Review – Hawkman #6 (DC Comics)

Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artwork: Bryan Hitch
Colours: Jeremiah Skipper
Lettering: Starkings & Comicraft
Release Date: 14th November 2018

Hawkman and The Atom versus the planet Moz-Ga!  Carter Hall’s journey to find the secrets of his past have brought him to the Microverse and an unexpected team-up with his old friend Ray Palmer. Now with Nth metal detected on a Moz-Ga, our dynamic duo finds themselves battling an actual planet to find the next part of the Hawkman mystery, but what will Carter and Ray discover and where will it take Hawkman next?

I’m really sad that this is the end of our two-part team-up with Ray Palmer. The Atom brought a unique voice to this series and it’s a shame that this is going to be his final issue for now. However, with that said, there’s no denying that Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch and Jeremiah Skipper have brought all they have in order to finish this team-up with style.

Venditti brings the classic madness of the Silver Age into the present day, pitting our team against a truly insane enemy while always remembering the air of mystery that is key to this series. What Carter finds in the Microverse seems to put him on a direct line to a dangerous battle and it’s due to Vendetti’s skilful writing that I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the next issue.

Hitch and Skipper take advantage of our final issue of this team-up (for now, anyway) by getting as creative as they can, with Hitch playing around with The Atom’s size-changing powers to great effect, and Skipper bringing out the unique and wonderful colours that fill the Microverse.

This is a really fun read, and with the next issue finally promising us some answers this is an easy issue to recommend.  If you haven’t picked this series up yet then you’ve still got a chance to start from the beginning. Hawkman is back in a big way and he has never soared higher. Pick this one up, folks. It’s a blast from beginning to end.

Rating: 4/5


The writer of this piece was: Jonathan Mullen
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