Hawkman #17

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Lex Luthor gave the Shadow Thief the power to defeat his archenemy, Hawkman, but too bad for the Shadow Thief that Hawkman received a gift of his own from a much more formidable foe-and now nothing can stand in Carter Hall's way!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Oct 9, 2019

    Hawkman #17 ends the tale of shadows and old rivalry in a brutal way. I hope the Shade returns later so the friendship he and Carter have can be deepened. However, for the time being, I'm eager for next month to see how the fallout from this issue builds upon, or tears down, Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 11, 2019

    It should come as no surprise that Robert Venditti is able to channel some of the magic of James Robinson's Starman. Both writers are extremely sensitive to character and have a sense of DC Comics history. So far, it's been rather subtle, even though a deeper examination reveals that it seems he been drawing on it since Hawkman #1. Hawkman #17 solidifies it and at the same time feels like a real “Venditti book” as the writer pushes things to another level entirely with the final page. You don't want to miss an issue of this series. It's never too late to jump on…. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Oct 10, 2019

    His battle against Shadow Thief was brutal on both sides, but the ending to this issue makes it appear as just a sample of what lies ahead. When a comic book makes you check when the next issue is out, it's a sign of a good comic book. And ladies and gents, Hawkman is a good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 9, 2019

    Venditti widely didnt drag out this tie-in especially with Hawkman linking up with another big DC storyline for the winter.Hawkman retains a consistent level of quality as Venditti and Oliffe wrap one storyline and tease a very compelling looking next subplot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Josh Davenport Oct 9, 2019

    I have good faith in the team and I'll follow them in whatever direction they take this character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 9, 2019

    As one door closes, another one is blasted wide open. By the end of this story arc, it has become pretty clear what was meant by blood and war being in the forecast in Carter Hall's future. Knowing his past was only the start to understanding the kind of person he would become. Hawkman #17 gave us a taste of what that person looks like, and it was more than reason enough to anticipate what the next issue has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 9, 2019

    Just when things begin to show even the slightest staleness, Venditti rips you back into the fray with another jaw-dropping issue"that's exactly what Hawkman #17 is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    Venditti continues to prove he can write a strong, large-scale Hawkman title. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 9, 2019

    If you're looking for Hawkman to kick a lot of ass... Well, look no further, but if you're looking for a solid end to this Year of the Villain story than this issue might come up a little short because it seems too preoccupied with setting up its next tie-in story to really give Shadow Thief his due. Read Full Review

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