Hawkman #8

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 30
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Next stop: Krypton! As Hawkman's intergalactic road trip continues, the next location on his itinerary is the ruins of Krypton, the alleged location of the super-weapon that will help him stop the Deathbringers. There, he's suddenly whisked away to Krypton's final moments and meets his past-life predecessor, Catar-Ol. Hawkman tries to learn the final fate of the super-weapon, but the planet goes boom before Carter can get the goods. Looks like it might be time for Plan B...

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 16, 2019

    Hawkman has now passed the point of being a surprise and is now a reliable and consistently entertaining book for DC. Venditti and Hitch have made this one of the best reads each month from DC. Its not too late to climb on the bandwagon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 16, 2019

    Filled full of fantasy and an adventurous spirit, Hawkman is one of those rare books that just doesn't quit! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Jan 16, 2019

    Hawkman continues to be a glorious saga of exploration that inspires and touches. This is superhero comics at their absolute finest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Jan 17, 2019

    This issue made me want to follow Hawkman on his journey, to see how he is going to defeat the threat of death and hopelessness in front of him and find that hope. I want to find out how he finds a way to soar. And I know he will. Because he is Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 16, 2019

    The eighth issue sets up the confrontation to come, and I await eagerly how this will affect the Earth and how Hawkman might defeat them. This is a character who tends to get a book and see it canceled down the road, so buy this book. It is a classic example of old school superhero comics that expertly advances a character to their next evolution, while not forgetting where it came from. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 30, 2019

    Hawkman continues to be among the best ongoing titles at DC today. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Jan 16, 2019

    HAWKMAN #8 is emotionally heavy and deep. If you love Superman lore, you'll like this issue. The artwork is incredible and perfectly captures the final day of Krypton. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 16, 2019

    It's a story of a man's fight for redemption against an interdimensional backdrop, and it's easily the best story the character's had since the Johns run in the early 2000s. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 16, 2019

    Hawkman #8 proves once again that there is nothing wrong with having a superhero book like Hawkman that is endearing. The destination is only as important as what you get out of the journey. This introduction to Catar-Ol of Krypton was as heartwarming as the reunion of Carter Hall and Ray Palmer. You think you have gotten the best out of the story one minute, and then you would be proven wrong with another excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jan 16, 2019

    Hawkman #8 is a joy to read, and a sterling example of how continuity can be integrated into a superhero comic without making it intimidating and repellan to new readers. The art is top-notch, and the ongoing story captivating. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 14, 2020

    Venditti continues to do a great job here of a character-driven storyline while Hitch and Currie put together a beautiful book no matter the locale and the demands of it. Very, very, recommended as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 16, 2019

    Not much happens here. The recap annoyed me but Bryan Hitch's art just sends a jolt through my body. His pencils, along with inks by Andrew Currie and Andy Owens, coupled with Jeremiah Skipper's amazing colours, give us one of the best-looking books currently being published, hands down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Jan 20, 2019

    If youve been reading this series so far, then this should be considered yet another issue of the same high quality as you've come to expect. The mystery deepens as everything looks hopeless, all while things look to get a lot worse. Basically, if youve been enjoying this classic heros return then theres absolutely no reason to stop reading now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 16, 2019

    Arguably the best issue of Venditti's run, Hawkman #8 kicks off a new story arc that's bound to please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jan 16, 2019

    Another great issue! It's a slower paced issue than previous issues, but it explores an important element to the entire Deathbringers arc. It also connects Hawkman to Supermans past in a unique way that readers will enjoy. The last panel has me excited for the next few issues since it seems as if the Deathbringers arc may soon hit its climax. Overall, this title continues to be my favorite ongoing series out there… I like it so much, it almost makes me feel guilty since Hal Jordan is my favorite superhero Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 21, 2019

    "Hawkman" #8 sets the stage for a pulse-pounding finale to the Deathbringer storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 16, 2019

    Hawkman sadly continues to disappoint me as we pretty much have an issue about two guys talking about the destruction of Krypton, while leaving all of the cool details about this series as a mystery that we'll hopefully get later.  I enjoyed the art in this issue, as I have the previous ones, but this snail paced story-telling is killing me. Read Full Review

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