Hawkman (4th Series)

    (DC, 2002-2006)
™ and © 2002 DC Comics

Rather than beginning Hawkman #1 with a pedantic introduction explaining the convoluted origin of the ornithological title character, writer Geoff Johns (The Flash) opens the issue in the middle of an action-packed scene. The Accipitridae Avenger crashes through the windshield of a small airplane, goes medieval on a pair of hijackers, and brings the plane down in heroic fashion. Eventually, on page nine, Johns provides an introductory text piece, and new readers can otherwise pick up a few bits and pieces of the Hawkman mythos as the story goes along.

This rendition of Carter Hall, as seen in the pages of JSA, knows of his many past lives and is smitten with his female partner in crime (fighting). Unfortunately for him, this incarnation of Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders) doesn’t share the late Shiera’s love for the winged one, providing plenty of fodder for tense, relationship-oriented conflict in future issues. Adding to the foundation of the series is the introduction of St. Roch, a new pseudo-city in the DC universe. This humid hotbed of corruption, developed in part by James Robinson (architect of Opal City), is basically New Orleans gone bad.

Penciller Rags Morales (Hourman, JSA) provides some of the best art of his career, drawing Hawkman as the bold, brash adventurer that he is. Morales’ style should appeal to fans of Joe Kubert’s Silver Age Hawkman from The Brave and the Bold as well as to those partial to Timothy Truman’s work on Hawkworld. Yes, it’s that good and that timeless.

—Brett Weiss

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#1

  5/1/2002
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 Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#1 (2nd printing)

  5/1/2002
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 Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#2

  6/1/2002
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1st Appearance of AalokGeoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#3

  7/1/2002
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 Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#4

  8/1/2002
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1st Appearance officer IsabellaGeoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#5

  9/1/2002
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 Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#6

  10/1/2002
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Versus Alias the SpiderGeoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#7

  11/1/2002
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Lives Past story; IR Nighthawk & Cinnamon are past Lives of Hawkman & HawkgirlGeoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#8

  12/1/2002
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#9

  1/1/2003
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Includes preview of Aquaman (6th Series) #1Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#10

  2/1/2003
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 Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales

#11

  3/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#12

  4/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#13

  5/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsEthan Van Sciver

#14

  6/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsDon Kramer

#15

  7/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#16

  8/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#17

  9/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#18

  10/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsJosé Luis García-López

#19

  11/1/2003
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1st appearance of HeadhunterGeoff JohnsScot Eaton

#20

  12/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#21

  1/1/2004
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DC: The New Frontier previewGeoff JohnsRags Morales

#22

  1/1/2004
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Hard Time previewGeoff JohnsRags Morales

#23

  2/1/2004
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Continued from JSA #56 & into #57Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#24

  3/1/2004
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Continued from JSA #57 & into #58Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#25

  4/1/2004
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Continued from JSA #58Geoff JohnsRags Morales

#26

  5/1/2004
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1st sppearance of BishopJosh SiegalJohn Byrne

#27

  6/1/2004
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 Ed BrubakerSean Phillips

#28

  7/1/2004
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRyan Sook

#29

  8/1/2004
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRyan Sook

#30

  9/1/2004
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRyan Sook

#31

  10/1/2004
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Includes Sky Captain and the World of Tomorow promo CD; Includes Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow promo posterJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRyan Sook

#32

  11/1/2004
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Kevin Nowlan coverJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#33

  12/1/2004
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayAndy Smith

#34

  1/1/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRyan Sook

#35

  2/2/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#36

  3/1/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#37

  4/1/2005
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Return of Golden EagleJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#38

  5/1/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayDale Eaglesham

#39

  6/1/2005
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1st Appearance Thought TerrorJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#40

  7/1/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#41

  8/1/2005
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 Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#42

  9/1/2005
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Versus PilgrimJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayStephen Sadowski

#43

  10/1/2005
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Origin post-crisis Golden EagleJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#44

  11/1/2005
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Golden Eagle becomes HawkmanJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#45

  12/1/2005
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Versus Golden EagleJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett

#46

  1/1/2006
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Infinite Crisis tie-inJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayRon Randall, Art Thibert

#47

  2/1/2006
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Rann-Thanagar War tie-inJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayChris Batista

#48

  3/1/2006
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Rann/Thanagar War tie-inJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayChris Batista

#49

  4/1/2006
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Become Hawkgirl with issue 50; Rann/Thanagar War tie-inJimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayChris Batista

Book #1

 
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Hawkman #1-6, Hawkman Secret Files #1; Hawkman (4th Series) #1-6 and Hawkman Secret Files #1Geoff JohnsRags Morales, Patrick Gleason

Book #2

 
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Collects Hawkman #7-12; Collects Hawkman (4th Series) #7-12Geoff JohnsRags Morales

Book #3

  7/1/2005
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Collects Hawkman (4th Series) #15-22, JLA A to Z #1-2Geoff JohnsRags Morales, José Luis García-López, Scot Eaton

Book #4

 
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Rise of the Golden Eagle; Collects Hawkman #37–45; ca. 2006Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin GrayJoe Bennett, Dale Eaglesham, Stephen Sadowski

Collector's Set #1

 
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Collects Hawkman (4th Series) #1-14 and Hawkman Secret Files #1Geoff JohnsRags Morales

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

  12/1/2011
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Collects Hawkman (4th Series) #1-25, Hawkman Secret Files and Origins #1 and JSA #56-58Geoff Johns, James RobinsonRags Morales, Patrick Gleason, Ethan Van Sciver, Don Kramer, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopéz, Scot Eaton, Leonard Kirk