The Savage Hawkman #1

The Savage Hawkman #1

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Carter Hall's skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins but will the doctor's latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive! Witness the start of a new action series from writer Tony S. Daniel and artist Philip Tan that will take Hawkman where no hero has flown before!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 29, 2011

    Overall, if Daniel manages to stick to his established plot elements, he just might have another hit on his hands with The Savage Hawkman. All the parts are in place. Lets see what heights they take us to. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Oct 4, 2011

    The book has promise and the art is excellent. I'd say it's worth a few issues to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Waylon Wernette Sep 29, 2011

    Overall I really liked this new Hawkman, but I wish they would have given me just a little bit more. As a life long Hawkman fan I am definitely checking out the second issue, but I can't help but wonder if they did enough to keep new fans hooked. Time will tell... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 28, 2011

    Wow. This book was a surprise. A solid start to a new story featuring a character I'm usually not to fond of. I love the set-up of Carter trying to put his past behind him only to be dragged right back into battle, and the book had solid writing from Tony Daniel. Phillip Tan and Sunny Gho's art was fantastic throughout the book, and Hawkman's new outfit is pretty awesome. I still don't understand the NTH metal business nor Hawkman's power-set or who he is. Lastly, the black alien liquid that becomes a monster just reminds me of Marvel's symbiotes, and there's no way around that. This was a solid start to a new series, and I recommend the book! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 28, 2011

    There's not a lot new or unique going on in The Savage Hawkman #1, but the mystery of just what the deal with Nth Metal is going to turn out to be should prove fertile ground for subsequent issues. If you like the look of this severe, pointy-armored hardass enough to want to see him beat things up, you'll likely be satisfied with this series. For others, we may have to give it another issue or two to let us further inside of the head of Carter Hall to figure out why we should find him interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2011

    The Savage Hawkman was a title I was very keen on from the start having really enjoyed various incarnations of the character over the years but I hated that there wasn't any singular vision to just make him a bit more simple. He was always an overly complicated character because of the different versions and this one essentially gives us another one. This isn't a good jumping on point for the character as we don't get to know much about who he was, why he's really making a break from things or what he's done with his human side of life either other than the work he has. There's a ton of questions here and there is appeal with that, but there also needed to be more of a connection drawn here and more explanations of who he is, both for long time fans and new ones jumping on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - OtterDisaster Sep 29, 2011

    I found the straightforward nature of this issue to be refreshing. Couple that with a distinctive art style, and you have a nice overall package, and a really good first issue. I think this book is what the New 52 is all about, re-inventing an older character, giving us a fresh story without a lot of baggage. The Savage Hawkman #1 earns a solid 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 28, 2011

    I knew next to nothing about Hawkman coming in, and I still feel like I'm somehow not up to speed. I didn't hate this book, but it didn't capture my attention, either. I'll admit that there may be interesting references and foreshadowing that I missed because I'm not familiar with the character. However, judging solely from the dramatic arc and characterizations in this book, I don't feel the need to add this one to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Oct 3, 2011

    When I offered our wonderfully prolific writer Ray Tate the opportunity to give up reviewing Superman or Savage Hawkman, there was no surprise after reading this issue why he happily obliged. To at least this reviewer, both of these DC titles had high expectations, and to put it bluntly, they both failed. One more than the other, perhaps, yet, regardless, reviewing either was certainly "pick your poison." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 30, 2011

    Daniel picks up the reader like a hitchhiker with this story, bringing us along for the remainder of the journey while leaving us in the dark as to where he (and the protagonist) came from in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 4, 2011

    If you've always wanted Hawkman to be more like Witchblade then this is your comic. For everyone else, however, it's a huge disappointment. Pass. Read Full Review

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