So, after all the previews and hype, The Savage Hawkman #9 was released yesterday. New creative team, new direction -- it all starts here. So what's the verdict?
Oh yeah. It's on.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but the earnest script by Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton is a great fit for Carter Hall. We learn some new facets of our hero and his civilian life. New mysteries are introduced about the Nth Metal, and those who would possess it, as well as the origins of Hawkman himself. We meet some new villains, and there's the promise of even more foes. And all of it looks amazing, thanks to the pencils of Joe Bennett, the inks of Art Thibert, and the colors of Jason Wright. I'll always be a fan of Philip Tan, but this new art crew seems born to handle the adventures of the Winged Wonder.
I'll admit, I was very skeptical when Rob Liefeld was announced as the new writer of this book. But Rob, Mark, Joe, and the entire team working on Savage Hawkman have really made this Hawkfan believe.
Let's pick up the axe and fly, folks. It's time to soar.