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Hawkman: Found #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 44
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

One of DC'S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history's most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a mysterious man tries to piece together what happened to Hawkman, and how it all connects to the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 27, 2017

    Its a damn shame this isnt ready to spin into a series, as Lemire has a firm grasp of what Hawkman currently is, what he has been, and what he should be. As I mentioned, this could easily have been a Rebirth book, but its a fine addition to the Metal adventure. Heres hoping we get more Hawkman soon and that the creators at least follow the lead Lemire and company give them here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 27, 2017

    A short-but-essential digression fromMetal's main goings-on,Hawkman: Found stands quite well on its own. With a moving story, refined visuals, and beginner-friendly accessibility, this may well be my favorite book to come from this entire event. Whether you're intoMetal or not, you should giveHawkman: Found a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 27, 2017

    What we're left with, ultimately, is a compelling Hawkman story with a dramatic twist ending that doesn't quite make us care about Hawkman yet Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 27, 2017

    This issue leads into Metal #5 so itll be interesting to see how big a role this issue plays in the remaining issues of the mini series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 27, 2017

    We don't get the entire story of Katar's capture but we get enough to know shit is really real. Lemire, Nowlan, and Hitch perfectly integrate Hawkman's piece of the Metal puzzle in this one-shot. Things continue to look bleak for our hero adding to an already incredible story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 27, 2017

    Hawkman Found #1 isn't a critical Dark Nights: Metal tie-in, but it is a well-crafted one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 28, 2017

    While this may not be the most significant of Metal tie-ins, it is a good introduction to the character of Hawkman. In many ways, it lets you know exactly the kind of hero he is. Along with Hitch and companys artwork, this is a comic I can recommend. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 27, 2017

    Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch'sHawkman: Found (2017-) #1 is a riveting work that successfully progresses the Dark Nights: Metal story forward. Since the beginning of this story, fans have been asking about Hawkman and his whereabouts, and now, finally, Lemire reveals some added details after it was found in Dark Nights: Metal #4 that Carter Hall had become the Dragon of Barbatos, the Keeper of the Dark Forge. It should come as no surprise that, after reading this book, there are still a good deal of unanswered questions that surround Carter Hall. Overall,Hawkman: Found (2017-) #1 is an impressive work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Dec 27, 2017

    In conclusion, this is a strong issue by Jeff Lemire and definetly makes me more excited for what he is working on in the future. He also uses this issue to beef up Metal in a way that is even more better and exciting. Tie-ins like these are really what is causing Metal to be a really great event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Dec 27, 2017

    Buy, as this story connects what is going on in Dark Nights: Metal and explains Hawkmans place in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Dec 27, 2017

    Great story to fill in the gaps of the larger Metal narrative, but there was a profound sense that there was more to be told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 27, 2017

    While this results in a rather trippy read as we see Hall fighting his way through some kind of psychic landscape, it succeeds in its goal. That and the artwork by Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowland make this issue worth reading, even if it isn't much of a tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Dec 28, 2017

    Wow… this issue was not only beautifully written but also beautifully illustrated as the blockbuster team of Lemire and Hitch delivered a thoroughly enjoyable and mysterious story of Hawkman with some great unexpected twists. Given that the Batman and Superman of the DCU ended up face to face with this twisted version of Hawkman in the last issue of Dark Nights, this comic added some additional insight the missing Carter. More importantly, Lemire pays homage to what has come before him and here's hoping that we'll see an upcoming ongoing from this brilliant creative team! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 30, 2017

    So I'm glad to see Hawkman return - but I'm still wondering how that return will shake out. And what about Hawkwoman? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Dec 31, 2017

    The team behind Hawkman: Found #1 is a powerhouse, and they deliver. The issue is exciting and carries weight, even for those not reading the main event, but who are eager to see the character's return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 27, 2017

    I had high hopes for this issue. Hawkman, hell the entire JSA, has been MIA for sometime. This book, probably more than others seems to be setting the stage for the new range of books that are feeding off the Metals storyline. As such, I think that that the impact of this book depends on the following issues of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 28, 2017

    Amongst the deluge of Dark Nights: Metal one-shot books, Hawkman Found #1 stands out. Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan deliver vivid visuals and Jeff Lemire writes an interesting and straightforward script that distills exactly who Hawkman is while telling us what happened to him without clumsy exposition or schmaltzy tirades. This is a convincing and efficacious reintroduction to a classic superhero setting him up to reclaim his rightful place in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Brian Clements Dec 27, 2017

    Writer Jeff Lemire does an excellent job working in some key elements of dreams and nightmares that purport to represent some inner turmoil. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Dec 27, 2017

    This DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in doesn't move much forward, but it continues to hint that Hawkman plays a larger part in the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 29, 2017

    As a return to DC Comics, Hawkman Found shows what Lemire brings to the table and why fans ought to be excited. He understands superheroes and works well even within the constraints of an odd event comic like this one. Above all of that his collaboration with Hitch and Nowlan reveals a writer who provides the best possible script for his artist so that they can make it soar. With any luck, some or all of these creators may finally be the ones to solve a problem like Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Dec 27, 2017

    Ultimately, Hawkman: Found #1 isn't essential reading, and that's a shame. Lemire is capable of delivering interesting and fun stories, and while this book is both of those, it's hindered somewhat by the constraints of being one of the least important Metal tie-ins from the perspective of the overall event narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Dec 29, 2017

    Jeff Lemire can always find a way to make you relate to a character, so giving him a character who's not the most popular isn't a bad call. It let's us know what's been going on, but doesn't add much to the overall story. Plus, the style of writing has more personality than the art does. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 27, 2017

    Kevin Nowlan is a good inker for Bryan Hitch because he solidifies the looseness of the latter. The first version of Hawkman drawn by Hitch looked like the classic version without the trunk and much of the pouches and gear. He looked clean. The one that we see fly away at the end of the issue is has a whole chest armour instead of a harness and metal wings instead of the traditional feathery grey pinions. Im less thrilled with this depiction of Hawkman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 31, 2017

    In short, this issue is a good start towards returning Hawkman to prominence, and I'd love to see an ongoing Hawk-series from this creative team, as it seems like they have a lot of interesting ideas in mind for the lawman from Thanagar. Hawkman Found #1 is actually a bit surprising, and while it feels too short and too unresolved, the story being delivered is intense and engaging, and even a bit metatextual. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 27, 2017

    This issue was really disappointing because it didn't do anything to break new ground in the Metal story and only gave us a glimpse that Carter Hall is still around somewhere, but no ideas about how or why he is what he currently is in the Metal story.  Just a bunch of things that don't mean anything to the event but thankfully, we had some great art by Bryan Hitch that really made this bearable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 27, 2017

    The art by Bryan Hitch is decent and there's lots of styles of characters mixed together. There's so good angles and snapshots of the action but like the story, the art misses the mark a bit failing to deliver that “holy shit” moment of excitement. Read Full Review

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