Welcome to something new. From now on Seppin and occasionally Rek will be reviewing the comics that appear each week. Each book that they review will get it’s own post and will have it’s own score to the book.
Now Seppin will review Hawkman #3 by Robert Venditti.
I can’t believe that I am saying this, but Hawkman is actually a really good book. The story is captivating and has allowed me to appreciate Hawkman. I was once thought that Hawkman was the worst hero of all time, but this book has made me change my mind. Carter Hal is so much more than same weird guy with wings. He is an archaeologist that is desperately searching through his own past to stop the coming Armageddon that he is responsible for.
That alone should make you want to read the book. Robert Venditti has taken the Hawkman that we met in Dark Nights: Metal and has given him a story. He is fun to read because he feels like a regular guy who is dealing with this. Did I mention that Hawkman is going to end the world if he doesn’t find a way to stop it in one of his previous lives. That is such an amazing concept that I am glued to this book.
This weeks issue feels a little bit like a filler story, but it is helping progress the main arc by sending Carter to an island that will give him some of the answers he is searching for. Sadly, he ends up gong into another dream in which he is against Katar Hol, who is apart of the Thanagarian Police.
Overall, this weeks books continues to surprise me and is helping Hawkman’s character grow.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 13 / 20