Words by: Robert Venditti
Art by: Bryan Hitch
Color by: Alex Sinclair and Jeremiah Skipper
Letters by: Starkings & Comicraft
Carter Hall is still searching for what Kalmoran is to him but he now has a map that was given to him when he went back in time and fought his previous life Egyptian Prince Khufu. With map in hand, we see that it has lead Carter Hall to Dinosaur Island.
This issue continues to drive home that Carter has no idea who he is or where he comes from. He keeps following breadcrumbs that lead him to more questions and fewer answers. It is very evident in this issue as we see him face challenges that only he can conquer. A version of himself knew this day was coming and took the steps needed to help the present Carter find the answers.
I’m enjoying the partnership between Venditti and Hitch so far in the series. They work well together and know how to highlight each other’s strengths. Hitch and Venditti are two veterans of the comic industry who have worked on big titles before so seeing them take on Hawkman is refreshing and a good change of pace for the two of them.
Hawkman #3 has been able to keep its connection to the Metal event. The presence of the journal helps with keeping the story aligned. It’s a strong issue showing the determination of Carter finding out who and where he comes from and the ending alluding to more progression in the plot.