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Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders version) and Hawkman (Carter Hall) also feature in the . Fashion-Based Relationship Cue: During the comic's Silver Age era, as a. Hawkman (Carter Hall) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published In the early s, Hawkman is instrumental in denying his son and other JSA children membership in the JSA, leading directly to the . Hawkman and Hawkgirl manage to destroy Lord Eye, but are caught in the explosion. Murphy Anderson Hawkman, #26 Hawkgirl, Vintage Comics, Vintage Comic Books, .. Plus, the relationship between Carter and Kendra takes a startling turn as.
During the war, Hawkman and Hawkgirl fought tooth and nail against their own kind, and became exiles for it. Well, they would have, if what happened next made any sense at all. By the time rolled around, it was the Hawks turn. There was a darker feel to the subject matter, dealing with societal corruption, racism, and imperialism.
It was a tale of a slightly different Thanagar, and a slightly different Hawkman. Thanagar became a hollow utopia, drunk off the power of conquering worlds, using its subjugated peoples as slaves for the Towers and shunting the rest in a place called The Downside. Katar Hol is an amateur historian and policeman from the Towers, giving up a cushy job as an administrator to work shifts downside.
He longs for a time when Thanagar used to be its own culture, instead of relying on slaves and the work of other planets. He finds some solace in the traumatic things he sees by taking pills and losing himself in the high and the advances of Shayera Thaldaughter of administrator Thal Porvis.
Katar confronts the subversive and shoots him when he runs. Byth nails him on charges of patricide, and Katar is exiled for ten years. A few days after becoming a new inhabitant of the island, Katar comes across an alien, collecting feathers and attaching them to sticks to make a set of crude wings.
Katar waits until the creature has completed the wings and then kills it with a boulder, claiming the wings for himself.
Another creature of the same kind approaches and tells Katar the one he just killed was making the wings for Katar. Ashamed, Katar realizes he is not ready to leave the island. He befriends the second creature, trains with a sword and lives a monk-like existence on the island. They bear a striking resemblance to each other, which is later explained as the original Shayera being her mother, as a result of the scandalous pregnancy of 13 year old original Shayera by commissioner Andar Pul.
Shayera and Katar take down Byth together, but he escapes to Earth. They follow him, ready for a new adventure to unfold. In fact the Hawkworld miniseries was both well done and could have worked perfectly as an updated origin for the Silver Age Hawks post-Crisis on Infinite Earths. It was too popular. DC decided that they should capitalise on the success by making Hawkworld into an ongoing title.
The problem was, it was originally an origin story for characters that already existed and the new series ruined it by saying instead of happening in the past, the Hawkworld versions of the characters were happening right now — along side the older versions of the Silver Age Hawks that were still appearing in stories.
Earth 1 Katar and Hawkworld Katar, however, cannot. The decision was made that Earth 1 Katar was actually just Carter Hall come out of retirement to be a liason between Justice Society and Justice League, since Hawkman was a member of both. However, the Justice Society, including Hawkman, went into Limbo literally almost immediately post-Crisis. InGolden Eagle was retconned as a Californian surfer, unable to hold down a job.
The previous connection to Hawkman was gone. Instead, his past was a mystery, just as the origins of his costume and his powers. Aside from losing the linkage to Hawkman, most of the stories featuring the character are not contradicted with the new version. This brings most of the Earth-One continuity for the character into align with the New Earth established after Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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There is a second Golden Eagle that is a member of the Aryan Brigade. The thing is, the discrepancy caused by making the Hawkworld series ongoing that I mentioned in the last section needed to be resolved. There was a four year gap of Hawk stories that now made absolutely no sense. DC decided the best way to explain it was that the Silver Age Hawks we had been reading about were actually hitherto completely uncovered characters: OK, so he was a spy who appeared when Carter Hall disappeared and then pretended to be his son, and who acted and looked just liked the what we thought was Katar Hol.
It made zero sense. Inthe Thanagarian siblings known as Andar Nal and Andar Pul arrived on the planet Earth for the purpose of scientific study. The two were married and bythey gave birth to a son, Fel Andar. Andar Nal brought his son back to Thanagar so that he could be raised in the customary Thanagarian tradition. Many years later, the Thanagarians placed Fel Andar in charge of an undercover espionage mission on Earth.
Thanagar in the meanwhile, were conspiring with several other alien races in an effort to amass an Invasion force to conquer Earth Sharon Parker as Hawkwoman Andar had taken a human wife, Sharon Parker who had borne him a son … When Andar began his masquerade as Carter Hall Jr.
He murdered her, but she lived long enough to warn the Martian Manhunter about his deception, and Andar was forced to flee Earth. It does at least have a happy ending: He was sentenced to life imprisonment for his failure on Thanagar, but got the opportunity to try to reconcile with his estranged son during the Rann-Thanagar War By this time, Fel had renounced his past and wanted nothing more than peace, but he was murdered by Blackfire.
I mean, I disagree it even solved the problem it was meant to address very well, but it certainly made a bunch of new ones. Hawkman and Hawkwoman arrive on Earth, settling in Chicago during a series called Hawkworld written by John Ostrander, with early co-plotting by Timothy Truman. These interactions would lead to some rather interesting revelations: The series relaunched as Hawkman after 32 issues. It now explained that the Golden Age Hawks were actually, apparently, the inspiration for Paran to create the Wingmen.
Katar discovers that she had known Paran Katar, his father. She and Paran fell in love, and the two eloped with the Halls serving as witnesses. Thus, Naomi is his birth mother and Katar is a hybrid Human-Thanagarian.
What this does mean is that even the alien version of Hawkman is now half human! In the New 52, Hawkman initially went by Carter Hall and was an archaeologist. It was later revealed that this was an assumed identity somehowand that this Hawkman was actually a Thanagarian named Katar Hol.
He would later sacrifice himself alongside his JLU teammate Adam Strange in order to stop Despero from conquering the galaxy. Shayera calls him "peacock". With Shayera, until she broke up with him. Child of Two Worlds: He was known as the "Policeman of Two Worlds", but plays this trope straight when it's revealed that he has a human mother.
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Inverted, he prefers the old ways of Thanagar rather than the newer, assimilated culture Thanagar has become. Fan of the Past: On Thanagar, he collected a lot of Thanagarian artifacts before his culture assimilated with those they've conquered. Half-Thanagarian father's sidehalf-human mother's side.
With Oliver Queen, pre-Crisis. Pre-Crisis stories tend to depict him as this with Ray Palmer. Killed Off for Real: He was killed in the Hawkgod dimension after being separated from Carter Hall.Hawkgirl, Hawkman, and Batman vs. Shadow Thief
Pre-Crisis, nothing is mentioned about his mother. Post-Crisis, she's a human who's been living on Earth the whole before they reunited. Post-Crisis, he has a scar across the bridge of his nose. A drugged Katar Hol killed his father because his soon-to-be archenemy Byth told him he was smuggling weapons. Katar found out his dad was smuggling food and medicine to the oppressed lower-class citizens. Katar was around 18 at the time. He's referred to as an "alien cop" by Green Arrow.
In the Silver Agehe could talk with birds as a side-effect from the device that gave him knowledge of Earth. Post-Hawkworld, this trait was passed to Carter Hall. You Can't Go Home Again: He doesn't mind of course. He sees Earth as his true home. Charlie idolized Hawkman, who gave him a Thanagarian battlesuit and trained him to fight crime as Golden Eagle.
During an adventure with the Teen TitansCharlie was apparently killed. Years later, when Carter had apparently fallen in battle, Charlie resurfaced and took the identity of Hawkman and tried to seduce Kendra Saunders, the new Hawkgirl. She refused his advances and he tried to kill her, but Carter returned and stopped him. Charlie revealed that he was Ch'al Andar, the son of the impostors Fel Andar and Sharon Parker, and wanted revenge on Hawkman in the name of his father.
Carter defeated Charlie and brought him to Thanagar for trial. On Thanagar, Charlie was pardoned and became an officer on the Wingmen. During the Rann-Thanagar War, he was reunited with his father, who pled with him to give up his plans of revenge just before he was killed by Blackfire.
He is currently living on Thanagar and has apparently abandoned his crusade against Carter Hall. He's half-Thanagarian on his father's side, and human on his mother's side. He always idolized Hawkman before becoming Golden Eagle. Shiera Saunders Hall The modern-day reincarnation of the Egyptian princess Chay-Ara, Hawkwoman originally known as Hawkgirl has been reborn throughout the ages with her lover, Hawkman. She was a member of both the Justice Society and the League, though she was denied League membership until the move to their sattelite because she was deemed redundant with Hawkman.
Shiera was exiled to Limbo with Carter after the Crisis on Infinite Earthsand escaped with him as well. She was merged into the composite Hawkman during Zero Hour! Back from the Dead: In addition to the Hawkworld mess, her name was originally "Sanders", but was changed to "Saunders" with the JSA relaunch to tie her to Speed Saunders.
He never told her about his Thanagarian origin. Eventually, Sharon discovered the truth about her husband and exposed him to the Justice League. For this betrayal, Andar murdered her. She worked her way up into the Wingmen police, where she met Katar Hol.
Shayera and Katar traveled to Earth to apprehend the shapeshifting criminal Byth. They succeeded, and after working together on Earth for some time, they fell in love and decided to leave the corrupt Thanagar behind them. Earth's media dubbed them the new Hawkwoman and Hawkman. When Katar was merged into the composite Hawkman during Zero Hour! He continued to appear in All-Star Comics until that book was cancelled inbringing DC's Golden Age of superhero comics to an end. During The Silver Age of Comic Bookshe was reinvented, this time as Katar Hol, a law enforcement agent from the planet Thanagar conveniently inhabited by Human Aliens who came to Earth along with his partner and wife Shayera to study Earth's crimefighting techniques, and they assumed the identities of museum curators Carter and Shiera Hall.
They also acted as superheroes using their Thanagarian uniforms and became known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl later renamed Hawkwoman. They soon joined the Justice Leaguethe modern version of the Justice Society, and even met the original Hawks during the League's team-ups with the Society which was established as having existed in the parallel universe called Earth At around this time, Hawkman appeared on Challenge of the Super Friends.
Since no one on that show was allowed to throw a punch, his prowess was portrayed as Basically, he could fly, and that's it — which for a super hero is like being able to tie your shoes.
Up to this point, there was no real confusion over the Hawkman characters. All of DC's titles were supposed to undergo a reboot afterwards; but due to poor editorial overseeing, some titles were rebooted but others were not.
More specifically, the original Silver Hawkman was initially still around after the Crisis, even having his own ongoing series again.
However, inTim Truman and John Ostrander wrote a miniseries called 'Hawkworld'; the idea was not to remove or recton the Silver Age Hawks as they were now, but rather to give their origin a more modern update. However, for whatever reason, it was decided that Hawkworld would turn out to have taken place in the present day, thus completely rebooting the Hawks, despite such a change occurring years after Crisis.
In the end, Silver Age Hawkman was reinvented as a Darker and Edgier character who had only recently arrived on Earth—but due to this change happening several years after the Crisis instead of right after it, Hawkman was still supposed to have been a member of the League for years! They explained this by claiming that the winged heroes in the League were actually the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl since all DC characters now existed in one universe and, later, that a Thanagarian spy had joined the team as Hawkman.
This idea was poorly received and his series was soon cancelled.
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DC was so desperate over the mess that they actually forbade anybody from using the character for years. When the Justice League animated series was made, it was decided that Hawkgirl, rather than Hawkman, would be a member leading to an entire generation that consider Shayera, rather than Katar, to be "the" Justice League Hawk. A Hawkman expyHro Talak, was introduced in the series as her former lover and a bad guy! Even later, an actual Hawkman character Carter Hall, following a variation of the Golden Age reincarnation origin was also introduced in the cartoon.
Back in the comics, DC tried to exploit Hawkgirl's post-cartoon popularity by having a variation of her take over the new Hawkman comic book, but it didn't work and it too was soon canceled. Hawkman was finally brought back in the pages of the new Justice Society comic series, with a new origin that explains that both Khufu and his mate have reincarnated many times, including as Katar and Shayera.
Inthe entire DC Universe was rebooted, erasing all the history good or bad of most characters including Hawkman.
Hawkman had his own self-titled book which established him as Carter Hall Hawkgirl Kendra Saunders again is featured in James Robinson's Earth-2but isn't connected to the Hawkman mythos, being neither a reincarnation or alien. Katar would eventually die in the Death of Hawkman miniseries. Metal reintroduced the reincarnating Hawks, both having operated as Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the past.
Carter was introduced as being lost in the Dark Multiverse while Kendra Saunders this time with memories of her previous lives disposed of her Hawkgirl equipment and became Lady Blackhawk. Carter will be the lead in the new Hawkman series will begin in June ofwhile Kendra will be one of the main characters in a new Justice League series, now going by Hawkwoman.
Hawkgirl is a playable character in Injustice: