SPOILERS ABOVE ... oops :(
Posted by Solar Samurai on 2/2/2007, 1:16 pm, in reply to "posted this on the DC message board to get more attention"
: But I guess I should share it here too. I
: gotta admit a peek at the recent sales
: figures continues to bode not well for
: Hawkgirl's future. But people need to be
: reading this title. It's cool!
: Alright, so I'll confess that I haven't been
: a loyal fan keeping track of every
: appearance or incarnation though their 66
: years of on off published history, but at
: the very least I've read the Wikipedia entry
: on the Hawks' origin, and I've been reading
: the title kind of off and on (usually off on
: account of some pretty atrocious writing,
: sadly), but Simonson seems to be tackling
: the one thing that never made sense to me
: about the Hawk characters: how they're
: dealing with the curse of Hath Set.
: What I could NEVER understand was how, IF
: Hawkman and Hawkgirl have been cursed to be
: killed and resurrected if they ever
: "got together," WHY they didn't
: spend their every waking moment of
: reincarnation trying to end the curse? When
: you're cursed, you don't sit back and accept
: it. When you're cursed, you get pissed off
: and you do something about it, right? Well,
: that's what Hawkgirl does in this issue. She
: has a vision and then knows what's the deal,
: and then Hawkman shows up, and like a dude
: wants to just get with her, despite the fact
: that THIS IS THE CURSE. You CAN'T be
: together. You get together you die. Am I
: just not getting it or something? It seems
: pretty simple. It's simple story telling too
: that it always seemed like no one ever got.
: You don't tell the story of someone who has
: no impact. Who would care? Like why Star
: Wars was about Luke Skywalker: because of
: all the Jedis who have ever been, HE is the
: one who DOES something. HE beats the Emperor
: and takes care of the Sith and whatever (not
: the biggest Star Wars fan either here ... I
: guess I'm kind of killing my fanboy ethos
: So what I'm wondering is, that since we're
: reading about this particular pair of Hawk
: people, it sort of stands to reason that
: they're the ones who DO something (seeing as
: how they're still being resurrected, meaning
: every other incarnation had to de facto end
: in failure). So I guess what I'm saying is
: that though I realize any self respecting
: Hawk fan is boycotting Hawkgirl on principle
: that it's not HawkMAN, it's looking like
: Simonson is going to open up a pretty huge
: can of worms. Just saying that at the very
: least, Hawk fans should read these upcoming
: issues at the store without buying them.
: Because if you don't check it out you'll be
: missing something pretty huge.
: But then again no one cared about Simonson
: and Chaykin's opening story about the Maw.
: Which was some pretty CLASSIC stuff even if
: it didn't recreate the Hawkgirl mythos or
: whatever that means. It was A plus all the
: way. But I respect boycotting on principle.
: I do it myself on occasion.
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