Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hawkman #12

   After years of reboots, retoolings and general monkeying around with his backstory, Hawkman has finally been given a definitive explanation for his past lives and an explanation for why he keeps being reborn.

   It’s not an easy explanation, mind you - but it works.

   It actually expands on the concept, spanning space and time as it resolves issues that have been plaguing Carter Hall throughout his modern-day comic book career.

   The art by Bryan Hitch is, of course, terrific, as he provides his trademark widescreen action and incredible attention to detail.

   This issue wraps up the storyline and mostly manages to wrap things up nicely - and leaves us with a hero who’s ready to get down to the basics: exploration and protection.

   (But it still has to answer a big question: where's Hawkgirl?)

   As a long-time fan, I appreciate the effort that’s gone into this series so far, and I’m happy to see the return of a Hawkman I recognize - and whose adventures I can enjoy.

Grade: A-


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