Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Read: The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #9

Issue: The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #9
Title: "3:10 To Thanagar"
Published Date: Jul 2011
Generation: Silver Age Katar and Chayera?  I guess?  
Retcon Status: Out of Continuity

Summary: Hawkman and Batman stop the Thanagarian criminal Byth in his tracks (with a little help from The Atom!), and imprison him in an energy cell to transport him back to prison.  While in flight to Thanagar, Byth's compatriots attack the ship.  At first Byth brags that he is going to be set free, but soon it becomes clear that his fellow gang members are out to make sure that he doesn't talk!  Hawkman puts on a Thanagarian space suit and attacks the ships directly, while Batman fights them ship-to-ship.  After a quick power failure, Byth escapes, but Bats disables him once again.  With the attackers defeated, Hawkman checks in with Hawkgirl on Earth, who has decided to have a "Girl's Night" of crime-fighting with some friends!

Review: Fun little TB&TB romp for The Dark Knight and The Winged Wonder.  Hawkman looks like he did on the show, with the Honor Wings on his helmet plus the hawk silhouette.  He looks powerful and colorful, the way he should in this series.  The last page features Hawkgirl and her "girlfriends" including Wonder Woman and Supergirl, plus lots of classic Hawkfoes including I.Q., Fadeaway Man, Shadow-Thief, and Matter Master.  The actual cover also features the excellent tagline "Showdown In Space!"  Not the deepest story you'll ever read but worth picking up to get a classic sort of Hawk adventure.  Big thanks to Mr P (Your Honor Wings are in the mail...) for letting me know about this one!

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