Art By: Tim Truman, Enrique Alcatena, John Kalisz
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 20, 2015
When Animals Attack
In the end, the Thanagarians........ our heroes included, win the day and best the terrible forces of the Rat Men. During the battle though the Shadow Warrior leader gets mortally wounded and to show her thanks for Hawkman and Hawkwoman being true warriors, she gives them control of the absorbascon and as our issue closes, our heroes use the device to see the end of everything they know due to the Crisis, but they also realize that there might be a new beginning and they fly off with hope in their hearts.
That's it for this issue of Convergence: Hawkman and I have to tell you, I didn't really have high expectations for this title since I didn't really care for the first issue, but man did this go above and beyond to give us a fun, interesting story and thankfully I can leave this title thinking that it wasn't bad. It's our hawks the way we like them, kicking ass and loving each other and we also get the added satisfaction of having them take on hordes of enemies, unlike other heroes who only have to take on one........ That's right, Hawkman and Hawkwoman are bad asses. Seriously though, Jeff Parker really brought his A game while writing this issue and like the first issue, I really enjoyed the ending because where we left the first issue with seeing the Crisis and only feeling doom, here we see it again, but with a hopeful optimism for what comes after reality is destroyed........... I'm talking about the continuation of the DC Universe if you didn't get my gist and all the fun stories that followed from that event. So it turns out that Katar and Shayera are fans too.
Bits and Pieces:
The story really picks up for me here and that's possibly because we've got all the setup out of the way and don't have to force concepts like the absorbascon down people's throats........ Sorry, if you're a fan of it, that's a little too weird science-y even for me, but this comic does a damn fine job in turning this title around and I couldn't be happier to see the hawks flying here and I don't know if it's because I just enjoyed this story better than the first issue, but I even ended up enjoying the art more than in the previous issue.