article on Thinking Critical

 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! 

Jan 31, 2022

Amazing 3D Art of Hawkwoman!

Hawkwoman art by 3D artist Thiago Lima! 
I came across these pictures by a 3D artist on Instagram. Go check out Thiago Lima's amazing work! Link: