| > > I see according to this that Hawkman isn't really a reincarnated Egyptian Prince any longer.|
> > They're hinting he's not Carter Hall either but Katar Hol. It's looking like the golden age Carter Hall has been retconned off of New Earth.
> Wait. What. Huh? But we saw Khufu..was that his name? And his princess in a time travel story. Can someone give me some detailed spoilers on this special. I'm on a strict budget and can't afford to buy it myself please.
Hawkman encounters a mysterious apparently cosmic being who proclaims Hawkman onre of the "Abberent Six". The cosmic entity proceeds to pull a "false memory" out of Hawkman's head. The false memory is Hawkman's death as Khufu. Parts of some exisistences destroyed in the Infinite Crisis wound up being grafter on Hawkman for unknown reasons. His beserker tendencies were partly caused by his true personality rejecting those false parts. The entity calls Hawkman, Katar Hol as he leaves.
The upshot seems to be that the current Hawkman is the Thanagarian version not the Carter Hall version. Part of the proof the Khufu memories is false is the fact Hawkman, an archeologist, has never found any record of Khufu and the fact things in his memories don't match known history. Some people have read this to simply mean Hawkman's memories are false but there may have been a real Carter hall who was Khufu re-incarnated. I took it as menaing there never was a Khufu and therfore no "soul" of Khufu (or Chay-ara) to be reborn in the 20th century as ANY Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
Your mileage may vary
That's an accurate description.
No doubt DC will explore this further, but for the time being it appears as if the Golden Age Hawkman's origin has been now established as not happening on New Earth. And that the Hawkman reborn in JSA is actually Katar Hol.