Hawkman #20

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 21
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Batman Who Laughs has infected Hawkman, and now Carter is drawing on the worst versions of himself from his past incarnations. This evil Hawkman is seeking to access the ancient tomb whence all his powers flow. Meanwhile, the Atom and Hawkwoman are in pursuit, hoping to stop their friend from doing something terrible he can't undo and potentially bring Carter Hall back to his senses.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 14, 2020

    For character there's no one better than Venditti right now. Combined with his uncanny ability to surprise and outdo himself issue after issue, it's no wonder Hawkman is DC's best series and no wonder that Hawkman #20 is a gem. While he is creating a new mythology for Hawkman, he also manages to pull in some Silver Age nostalgia with the Atom, Adam Strange and of course, Shayera. You can't go wrong with this title! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 8, 2020

    As advertised, Pasarins art is amazing. He adds so much detail and depth to his pages they look more realistic and lived in providing that missing element that was needed to take these epic stories to the next level. Jeromy Coxs colors look incredibly vibrant and add to the big time feel of the book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Jan 9, 2020

    While I can't wait to get Carter Hall back, I'm also enjoying the story Venditti is building. All the major characters are coming together, and they are going to do everything they can to stop one of the most horrifying characters in Hawkman's history. If you haven't jumped on this ride yet, you're missing out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 8, 2020

    Hawkman does not cease to impress. It keeps a tight, character-driven story that moves at a steady pace month after month. Carter Hall has always been a great character, but he has never been more dissected than he has in this series. The Batman Who Laughs has inadvertently brought about an epic journey and intense reading for Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 8, 2020

    The visuals in this issue, now by Fernando Pasarin replacing Pat Oliffe, are among the best since Bryan Hitch left the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jan 16, 2020

    I enjoyed this issue of Hawkman a lot. Switching artists is always a rough deal, but thankfully Fernando Pasarin, Jeromy Cox and Oclair Albert are an amazing team together. Robert Vendittis vision for the character only continues to reach new heights (pun intended for this issue) and makes me yearn for more of this story. With such great writing and even better art, Hawkman still remains one of the more underrated DC releases today. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 8, 2020

    Hawkman #20 probably shouldn't work. It seems like the kind of plot that is so episodic; it would fit better in a video game. But the creative team pulls together to deliver a beautiful work. I only wish it was a video game because this is the kind of issue that makes me want to join this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 8, 2020

    If there's one thing for certain, it's that Rob Venditti isn't afraid to push this book to the brink and back. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 8, 2020

    While I love the art this issue, the story is seeming kind of weak to get us to the Sky Tyrant's plans.  Thankfully though, we do get some guest stars to this story that have me really interested and I'm happy that we finally have an answer to when and how Carter Hall was infected by the Batman Who Laughs, I just wish that it felt like more was accomplished with each issue because things always seem to be moving super slow each month. Read Full Review

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