The halls of Thangar must be ringing in celebration! Just yesterday, DC Comics announced that Hawkman will be flying into his own new comic book series, which will be released this summer.
You could say that the new series was partly inspired by Hawkman’s role in the current miniseries “Dark Knights: Metal”. The DCU also has a desire to make the Thangarian warrior a major player once more, being a long time fan favorite.
The series will be written by Rob Venditti and illustrated by Bryan Hitch.
“[Metal] has really elevated Carter Hall/Hawkman (Katar Hol), and brought him back to the DC universe in an [exciting] way,” Venditti told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “That’s really what Bryan and I’s vision for the series is, as well.”
Hawkman is a classic DC hero, making his very first appearance in comics for The Flash – No. 1 in 1940. Vendetti is extremely excited to bring Hawkman back because for a long time he has been a very important part of the DCU.
“Hawkman is a foundational character in the DCU. Over time I think he’s lost some of that central importance to the DC universe, and we really want to bring that back and make him a marquee character. And to do that, we’re going to take him to a lot of unexpected, unexplored places and introduce a lot of new mythology for the character.”
Hawkman, Venditti says, has been chronicling history through his time as an archaeologist and through multiple reincarnations that have made him experience almost every time period imaginable.
“The biggest question mark he has when we open up this series is about himself. He has now become his own greatest adventure. He’s been “unlocking his own deep past, his own origins, his own mythology and discovering things that he has not known up to this point, and the reader will very much be swept along in that mission of discovery and exploration along with [Hawkman].”
Now for those who are fans of the Justice League cartoon and fell in love with the classic love story of Hawkman & Hawkgirl, you need not worry. She will still very much be a part of his story, even if it isn’t a love story… yet.
“She’s as foundational to the concept really in a lot of ways that Hawkman is. Now how we’re going to do that is hopefully going to be set up in a way that will surprise some people. Even when she’s not there on the page, she’s still there in terms of what we’re building and how we’re working towards it.”
We are looking forward to seeing Hawkman and his legendary mace returning to shelves this summer!
Source: Washington Post