Joe Bennett is drawing the new Savage Hawkman arc, cowritten by Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton. And here are his first sketches of how he plans to be handling the character.
Bennett is definitely embracing the fantastical elements of the character, as the muscled, armored, weapon-totting and gauntlet-sporting figure would not look terribly out of place on the cover of a sword & sorcery novel. The more natural looking weapon (as opposed to the jagged, angular alien designs we have seen previously) helps sell this feeling as well. I am torn on the feather motif of the wing harness, but I like the talons over the boots, even if they seem somewhat overstated.
You can see more of Bennett's take on the Winged Wonder (including a two page spread) at the above link.
Image: Savage Hawkman sketch, 2012, Joe Bennett.
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