Hawkman #13

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3
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It's Hawk vs. Hawk, with GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH artist Ethan Van Sciver jumping on board to pencil this special story! Hawkgirl encounters the person who killed her parents, and she's out for blood! Only one person can stop her: Hawkman!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Apr 13, 2003

    What I didn't understand is how this cop killer cop changed his identity and landed a job with the St. Roch Police Force. Didn't they do a background check? This cop killer cop also is responsible for the murders of Kendra's parents. Carter (Hawkman) finds Kendra in flight and ready to extract vengeance! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 10, 2003

    I'd also like to know how the D.E.O. got wind of what is a local crime. The killing of a police officer is not a federal crime and should have fallen under the jurisdiction of state and local authorities of the time. The FBI or another federal agency would not have kept the “hair” and “blood.” Due to the nature of the case, it is unlikely that the authorities in question would request federal assistance: a formal request, which would be necessary. Internal Affairs would most likely be called in to investigate if the force in that region was honest. Corrupt cops stand out in an Untouchables-type unit. I.A. investigators would oversee the death of corrupt cops. If the corruption were widespread, then the authorities would do their best to cover up the incident and conveniently "lose" the evidence to keep their rape squad happy. How this story occurs just does not make any sense. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 13, 2003

    I have to say that of the titles that Geoff Johns is currently writing, this is far and away the weakest, as there's an almost sloppy quality to the plots of this book that keeps me from enjoying them. I mean this issue the killer of Kendra's parents is revealed, but it's delivered in such a clumsy fashion, and is so heavily dependent on the reader ignoring some rather glaring coincidences that I found it difficult to accept that this had been written by the same writer whose work on the Flash is the very definition of how to deliver a tightly crafted comic plot. In this book the plot setups have an almost flying by the seat of their pants approach as this issue's big shocker had all the earmarks of a plot device that was inserted into the book simply to advance the plot to a more exciting place, with very little attention paid to how well it fit into the bigger picture. Still the last page does offer up the return of an interesting villain that I'm looking forward to seeing again, and Read Full Review

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