Hawkman #14

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 25
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Carl Sands returns as the new, improved Shadow Thief! Newly upgraded by Lex Luthor, he's now the undisputed master of shadows. Meanwhile, Hawkman continues to be haunted by horrific memories of his past lives. Could Shadow Thief be the cause of his nightmares? Or is it something more sinister?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 10, 2019

    All in all, this is a great start for The Year of the Villain and a great introduction for those who are new to this series. Read Full Review

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

    Hawkman #14 is an excellent jumping on point for new reader, those interested in DC's supervillains, and Hawkman fans. Carter Hall comes to life more and more with each issue and now with a return to more established canon, older fans can appreciate the work Venditti and crew have labored on and the mythos they have enriched. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 17, 2019

    A new and exciting start to another high flying adventure! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 10, 2019

    VerdictEven if you haven't been following this title, this issue is new-reader friendly. Don't be afraid to jump in! Carter continues to come to grips with his past in the first half of the issue which really sings! Once the Shadow Thief makes his appearance, it's hard to tell how much “Year of the Villain” is affecting what's happening or if it is still all a part of the plan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 10, 2019

    As the start to a new story arc for Hawkman, this was an interesting step to take forward for a story that you would have expected to exist more on its own before tying into anything else. I say this, but Hawkman #14 is a great issue for what it turned out to be. This is part of the Year of The Villain storyline, but it is still all Hawkman at the end of the day. A lowly villain made dangerous by an offer, and challenging one Carter Hall who already has enough to deal with to have another personal vendetta thrown his way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Jul 11, 2019

    After a long battle with the immortal Deathbringers and a trip down memory lane, we now get to see Hawkman go up against one of his greatest enemies. It's going to be a wild and welcome ride, and with Venditti writing, we can be sure there are many more surprises ahead. Fasten those harnesses tightly and keep soaring! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 10, 2019

    Venditti has done more in these fourteen issues to expand Hawkman's mythology than any writer since Geoff Johns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 10, 2019

    Venditti still makes Hawkman worth reading each month, but the lackluster art may keep it from fully soaring like it did with Hitch. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 10, 2019

    While this issue takes a step in the right direction with giving us one of Hawkman's rogues gallery, this issue does little to setup the villain and even less to move Carter Hall's story beyond what we've dealt with over the last year.  I still enjoyed aspects of this issue, even though I found the art here lacking from what we've come to expect.  Really though, I look forward to what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 10, 2019

    Coming off an arc that was bigger than it had any right being, it's no wonder Hawkman #14 feels like the smallest issue of this volume yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jul 15, 2019

    DC is definitely doing the right thing with this title and bringing us a humanized version of this hero that really shows what it would be like for any man, even if he is an alien, to have gone through the rigors of what Carter Hall has faced. This issue brings back one of Hawkman's earliest foes and brings a strong sense of nostalgia to our hero and this tale. All the while pointing to a new beginning for this issues thief which involves…to be continued. *** (8.2 ratings) Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 21, 2019

    A certain "fall from grace" issue,Hawkman #14 disappointingly ties into the "Year of the Villain" event this month. Read Full Review

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