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Hawk & Dove 3 (January 2012)

Hank Hall didn’t vote for Obama, but he’s not going to let his evil counterpart (Condor–who knew Gates was a Michael Crawford fan) kill him. I think they were just trying to appeal to the conservative reader… but then immediately lost the Tea Party reader.

Anyway, it’s another crappy issue from Gates and Liefeld. It’s really more Deadman’s book than Hawk and Dove’s. I mean, Deadman saves the day. And, wow, even though he’s mostly possessing people, Liefeld still manages to draw him terribly. While Hawk (in particular) is a terrible Liefeld rendering, Deadman is beyond incompetent.

It’s an all-action issue, which means it’d be incomprehensible to new readers–there’s no recap of how Hawk and Dove end up at the White House much less their new villains.

I’m trying to think of something nice to say because Gates’s Supergirl‘s so good….

Maybe his editors wrote it.


When a White House Runs Red…; writer, Sterling Gates; penciller, Rob Liefeld; inkers, Adelso Corona, Jacob Bear and Liefeld; colorist, Matt Yackey; letterer, Dezi Sienty; editors, Rickey Purdin and Rachel Gluckstern; publisher, DC Comics.

One response to “Hawk & Dove 3 (January 2012)”

  1. Y’know, I couldn’t even READ the first issue of this comic, Rob Liefeld’s art repulses me THAT much. But the nicely shaped, big bootied lasses pictured on the cover just MIGHT get me to check this out. Might.

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