Hawkman #4

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 24
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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It's Hawkman vs. Hall in the brawl for all of Thanagar! Having just teleported across the galaxy, Earthman Carter Hall squares off against Thanagarian space cop Katar Hol in an all-Hawkman slugfest. Katar provides the next piece of the puzzle in Carter's quest to unlock the secrets of his own past-an alien artifact that immediately zooms him back to Earth. While puzzling out the space doohickey's purpose, Carter finds himself whisked away once again, only to come face to face with an old Justice League teammate.

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Sep 14, 2018

    There have been many Hawkman series over the years, but as a long time fan, it feels like Hawkman has finally been given the character, the abilities, the supporting cast and the art to reach his full potential. Venditti and Hitch have gone above and beyond many expectations for the comic, and I cannot wait for the flight ahead. Wings out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 12, 2018

    Venditti and Hitch continue to top themselves in what has easily become one of the very best titles of 2018! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Oct 10, 2018

    Thus far, this series has proven that readers can certainly expect the unexpected, as Carter has been flung throughout time and space. The creative team is making certain that the DC Universe knows Carter Hall is an important character that is really able to soar and make readers care about him with a great creative team behind him. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 20, 2018

    The return of Hawkman and Atom, a mainstay of yet another bygone era of comics, should certainly get fans excited for what is to come, as Awakenings comes to a close. What could the next arc bring? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    They key is Venditti isnt running from Hawkmans very complicated history. Hes embracing it head on by having Carter Hall encounter various versions of himself throughout time. This issue finds Hawkman dealing with the Hawkworld incarnation of Katar Hol. This is such a clever gimmick and it allows for so many intriguing encounters and questions. Does Hawkmans previous lives also mean across the Multiverse so we could see him meet his JSA self or the Satellite Era JLA counterpart? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Sep 13, 2018

    HAWKMAN #4 is an awesome comic. It's full of mystery and action, thanks to Venditti's exceptional writing. Also, the visuals are breathtaking. Every panel appears to just fly off the page. HAWKMAN #4 is absolutely a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Sep 12, 2018

    It looks like next issue will wrap up this arc and I am not only looking forward to seeing how this story ends, but I really want to see where Venditti and Hitch will lead the character once they have completed their reintroduction. Who knows? Maybe this version of Hawkman will stick around for a while. I hope he does. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    This story of reincarnation and ancient enemies has been a fascinating and unpredictable experiment with some of the best art in DC Comics at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2019

    Hawkman continues to be excellent. While it is playing somewhat episodic at the moment with the story as it revisits various areas, they're great touching stones on the range of what the property has been through over the decades and is a fun way to kind of connect it all. Venditti is definitely having fun here because it doesn't limit what he gets to write while the art team isn't working on just the same settings issue after issue. Making sure you get the other uniforms right may be a task but it's one that just makes the book all the more enjoyable. This is a lot of fun and has me wanting to pull out my old Katar books. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2018

    Hawkman #4 overall was a solid issue. Another cool interaction with another Hawkman, another cool aerial combat scene, and plenty of wonder to take from the artwork that captured the beauty of the scenery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Sep 14, 2018

    Ill say what Ive been saying since I started reviewing this series. If youre a fan of Hawkman then its amazing to see him soar once again, especially in a book written by someone who both cares and respects his mythos. I hope this book goes beyond this plot with the Deathbringers because this series is a truly good read and for any fans of the character in any of his forms. This is a delight to read, especially with this books future promising some classic Silver Age action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Sep 14, 2018

    This issue moved the story forward, but if readers are just jumping on this title, reading this issue could confuse them. Especially considering how confusing the Hawkman mythos was previously to this title. But Venditti is cleaning up that mythos in a very compelling and exciting storyline, so I would suggest to any of those readers to definitely go back and read the first three issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Sep 12, 2018

    Hawkman #4 is a gorgeous book, in keeping with the formula established by the previous three issues, and is a fun, brisk read that serves as a new reader's tour through Hawkman's history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 12, 2018

    While the travel across space and time can be a bit jarring at points, Hawkman #4 includes a fun cliffhanger that definitely begs you to pick up the next book. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 14, 2018

    All in all, an engaging issue from start to finish that does need more clues as this issue did at times feel like a filler. Nonetheless, I'm invested to see where this all ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 12, 2018

    I do have some issues with the repetitive nature of the plot, but the art is a serious win for me. The detail and the colouring together produce one beautiful book, and one that should be read by a lot more people. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 20, 2018

    The Thanagarians look like the classic Hawkworld series from the 1990s. Its great. Thats the problem. The series looks right and just like Hawkman and uses the visual language of Hawkman although the helmet of the current Hawkman annoys me. The inking of the series has improved a bit and makes Bryan Hitchs loose pencils stronger. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 12, 2018

    While I'm still on board with this book, it really needs to change some things up because its way of telling the story at hand is becoming repetitive and because of that, a bit boring.  Hopefully this changes as the series goes on and the art remains strong because this should be an important book for all it's trying to do to the character.   Read Full Review

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