Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Robinson and Tan on Hawkman Post-Flashpoint?

With yesterday's announcement, it looks like the rumor mill has begun cranking once again!

From Comic Book Resources:

Hawkman #1 - While fans have known a "Hawkman" series by James Robinson has been in the works since the writer mentioned it on a panel at New York Comic Con, Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston has been reporting the rumor that the book will be drawn by "Batman & Robin" and "Outsiders" artist Philip Tan.

We here at Being Carter Hall have long suspected that this series was in the works, and Robinson and Tan is a team I can get behind.  Only concern from me for this pair is Tan's tendency to run behind schedule, which was what necessitated Kieth Giffen's entry into Outsiders.  Still, another shot for Hawkman in a solo title is nothing to sneeze at, especially if this reboot is as far-reaching and as absolute.  It would give Robinson a clean slate continuity wise to just tell good Hawkstories.  

And hopefully Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman will be along for the ride too.

So what do you folks think?  Is this rumor reason to be happy?


Brainy Pirate said...

I think there's a hint of Hawkman's helmet in that picture of the new JLA that was released yesterday. Maybe he'll be in two platforms now?

Luke said...

With a supposed lineup of 14 heroes, I would say he's probably going to at least be a reserve member. I don't have much faith in Jim Lee keeping a schedule though!

Mr P said...

I've heard that Philip Tan also has Deadline issues.

To be honest, I'm likely to pass on the new JLA book. I felt rather burned by Meltzer's relaunch a few years ago and while I generally like DC's top characters, I also find them kind of boring as a group.

I'm a big fan of the Satellite Era JLA, but it was Hawkman, the Atom, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Red Tornado, Elongated Man, and Firestorm that I found to consistently be the most interesting ones there.

I'm much more likely to be picking up the new JSA title.