HAWK AND DOVE
RUN: 6+28 issues plus two annuals
KEY CREATORS: Barbara & Karl
Kesel (writers); Rob Liefeld (with uncredited assist from Karl Kesel)
art) Greg Gular (with Curt Swan on half of #28) (ongoing series
OUTLINE: Hawk, now partnered with
a female Dove fights crime with hawk acting as an agent of Chaos amd Dove
as an agent of Order
STANDOUT ISSUES: #1 of the mini,
with Hawk trying to maintain some minimal amount of stability with no
and #28 of the ongoing, with a great scene drawn by Swan where Hank (Hawk)
Hall's girlfriend Ren proposes to him.
DUD ISSUE: Probably the beginning
chapter of the Hawk on the run storyline (#26 IIRC) and #27
OVERALL: The mini-series, which
has the mystery of who is Hawk and introduces Kestrel is the series'
The characterization is strongest herein as well. After that the series
meanders for the most part. It's well intentioned and still has okay
but doesn't really do a whole lot for me. Still, Hank, Dawn, Ren, Sal,
et al remain some of my favorite characters.
RECOMMENDED OR NOT?: The mini
The ongoing series: slight leaning towards not recommended, but not by
much. Probably not worth paying full cover price for, but it it happens
to be in the bargain bin, it'll give you an okay read.
CONTINUITY NOTES: This is more
of a trivia point, but this is the first DC ongoing to regularly feature
a couple named Donna & Kyle, well before Kyle Rayner began dating
Troy in Green Lantern