Hey is this the first appearance of the New 52 Hawkwoman/Hawkgirl? She’s seen in a vision/communication. The Savage Hawkman #9 is the start of the new creative team, Rob Liefeld and Joe Bennett. Joe Bennett doe a great job on the interiors. Rob Liefeld definitely injects some well needed life into this title. The story is pretty good despite the heavy handed bird references throughout the interior monologue. I’d check it out.
Justice League Dark also is the start of a new creative team. I checked it out because I really like the new series writer, Jeff Lemire’s work. It was a great read, with nice art from Mikel Janin plus we find out another Golden Age hero was active in this New 52 Continuity, Zatara. I’d love to see a team-up between Zatara, Vigilante, Frankenstein, Lennox, Madam Fatal, and Shade set in World War II. They’d make a motley crew — a magician, a cowboy, a monster, a demigod, a cross-dresser, and a human shadow.
Editor Rachel Gluckstern posted two pages of art from The Savage Hawkman #9 by Joe Bennett on The Source. It’s nice to see Bennett back on Hawkman. This isn’t his first go round with the character. He drew Hawkman during Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray run on the title. This is what Rachel Gluckstern had to say about the upcoming creative changes on the book:
Thanks to the dynamic storytelling of Rob Liefeld and the art team of Joe Bennett and Art Thibert, THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN is ready to take flight and deliver the finest in globetrotting, gladiatorial action! What is the mystery behind the Nth Metal embedded in Hawkman’s body, and who is tracking it down? It all begins in THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #9 and it won’t stop. It
can’t stop. This is the era of Hawkman the Warrior – unleashed!
I’m interested in the new creative changes. I haven’t read anything by Rob Liefeld so I am willing to give it a chance. I may have but I was probably too young to remember. I’m definitely excited for the art change. I like the way Joe Benett draws Hawkman’s chest straps. I’m still not a fan of the new helmet. I think the chin straps take away from the sharp jowls that shot down the side of his face. I don’t think any artist will be able to change that.
The Savage Hawkman #9 in will be in stores on May 23, 2012.
The Source have announcedd the full creative team on The Savage Hawkman:
Scripter Mark Poulton will support Liefeld’s vision on THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN. Poulton’s notable recent work includes a reboot of Liefeld’s AVENGELYNE for Image Comics. HAWKMAN will be illustrated by Joe Bennett, whose prior DC Comics work includes TEEN TITANS, HAWKMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST.
The above image is by Rob Liefeld and is the cover of The Savage Hawkman #9
Newsarama has an interview with Rob Liefeld and is reporting Joe Bennett will be taking over for Philip Tan on the art duties of The Savage Hawkman. Liefeld had this to say about Hawkman.
I’ve loved Hawkman since I was really young. I’ve followed all his incarnations through the years and this current DC 52 incarnation excites me the most.
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.
As a linguist and archeologist, he’s very intelligent and resourceful. Those qualities help him as he pushes for answers for the origins of the armor and his place in the mythology.
Read the full interview.