... it's good to have a friend! Hawkman and the Atom retrieve the source of the stashed nth metal, a zeta-beam powered ship, that Carter than uses to take him on the next leg of his adventure. Meanwhile, a mysterious foe searches for the "Great Betrayer", threatening to bring the Deathbringers (back) to Earth.
And once again, a remarkably fun and exciting chapter of Hawkman, brought to you by perhaps the strongest creative team to work on the character to date. The story moves forward issue after issue so fluidly that it feels as if there wasn’t a month in between issues, except during the course of that month when I’m desperately awaiting the next one. Hitch is on fire with the art– maybe his best work to date. By way of example of what makes this series so incredibly strong, take a look at the relationship between Hawkman and The Atom. As one of the longest standing true friendships in the DCU, Carter and Ray have always had a fairly straight-forward relationship. Then, along comes this series and reverses the roles fully and yet seamlessly, by placing the duo in the Mircoverse, enabling Carter to become the precision actor as Ray takes the role of the heavy-hitter.
The bond between the two characters, later described in an interior monologue of Carter’s, is such that the role reversal is met with no resistance. Instead, the pair thrives on their trust in each other. And while Ray is unable to accompany Carter on his adventure outside of the Mircroverse, Venditti somehow manages to convey a visceral feeling that he would if he could.
Hawkman continues to expand on the rich mythology of the character, taking Carter to all-new heights.
Hawkman #6: With a Little Help from My Friend
Writing - 10/10
Storyline - 10/10
Art - 9.5/10
Color - 9.5/10
Cover Art - 9/10
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