Newsarama has an interview up with Rob Liefeld regarding his upcoming stints on Deathstroke, Grifter, and The Savage Hawkman. Some insights are provided, including the confirmation of my suspicion that he will have a co-writer on Hawkman, which is something of a relief for me. Except that co-writer will apparently not be Tony Daniel; it's TBD.
He's an open book as far as direction is concerned. The Nth metal armor, which Carter possesses, is in huge demand. It's power, and the secrets it possesses are desired by dangerous players, from our world as well as other worlds and dimensions. He is surrounded by danger and opponents who appear to have him outnumbered, and yet he fights back with a vengeance and takes matters into his own hands.
The other big news out of this article is the exit of Philip Tan on art, replaced with Joe Bennett from Deathstroke. I'm not sure if I have ever read a title with him on the pencils, but a quick Google search indicates that he will be a big change from Tan. Of course pretty much anyone would a big departure from Philip Tan.
I am still not really thrilled with this turn of events, but I have to call it as I see it: the hints which Liefeld drops are a mix of typical hype and what sounds like a reasonable connection to what this series has been established as in the first arc. The Nth metal armor evidently plays a big role, and makes Hawkman a target; this seems to be in line with the Daniel stuff. And Liefeld's desire to have Hawkman soar higher (to steal a phrase from commentor Joseph, whom I still need to respond to... sorry, about that Joseph...) certainly sounds good, but every comic creator says this when they come on a book.
I don't care for Liefeld's rendering of Hawkman in this article. Something about the helmet and belt doesn't look right to me.
Of course, we must still play the "waiting game" on this new direction for the Winged Wonder.
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