Hawkman #25

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Clash from the past! Hawkman and Hawkwoman wage war against the Lord Beyond the Void in a desperate bid to escape his realm! Once the god to whom Hawkman answered, now his mortal enemy-the Lord hates the hero Hawkman has become and will stop at nothing to drain his life force away and put an end to his reincarnations for good!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 8, 2020

    The pace of the past few issues has been slipping to a crawl but that's something more the welcome here as the quality of the story remains at an all-time high. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jul 7, 2020

    The creative team is doing a remarkable job in this series. Hawkman has reached its twenty-fifth issue. His general backstory and that of Hawkwoman is more or less complete. Looking forward to more details in specific lives in the past, but for now, this will do. The Lord Beyond's effects on them are yet to be seen. But the setup is there to move Hawkman into new terrain and push the character further than before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 7, 2020

    The horse is dead, I can't beat it anymore. Hawkman is easily the best comic being published by DC. Period. There's a depth and universality to Venditti's writing that is striking and meaningful. Jeromy Cox maintains a cohesive look to book whether it's Fernando Pasarin, Marco Castiello or Marcio Takara providing the pencils- and they're all great pencillers! Tell your friends, tell your enemies, they should all be reading Hawkman. It's a win-win situation. If you are not reading Hawkman you are missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Jul 7, 2020

    Fernando Pasarin and Oclair Albert were absent for this one issue so Marco Castiello and Danny Miki handled the art this time. Shayera looked absolutely beautiful in this issue. That full page of her was jaw-dropping awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 7, 2020

    Venditti has added so many more layers to Hawkman's backstory, but he's also simplified it in a way that makes the character easy to explain to new fans. That's a win in and of itself, and this anniversary issue " while standard sized " feels like a strong turning point in the story as the characters head towards their destiny. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 8, 2020

    I can't say it enough that this isn't a book you should sleep on. Hawkman #25 again made the statement that the best solo books are the ones which represent a creative team's ability to tell a story they put thought into. It was at this point in the story that everything finally came full circle, and even then it might be too soon to say when the fight is not over, which means Carter has not taken full advantage of everything his past lives have offered. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 13, 2020

    A spectacular issue. One worth your time, money, and reading multiple times. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 7, 2020

    I'm certainly no expert in Hawkman, but I can't help but love how important this story feels. Hawkman may be in for a complete change after this story, which further cements how epic the story feels. Give it up to the creative team for turning a story that's mostly characters on their knees talking into something you can't put down. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 7, 2020

    Hawkman continues to entertain, but at least this issue it feels like we moved a bit further than an inch by the time the final page is read because not only did we get Shayera's connection to Hawkman and what her backstory is on her first life, but we get the big bad's plan on what he wants with our Winged Warriors and it's pretty interesting.  I enjoyed the art in this issue and can't wait to see where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2020

    Hawkman is on the verge of a very interesting arc, but fighting against an overpowering opponent didn't make for the best start. Hopefully Venditti can stick the landing. Read Full Review

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