As I mentioned on an earlier post, back when I was kid reading comic books in the 1960’s, I had taken an “interest” in Hawkgirl, the winged companion of Hawkman. What I had noticed was that out of all of the DC Comics heroes and heroines that I knew of, she seemed to be the rarest of all. Rarely would I see her on the … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hawkgirl – pt. 1
(Continued from Desperately Seeking Hawkgirl – pt. 1) Now, you may be wondering how it is that I was able to find issues containing the elusive and mysterious Hawkgirl. I found this great website called comicbookdb.com – the Comic Book Database Search for the character that you are interested in and you can get a chronological listing of every “book” that the character appeared in. … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hawkgirl – pt. 2
In my research done in the line of tracking the appearances of the elusive Hawkgirl, I learned that her silver age persona as Shiera Hall appeared in two back-to-back Justice League of America issues. These issues were numbered 52 and 53. I found the issues at ComiXology. Her appearance in issue 52 (March 1967) was limited to a few panels. However, she did get to … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hawkgirl – pt. 3
In the 1940’s, the golden age, earth-2 Hawkgirl appeared in issues of both All-Star Comics and Flash Comics yet she only appeared 16 times in the titles between 1941 and 1949. After the 1940’s, this character, the Earth-2 character, did not appear again until 1972 that was in a TPB presentation on female super heroes. Later on, it was not until the 1980’s that she … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hawkgirl – pt. 4
Shiera, who is known on Earth as Hawkgirl, sometime in the early ’80s decided that she did not want to be known as Hawkgirl anymore and told her husband, Katar, to start calling her Hawkwoman. That did not last more than a couple of years, and today she is still known as Hawkgirl. Continue reading It’s HawkWOMAN!
Within the genre of DC super heroes, there are basically two types of super-powers: those of a mystical origin and those based on an explanation founded upon science (-fiction). Superman is a prime example of a super-hero whose power is of an origin based in science fiction. He came from a distant planet of Krypton with its red sun and he derives his powers from … Continue reading The Origin(s) of Hawkgirl
It is in Justice League of America #146 (1977) that Hawkgirl finally becomes a member of the JLA. This is ten years after she first joined the JLA in an adventure (JLA #53) and in another issue in that same year (1967), she accused the JLA of turning her husband into a pillar of salt. (see below) Issue #146 is a continuation of a story … Continue reading Finally, Hawkgirl