Hawkgirl/Covergirl Update #34

Every other week, I treat myself to a gift of additions to the Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection. I am now down to the past two decades. Since availability, quality, and price are fairly even throughout what is known in comic book circles as the Modern Age, I am picking and choosing whichever cover suits my fancy at the moment. This cycle, I bought seven Hawkgirl covers and one book that contains special content.

Collected: 140 – Wishlist: 81

52 Weeks #26 (November 2006) NM $1.70

52 was a limited series published weekly for one year from May 2006 to May 2007. I have attempted, twice now, to read the two-volume collection of 52, each time at Hoopla. The problem is that these digitized e-books can only be checked-out for three weeks at a time and each volume is 600+ pages.

Don’t look for Hawkgirl on the cover of 52 #26. I decided to add this one to the collection because of the special content listed on the cover.

Cover Artists
J.G. Jones & Alex Sinclair

There is a two-page special titled “The Origin of Hawkman and Hawkgirl.” Note how that differs from the title on the cover. This origin story begins pretty much the same as all Hawkman/Hawkgirl origins begin… “Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders are destined to fall in love…”

Justice #7 (October 2006) FN $1.80

Justice was a 12-issue limited series published bi-monthly, from October 2005 – August 2007. Although the story here takes place outside of mainstream continuity, I like the cover enough that I decided to add it and #1 of the series to the collection. On the cover, we see Hawkman and Hawkgirl fighting off an army of toy robots built by Toyman.

Cover Artists
Alex Ross

Blackest Night #3A (November 2009) VG $2.40

Blackest Night was a 9-issue mini-series that detailed a war between Green Lantern Corps and the Black Lantern Corps. The series ran between July 2009 and May 2010. The Black Lanterns were the reanimated corpse of super heroes who have been killed. The Hawks became Black Lanterns when they were murdered by the Elongated Man and Sue Dibny in issue #1.

Cover Artists
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, & Alex Sinclair

Brightest Day #0A VF $1.70

Brightest Day was a 25-issue series published in 2010/11. Hawkgirl appears on the cover of ten of those issues. On this cover, she appears along with other heroes who have resurrected.

Cover Artists
David Finch, Scott Williams, & Peter Steigerwald

Brightest Day #3A (June 2010) VF $1.70

Hawkgirl appears on this Brightest Day along with other heroes who are destined to become Elementals.

Cover Artists
David Finch, Scott Williams, & Peter Steigerwald

Rann Thanagar War #3 (September 2005) FN $1.70

Rann-Thanagar War was a 6-issue limited series publish in 2005 as tie-in to the Infinite Crisis event. In the story, there are two Hawkgirls – Shayera “Hawkwoman” Thal, of the planet Thanagar and Kendra “Hawkgirl” Saunders of planet Earth. I have not yet read the series; however, I do know that one of the Hawkgirls does not make it. On the cover of issue #3, we see Hawkwoman of Thanagar and Adam Strange, a long-time ally of Rann, engaged in battle.

Cover Artists
Ivan Reis,  Marc Campos, & Peter Steigerwald

Rann Thanagar War #5 (November 2005) VF $1.70

On the cover of issue #5, Hawkwoman and Hawkgirl are headed into battle.

Cover Artists
Ivan Reis,  Marc Campos, & Peter Steigerwald

Rann Thanagar War #6 (December 2005) VF $2.40

On the cover of the final issue, we see Hawkgirl, along with others, mourning the death of Hawkwoman.

Cover Artists
Ivan Reis,  Marc Campos, & Peter Steigerwald