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Subj: Re: Hawkman - Found #1: WTH?!
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 at 01:42:27 pm EST (Viewed 326 times)
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Hawkman - Found 001 (2018)


What was the point of that?!

Haven't gotten into METAL so any clarification what this 'origin issue[?!]' means to the Hawkman mythos would be appreciated. The 'poetic[?]' opening bird/warrior confusion was a bit of a turn off right off, too.


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I expect there are others. Others like me, enthusiastic about Hawkman, hoping that this will be the one that brings the character back. And after all this has Bryan Hitch attached to it, and Jeff Lemire - a writer capable of some style on occasion. So... what in the world went so badly wrong with this one-shot special?!!

Whether you are at all familiar with the plot to 'Metal' is neither here nor there, any book, whether it be a one-shot or a tie-in to something else, must surely have a beginning middle and end, Hawkman-Found though begins mid-story with a desperate and pressured Carter Hall and wherever he is, and why he is here, is never laid out with any clear sense. Indeed why does the writer make an assumption that anyone reading this from outside the 'Metal' series would be familiar with either Hall or the Hawkman legacy?
And so a rambling script with a monosyllabic lead character takes us on a baffling journey to.... well, actually it isn't a journey, a Journey suggests a beginning an eventual destination reached, and Hawkman-Found doesn't reach anywhere, it simple stops.

So with talent like Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch at its disposal this is the best idea that DC comics have in how to use these two? One wonders why the (theoretically) in demand Hitch felt that this book was a worthwhile adventure.... in the meantime I am still wondering when the day will come that DC will take Hawkman as a serious prospect and put some actual thought and effort into relaunching him anew, without the clutter, and with a mass audience in mind.

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