The Savage Hawkman 3 (January 2012)

There’s a childlike quality to Hawkman. Sure, it’s because Daniel’s writing is from an unimaginative fourth grader, but it sounded like a compliment when you first read it, right?

This comic is so silly, it’s almost impossible to think about. I guess the implication no one knows Hawkman exists is kind of interesting. Daniel doesn’t do anything with it. The plot is very simple. Carter Hall investigates then fights bad guys. Oh, I forgot all the alien threat stuff. It’s really stupid.

Tan keeps up his “style” for the series–Hawkman is painted, everything else is drawn, both have really weird eyes. The style still doesn’t make sense in the context of the story.

I actually did like some of the comic. Tan’s composition on some of the Hawkman flight panels is excellent. It’s all silhouette and Tan can’t screw up city skylines.

It’s absurdly bad. Daniel’s writing is hilarious.


Razing Kane; writer, Tony S. Daniel; artist, Philip Tan; colorist, Sunny Gho; letterer, Travis Lanham; editors, Rickey Purdin and Rachel Gluckstern; publisher, DC Comics.

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