Even More April Showers

Collection: 109 Wishlist: 130

I recently added eight new books to the Hawkgirl\Cover Girl Collection four of which I described in a previous post. All of the remaining books are from the 2000’s and I paid $1.70 for each.

52 #5 (August 2006) NM

52 was a weekly series that was published from May 2006 to May 2007. The events of this story take place during a missing year between Infinite Crisis and the One Year Later series. The cover of week five depicts a chaotic scene outside a large metropolitan hospital. A horrific Zeta Beam accident has severely injured a number of heroes who were previously trapped in outer space. The illustration depicts an unconscious 25-foot-tall Hawkgirl and a group of EMTs who are scurrying to bring in the victims that have just arrived.

Below you can see Hawkgirl arriving at the hospital strapped to the flatbed of a semi-truck.

The writers of this book were Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rocca, and Mark Wade. Hence leaders were Keith Kiffin and Chris Batista

Brightest Day #13A (January 2011) NM

Following Blackest Night, a handful of the heroes and villains who had died returned to life after encountering the Entity – the living embodiment of the white light of Creation.

The cover of Brightest Day #13 shows Carter and Kendra strapped to a wreath made from the bones of their past life persons. Hawkgirl comes face-to-face with her arch-nemesis Hath-Set and her original mother Queen Shrike. She tells Kendra the story of how she betrayed her daughter, Chay-Ara when they were alive thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt.

The writers were Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. Artists were Ivan Reis, Adrian Syaf, and Joe Prado.

Brightest Day #18A (March 2011) VF

This is the last cover upon which a living Hawkgirl appears within the current continuity. Although Hawkgirl inexplicably appears on the cover of the Death of Hawkman #5 (2017), I am not sure if that one counts in this case.

Having said that I guess I have given away that Hawkgirl dies in this issue. They are both killed by Deadman, who is under the control of a white lantern ring. In the end, Carter and Kendra are turned into air elementals.

Earlier in the story, before they are murdered by Deadman, the pair are brought back to life by the Entity. All this dying and coming back to life, that is how the Hawks roll but does tend to confuse things.

The writers of this book were Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. Artists were Ivan Reis, Adrian Syaf, Scott Clark, and Joe Prado.

Brightest Day #23A (June 2011) FN

Having been killed by Deadman in issue #18, Carter and Kendra appear on the cover of issue #23 as a pair of air elementals. With them are Firestorm as a fire elemental, Aquaman as the water elemental, and J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter as the earth elemental. The writers of this issue are Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. The art was drawn by Patrick Gleason, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado.