Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hawkman - 1986



Frank Lee Delano said...

Not bad, but I still think the illo. for "Shadow War" was among the best house ads ever.

Vincent Paul Bartilucci said...

If I'm not mistaken, the series this ad trumpets was pretty much the last hooray for the Silver Age Hawkman I had grown up with. Oh, he and Hawkwoman appeared in the pages of JLI after this as the "old fuddy-duddys" shocked by the "wacky" behavior of the Guy/Beetle/Booster League - uggh, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little - but this is the last time he was handled well.

Now, he doesn't even exist. Just another childhood hero sacrificed on the altar of "this month's sales figures." But I'm not bitter. :-)

Frank Lee Delano said...

Sadly agreed. I've tried to read Hawkman series since, and while I've enjoyed some more than others, none have captured the appeal of the Hawks, individually or as a couple. Why can't comic book writers understand how to write solid adventures around a happy marriage?

wich2 said...

Happy marraiges aren't "edgy and gritty" enough.

(Though as someone wiser than me has said, "gloomy" would be a better word for much "post-modern" than gritty.)

-Craig W.