Carter travels to Krypton in order to convene with previous Kryptonian incarnation, hoping to acquire a weapon that can defeat the Deathbringer.
The weapon proves un-acquirable, unfortunately, and Carter once again finds himself leaving empty handed, save but for one piece of advice...
Armed with only self-confidence, it appears the fate of Earth and countless planets lies solely on the shoulders of Hawkman. And he had better act quickly, because the Deathbringers have arrived on Earth searching for the Great Betrayer!
Even when Hawkman is placed front-and-center in the DC Universe, such as his years as a member of the Justice League during the Satellite Era, he has always managed to remain an outsider to the greater mechanics of the canon. Here, Venditti is slowly crafting a tale that actually places Hawkman at the very center of the DCU.
Hawkman witnessed the death of Krypton. He had a hand in Kara’s life well before Supergirl ever took flight on Earth. Each incarnation of Hawkman that Venditti explores seems to bind his presence deeper in the very fabric of the DCU. It feels only a matter of time before we see incarnations in the Corps or an Amazonian or a Martian. That very notion lies at the heart of the excitement embedded in this title right now. You never know which corner of the DCU we are headed to next but you know the journey will be worth the price of admission.
Hawkman continues to be among the best ongoing titles at DC today.
Hawkman #8: The Fall of the Kryptonian Empire
Writing - 10/10
Storyline - 10/10
Art - 10/10
Color - 10/10
Cover Art - 9/10
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