Hawkman #16

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

A wounded Hawkman and the Shade are forced to follow the newly empowered Shadow Master into the Shadowlands. In this place, the all-new and all-powerful Shadow Thief controls all. What hopes do a weakened Hawkman and Shade have against a god of shadows?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Sep 11, 2019

    Skipper colors shadows enough to allow them to keep their shapes and stand out. The battle scenes are large and tumultuous while dialogue scenes appear more detailed. Many panels offer a faraway view in order to show the Shadowlands in continual transition. Between the art, the Shadowlands, and Carter's descent, this is a dark issue in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Sep 12, 2019

    The third issue of this current storyline has Hawkman doing his thing with his mace, the Shade throwing shade around, Shadow Thief using his powers to create a monster, an appearance by Gentleman Ghost and an ominous cliffhanger. What more could you want from a Hawkman comic? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 11, 2019

    The big twist this issue is Hawkman is tapping into his more ferocious side. Thats a portrayal of the character more familiar to 90s readers when Hawkman was written edgier. Venditti has shown his take can be a more modernized version of the Silver Age character and still be just as effective. As always, Venditti has me very interested in whats next for the character something that hasnt always been the case with other creators and creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Sep 16, 2019

    A near-perfect issue that only disappoints for a moment in possibility, while continuing to supersede expectations in art, story, and talent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Josh Davenport Sep 11, 2019

    Every character that Venditti has touched in this run has been elevated because of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 11, 2019

    For anyone who thought that this new story arc would ignore what Carter Hall is now experiencing after remembering his first life? Hawkman #16 assures you that everything comes with patience. Even as a technical tie-in to an event, this is still a book that aims to stay true to what was already unfolding before the madness of the ‘Year of the Villain'. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 11, 2019

    The idea of these heroes being hijacked by the villain of another title has the potential to derail some interesting stories, but this first issue handles it well enough. I don't envy the juggling act the writers will have ahead of them in the coming months, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 28, 2019

    Hawkman #16 (Venditti, Oliffe, Palmer, Skipper) continues the "Year of the Villain" tie-in series while strongly hinting at future developments for Venditti's vision of the Hawkman character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Tanveer Kalo Sep 16, 2019

    The creative team gives readers a classic Hawk Man tale set in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 11, 2019

    While the trip to the Shadowlands wasn't as exciting as I would have hoped, there's a great flashback this issue that got me excited, while we also saw something strange affecting our hero throughout this story that seems interesting.  I still want more from the art, but all in all Hawkman is still an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 11, 2019

    Part of DC's ongoing "Year of the Villain" event, it's unfortunate Shadow Thief is about as one-dimensional as a villain can be, otherwise this book would be an enthralling read. Read Full Review

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