The Deathbringers Arrive In Hawkman #9

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Hawkman returns to Madame Xanadu in the hopes of finding a way of keeping the Deathbringers from attacking Earth. She doesn’t have anything for him, and it’s too late anyway. The Deathbringers are here, and they intend to destroy the world that harbors the one who betrayed them–that being Hawkman himself of course. The odds are long, but that doesn’t stop Carter from charging into battle. Can Hawkman save the world again, even with the help of Madame Xanadu?

Hawkman #9 cover by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair
Hawkman #9 cover by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair

Hawkman #9 brings the story of these past eight issues to a collective climax. The Deathbringers have been at the heart of the new mystery that surrounds Hawkman’s many lives. Now, they’re back, and he may be unable to stop them.

This issue runs quite quickly. Hawkman returns to Madame Xanadu, and the Deathbringers follow immediately after. The battle begins, leading to the traditional cliffhanger.

It’s an exciting read, and it’s what we’ve been waiting for since Hawkman’s exciting return.

A figure does return with the Deathbringers, and readers of this run of Hawkman shouldn’t be surprised to see this person.

Hawkman #9 art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Jeremiah Skipper, and letterer Richard Starkings and Comicraft
Hawkman #9 art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Jeremiah Skipper, and letterer Richard Starkings and Comicraft

Bryan Hitch’s artwork continues to be fantastic, and his rendition of the Deathbringers is downright jaw-dropping. These creatures are enormous, and their design looks great. Hawkman charges into battle as ferocious and heroic as ever, and Hitch never misses a beat. Jeremiah Skipper’s color work is bright and well-balanced, and it accompanies Hitch’s work quite well.

Hawkman #9 is another exciting and entertaining chapter in Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch’s take on the Winged Warrior. It’s highly enjoyable and leaves you wanting more, as a good comic should. This one definitely gets a recommendation from yours truly. Give it a read.

Hawkman #9 comes to us from writer Robert Venditti, artist Bryan Hitch, inkers Hitch and Andrew Currie, color artist Jeremiah Skipper, letterer Richard Starkings and Comicraft, cover artist Hitch with Alex Sinclair, and variant cover artist Shane Davis.

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