Fandom’s DC database (http://dc.wikia.com) is a great source of information, however, I am not a fan of the way in which they sectionalize Character articles based on continuity and not under the big tent of the character itself.
Almost all DC Comic’s characters have undergone changes of some sort over time and probably no one more than the Hawkgirl character. She has been around longer than Wonder Woman (by a few pages) and she has undergone five or more revisions, yet she pretty much remains the same character today as she was 80 years ago.
By having it split up the way that is at DC database, it does make it hard to understand the overall history of the character. This is especially confusing given the combined histories and memories of Shiera Sanders & Kendra Saunders. This would also include the Thanagarian connection.
When you go to the Hawkgirl disambiguation page there are eight main continuity Hawkgirls to choose from. This is followed by twenty-five versions of Hawkgirl in the multiverse.
To understand Hawkgirl in the main continuity, one needs to read at least three, perhaps four, of the articles.
At the top of the page is listed what appears to be two most recent versions of Hawkgirl.
But in actuality, the two most recent are listed further down…
For those, who like me, might be confused about “New Earth” vs. “Prime Earth”, “New Earth” is the main continuity that evolved during the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (1985) it was the result of combining realities from several multiverses, primarily Earth-2 and Earth-1, to form a “new earth” with Earth-2 being the Golden Age and Earth-1, the Silver Age.
“Prime Earth” has been around since 2011 and it came about at the end of the Flashpoint series when Flash attempts to reenter the timestream and causes multiple timelines to converge. (see Flashpoint #5 October 2011)
Also, not enough attention is paid to the impact of the 2015 Convergence series. I discussed this impact in a post last year (see Convergence: Hawkgirl Found)
Here is what the DC Database says about the current (Prime Earth) Kendra Saunders.
Kendra Saunders warned the Justice League of the upcoming invasion of the Dark Multiverse and later worked with the League to help them defeat the Dark Knights. She teamed up with Wonder Woman and Doctor Fate and traveled with them to the Rock of Eternity searching for the Nth Metal – the only weapon capable of hurting Barbatos, an ancient villain from the Dark Multiverse. Kendra is also a member of the Immortal Men, a group of the oldest beings of Earth. As such, she was entrusted by the Immortals with the mission of using the Anti-Monitor‘s astral brain in the Rock of Eternity to destroy the Dark Knights. However, when she tried to do so, she was interrupted by Barbatos who transformed her into a dark-hawk version of herself called Lady Blackhawk. Kendra regained control of her body after Wonder Woman used the Lasso of Truth on her, restoring Kendra’s memories. Though still in the dark-hawk form, Kendra decided to work alongside Wonder Woman. After finding Hawkman‘s Nth Metal mace, Wonder Woman and Kendra traveled through a portal back to Earth, where they ended up fighting various corrupted versions of the Justice League.
I was wondering about Kendra’s connection to the Immortal Men. Does this mean that she will be appearing in the soon to be released The Immortal Men series appearing March 14?
Here is a video regarding Hawkgirl’s convoluted continuity.