Hawkman #18

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Oliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Corrupted with an infection concocted by the Batman Who Laughs, Carter Hall's psyche is overpowered by the darkest of all his past lives: the Sky Tyrant, the villainous Hawkman of Earth-3! A merciless winged warrior with no remorse and no rival, Sky Tyrant is unleashed on our Earth. The only chance of stopping him lies with the fading consciousness of Carter Hall. The series that reinvented Hawkman's mythology to encompass all of time and space takes its next adventurous leap into the Multiverse!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 17, 2019

    Hawkman #18 shows that this series keeps getting better! The Shade's appearance in the last arc was a real treat, and the appearance of Hawkwoman in this issue demonstrates that Venditti will continue to build these characters and the concept. If you aren't reading this comic you should be! He's just scratching the surface, there's unlimited potential here to build a long lasting series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Nov 14, 2019

    Venditti continues to bring us an entertaining superhero story with just enough action and dialogue to keep us discovering more about Hawkman and without it becoming weighed down with words. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 13, 2019

    The final page delivers something Venditti has teased for awhile and it was worth the wait. Im loving this title and am still thrilled to see how high Hawkman soars in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Nov 13, 2019

    As a standalone issue, it keeps a good storyline going for the series, especially with the final few pages. Still, though, it makes the reader think that there could have been just a little bit more risk-taking from the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Nov 13, 2019

    There's going to be a chance that this arc writes itself into the corner based on the groundwork it's laid so far but hey, enjoy the fun while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Nov 26, 2019

    This book is definitely worth a read, especially if you want to keep up with all of the overarching story of The Batman Who Laughs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 13, 2019

    Hawkman #18 definitely unleashed a new kind of monster into a Doom-filled universe. The best takeaway from this issue was a better understanding of why we ended up with another version from a past life in contrast to the actual darkness within Carter. I only wish that a bit more time was also spent addressing how Hawkman was actually infected. Doom won, but the connection to the Batman Who Laughs is currently missing. The worst thing you can do to a reader is make them feel like they may have missed something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 13, 2019

    The return of a new Hawkwoman " definitely not Kendra, and it doesn't quite look like the antihero version from Justice League a few months back " ups the stakes as the twisted Hawkman is pitted against one of the most important people in all his lives. It's a clever idea, but the tone in this issue isn't quite sure what it wants to be yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Tanveer Kalo Nov 18, 2019

    A good Year of the Villain tie-in for Hawkman fans with a surprisingly familiar face at the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 13, 2019

    It's an okay comic. It's not something that I would desperately want to add to my collection, not even if I was collecting all the Infected tie-ins, because this has, for now, hardly anything to do with that event. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 13, 2019

    While this issue might have a cliffhanger that will get Hawkman fans really into what's to come next, the rest was just kind of nothing.  The infected angle doesn't really play out all that well and doesn't make much sense and ultimately, we only really move about a block away from where our title character started this issue.  I wish Hawkman would start soaring again, but with stories and art like this, it seems like that's something that's not going to happen. Read Full Review

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