Hawkman #19

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

She's back! Twisted into the murderous villain Sky Tyrant by an infection with no cure, there's only one person in the universe who can knock some sense into Hawkman-Shayera Hol, Hawkwoman of Thanagar! Sent to rescue Carter Hall from the depths of his corruption at the hands of the Batman Who Laughs, these two star-spanning partners collide in the fight for a hero's soul. Will the goodness still lurking inside Carter Hall be enough to stop Sky Tyrant's total takeover, or will Sky Tyrant turn the tables and reveal Carter Hall's most lethal secret?

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

    Sky Tyrant is a good thing. This series is an exploration of Carter Hall's identities, so one must take the bad with the good. Seeing this latest twisted life is character exploration, in a grotesque way. Sky Tyrant is the worst of Hawkman's old forms, but I really want to see how he gets out of this trap. More importantly, this story should have repercussions for him down the road. I hope at the least Shayera and Midway City are here to stay. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 22, 2019

    More Hawkwoman! Give me more Hawkwoman! Hawkman #19 is one of those comics that just leaves you wanting more. Not only does the issue whet the appetite for more Shayera and development of her shared history with Carter, but the discovery Tyrant makes at the end of the issue opens up a new avenue. Venditti always finds a way to outdo himself issue after issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 14, 2019

    It says something about Hawkman that he makes such a formidable bad guy. Strong and determined, he's going to cause problems wherever he goes and with whoever he fights. We get to see some of the "dark side" of the hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Dec 11, 2019

    It's pure comic book fun and that's never a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    Venditti's stopped trying to simplify the concept of Hawkman and embraced the weird, cosmic legacy element that makes it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 11, 2019

    I wasn't expecting Hawkman to wind up with the best heel turn as part of the ongoing Infected event, but here we are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 11, 2019

    Im kind of ready for a real reunion of Hawkman and Hawkwoman now so hopefully Vendittis instincts, which have always been solid so far on the book, have a fitting end point for the Sky Tyrant arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Tanveer Kalo Dec 16, 2019

    Hawkwoman's appearance and the Sky Tyrant's plans are just what readers need to pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Dec 19, 2019

    I wanted to make fun of this issue for making Sky Tyrant not nearly as terrifying as his concept implies, but I also had to take into consideration that it was Hawkwoman that defeated him. Sky Tyrant is still a brute and Olliffe, Palmer and Skipper did their absolute best to express just that. Sky Tyrant looked tough throughout, but Hawkwoman was just tougher. Robert Venditti is still managing to tell a good story that elevates Hawkmans already rich lore and its still fun and enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 11, 2019

    Hawkman's infected and his lady love from another world is here to beat it out of him and really, that's about it.  This issue is a big fight scene that makes weird choices in who it brought into this issue and what they did with the characters, but ultimately it was all kind of boring and sadly didn't look all that great either. Read Full Review

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