Hawkman #12

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 8, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 28
9.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

With the battlefield split, Carter and his past lives put together a last-ditch plan to stop the Deathbringers once and for all, but if it should fail, Earth will be doomed and the universe will fall into the hands of the Deathbringers forever!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 8, 2019

    I really hope readers are checking this out as it's consistently one of my favorite titles each month from any company, not just DC and it'd be a shame for this reincarnation of Hawkman to fail to find the audience it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 8, 2019

    Hawkman is a book that any reader should feel satisfied to have followed for the entirety of this story arc. This creative team proved that there is no such thing as a hero to overlook when given the right direction and set on the right adventure. Hawkman #12 brought this to a satisfying close with action, engagement, and pay-off. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board May 8, 2019

    Venditti's opening story comes to a close with Hawkman having a greater grasp of his history, knowledge, and powers, and he is once again the general of the former Deathbringers. Every good story leaves us with questions, allowing us to imagine what will happen next, and Venditti does a good job with that here. It will be interesting to see what happens with his army, Shiera, his situation on Earth, and the next crisis up ahead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - ComicsDude May 8, 2019

    Hawkman's old origin has been blended together with Venditti's new take and it absolutely works. I will miss Bryan Hitch on this series, but I am looking forward to whatever project he has lined up next. I can only hope the next artist puts his all into this book like Bryan did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 8, 2019

    Hawkman has a long history in comics, but his conflicting story confuses some. This new series is a triumph of character rebuilding and streamlining. And a new arc with a new artist begins in Hawkman #13, which isa perfect jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis May 10, 2019

    I wasnt even a Hawkman fan per se, but Venditti and Hitch made me fall in love with the character. A new artist is illustrates the next issue, I just hope he compliments Venditti as well as Hitch did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 8, 2019

    A fitting conclusion to the second Hawkman arc, this issue is an explosive end to one of the best arcs this character has seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 12, 2019

    The Hawkman creative team has really placed the bar high for the character and the series moving forward. They surprised us all (in a good way) with cohesive stories, stunning art, and a new direction for this long-established DC character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 10, 2019

    The "Cataclysm" arc ofHawkmanends with #12 and brings with it major changes to the status quo. Run, don't walk, and pick up your copy of Hawkman #12today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall May 8, 2019

    This issue really is a satisfying conclusion to a epic reintroduction of one of DC's Golden Age characters. Carter Hall comes out if this as a fully realized person. If I have one disappointment in the series is that I was really hoping for a bigger opportunity to showcase Hawkgirl. I get that there was so much to do in the first 12 issues, but I really want more than the occasional help from a character that is almost integral to Hawkman himself. I can't wait to see where Venditti and Hitch will take us from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 14, 2019

    As a long-time fan, I appreciate the effort that's gone into this series so far, and I'm happy to see the return of a Hawkman I recognize - and whose adventures I can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu May 8, 2019

    Hawkman closes its big mega-arc with thunderous action, touching acceptance and a powerful message, making Carter Hall a better, stronger and more expansive character than ever before Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 10, 2019

    Venditti and Hitch have mashed so well as a creative team that they disappear individually, the same way that the many lives of Carter Hall bring this story to its epic conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 8, 2019

    Will Conrad is stepping on the next issue, a good choice to keep the sweeping scale of this series going, but this run has been the best work Bryan Hitch has done in a while. If you want to capture a truly epic vibe, you need a truly epic artist " and this run delivered on all levels. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall May 13, 2019

    Hawkman began as a Gordian knot of continuity needing a solutionist capable of loosening the bonds and enabling a classic hero to take wing again. Venditti, Hitch, and their creative alliance managed this miracle in a scant dozen issues. They posed: Could a hero be an alien police officer, a reincarnated ruler of Egypt, an Old West gunman, a knight errant, a warrior of Rann, a Kryptonian teacher, and thousands of others? Their answer became an unequivocal "Yes!" Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 21, 2020

    I really enjoyed this series and what it did to get us to this point. It feels like the perfect culmination of the larger storyline of the character(s) across the decades of continuities and creative behind it. Venditti delivered a pitch-perfect finale to it while setting up exactly where it can go from here. That said, I'm actually of mind to jump off the book here because this feels like it's exactly where I need to end my time with it. It has a strong sense of finale to it and some skimming ahead has the book looking less like what I'm interested in reading, so it's best to depart on a high. The creative team here did a fantastic job with this throughout and I loved all the variations on the visual theme we had for costuming, location, and who they all are across the various lives. It's definitely one of the best Hawkman run's I've read in a long, long, time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 8, 2019

    HAWKMAN #12 is a worthy conclusion to this character-defining storyline, and delivers a proper send-off to Bryan Hitch who has provided his best work in years. The ending is an interesting indicator of where the story is going to go from here, and I'm genuinely looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard May 17, 2019

    Hawkman has been an outstanding series thus far and has surpassed many expectations. The creative team has done an excellent job in exploring the history of the always mysterious Carter Hall. Not only have they explored it further than any previous series, but they have also kept it fresh and exciting. Although this story arc seems to have ended just a tad anticlimactic, the seeds are already being sown for the next chapter in Hawkmans epic tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 8, 2019

    While the art and action remain the highlights of this series, the story never really becomes as realized as I would have liked and only really just sped to a finish here.  That doesn't make it bad though, it just doesn't live up to what I wanted from this series.  Hopefully now that we're done with this story, the rest will blow my socks off like I always wanted a Hawkman series to do. Read Full Review

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