Exclusive preview: "Hawkman" #17

Exclusive preview: "Hawkman" #17

When we covered Hawkman #1 way back in the summer of 2018, we equated it to an Indiana Jones-style adventure with wings and a mace. A year and a half later and, yeah, that still stands. This is one of the purest entertainments that DC are publishing right now, and the current arc with Shadow Thief is a great example why.

See, Shadow Thief’s powers have been enhanced, thanks to Lex Luthor’s gift, and Carter Hall has teamed up with the Shade to take his enemy down. Unfortunately, Shadow Thief lives up to his name by stealing Hawkman’s shadow, which… does not make the hero very happy.

In this exclusive preview of Hawkman #17, Hawkman and Shadow Thief engage in some pretty intense fisticuffs, while the Shade explores the Shadowlands to provide Hall with an assist. My favorite part? Hawkman’s new, incredibly baller catchphrase: “Punishment is here for you on swift wings.”

That Robert Venditti knows how to write ‘em. Check it out below.

Per DC:

Lex Luthor gave the Shadow Thief the power to defeat his archenemy, Hawkman, but too bad for the Shadow Thief that Hawkman received a gift of his own from a much more formidable foe-and now nothing can stand in Carter Hall's way!

Hawkman #17 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on October 9.

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