Hawkman #8

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Guest-starring the Atom! It's time for some "Small Talk," as Hawkman's old friend from the JLA stops by to visit the Winged Wonder. Plus, Hawkgirl continues to search for her parents' murderer. But solving the mystery might make her the killer's next victim.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 5, 2002

    Equally enjoyable but truly flawless, is Hawkgirl's full-blooded battle with a new nutbar who possesses an interesting power. This is where Rags Morales' artwork becomes really powerful. While his staging of the Atom/Hawkman dinner is far from ugly, he draws these two a little too preciously. Carter I can see looking like Richard Wentworth, but Ray is just a little too primped and proper even without the benefit of a suit. What really takes your breath away is seeing Kendra lift up a guy twice her width. In the back of your mind, you say to yourself, ah, Kendra's using her gravity powers, but the initial reaction is that Kendra's attitude is doing the lifting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 9, 2002

    I must admit I was completely unaware of the Atom's connection with Hawkman, except for the time they spent together in the Justice League of America. However, after reading this issue, I'm not entirely convinced that they two have anything more in common, as the friendship that Geoff Johns tries to convey in this issue lacks any really engaging touches. Now I'm a fan of the Atom, and as such I welcome the larger role he seems to be playing the DCU as of late, but I would've liked to have seen his role in this issue given a bit more weight, as there's no sense of history established, and the Atom does little more in this issue that act as a person Hawkman can discuss his problems with. Now Ray does make a cute arrival, and the information about his being unable to consume alcohol is certainly interesting insight into how his power functions. However, the situation with Hawkgirl provided a more engaging read, and it was drawing upon a well-worn plot device. Read Full Review

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