Is the return of Hawkgirl imminent? In Dark Nights: Metal #5 (Jan 2018), Wonder Woman tries to smack some sense into Kendra Saunders (aka Hawkgirl). Kendra seems to respond in a positive manner. Seven years ago, the Hawkgirl character was turned into an elemental spirit in “Brightest Day” and has not been seen since 2011 within the main continuity. Although, Kendra has been in the Dark Nights: Metal series since the start of the series, we have only seen Hawkgirl in flashbacks.