26 Facts About Hawkman


Hawkman is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Several incarnations of Hawkman have appeared in DC Comics, all of them characterized by the use of archaic weaponry and by large, artificial wings, attached to a harness made from the special Nth metal that allows flight.

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Hawkman is most often depicted as human archaeologist Carter Hall—the modern-day reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian prince named Khufu—or as Thanagarian police officer Katar Hol from the planet Thanagar.

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Hawkman was later portrayed by Michael Shanks in Smallville and by Falk Hentschel in The CW's Arrowverse family of shows, with both versions favoring the ancient Egyptian version of the character.

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Hawkman will make his cinematic debut and will be portrayed by Aldis Hodge in 2022's Black Adam set in the DC Extended Universe.

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Hawkman donned a costume with large wings to allow him to control his flight and became the crimefighter, Hawkman.

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Hawkman had a companion hawk named Big Red that assisted him in fighting crime.

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Hawkman was the only member of the JSA to appear in every adventure during the Golden Age of Comic Books.

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Hawkman romanced his reincarnated bride, Shiera Saunders, who became the crimefighter Hawkgirl.

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Atom and Hawkman lasted only another year or so before cancellation.

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Hawkman was to suffer some of the greatest confusion as successive writers sought to explain his various appearances.

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Subsequently, Hawkman was reincarnated and given a new series in 2002 entitled Hawkman vol.

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Hawkman was a major character in the Rann–Thanagar War miniseries, which stemmed from events in Countdown to Infinite Crisis.

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We're hoping that fans will figure 'For God's sake, let's just call him Hawkman and get him in the Justice League as Hawkman, ' and the editors will relent.

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All incarnations of Hawkman used the fictional "enth metal" or "Nth metal" to defy gravity and allow them to fly.

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In most comic books, Hawkman is known to have slightly enhanced physical strength.

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Golden Age Hawkman was granted the ability to breathe underwater by the sea god Poseidon.

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Hawkman discovered a hidden kingdom of sentient birds led by the old One-Eye, who taught him their language and later sacrificed himself to save Hawkman's life.

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Hawkman wore special contact lenses that allowed him to detect beams and radiation.

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Silver Age Hawkman possessed a Thanagarian police space ship and a variety of science fiction weapons.

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All versions of Hawkman prefer to use archaic weaponry—particularly maces, nets, spears, and shields—rather than modern or futuristic weapons.

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Later, in Superman-Batman Book 1: "Public Enemies", Hawkman used it to defeat Superman, using its Nth metal to channel the Earth's gravitational field.

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The Golden Age Hawkman was said to have the strength of 12 men but later that idea was dropped.

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Where as the Golden Age Hawkman's strength appeared natural, it was later explained that the Nth metal enables its wielders to carry great weights.

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Hawkman was ranked as the 118th-greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine.

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Years after launching the shared universe named DC Extended Universe, the Carter Hall incarnation of Hawkman is set to appear in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film, Black Adam, portrayed by Aldis Hodge.

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