Hawkgirl #2

Writer: Jadzia Axelrod Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
7.4Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

Hawkgirl’s made a new enemy, but also a new friend. Is Metropolis’s A-Town neighborhood big enough for the both of them? And will Galaxy discover the connection between Hawkgirl’s Nth metal wings and Vulpecula’s plans before it’s too late?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 1, 2023

    Axelrod and Nahuelpan bring Hawkgirl through quite a bit of inner progression in a single issue. They manage to do this without making it feel rushed or forced. She's dealing with inner turmoil, so the character development feels natural. Internal struggle can be tough to bring to the comics page in a way that doesn't feel over-emphasized. Nahuelpan's intricate subtlety in characterization works well between the dialogue to develop something that feels quite vivid. Now that the antagonist entirely views the hero, that character development should start to go in exciting directions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Aug 15, 2023

    Despite being a little dialogue heavy, this issue was enjoyable and had moments of comedic levity and pensiveness. While the exposition heavy moments could be cut down a bit, it doesnt take away from the overall experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 15, 2023

    There probably isn't any DC book right now that packs more into the twenty story pages each issue, so while not everything in this comic hits on all cylinders, I've got to give Axelrod credit for creating a wildly ambitious book that celebrates the DCU's diversity in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Aug 16, 2023

    Axelrod's script skips along at an excellent pace, even though it doesn't focus on the eponymous hero for a solid chunk of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Aug 15, 2023

    Hawkgirl #2 continues Kendra and Galaxys story. I enjoyed the two together, learning about each other and watching their friendship develop, and the fight scenes at the end are fun and explosive. Its a good second part to the 6-part story. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Aug 21, 2023

    Exciting but grounded in character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Jamie Remolde Aug 15, 2023

    The continuation of the story where the art and colors are top notch. The plot still has some confusing elements especially in the goal and actions of the antagonist. The fight sequences however are action packed and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 17, 2023

    Hawkgirl is a series that is quickly battling its own creative. When Jadzia Axelrod simply lets the characters tell the story Hawkgirl #2 is at its best. Unfortunately Axelrod gets in her own way with how she unnecessarily inserts herself into the story. Luckily Amancay Nahuelpan is there to pick up a lot of the slack with great artwork. All we can hope for is that Axelrod quickly learns how to fix the issues with the narrative direction she is taking with Hawkgirl. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 19, 2023

    There is some strength in this series, but it's a little unfocused and feels very tightly packed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 30, 2023

    I want to like Hawkgirl a lot more than I am but this iteration is proving hard to connect with. The material with Vepcula has potential to it but it's playing by very old and familiar rules in how it's unfolding when there's some good drama to work with when it comes to what she's after. Kendra herself has plenty to deal with and I've even warmed up to Galaxy a bit. But there's just so much going on and no time to breathe with any of it that it just feels more like hitting marks rather than telling story at times. Kendra being as disconnected from the world as she is isn't a bad plot point but it means you have to do more to make her engaging. And this just misses the opportunities, such as when she gets to connect with her wings in a new way. This needed a lot more depth and exploration since it's a big change for the character in this iteration. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Aug 15, 2023

    Hawkgirl #2 is a mess with fantastic art. The one positive is clarity surrounding the villain's intentions and motives, but everything else is a mass of confusion designed to force fit Hawkirl into Galaxy's world, whether she wants to or not. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Toonstrack Aug 19, 2023

    I liked this issue better than the first one, I like how much focus is being put on Kendras internal feelings and thoughts... but I'd like for more answers with the next issue, but lot is happening but the direction isn't clear yet.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 17, 2023

    If the first issue didn't get enough undeserved hate, I knew this was gonna get bombed the second Galaxy said "trans." Does this issue feature a lot of Galaxy? Yes, but that doesn't make this issue bad. I said this in my review of Issue 1 and it still reigns true here. This is not the best book out there right now, but it's still an entertaining read. I liked Kendra and Galaxy's interactions throughout, which might be because I don't lose my mind at her inclusion in this series. She has a prominent role here, but it highlights her character while also helping Kendra develop as well. Either way, I understand that this series may not be for everyone, but I think this is another case of people overreacting to something that's not worth the tim more

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  • 6.0
    xander Aug 21, 2023

    The art is the best part of this book. it makes it enjoyable because it detracts from the story which has gone no where in two issues. the self insertion of the writer into this book is a distraction from hawkgirls struggle with her past lives and her finding a balance with her civilian identity.

  • 5.0
    2birdsstoned815 Aug 15, 2023

    https://youtu.be/u0Eg8dfqF4k

    Review at (4:23) in video

  • 4.0
    Halodystroyer44 Aug 17, 2023

    Good job DC. Tim Board didn't even like this.

  • 3.0
    Softboy Aug 15, 2023

    DC should rename this series Galaxy featuring Hawkgirl, because so far this series so far reads like Jadzia Axelrod is far more interested in writing her own original character than the titular character. This issue revolved around Galaxy’s place in the world far more than it did Kendra’s until the main antagonist showed up, but even then it focused far more on Galaxy and her girlfriend. The only compliments I’ll give this is the art, which is stunning. Another thing that was handled well was how Hawkgirl’s past lives were explained, it is clear that Axelrod knows her Hawkgirl history, but wants to write a Galaxy book instead. What a waste of a Hawkgirl title.

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  • 2.0
    General C K Aug 16, 2023

    Nth metal is too heavy for someone that isn't a Thanigarian to use. Axelrod doesn't know what she's doing. Once again it's the Galaxy show.

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  • 1.0
    Briton Aug 19, 2023

    When the tide turns, people will remember how DC comics backed an extreme and negative ideology.

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    Bruno Mael Aug 16, 2023

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  • 1.5
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