Flying High! (Hawkman #1 Comic Review)

Writer- Robert Venditti

Penciler – Bryan Hitch

Inkers – Andrew Currie & Bryan Hitch

WHAT HAPPENED –

Hawkman is searching islands off of Greece for an artifact to find out more about his past. Upon finding it, he travels to England to see Xanadu who shows him all of his past lives. Now Hawkman must discover his past before it causes Earth’s destruction.

Hawkman’s New Look

WHAT I THOUGHT – 

The first new chapter in Hawkman’s story since DC’s Rebirth. This B-list superhero starts off again as an archaeologist searching for an artifact. Then this Indiana Jones-styled story shows the audience many of Hawkman’s past lives and the main story for the upcoming issues.  Hawkman’s look remains very faithful to the traditional outfit. I always found his costume a bit boring and this new look doesn’t really improve it, except putting more detail into the helmet. The art is well done but with a flying character, you get pages of nothing but sky as background. There was mostly monologue to read and little interaction with the few other characters, and no mention of Hawkgirl. I hoped that with superheroes that are so intertwined like Hawkman and Hawkgirl, we might have gotten something. I’m holding out hope that it will come later. Overall, I wasn’t expecting much from the book, so I was surprised when I finished the issue and I was eager to read the next. Hopefully will learn more about his past lives they’ve teased in this book and we will see Hawkgirl soon.

 

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Tobey Parfitt
I am a writer who loves comic books, movies, pop punk and bonsai.
Summary
A bit of a slow burner but hopefully sets up an interesting story.
Good
  • Interesting Starting Point
  • Nice Art
Bad
  • No Hawkgirl
7
Good
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