Hawkman’s back.  OK, you already suspected he was going to have an ongoing series after Metal.  Now we know the particulars.

In the new series, Hawkman will be “an explorer of the DC Universe’s ancient and unknown.”  Specifically, he’ll be digging into his own past and past lives, and finding that not everyone wants him discover the true nature of those reincarnations.

Hawkman will be written by Robert Vendetti and will see Bryan Hitch returning to interior artist duties on an ongoing series after too long an absence.

Official PR follows:

This June, Robert Venditti (THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS) continues his exclusive agreement with DC by writing a new HAWKMAN ongoing series with artist Bryan Hitch (THE AUTHORITY, JUSTICE LEAGUE).

“Hawkman is one of the richest, most storied characters in comic book history, a cornerstone of the DC Universe,” says Venditti. “His adventures have taken him from ancient history to the far-flung cosmos, and everywhere in between. It’s been too long since he had a series of his own, and I’m excited to bring him back to the DC Universe.”

Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL and HAWKMAN: FOUND, Carter Hall resumes his role as an explorer of the DC Universe’s ancient and unknown. As Hawkman, Hall is on a quest to find out the true nature of his many incarnations throughout time, but he quickly finds out that elements from those past lives want to keep that secret hidden at any cost.

“Hawkman has one of the most amazing visuals in comics,” explained Hitch. “He’s the greatest warrior in all of the DCU, and with such a robust history to (literally) draw on, the sky’s the limit for how far we can take this.”

HAWKMAN #1 arrives in stores and will be available for digital download on June 13


  1. Based upon the pedigree of the creative team, the pattern of already-released “Metal” spin-off titles and the relative popularity of the character, I predict approximately 56K copies for issue #1 [if there are no variant covers or other promotions].

  2. Vendetti’s X-O Manowar is great. I’ve not read any of his GL work (I find GL and its myriad coloured Lanterns since Johns, boring), but Hawkman is a closer fit to Manowar: mythic-ancient background, slightly scifi, masculine, who’s a lone fish out of water, type deal. I’m a bit more energised for a Hawkman book under Vendetti.

  3. You forgot the most important annoucement abput this crreative team: Hawkman is back with some hairy chest shots! :)

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