Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for Hawkman

Day Eight - A to Z Challenge - "H"

H is for Hawkman

Character Facts:
Abilities/Powers: Flight, Enhanced Strength, Weapons Expert, Combat Skill
Alignment: Hero
Real Name/Secret Identity: Carter Hall

Origin Story:
Hawkman is another character that has had numerous back stories over the years, so I picked the one that seems to be most current (and is the easiest to understand).
Hawkman comes from the planet Thanagar and seems to be some sort of alien policeman.  His wings and trusty mace have been forged with the mysterious Nth metal. (A material that can only be found on the planet of Thanagar.)  Thanks to this odd metal, Hawkman has the power of flight, enhanced strength and healing.

Interesting Tidbits:
-Hawkman is described as hot-headed, impatient and single-minded.  
-Hawkman made his first comic book appearance in 1940.
-Hawkman and Hawkgirl are usually connected in some way, most of the time it is a romantic connection.

My Observations: 
Once again, a character that I knew nothing about...
I honestly haven't seen much of the Hawkman character, but I have watched quite a bit of the Hawkgirl character.  Her personality seems to be very similar to Hawkman; she is quick to anger, impulsive and a bit pushy.  I actually quite like her!  She is far from perfect, but she seems very comfortable in her own skin.  I am looking forward to watching the rest of the Justice League Unlimited series, to see if/how they incorporate the Hawkman character.


  1. I haven't heard of this one.


  2. I hadn't heard of him either... he was about the only DC character to start with an H. :) Glad to know a bit more about him now.

  3. Yes, I know this one too :)
    Great stitching!

  4. Is this the same Hawkman that appears in Flash Gordon? Another great post Carrie. I really don't know how you're keeping up with the stitching! :)

  5. I've never even heard of him. Great stitching! :D