Hawkman #9

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The Deathbringers know where Hawkman is-and now they're coming to Earth to claim him! Carter will need to put all the clues together and fast if he's going to save the world from mass destruction!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 13, 2019

    This is Carter Hall the way he was meant to be! A truly terrific title that gives a grand Golden Age hero his due! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Feb 15, 2019

    Ive said it in practically every review for this series, but this is the best ongoing book on the shelves right now. If you arent reading it yet, I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 13, 2019

    I said last time that Hawkman is a great character with a book that usually suffers from early cancellation. I'd love for this to not be the case with this installment of Hawkman. Venditti and company are churning out the best Hawkman story in decades. Overall, I love this issue and can't wait for the next one to drop in March. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 18, 2019

    Hawkmancontinues to be the hottest, most well-constructed book coming from DC Comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 13, 2019

    This book continues to impress me each outing and the Venditti/Hitch creative team remains one of my favorites right now in DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hawkworld - Tim Board Feb 13, 2019

    This issue didn't really move the story ahead too far, and we will have to wait to see what solution Hawkman comes up with. But with Venditti's writing and Hitch and company's art, it's going to be a wild, shocking and soaring ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Feb 14, 2019

    Soaring bright as ever, Hawkman continues to forge forward with Hitch's dynamic storytelling and Venditti's grasp of the winged wonder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Feb 12, 2019

    The issue ends with Carter on his knees, forced there by Idamm, his old ally when he was the leader of the Deathbringers. As he looks defeated as he watches the city of London be put in ruin, of course we see the predictable rise of the hero. But Venditti does such a great job making you second guess what will truly happen. With all the craziness that has taken place thus far, how could he not throw in a curve ball right at the last second? Last few issues or not, Venditti has made me a Hawkman fan, quite possibly for life. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 15, 2020

    Hawkman has been building to this confrontation since the series launched and while it does feel abrupt that the Deathbringers are there already it's an easy piece to kind of kick off to the side. What we get is the big threat with promises of help from the Justice League and the Green Lantern Corps, or at least Xanadu assumes they'll show up, but it's likely to be all about Carter and connecting the pieces of his past together in the right way. There's a lot to like here as it moves a mile a minute but it feels natural and earned even if you do want to smack Carter around a bit for how he acts early on. It's a solid issue that looks great and sets us up for what's to come next perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 13, 2019

    Hawkman #9 was a fast read, but all the same got us to where we need to be when the Deathbringers make their presence know on Earth. Great set-up, execution, and finishing things off with a taste of what we have to anticipate when it is all or nothing against a force that is deadlier than what we were led to believe initially. Never take for granted a book that knows how to keep you at the edge of your seat between mysteries and revelations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 13, 2019

    Over the last few issues, this series has become more plot-heavy and improved as a result. This issue feels like a step back, relying more on Bryan Hitch's spectacular visuals and a lot of splash pages as the Deathbringers descend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 13, 2019

    Arguably the most exciting book in Venditti's Hawkman run, this issue has page-turning action from the moment you flip over the cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 13, 2019

    We turn a page in the way this series has been playing out, in that we're actually doing something new and because of that the story feels exciting again.  The art in this issue is great and I can't wait to jump back into the next issue to see what our hero will do when confronted against his ultimate evil.  The biggest complaint here is that it goes by way too fast for what we get out of it, but that's not saying what we get isn't fun.   Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 18, 2019

    The dialogue is a little over-wrought, and I'd have enjoyed a bit more context, but the art is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 13, 2019

    I'm disappointed with the plotting of the issue but the art is amazing. I still want to see where this story goes and I'm sure Hitch and Venditti will deliver. Read Full Review

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