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Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1

Writer: Danny Fingeroth Artist: Mike Manley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.1Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the '90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories!
•  First, an untold story from Darkhawk's early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley!
•  Then explore the winged hero's cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito.
•  Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!


  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Apr 15, 2021

    Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1 is a powerful and memorable issue. It's a true celebration of the character, telling a story that both he and his loyal fans deserve. This is an issue that raised my fading hope, giving me a reason to believe we'll be seeing more of Darkhawk someday. Hopefully soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Apr 12, 2021

    Three stories guaranteed to delight any fan of Darkhawk. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 14, 2021

    There's a great, solemn contemplative tone to this story that is engaging. The art is amazing as well and you get the sense that this is just the beginning rather than the end for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 12, 2021

    This is a good one-shot that celebrates Darkhawk, but also sets up the reader for more to come. Editor Darren Shan has done a great job curating a book that not only honors the past but does so in the anthology format that's usually a collection of random tales. Not so here, as each builds off the last and making a strong case for fans to want more Darkhawk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Apr 13, 2021

    I went from knowing next to nothing about Nighthawk to looking forward to a future series from this 30th-anniversary issue. ‘Nuff said! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Apr 16, 2021

    This is a quick 12-minute read but worth it as it hints at things to come for both Marvel and Darkhawk. For fans of the hero, it's a must-buy, but and for others, it's a good sedge way into a character that fans love but many mainstream fans may not have heard of. If all else fails many will buy it for the stunning Lee cover that collectors will snap up and seal into CGC plastic for eternity! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Apr 15, 2021

    As a '90s kid, I love Darkhawk and this anthology is a great showcase of what the character is capable of. It's a mix of endings and new beginnings, all tied together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 12, 2021

    For a character that is basically a mix and mash of Spider-Mans responsibility schtick, Iron Man or Rom's armour, Falcon's wings and Wolverine's claws, Darkhawk was well received. During he publishing life, it did feel like Marvel were trying to pimp into every book; there's no shame in that, after all that's how Dazzler got her big gig! This book is a love letter to all the Darkhawk fans, giving the character a new lease of life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Apr 14, 2021

    There's a lot to love here about Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk, and it sets up the character for a promising future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BronzeAgeHuman Apr 23, 2021

    This was a really solid celebration of Darkhawk's history, and a little bit more. The three short stories are set in the character's street hero days, his cosmic era, and his future, respectively.

    The first is both written and drawn in the style of his early 90's issues, and even makes clever passing references to things that were going on in the series at that time. By modern standards, it probably seems a little cheesy, but as an homage? It's just about perfect. This is a story that really would fit in nearly seamlessly with the era it's celebrating.

    The second story does a similar thing with what DH was up to in the 2000's, paling around with Nova in space and such. I don't have quite the same nostalgia for tha more

  • 9.0
    BGCPComicCon Apr 16, 2021

    Review – Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1

    Story by Dan Abnett, Kyle Higgins, Danny Fingeroth

    Art by Le Beau Underwood, Andrea Di Vito, Juanan Ramirez, Mike Manley

    Colours by Chris Sotomayor, Sebastian Cheng, Erick Arciniega

    Letters by Travis Lanham

    Cover by Inhyuk Lee

    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Release Date: 14th April 2021

    2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Darkhawk’s 1991 debut in Darkhawk 1, a title that ran for 50 issues while the character himself had stints alongside the New Warriors, Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    This is a tribute issue and a hope of things to come! From early 90s action to post-Annihilation p more

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 18, 2021

    I am astonished that Marvel has found even more writers (besides Chad Bowers and Chris Sims) who want to try to make Darkhawk happen. With that bitchy line hopefully establishing my level of interest in/appreciation of the character, I'll say I was pleasantly surprised by this anthology. I liked the trick of tying all 3 strips together with an over-arching story, and the notion of actual character development in the future was a bit promising. But the first strip is letting the team down with shabby art and excruciating (both dated and poorly-crafted) writing.

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Apr 15, 2021

    Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Danny Fingeroth @danny_fingeroth ; Dan Abnett @dabnett ; Kyle Higgins @kyledhiggins
    Artist: Mike Manley @drawmanley ; Andrea Di Vito @andreadivitoart & Le Beau Underwood @lebeauunderwoodinker ; Juanan Ramírez @juananramirez
    Colors: Chris Sotomayor @sotocolor; Sebastian Cheng @sebastianchengcolor ; Erick Arciniega @erick.arciniega
    Letters: Travis Lanham @immortalandroid
    Cover: Logan Lubera @loganx37 & Rachelle Rosenberg @rachelle_cheri

    A trio of short stories highlighting the ultimate 90’s character, Darkhawk! The first story showcases Chris attempting to gain intel on the Bazin crime family until the untimely arrival more

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Ah yes, my favourite hero..... Kevin....... Hawk.........e?

  • 5.0

    This was fiiine. I've never been an avid Darkhawk reader, so... But I liked how each story showed how the character has evolved since his introduction. However, if this was supposed to make me excited for more Darkhawk, it failed!

  • 3.0
    JHugh Apr 15, 2021

    This was pretty bad and generic writing. Artwork was the only thing I enjoyed about it. Definitely wouldn't pick up the second issue.

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 15, 2021

  • 6.0
    Takory Mar 14, 2023

  • 5.5
    Drasek83 Jul 25, 2022

  • 2.0
    wing81 May 19, 2021

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