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Hawkman #5 Review - DC Comics Version of Comfort Food

Robert Venditti (Author) • Bryan Hitch (Pencils)

Jeremiah Skipper (Colorist) • Bryan Hitch & Alex Sinclair (Cover)

DC Comics (Publisher)

It's been a minute since I've read a Hawkman comic but diving back in I felt right at home. I don't remember most of the details this arc aside from Hawkman encountering different versions of himself in different locales across time and space.

In this issue, Robert Venditti gets you up to speed quickly and gives a concise refresher on the relationship between Atom and Hawkman.

I've never read any books featuring the two characters but they seem to have a real bond. I totally buy that the characters have been friends for a long time. The issue focuses on their relationship as they try to figure out what the hell is going on with Hawkman's situation and memories.

The first half of the book is exposition-heavy the second half is action-driven. Bryan Hitch is the artist and during the second half, there's a splash page that gave me chills and reminded me of The Ultimates. For that reason, the comic gets high marks.

Hawkman #5 was a solid filler issue. I don't have much to say about the comic despite all of the praise. This has been an excellent series to date.

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Rating 8.5/10

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