Hawkman (Carter Hall) - Wikipedia
Hawkman (Carter Hall) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published . However, Kendra has no interest in renewing the relationship due to her lack of memories of their past time together, and the role as Hawkman and Hawkgirl manage to destroy Lord Eye, but are caught in the explosion. In the. Hawkman and Hawkgirl are a couple of superheroes in a state of permanent rebirth, destined to be reincarnated, find each other and fall in love. Hawkman and Hawkwoman – Katar and Shayera Hol or Carter and Their relationship, like all relationships, had ups and downs, sunny days.
Shiera continues to wear the costume and wings in later stories, eventually adopting the identity of Hawkgirl. So yeah, what a team they made! Two Hawks, zooming all over the city and using outdated weaponry for mostly unclear reasons. His last appearance was in All Star Comics 57 This affected all heroes and the only characters who really stayed in print were Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman through the s. Towards the end of this and the early s however the market returned and DC started to expand their line again.
This is how the Silver Age, and new unrelated characters of the Golden Age versions who share only their predecessors names, were introduced.
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At the time, no real explanation was given for why these different characters shared names although Barry was at least seen reading an old Jay Garrick comic book which apparently inspired his name choice when he miraculously gained similar powers Anyway, another one of these Silver Age redos was the introduction of a new Hawkman! Carter Hall was reimagined as the alien from Thanagar, Katar Hol! Hawkman was revived in The Brave and the Bold 34 Feb-Marthis time as an alien policeman from the planet Thanagar, though his powers were largely the same.
What was this new characters background like though? There was much rejoicing. For now, we turn back to Wikipedia: That, however, was not the end of the problem. Some Thanagarians had learned the concept of stealing from the Manhawks. Due to the amount of crime, the Thanagarian government created a police force. In honor of Paran Katar and his achievements, the new police force began using his hawk-suit and equipment.
Paran headed this new police force, named the Hawk-Police or Wingmenand his son became one of the first recruits. Katar soon became one of the most skilled of the Hawk-Police. When a group called the Rainbow Robbers began committing crimes, Katar was teamed up with rookie Shayera Thal to track and apprehend the criminals.
A few weeks later, Katar proposed to Shayera and the two got married, working together as partners-for-life in the Hawk-Police. After ten years of marriage and in the force, the pair were sent to Earth in to capture the shape-shifting Thanagarian criminal Byth Rok. During their mission, they meet George Emmett, commissioner of the Midway City Police Department, and told him their alien origin. They adopt the identities as Carter and Shiera Hall. After capturing him and sending him back to Thanagar, they elected to remain on Earth to work with authorities to learn human police methods.
The two acted publicly as the heroes Hawkman and Hawkgirl later Hawkwoman. Of course, they capture Byth Rok and send him back Thanagar and start acting publicly as the heroes Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Wait, you ask, why did they stay on Earth after capturing Byth? One bit is going to be a bit important though: Thanagar has at this time become a fascist empire and was planning to take over the universe, starting with Earth.
Since they lost their technology during the Equalizer plague, the Hawks were the only ones who possessed them as they were off-planet. The Hawks manage to sabotage the ship and crashed. The Hawks battled Andar and emerged victorious. Name remembering aside, this has mostly been pretty easy to follow right? Barry Allen happened to have an adventure called Flash of Two Worlds: At a charity event organized by Iris Westthe Flash is using his super-speed to perform magic tricks to entertain the children there as the magician has not come.
During a rope climbing trick, the Flash begins vibrating his molecules to appear invisible when he suddenly disappears from the stage. He finds himself outside in a strange city, which he discovers to be Keystone Citythe home of the Golden Age Flash.
It was a fairly elegant solution at the time and while the story was a one off the success soon lead to DC expanding the idea. Meanwhile the main DC universe was denoted Earth-One. The number of Earths kept increasing and the DC Multiverse was born. Adventures and team-ups between the Earth-One and Two, usually chronicled in the Justice League of America book, became a yearly tradition and would remain so for the next two decades. Why is this relevant? Now forget about him. The original Golden Eagle was an orphan by the name of Charley Parker.
Charley lived in the Midway City orphanage and idolized Hawkman. In Justice League of America vol. Golden Eagle debuted seven issues later in Justice League of America vol.
He also gained the ability to fly due to the replicated wings of his costume. Charley could at will change his street clothes into the Golden Eagle costume.
At the end of the story, Charley was changed back into a normal teenager. So there you have it! He would later get a minor update and retcon in the later 80s and then a complete reboot — in line with the one Hawkman and Hawkwoman underwent earlier — in For now though, you can forget about him.
Regardless, his existence and continuity was retained post-Crisis His parents reincarnation deal also affected him, but there was also an ancient Egyptian curse as well He ended up making a suit of Nth Metal and calling himself Silver Scarab With a bunch of JSA kids he helped formed Infinity, Inc. Hooked up with Lyta Trevorwho also joined Infinity, Inc.
Curse kicks in, he goes evil. Infinity Inc fight him and he dies.
For the first time. This would be helpful as the new version of Hector is chosen to be the new Doctor Fate! He would operate in this guise for a fair amount of time. After a long time, he found and is reunited with Lyta! Their eventual ending was actually rather sweet, in JSA 80 With their reunion, Lyta and Hall returned to the Tower and lived happily, until they were trapped in a section of Hell by the Spectre, who was going on a rampage to destroy all magic.
The two were dropped atop a frozen mountain, where Hector was forced to fend off various demons that threatened him and Lyta. Meanwhile, Lyta was unconscious, and in fact communicating with their son Daniel, Lord of the Dreaming. Daniel proposed they join him in the Dreaming, and when Lyta woke up, Hector had collapsed near her, close to death.
She decided to take him up on his offer, and together with Hector, knowing they could never return, they entered the portal to the Dreaming. As their physical bodies froze to death atop the mountain, their spirits joined their son… As you can see, eventually the character, his wife, family, new parents and everything end up pretty separated and fairly distant from the Hawks and all their adventures.
He did turn up at some key moments, but otherwise is easily ignore when looking at Hawkman and Hawkwoman. It would have been a perfect time to reconcile the two versions of the character. All-Star Squadron Annual 3 states that during a JSA battle against Ian Karkull, the villain imbued them with energy which retarded their aging, allowing Hall and many others — as well as their spouses — to remain active into the late 20th century without infirmity.
So not only are they both around but the older ones are still active? And they still had the same name, without any explanation? It was a weird time. So at least we only had the Silver Age, alien versions now, right? Multiple aliens, led by the Dominators, staged an invasion of Earth. During the war, Hawkman and Hawkgirl fought tooth and nail against their own kind, and became exiles for it. Well, they would have, if what happened next made any sense at all.
By the time rolled around, it was the Hawks turn. There was a darker feel to the subject matter, dealing with societal corruption, racism, and imperialism. It was a tale of a slightly different Thanagar, and a slightly different Hawkman.
Thanagar became a hollow utopia, drunk off the power of conquering worlds, using its subjugated peoples as slaves for the Towers and shunting the rest in a place called The Downside. Following Crisis on Infinite Earthssome of Hall's history was retconned by DC when the parallel worlds were combined into one, but one piece of retroactive continuity was written before Crisis and fills out early Hall history: All-Star Squadron Annual 3 states that during a JSA battle against Ian Karkull, the villain imbued them with energy which retarded their aging, allowing Hall and many others - as well as their spouses - to remain active into the late 20th century without infirmity.
Hawkgirl - Wikipedia
Originally, the Hawkworld miniseries retold the origins of Katar Hol and Shayera Thal from a modern perspective, but following its success, DC launched a Hawkworld regular series, taking place after the miniseries, resulting in a complete reboot of Hawkman's continuity. These two titles, penned to a great extent by writers David S. Khufu believes that his kaor soul, will not journey on to the land of the afterlife. Rather, his soul and that of his betrothed, Chay-Araare fated to remain in the mortal world.
As prophesied by the wizard Nabua spacecraft lands in Egypt. Prince Khufu, Nabuand the champion Teth-Adam search the desert, finally coming across the remains of a Thanagarian ship styled with a hawk-like motif. Nabu casts a spell translating the strange language of the female space traveler. Just before dying, she whispers the words, " Nth metal ", the name of the substance that powered the downed ship. Teth-Adam lifts the ship back to Khufu's palace, where it is studied inside the Temple of Horus at Erdu.
The remaining Nth metal is examined, and its most obvious property proves to be its ability to negate gravity. The remaining sample from the ship is melted and used to create several remarkable devices, including a scarab which allows Khufu to fly, a deadly knife, and a battle glove referred to as the Claw of Horus. However, the metal also strengthens the souls of Khufu and Chay-Ara, binding them together in their love and imprinting them with the collective knowledge of Thanagar.
Although the villainous priest Hath-Set murders the two with the knife of Nth metal, their souls live on in the mortal plane.
They are reincarnated over many lifetimes, always finding true love in each other, but cursed to be repeatedly killed at the hands of a reincarnated Hath-Set. From Khufu to Carter Hall[ edit ] After his death, Khufu's soul is reincarnated countless times in markedly different eras and locations. Some of his known reincarnated identities have been depicted in Hawkman vol.
Eventually, the soul of Prince Khufu is reborn as Carter Hall, an archaeologist active during the s. After regaining the memories of his first life in Egypt, Hall uses the hawk motif of the Egyptian god Horus to inspire his role as the original Hawkman.
Some of Carter Hall's lives and wives. Art by Joe Bennett. During the same period, his love Chay-Ara is reborn as archaeologist Shiera Saunders. After the two meet and marry, she becomes Hawkgirlfighting at Carter's side.
They become founding members of the Justice Society of Americaand Hawkman takes the role of chairman. The pair reduce their activities in the early s but became fully active again in the early s when Hall briefly joins the Justice League of America as a mentor.
The two have a son, Hector Hallwho later becomes an incarnation of Doctor Fate. Soon after, however, death finds Carter once again during the events of Zero Hour. He and his wife Shiera merge with Katar Hol and a "hawk god" creature in a new version of Hawkman, attributed to them being fundamentally unstable due to their complex origins as a result of the last Crisis.
This individual is active for a brief time, but soon loses his sanity and is banished to Limbo.
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Seeking a champion to stop the evil Onimar Synn from enslaving the planet, the priests use Kendra's centuries-old connection to Carter to bring him back to the mortal plane.
Following this unorthodox resurrection, Hall retains all the memories of his past lives, as well as those of Katar Holthe Thanagarian Hawkman. However, Kendra has no interest in renewing the relationship due to her lack of memories of their past time together, and the role as chairman in the JSA goes to Mister Terrific by majority vote over both Sand and Hawkman.
During the Black Reign storyline, however, Hawkman takes over as chairman to lead the team against Black Adam 's recent takeover of Khandaq, but after his actions result in two deaths and their main objective-to bring Adam's team back to America-fails, he is asked to temporarily step down from the JSA. Operating both with the JSA as well as with Hawkgirl, Hall embarks on a wide variety of exotic adventures. His quest as a hero takes him from the streets of St. Roch to exotic dimensions and even into outer space as he fights in the Rann-Thanagar War.
Following this event Carter stays in space to help mediate the truce on Rann and avenge the murder of Hawkwoman. During the events of the missing year, Hall serves as a member of the Thanagarian police force, attaining the rank of Commissioner.
This series was canceled with Hawkgirl issue 66 in July After that, it was stated that Katar Hol's soul has passed on from the realm of limbo, as have his memories that existed in Carter's mind.
Despite this, Carter still existed in a reconstructed version of Katar Hol's body. However, in a Hawkman Special published in Augustthe mysterious being called Demiurge told Carter Hall that his previous existence as Prince Khufu was all an illusion created by some unknown force.
In the aftermath of the battle, Carter reunited with Kendra after she was dumped by Red Arrow. In an attempt to save civilians, Checkmate creates a dimensional tunnel between universes. It begins breaking down, and Lord Eye tries to close it, which will kill all the people still in the tunnel. Hawkman and Hawkgirl manage to destroy Lord Eye, but are caught in the explosion. In the meantime all the other people are safely transported via a second Boom Tube.
This fulfills the prophecy of the Demiurge.