Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Savage Hawkman 1

Hawkman has been many things over the years.  He was the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince, an alien policeman, and everything in between.  

Tony Daniel chose to focus on Hawkman as an archaeologist.  This ties into the secret identity of the pre-"New DC" Hawkman.  Daniel introduces a team that is salvaging an alien spaceship from the bottom of the ocean.  It comes across as a mixture of Indiana Jones and Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt.  Unfortunately the rest of the story does not hold up as well.  The villain of the story appears to be a Venom rip off.  Hopefully, Daniel fleshes out the background and characterization of the villain to make it seem different from Marvel's Venom.

This is a book that has potential.  I will stick around for a few issues to see if the creative team can develop it into a good book.  The pulp aspects of the archaeology story give it a solid foundation.

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