> Maybe DC has finally realized that the slippery slope they've been on since Hawkworld has finally hit the razor sharp rocks at the bottom. Hawkman IMO has too confusing a history at this point, with his JLA career now requiring three different characters to explain. Better he stay off panel for good.
I disagree. At some point, they need to bring a storyline together for Hawkman if there are some changes in continuity. I think this is a good time as any to profile him again as Johns has been doing with the other characters. A good place to do it would be in JSA Classified. I just don't think they should leave the fans hanging.
Furthermore, it was a bigger mess turning the Hawkman series into Hawkgirl for so long. I completely lost interest in the book under Mr. Simonson's run. (No disrespect to the veteran writer, I just thought that he couldn't make her interesting enough to carry the series for that length of time).
I loved Johns' as well as Gray and Palmiotti's runs of the series. It seems to me that those writers had a good handle on who Hawkman was and was true to his character. I know that since he is a senior member of this team, they cannot continue to ignore him without a storyline for too long. I am confident that Johns has some plans for him in the near future, but he is busy developing some of these new characters.
Also, I'd like to see them reintegrate Dr. Fate back into the fold at some point too.
Saving Hawkman would be ridiculously easy but I doubt they'd do it my way. All they have to do is slide Hawkworld back a bit (the exact same way they've done Wonder Woman) and then there's no need for GA Hawkman in the JLA or another Thanagarian. I haven't figured out how to undo the Hawk God crap without just ignoring it tho'. And I haven't forgiven Johns yet for ruining the Golden Eagle character from one of my favorite JLA stories ever but that's just random...