Johnny Bullet
DC Comics
Hawkgirl # 52
By Koppy McFad

June 3, 2006 - 04:26

Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Walter Simonson
Penciller(s): Howard Chaykin
Inker(s): Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist(s): Howard Chaykin


Highlights: Hawkgirl battles gangsters and has more enigmatic nightmares. Kendra is seen in her lingerie again. She also looks real good, all dressed up for a party in the same issue. The story is rather slow in unfolding with less focus on Hawkgirl and more focus on her alter-ego. One might even mistake this issue for a copy of "Kendra After Dark." Sadly, while both Simonson and Chaykin are old school writers-- see the use of thought balloons in this story-- they are also apparently writing for the inevitable trade-paperback. This is obviously just one chapter in a larger story and not enough effort is exerted to make individual issues very exciting. Still, Kendra is turning out to be one of the more engaging female characters in superhero-comics. She may be troubled but she isn't whiney or depressive. Now if we could only see her using her mace more often rather than her daring fashion sense.

© Copyright 2002-2020 by Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.