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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 20 April 2019 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I recall Mr. Byrne's treatment of Hawkman in the past in the issue of Wonder Woman set during the JSA era. I was also amused no end that the Flash had been defeated - but now the villain was in REAL trouble, because Hawkman was there!

IMO, the Flash was probably the third most powerful regular JSA'er* in that era, after Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. But damn, Hawkman has so... much... PRESENCE! The story and the art were both beautiful!

I agree with Shane M. - I would have loved Mr. Byrne's "Hawkman" stories and art.

*Yes, Superman, Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt, Dr. Fate, and the Spectre were more powerful than the Flash. But Superman was never a regular member of the JSA, and Dr. Fate and the Spectre were long gone by then. Thunderbolt? I don't think of him as a member... I think of Johnny Thunder as the member (who was also gone at the end of the JSA's run.) YMMV.
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 11 May 2019 at 11:31am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

In an alternate universe, JB would've had a great run on a HAWKMAN series instead of WONDER WOMAN....

... not to imply that I'd want him NOT to have that WW run... perhaps JB would've done BOTH??


Edited by Charles Valderrama on 11 May 2019 at 11:32am
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