Hawkman #14

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 13, 2003

    This issue earns it's high rating thanks in large part to the Gentleman Ghost, as he proves to be a very interesting character, who reminds me a bit of the Shade. He has a nice pretense of civility about him, so one can't help but look upon Hawkman as an uncouth clod when he's interacting with the Gentleman Ghost, but the book also takes the time to remind us that he is very much a villain, as he instigates an attack that leaves a woman dead, before moving on the outright murder of a man. The idea that Hawkman was responsible for his death, as well as his inability to leave this world is also nicely done, as it provides a fairly solid motivation for his continued actions against the Hawks, while at the same time it also would seem the suggest that any one Hawkman actively murders will come back to haunt him. As for the material involving the Hawks, I did find Hawkgirl's sudden decision to drop her murderous urges was a bit poorly handled, as this is not the type of attitude change that Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 3, 2003

    I have got to tell you folks, I have had it! I know Johns can write but he continually fails to do so four issues in a row of Hawkman. I've enjoyed his work on The Avengers, definitely on Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. as well as early issues of JSA and the premiere issues of Hawkman. The fruit has rotted on the vine, and I cannot tolerate the smell. This will be the last issue of Hawkman I will purchase until another writer takes a flail at the title. Excuse me while I reread Ben Raab's mini-series and my Gardner Fox collection of Hawkman books. Those make sense! Read Full Review

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