By RazzaTazz 9 Comments
As probably many of you know (those that are reading Earth 2) we have seen the return of Hawkgirl after a short absence in the new 52. As presumably a lot fewer of you know, we have also seen the return of Hawkwoman (in the pages of Savage Hawkman, hence why fewer would know.) Since the innovation of the silver age to turn golden age characters into science fiction baaed characters, there has been a lot of confusion over what to do with the Hawks, to keep them in the futuristic mode or the arcane. The problem persisted as well with Hawkman's female counterpart, whether to keep her as a girl or as a woman. The problem was not really helped by Crisis on Infinite Earths which kind of threw the entire DC universe into disarray. Generally speaking since that time storylines have gone one of two ways - to tie them to Thanagar or to tie them to Ancient Egypt. It is too early to know what is going on with the new Hawkgirl as her origin has not really been explained at all, but the new Hawkwoman is firmly a part of Thanagar (more so than before actually, as now she is a princess.) It is also incidentally one of the few times in the publication history of DC that both have existed at the same time since Crisis. The problem with the Hawk family has been tried to fixed time and again, maybe almost as much as Donna Troy, but the Hawks from before the new 52 were considered the solution. It will be interesting to see where they go from here as the previous version gave a degree of stability to their origins only to be thrown back into a new state of confusion.