Hawkman #19

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scot Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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Guest-starring Black Adam in a story that lays the groundwork for next year's crossover between JSA and HAWKMAN! During an archaeological dig within the country of Kahndaq, Black Adam comes to his former ally, Hawkman, to bring a halt to the excavation. But why is the dig so important to Black Adam? And who will help him keep Hawkman from unlocking the secret within?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 12, 2003

    A somewhat interesting issue for JSA readers as Hawkman gets a visit from Black Adam who invites him to join his merry band of extremely driven team, and Hawkman isn't exactly won over by the decidedly grim sales pitch that is made. I'll also give this issue credit for its fairly ominous introduction of the villain that Geoff Johns hopes will be Hawkman's ultimate arch-nemesis and I will confess the character does look like a fairly creepy creation, with a decidedly unsettling gimmick. By my best guess it would appear that Geoff Johns has taken the belief that many cannibal cultures hold that the consumption of a person's heart granted you that person's strength, and switch it so that this villain's consumption of his victim's brain matter grants him the person's knowledge. This certainly provides ample motive for why this villain would want to get his hand on Hawkman, and the hundreds of lifetimes he's got locked away inside his head. However, my excitement over the new villain's debu Read Full Review

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