Hawk and Dove #2

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Rob Liefeld Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
5.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Hawk and Dove continue their investigation of the enigmatic Alexander Quirk! Who is he? What does he want? A secret laboratory might hold the answers, but it might also spell the end for Hawk and Dove! To top things off, the monster watching our heroes from the shadows finally makes his move and he's got a terrifying new partner!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 11, 2011

    As much as I am loving the action here, like a blockbuster crazy summer movie, it is the avatar mythology stuff that interests me the most. What is Sterling Gates plan here? And I'm mean it when I can't wait to see how the implications of Swan's origins mean in terms of Dove's. That was such a huge scene for this book. This book seems to have it all - fun action and a deeper layer being scratched at. And I want to be an avatar in this comic. I'll be Peregrine, and make my colors dark blue. I'll be the avatar of pessimism! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 22, 2011

    Bringing Condor and Swan into play is something that I'm actually enjoying as I'd really like to see a good exploration of what the avatars are, helping to bring new readers up to speed, but also to see if they're tweaking the whole thing in this post-Flashpoint universe. This issue works well in carrying on from the first by continuing the main storyline, even if it is kind of background material here, while adding more to the mix and spending some good time on the character drama and relationships as well. The stuff between Dawn and Botson is a bit forced, and it really does take a few notches out of how much you can like Boston, but it also works well to show exactly how Dawn views things when she's on the job. It's definitely a fun issue and while it won't be a same-day purchase for me, it's an easy sale at two bucks a pop and will keep me for as long as they make it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2011

    This book doesn't need to be deep or ambitious to be a worthwhile read, but there some very basic qualities it lacks at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 10, 2011

    I get that I'm not the target audience here. It's a straight-forward action comic, and the artist certainly has his fans, but all in all, I'm left completely unruffled by the book. It's not really bad enough to harangue, and while there are a few things to praise here, the whole issue comes across as uninspired, familiar and hackneyed. We're given a quick sketch of evil which is then clad in the oh-so-very-trite "Dark Mirror" business, and shown the Cliff's Notes version of all the necessary story beats: The noble police contact who may or may not trust or heroes, the struggling romance, the proud father who doesn't know his kid's secret. Hawk & Dove #2 is the superhero comic equivalent of Mad Libs, showing us nothing that we haven't seen before, and doing it with dull portentiousness, earning 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 6, 2011

    By 1990s standards, this book would be an average -- at best - - story. By my standards, it has a long way to go to reach average. In reading this book, I cannot help but wonder what the vibe of the story is supposed to be. Is this supposed to be an over-the-top, retro-faux-1990s story, or is it just a mishmash of middling-to-good ideas that, when put together are just horribly wrong, like peanut butter on pizza? I don't know for certain, but I do know that with fifty-one other options, my wallet doesn't have much more patience for books of this caliber. Read Full Review

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