Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Greatest Adventure: Hawkman

Chasing criminals from their home world of Thanagar to Earth, Officers Kater Hol and his wife Shayera Thai were befriended by the Midway City police commissioner George Emmett, who helped them establish their new cover identifies. Now as Carter and Sharon Hall, they pose as museum curators while further studing our world's crime fighting methods as members of the Justice League of America. Using the weapons developed by his father, Hawkman and Hawkwoman's amazing artificial wings, hawk masks, and anti-gravity belts enables them to fly at great speeds and lift enormous weights aloft. Favoring our planet's ancient weapons, Hawkman duplicates them to form a mighty ancient arsenal to battle evildoers. The two alien crime fighters miraculously learn all our world's knowledge through their mysterious absorbascon machine, and start communicating with birds to aid in their endless war on crime. One of the early relaunches of the DC Comics Silver Age in Brave and the Bold #34, artist Joe Kubert and writer Robert Kanigher were the first to create these thrilling tales before Murphy Anderson was chosen as artist for Hawkman #1 in 1964. The enduring popularity of this long lasting DC property has the Winged Wonder still being published today.

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