Hawkman #3

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 29
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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While searching for the next puzzle piece in his mission to save the universe, Hawkman takes flight and winds up fighting rampaging thunder lizards on Dinosaur Island-you know, as one does. Recovering from the battle, Hawkman discovers a race of bird people, who force him to fight to prove he's the one, true Hawkman. That all leads to the next location on his mission, and he's transported across the galaxy to the last place-and person-he expected to find. Where is he, and who's he facing? That would be a spoiler alert!

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Aug 10, 2018

    Ladies and Gents, we are in for quite a ride with this new Hawkman. Venditti is going to let Hawkman fly in every sense of the word. So strap on those harnesses and get ready for a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Aug 9, 2018

    I am starting to sound like a broken record with my praise for this book, but I cant help it. It really is a fun, action-packed, adventurous series with a compelling mystery so far. Archaeology, mythology and ancient civilizations has always been right up my alley and here it is combined with sci-fi and DC Comics. It doesnt really get any better than that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 12, 2018

    Im sure some of you out there are reading these reviews, 10/10 over and over again, and calling me a Fanboy. Ill take it. Ill even embrace it. The entire Hawkman team is in sync in a way that seems rare in modern comics, and Hawkman continues to be one of the quietly best books in the mainstream market today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 8, 2018

    A sensational solo series that cannot be beat, Hawkman soars to new heights in one of the year's best books! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tanveer Kalo Aug 8, 2018

    Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch are geniuses at helping to place an iconic hero back at the forefront of the DC Universe. They do so successfully and keep us looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Sep 25, 2018

    Hawkman is a character that many may feel hasnt received his just rewards, playing second fiddle to many of the heavy hitters of the DC Universe. Carter Hall is proving with this series that he has so much more to offer. Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair have once again shown that Hawkman deserves his own series and can take the reigns of a riveting action/adventure title that will hopefully have a long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 10, 2018

    The Perfect Hawkman Title! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 8, 2018

    Its only taken a handful of issues, but Hawkman has quickly become an A-list title for DC. This creative team is firing on all cylinders making for a thoroughly exciting and surprising read each issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Aug 9, 2018

    HAWKMAN #3 is an incredible issue. Robert Venditti has written such a captivating storyline for Hawkman. The artwork by Bryan Hitch is spectacular, packed with a ton of action and intricate details. You won't be able to put this comic down! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 8, 2018

    Snips of It's a Wonderful Life creep into Hawkman #3, but instead of Clarence, George Bailey runs into himself, via Hall's journal. At one point Hawkman laments “I wish I weren't alone,” which hopefully bodes well as foreshadowing for fans of Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman. This issue and the series to date hasn't really left a whole lot of room for Shayera/Shiera/Kendra, but they are integral to Hawkman's tale. I have no doubt Venditti will bring one (or more) of them in eventually, but for now, I'm enjoying the exploration of Hawkman, who he is, where and when he has been, and how all of that has shaped my favorite Winged Warrior. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Aug 9, 2018

    This book is truly the best that Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch have ever done and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 8, 2018

    Comics are inherently a visual medium, but too many times a comic that celebrates the visual rather than the dialogue can often be an overly brief read that leaves you feeling unsatisfied. That is definitely not the case for Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch's Hawkman #3, one of the best examples of the fusion of an exciting story and bright, vivid art that I've seen in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Aug 9, 2018

    Although I enjoyed this issue of Hawkman, we are no closer to any answers as the mysteries of Carter's previous lives still eludes both he and the reader. Nonetheless writer Robert Venditti did explore this concept well with some strong narration and with the amazing art of Bryan Hitch, I'm eager to see where this bird will land. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Ryan Perry Aug 11, 2018

    Hawkman #3 is a great example of two creators that elevate each other's work. Venditti and Hitch both make the other shine here and thanks to their partnership, Carter Hall is shining better than ever before. Carter has become one of the most easy-to-invest-in characters in all of DC here, and the mystery of the Hawkman character demands that reader come back to see it developed and concluded. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 20, 2019

    With so many Hawkman variations over the years and the reboots, relaunches, and so forth, I was wary going into this series. I wanted to like it because I have a real fondness for the character that goes back decades. So I've been really pleased with how effective and strong the narrative is that Venditti is using here as it works to cement who he is in the here and now and potentially move him forward again. Hitch and Currie's artwork is just as strong with a lot of detail and the action scenes here have some great layouts and are just exciting to watch unfold. This is one of those little books that could as it feels like it was a quiet run and one that ends up with a devoted if likely small fanbase that gets quality storytelling. I'm excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 8, 2018

    Pacing, action, and discovery made Hawkman #3 another standout issue. This plot has picked up in momentum and it has been for the best that they haven't let go of that momentum yet. That is what keeps us at the edge of our seats not knowing what to expect along with Carter Hall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    That's Entertainment - B.K. Mullen Aug 8, 2018

    What or who started off the life of this man who not only can fly, but re-incarnates across generations to fight evil. Although is that really his purpose? SO MANY QUESTIONS. A few of them get answered in this issue as well as insight to a few characters (and places) we've never considered before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Aug 10, 2018

    Hawkmanis one of the most lighthearted and entertaining stories DC is telling right now, and it's only on issue 3. No one really knows what the future holds for Carter Hall the Hawkman, but let's hope that future continues to include writer Robert Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Aug 8, 2018

    In the end its great to see Hawkman soaring again. If youve enjoyed Carters stories in the past then you should find plenty to love here. Plus, with what has already been teased for next issue it feels like its going to be something truly awesome to read. This new series is well worth a look, and would make a worthy addition to anyones weekly stack. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 8, 2018

    If you're not reading Hawkman yet...... Well, get on the trolley because you're missing out on some of the most fun at DC Comics right now.  Strange locations, a forgotten mystery and a hero that will stop at nothing to prevent a possible dark future.  I'm loving the art and the direction of this series and I cant' wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 8, 2018

    Hawkman #3 has been able to keep its connection to the Metal event. The presence of the journal helps with keeping the story aligned. It's a strong issue showing the determination of Carter finding out who and where he comes from and the ending alluding to more progression in the plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 13, 2018

    "Hawkman" #3 is a slightly dull, but well-paced next chapter into one of DC's most consistent ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Aug 9, 2018

    Most of the creators on this book have been making comics a while, which means they know what theyre doing. Its tempting in an era with so many good comics to completely tear apart something thats just okay, but this story has its merits, it just depends what youre looking for. HAWKMAN #3 is worth it if youre just looking to have some fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Aug 11, 2018

    Hawkman #3 is full of great action, but leaves little room for story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Aug 8, 2018

    Now three issues in, Hawkman #3 is beginning to plateau in terms of advancing any storyline. Read Full Review

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