This April one of Marvel’s heroes who first appeared in the 90s is returning for the 30th anniversary with a special giant-sized celebration issue. So who is celebrating 30 years? None other than Darkhawk, one of Marvel’s most unpredictable and resilient heroes whose journey started as a street-level vigilante to a cosmic defender.
When teenager Chris Powell discovered a mysterious amulet, he was transformed into the armored spacefaring hero known as Darkhawk. Now, Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley reunite to revisit the beginning of Darkhawk’s saga.
DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK, set for an April release, will feature three spectacular tales from all-star creative teams including a story by Darkhawk’s creators writer Danny Fingeroth and artist Mike Manley.
In a Marvel press release, Fingeroth said about the upcoming release:
“It’s an understatement to say that I’m thrilled to team up once again with the great Mike Manley to reveal an untold tale of Darkhawk’s earliest days. Hawkamaniacs are always asking me when we’ll be returning to the character we established, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to once again tap into the Darkhawk magic with Mike. Hope everybody enjoys this new tale of the high-flying, amulet-wielding hero!”
Also joining the project is writer Dan Abnett, known for penning Darkhawk’s years as a cosmic adventurer during his “War of Kings” epic, returns to Marvel Comics with a thrilling story, featuring art by Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation).
In the same press release, Abnett had this to say about returning to the character:
“When I was asked to write a story celebrating Darkhawk’s thirtieth (!) anniversary, I was happy to oblige – especially as it was chance to revisit the cosmic part of his career when I put him out among the stars with the likes of Nova and the Guardians. And I enjoyed it more than I imagined – I had forgotten what a great, lonely, determined hero he was. I also love the fact that this special reflects the different ages of Darkhawk’s thirty year odyssey, bringing back creators who created him and helped shape him through every stage of his adventures. He may be turning thirty, but it’s been quite a ride and, for Darkhawk, the future is just beginning…”
The third and final installment will be penned by Kyle Higgins (Rise of Ultraman), setting the stage for Darkhawk’s future adventures:
“As someone slightly newer to Darkhawk — certainly compared to Danny, Mike and Dan — I’m incredibly honored and excited for the opportunity to build a story that both celebrates what Danny, Mike, Dan and so many other fantastic creators have built over the last thirty years… while also setting course for the future.”
This action-packed issue will celebrate Darkhawk’s legacy, explore his defining eras, and set up the hero up for his bright Marvel Comics future.
DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK #1
Written by DANNY FINGEROTH, DAN ABNETT & KYLE HIGGINS
Art by MIKE MANLEY, ANDREA DI VITO & MORE!
Cover by INHYUK LEE
This special issue celebrating Darkhawk, one of Marvel’s most unpredictable and resilient heroes, DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK #1 hits stands in April.
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