Death of Hawkman #2

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: John Livesay, Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Imprisoned on Rann and accused of being a spy for the enemy Thanagarians, Adam Strange finds a most unusual ally in his rescuer, Hawkman, who knows his people are innocent of the recent devastating attack on Rann and is desperately searching for the truth of who began this conflict...and why!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 2, 2016

    And though I do prefer the Adam Strange parts to the Hawkman parts, overall this was a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Nov 3, 2016

    All in all, I feel that this story line is going somewhere. It's giving me a different and possibly new outcome to what we all think about when it comes to Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 10, 2016

    The other piece of the comic focuses primarily on Hawkman, pointing out the qualities which made him a hero on Earth weren't always respected or appreciated on his home planet. Back on his home planet, the comic ends with Hawkman being approached by Adam Strange to get to the truth of the attack on Rann, the mystery of who has been skulking around and messing with his life, and hopefully preventing the heating up of hostilities between the two heroes' homes. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 2, 2016

    Honestly, I think this is going to be a winner. There are some long-neglected characters coming back into the forefront. How does all of this tie into Rebirth? That is yet to be determined, but I suspect, when we hit issue six, all will be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Nov 2, 2016

    Death of Hawkman #2 significantly picks up the pace compared to the first issue and promises an interesting series going forward. While a tad clich, the story is well-told with superb art. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 3, 2016

    For a comic titled "The Death of Hawkman," the first issue featured surprisingly little of Katar Hol. That's not a problem the second time around. Marc Andreyko is able to strike a proper balance between his two leads as he works to bring them together amid the threat of another Rann/Thanagar war. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2016

    The issue would probably read easier with a clearer distinction between the current events, the flashbacks and the earlier flashbacks. Andreyko gets a bit lost in the narrative, but the art or even some color tricks by Bond (who otherwise does a sensational job) could help make that slightly easier to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Nov 5, 2016

    When the story focuses on the main characters, it runs smoothly and is a lot of fun. It might be better if we had more time to explore the motivations for starting a galactic war, but detracting from the entertaining main characters might be a mistake. Andreyko hasn’t yet found the perfect balance between light-hearted, intimate character interaction and the impending armageddon they’re forced to prevent. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning perfected that kind of story with Marvel’s cosmic sagas. It’s easy to see some parallels in Death of Hawkman, but it hasn’t coalesced as masterfully. Perhaps it's unfair to compare this to one of the best cosmic stories of all time, because Death of Hawkman is still good...I just wanted a little more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 2, 2016

    This issue of Death of Hawkman does deliver in giving us some Hawkman action, but the character we wound up with just seemed really one dimensional and lacked in any kind of characteristic that went beyond grunting and beating the shit out of people.  Yeah, that's the basic Hawkman, but I just expected more, but luckily I wasn't let down by the art because it remained excellent throughout and while I didn't quite get the character work that I was looking for, I did find myself enjoying this issue and look forward to the next. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 2, 2016

    The intertwining of Rannian and Thanagarian interests (and the endless warring between them) has been part of DC lore for over a decade now, and I find myself a little weary of yet another conflict between them. I will say that, if the subtle implications that something bigger is wrong, I could change my mind. Perhaps a New 52 version of Hyathis? Is there already one of those? Bygones" Death Of Hawkman #2 has a very ominous title, some strong art and a story that could perhaps be clearer, but still isn't complete opaque. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Nov 2, 2016

    We get a little more from Hawkman this time around, but it is so mired down in impenetrable details about the politics of fictional planets that it's hard to get a feel for who this character is in this story. We see that he likes to hit things and bone women, but there has to be more to the guy than that. And if there isn't, then I want to see more of him boning women and breaking faces. If he is nothing but his desires, then I want his hedonism to be over the top. I need to be sad that Hawkman dies, not indifferent because he is so plain. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 2, 2016

    I'm no longer interested in Hawkman's death. This book has made it clear from this issue that it has no interest in highlighting what's interesting about these two characters so that one is deeply affected by the other's demise. Instead, it wants to shit all over them, and it's doing that quite well. Death of Hawkman won't just kill Hawkman, but it'll kill any readers interest in the character for years to come. I'd say the same for Adam Strange, but I'm pretty sure no one cared, to begin with. I wish I knew the answer to the question I asked at the start, but I'm still trying to figure it out myself. Read Full Review

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