Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Death of Hawkman #5 Review and *SPOILERS*

Despero, Ruler of The Universe 

Written By: Marc Andreyko
Art By: Aaron Lopresti, Rodney Buchemi, John Livesay, Blond, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 1, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

This mini-series has been pretty run of the mill so far and while I still find myself enjoying it for the most part, I really hope that the excitement level picks up drastically because even with my enjoyment, that run of the mill aspect makes this a series that I actually forget about each month.  In our previous issue we saw shit get real for our heroes, Hawkman and Adam Strange because Despero went and blew up a goddamn moon of Thanagar so that he could get to the newly discovered deposits of Nth Metal there and after that, he became a goddamn god with the amount of Nth Metal covering his ass.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our heroes can stand against a threat this huge on their own.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins by me being confused as fuck because where I thought we left the previous issue all caught up to what's going on in the Death of Hawkman, making the need for those flashbacks and flashforwards not needed, here I find out that we ended our previous issue and started this one with a shit load of more story to tell in the past.  Yeah, where I wanted to see how our heroes would fair against an Nth Metal-ed up Despero, instead we flashback to them first coming into contact with the Green Lanterns and going back to Rann to realize that Despero had taken control of Alanna Strange and caused her to act the crazed way she's been this whole series. 

It's weird though because these flashbacks and what's going on during the regular timeline comes off a bit confusing here because where we previously only had a section at the beginning that told us what was going on presently, here it goes back and forth all willy nilly making this a chore to read and really, all we get from our past end of our story is Hawkman and Adam Strange getting overrun by Rannians and Kaladorians. 

In the end, we see that Isomat Kol is killed by Despero and that his Green Lantern ring finds a new bearer in Hawkman's peace keeper partner, but this new untrained Green Lantern doesn't seem like he'll be much help, especially when Despero shows back up and somehow takes control of Hawkman's Nth Metal armor.

That's it for this issue of Death of Hawkman and I found the narrative to this issue to be a little confusing and even where it wasn't, all we really saw was our heroes being attacked by brain washed Rannians and Kaladorians........ and that's about it. Yeah, things picked back up at the end and I did enjoy the art in this issue, but overall, this chapter to our story came off a little underwhelming for the hype that we were left with previously.......... Especially, when we find out that there was more story to tell before getting to what I believed was our most current timeline at the end of the previous issue. 

Bits and Pieces: 

I found the back and forth narrative to this story to be a little confusing at times this issue and because of that the interest that I had previously declined a lot in this issue, but even with that we got a really cool cliffhanger and we had excellent art all the way through.


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