Hawkman #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 52
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Jul 2, 2018

    This creative team has set a pretty high bar as to what can be expected from this series. This is a great number one issue to pick up for readers who may not be familiar with the character and want to start fresh. Each member of the team is on top of their game, and have set the stage for an exciting series that will have a big impact in the new DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 16, 2018

    Hawkman hit the ground running. I came into this issue with no expectations, but now that the bar has been raised, it will be exciting and interesting to see what Venditti and Hitch do for an encore. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Jun 16, 2018

    The last few years have been a bit rough for Hawkfans and we've had our share of disappointments. Those disappointments kept me from having honest expectations as the series began. I realize now that I was subconsciously guarded against being let down again. But Venditti and Hitch's Hawkman has given me the freedom to hope for something really great. Hawkman and Hawkgirl have been given a chance to become major players in the DC Universe again. Snyder and Venditti are setting up the new Hawkworld for us to follow. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jun 28, 2018

    If DC did Indiana Jones, the end result would be Hawkman! A pulse pounding adventure of the finest kind that puts the winged warrior back in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 16, 2018

    I haven't been this excited about a DC Comics title since Superman went through his recent Rebirth of the last few years. This is the DC Comics' superhero title that will prove to be the biggest, if not the best, read of the year. Venditti and Hitch are already a winning combo on Hawkman. Again, this is only after one issue. Just imagine what awaits us readers as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 13, 2018

    I consider myself a bit of a Hawkman specialist, so take it from me: this is a Hawkman story worth picking up. It's been a little bit since I've been this excited about a comic. It's been even longer since I've been this excited about a Hawkman comic. This creative team seems to realize that excitement, or at least they banked on it to produce a wonderful, summertime comic that demands to be read, re-read, and shared. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jun 13, 2018

    It usually takes me a few issues to decide whether or not I like a title, but this issue had me hooked immediately. The endless possibilities for the character are exciting to think about and I cant wait to see where Venditti takes this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 15, 2018

    The comic has made this long-time fan happy about a Hawkman comic for the first time in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Jun 13, 2018

    In sum, it might not quite live up to the high hopes of everyone as this was a very highly anticipated debut in some circles, but it is still a very good first issue that opens up the mythos in a new way. It is part adventure comic, part superhero, and all fun. We get a much more grounded take on the character while still packing in a couple of surprises and I, for one, look forward to seeing where Hawkman might fly off to next. He truly is Carter Hall. He truly is Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 13, 2018

    Hawkman (2018-) #1 breathes new life into a timeless character in a way that impels interest and generates excitement. An epic odyssey, that peers into the past while simultaneously looking to the future, has begun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jun 13, 2018

    This issue was a fun action adventure. DC's very own Indiana Jones with super strength. Robert Venditti is building an origin on a cosmic level for Carter Hall, and with Xanadu's last words, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Hitch's art was overall good in this first issue, with some minor panels that looked a little plain. His bigger panels with the Nautilus Guardian and the visions were very enjoyable to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jun 21, 2018

    Hawkman #1 more than delivers in setting up the new status quo and making you care about the character and the next issue. For the first time in my life I can say that I'm a fan of Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jun 14, 2018

    "Hawkman" #1 is a complex, interesting and beautiful return to form for Cartel Hall and his mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 26, 2019

    Venditti connects us to the character well, but not fully, while Hitch and Currie with Sinclair immerse us into his world and his past lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 13, 2018

    Hawkman #1 was a solid start for delivering action, character exploration, and depth to a character that can be hit or miss depending on the version they try to capture. The tie-in to Dark Nights: Metal is assumed to be big, but nothing that you would feel you need to have read from the event to understand what drives Carter Hall to go to such lengths to piece together his past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 13, 2018

    I'm optimistic about the future of this book as Venditti and Hitch are the right combination to make Hawkman work in the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jun 13, 2018

    If you're a fan of Indiana Jones in any way shape or form, buy this comic for the references alone. They are obvious, like every other time Indiana Jones is referenced in media history. But the true unique nature comes in funneling those awesome references through the idea of Hawkman. A superhero that has gone underutilized for years, but only recently given new life. Well, that life deserves much more exploration thanks to the writing of Robert Venditti and the Art of Bryan Hitch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 13, 2018

    Art wise over-all this is a great-looking book. Bryan Hitchs artwork lives up to the high expectations, though there weren't any updates to the look ofHawkman himself it still looks great, and the background details of the ruin is the star of the book thus far. the splash pages are given a lot of detail and care, and the actions scenes flow very well. The characters are given a lot of expression too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 13, 2018

    A new Hawkman series was always going to be a hard sell, but Venditti and Hitch give us a first issue that is exciting, intriguing, and easy to understand. That's a good way to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 13, 2018

    If you're a Hawkman fan or you're interested in a new series that has a recognizable protagonist, go for it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 13, 2018

    Though I hate the voiceover Venditti has written, maybe it's the way to go. And maybe he's just better off if he keeps things as simple as possible for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Damien Becton Jun 13, 2018

    Overall, this is a pretty good book. If you are able to muscle through the first couple of pages, then you are definitely in for a treat. Bryan Hitch does an amazing job with the art on the book, especially when provided with the opportunity to create large action pieces and images of booming destruction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 13, 2018

    Yet despite its lack of sea-fairing gorilla pirates (a conceit I fully expect to see either Gail Simone or Tom Taylor tackle at some point), Hawkman #1 is a ripping yarn born of the same pulp fiction aesthetic that inspired Indiana Jones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 14, 2018

    Once again, DC rolls out another comic book whose number one focus is to entertain the reader. You cannot ask for anything more than that from a mainstream super hero comic. Hawkman #1 is absolutely worth the price of admission and it definitely deserves strong reader support. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jun 13, 2018

    Although being reincarnated throughout time has long been part of the Hawkman mythos, DC makes a tweak to the character's origin, revealing that in addition to being reincarnated through time, he's also been reincarnated through space, a move that should add plenty of depth to the character as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Jun 13, 2018

    Don't sleep on this new Hawkman book. I think we're in for a ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jami Jones Jul 17, 2018

    Rather than rely on twisted and murky hints, Venditti, Hitch, Currie, Henriques, Skipper, Starkings and Comicraft forge ahead with clear ideas, projecting their winged hero across the skies, stars"and future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 14, 2018

    If anything, it feels like this series will fare better moving forwards if it keeps flying fairly close to the ground, rather than trying to soar too high towards a payoff it hasnt necessarily earned. Still well worth a look, though, particularly for Hawkfans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 14, 2018

    Hawkman isn't soaring just yet but this issue is an indication that he's making his ascent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Tobey Parfitt Jun 15, 2018

    A bit of a slow burner but hopefully sets up an interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 13, 2018

    While this isn't the most exciting issue to start our Hawkman series out with, it does at least try and make sense of Carter Hall and his many incarnations over the years.  Yeah, it's not perfect, but I'm all on board to see what we get in the upcoming months to explain our winged archaeologist hero.  Even more than making sense though, I just hope that it's fun and that the art continues to be as good as it is here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jun 13, 2018

    Great art and some story potential make this a decent read, but the generic premise and bland narration hold the issue back significantly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 16, 2018

    Hawkman #1 gives us Carter Hall the archeologist on a mission to discover more of his history, which he believes is hidden from him. Opening with Carter robbing a sacred tomb and destroying a strange giant flying ape protector (as weird as it sounds), Hall then turns to Madame Xanadu to help lift the clouds of his past… and future? Glimpsing enough to make him continue his search, but without answers to make sense of his visions, where does the hero go now? Odd, but entertaining, I'm curious to see what happens next. For fans. Read Full Review

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