Carter Hall is a man with a past. Well, to be more accurate– Carter Hall is a man with many pasts. Reincarnated throughout time and space as an explorer and warrior; as a human and even a Kryptonian; Carter Hall history haunts him as much as it empowers him. After the epic events of Hawkman‘s previous arc, which saw Hawkman work alongside all his past lives to take down an invading army led by yet another of his own lives, Carter finds himself readying for the next adventure. But before we can move forward, we must look back.
In this Wednesday’s Hawkman #13, Carter reads the story of a life where he was reincarnated as a soldier in the middle of a cosmic war. When another reincarnated being appears on the other side of the battlefield as his enemy, Carter is forced to question his beliefs. Will this encounter “make him a more sympathetic warrior, or give him the weapons to better destroy his enemy?”
Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of Hawkman #13 after the jump!
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Jeremiah Shipper
Letterer: Starkings & Comicraft
This issue, it’s a story from the pages of Hawkman’s journals! Travel back in time to when Carter Hall was reincarnated as a soldier in a cosmic army, while his people were at war! But what happens when a being known for constant reincarnation ends up coming back to life as his own enemy, fighting for the other side? Does it make him a more sympathetic warrior, or give him the weapons to better destroy his enemy?
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.