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‘Hawkman #2’ (review)

Written by Robert Venditti
Illustrated by Bryan Hitch
Published by DC Comics

 

The first issue was a book that was enjoyable enough that caused nobody any harm. The second issue seems to be following suit. But that’s not a bad thing.

It’s accessible.

Hawkman has not had a series that was accessible since probably before I was born.

The book opens with a flashback to Egypt. The reader is told that in his past life before he was Carter Hall, he was a flying man during those times. Then, we are shown a variety of lives he has had (including a Western one!).

Finally, we end up in modern day England with Carter Hall.

And Carter has stumbled upon a mystery!

He does a little digging around England. He is then attacked by these ancient Egyptian type of warriors! The fight is well composed and clean. And it takes up the rest of the issue.

The good news is that Venditti is aided in this book by Bryan Hitch on art duties. The art by Hitch isn’t quite up to the standards from his widescreen The Ultimates work.

That being said, it’s clear and you can always tell what is happening at all times. And there are definitely some great “hero shots.”

So there’s is a lot of fighting in this issue for sure. It then takes a weird turn at the end as Carter is led to Dinosaur Island.  It does feel a bit like an excuse for Hitch to draw dinosaurs but I’m okay with that.

Venditti plays it a little too safe overall writing this book. I wish he had more guts and just went crazy with the ideas. Still, it’s an easily read book that passed the time enjoyably enough.

And sometimes, that is just fine.

RATING: B-

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