Written by Tony S. Daniel, Art & Cover by Philip Tan
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive! Witness the start of a new action series from writer Tony S. Daniel and artist Philip Tan that will take Hawkman where no hero has flown before!
Bias: In years past, my favorite aspect of the character’s history was the reincarnation bit. Removing that had me all but decided that I wasn’t interested in this title at all. And written by an artist? Yeah, that sealed the deal. Except…the artist in question wrote one of my favorite DCnU books so far: Detective Comics. Hmm…
What I liked: A fast-paced, action driven story that left us with a lot of questions and hardly any answers. Hawkman was thrown from one situation to the next without a chance to catch his breath, which didn’t allow us to do so either. Oh, and the art was fantastic.
What I disliked: As I said, this title left more questions than answers. For the most part, this was a good thing – it piqued my interest. But I really would’ve liked some answers… Some idea of what’s going on.
Verdict: I’ll pick up another issue to see whether we get any answers by then.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.