Hawkgirl: Hawkman Returns

January 28, 2008 | Trades


Hawkgirl: Hawkman Returns
Walter Simonson, Joe Bennett, Renato Arlem
DC Comics
$21.99/$17.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Theirs is a love that can never be.
It didn’t matter at first, since when Kendra Saunders, A.K.A. Hawkgirl, found out that she and Carter Hall, A.K.A. (yep, you guessed it) Hawkman, were soulmates — reincarnated lovers whose coupling doomed them in countless generations since they were originally cursed 3,500 years ago in ancient Egypt — she wasn’t interested in him.
But a partnership grew into friendship and just as that friendship began to swell into love, the Hawks were separated by the vastness of space, as Carter stayed on the planet of Rann to help his Thanagarian people make peace with the natives, while Kendra went back to Earth to resume her life as the resident super-hero in St. Roch, La.
Now there’s a chance they could finally be together, but if they take the plunge and admit their love, will the curse rear its ugly head again and destroy them both?
Are they willing to take that chance?
Bouncing back decently following a rather unfortunate debut story arc (Hawkgirl: The Maw), legendary creator Walter Simonson pieces together a solid story of love, loss and butt-kicking super-hero action — and best of all he even breaks out the pencils and contributes two issues of art to boot!

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