Hawkman #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 29
8.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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The time-and-space-tossed Hawkman arrives at his latest destination, the sub-atomic world known as the Microverse. Luckily, he meets an old friend there-his longtime Justice League partner the Atom. Ray Palmer learns that the past lives of Carter Hall leave clues for the Winged Wonder to follow. Too bad the next clue leads them to a thinking planet known as Moz-Ga, who's thinking he'd like very much to destroy Hawkman and Atom!

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Oct 12, 2018

    The issue was a big leap forward in the current story, but this issue's most lasting impression was the friendship of two heroes. With all the fighting going on between heroes in the comics and movies lately, it was a breath of fresh air to see Hawkman and Carter as we remembered them to be; two heroes who love each other as brothers, and who will always continue their friendship no matter how many years have passed. May we all have a friendship like that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 10, 2018

    An adventurous tale that flies to new heights with every turn of the page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 13, 2018

    If you're in the group of comics readers that isn't buying this series (and based on the sales figures of about 27k sold for #4, that's a lot of you), run-- don't walk-- to your LCS and putHawkmanon your pull list. You'd be hard pressed to find a more thoughtful, fun, and beautiful comic on the shelves right now. What a great time to be alive! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    Hawkman has really kind of come out of nowhere to quickly become one of my favorite titles of 2018. It's taken a fresh approach on a convoluted character and has soared. This is the next era of DC Rebirth at its finest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Oct 11, 2018

    Is very nice to see one of the best team-up of the golden age of comics together again, I hope at some point to see again the Blue and Gold or Green Lantern " Green Arrow team-ups, this new resurrection of Carter Hall seems to augur many Good things for Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Oct 28, 2018

    While there may be some minor change-ups to the creative team with Skipper taking over for Alex Sinclair, that hasnt steered them off course from telling a unique and compelling story. They are taking Hawkman in bold, new, and exciting directions that have stuck a cord with readers. Wherever Carter ventures after his mission in The Microverse, it will no doubt leave readers excited for the journey ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 15, 2018

    It's a terrific series that's accessible to new readers, but offers a real treat for long-time fans as it combines the best of the past with a bright promise for the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    Even Bryan Hitchs artwork whom Ive been very critical of in this series is delightful this issue. The inking is stronger and the Microverse setting apt for Hitchs style. While I continue to dislike how he draws Hawkmans helmet, Hitchs Atom is very fine-looking. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Oct 10, 2018

    As Ive been saying since I started reviewing this book, you really need to pick this one up. But you especially need to pick up this latest issue. Its a glorious slice of Silver Age goodness, and with two classic heroes on board this arc looks set to tell a memorable tale for both heroes – regardless of what size they are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    . Shifting from sci-fi to fantasy to the modern day within an issue, every installment is a surprise and I can't wait to see where this series goes next. It's been well over a decade since Hawkman was this compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 15, 2018

    If you enjoy mainstream super hero comics then you must give Hawkman a try. Hawkman presents the reader with classic super hero themes wrapped up in intelligent writing and kick ass action. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Oct 10, 2018

    HAWKMAN #5 centers around Hawkman and the Atom, teaming up once again, just like old times. As always, the visuals are dynamic and amazing. Although the storyline is becoming repetitive, HAWKMAN #5 is a decent issue worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2018

    It did not hurt one bit at a stage like this for Hawkman to find himself able to run into a familiar face. Hawkman #5 opened us up to what has been a thrilling next destination for Carter Hall when finally able to find some direction in his mission. He just needed the right nudge, even if that meant fighting a planet that isn't too welcoming to strangers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 24, 2019

    Hawkman continues to be a hell of a lot of fun. Bringing him into Ray's orbit for a bit is a delight and it continues on in the next issue as there's a bit of fighting still to go. It's just a delight to see these two together as they've got the history to work with and Ray's great with his enthusiasm in trying to figure out what's going on with Carter, helping to smooth out the narrative a little more. Bryan Hitch makes this a great read with how he brings the Microverse to life as well but also just in showing off Ray's place and the big action sequence with all the craziness there. It's a very fun issue coming after four previous fun and engaging issues to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 10, 2018

    With the direction this title is heading, I'm sold on a Hawkman comic for the first time in a long while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2018

    If you only read one comic about a sentient planet possessed by a ghost wizard this week, make it Hawkman #5! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Oct 11, 2018

    If you enjoy adventures, deep character moments, true friendship and gorgeous art " and who doesn't? " you should not miss "Hawkman" #5. The paths forward are many and all lead to exciting situations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    This is a very simple issue; it's got some pacing problems but the characters and their dynamics are great, and the art is stellar. I'd still recommend picking this series up, perhaps even for the art alone. Good thing the story is some fun too. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 10, 2018

    I mostly enjoyed Hawkman #5; it was a fun story that harkened back to the golden age era. I do wish we would stop focusing on Hawkman's past and just let him do some adventure stuff orhave some kind of other stories though. The art, for the most part, is good sequential work. There is one big error in Hawkman #5. In one panel toward the beginning, The Atom is supposed to be explaining to Hawkman that he is in the Microverse but the balloon dialogue boxes are on the wrong characters. In all fairness, I am reading an early digital review copy so hopefully, this got fixed. But it is a pretty big error and it threw me off for a few seconds. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 10, 2018

    While some fans nostalgia might be kicked into overdrive with the sight of Hawkman and The Atom, this team-up doesn't really feel earned from what we've seen leading up to it and while I continue to love the art in this book, the story is getting pretty bland and I don't know how DC plans on getting non Hawkman fans on the trolley with this approach.  Read Full Review

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