Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hawkman #2 Review

Stop Hitting Yourself

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Daniel Henriques, Jeremiah Skipper, Starkings & Comicraft
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 11, 2018

The exploration about Hawkman's past continues in this issue and while I think that the revelation we got previously, where Hawkman has not only reincarnated through time, but also through space, like on the planet Rann, Krypton, along with Thanagar was a nice touch not only to spruce up the character, but to also bring some closure to the oh so convoluted origin of our winged warrior.  With that though, it's only a first step because even though Venditti's trying to explain Carter Hall, I still find this explanation over complicated and hope that it all comes together in the end so that a dummy like me can fully grasp what's going on with his era of DC's Hawkman.  Let's jump into this issue and see what we have in store for us this time.  Let's check it out.

Carter Hall's still on the hunt for his past and even though he was given that mystical vision in the previous issue, it seems that he's still not all clear about who he is or what's coming that he feels such dread about.  That's the weirdest part of the book for me because even though we're opening up Carter Hall's past and incorporating so much into him to try and make everything work, it feels odd that his past lives, besides for the basic concept of them come off as something he's totally forgotten.  

With that though, we do continue the idea that Hawkman has many allies around the world, who are descendants of people he's helped in the past and this is something that I'm really loving the idea from in this book and since we've seen it in the last issue and here, I think it's a pretty safe bet that it's something that will stick around...... if I'm lucky. 

Overall, the art in this issue is fantastic and while I'm kind of iffy about the events that went down in this book, it did add an interesting element to the story and I just hope that it all comes together and makes sense in the end.  This is a fun book so far and I hope it stays there, it just scares me right now that we may get into over-written territory going forward because of the nature of the story that Venditti is writing, but right now i'm on board and can't wait to see what we get next.

Bits and Pieces:

The art remains strong in this series and the story continues to intrigue.......... and while I have a few nitpicks here and there, this is a series that I will totally be looking forward to each month because it seems that the main focuses of what we got...... (you know, besides for trying to fix the convoluted nature of Hawkman)....... is adventure and fun.


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