Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hawkman and The Phantom

I always thought that Carter Hall's occupation as a Museum Curator/Archaeologist was really cool and helped to set him apart from other superheroes. His adventures had ties to the past which juxtaposed nicely with the futuristic Thanagarian elements.  The later concept of Hawkman being reborn throughout time really fed well into this appreciation of history.  The Phantom is another character that has appeared throughout many eras, thanks to a mantle passed from fathers to sons.  With such long legacies behind them both, a meeting between these two would be bound to happen sooner or later!


Dale Bagwell said...

Awesome, awesome cover man! I really that out of all the choices of combinations you could've chose, you chose a scene where Hawkman quietly slides out of a sarcophagus. That is a truly bad-ass depiction of Hawkman right there. Where's it come from?

And yeah, I might not have thought to put these two together despite the lagacy aspect that connects them. Good one.

Dale Bagwell said...

Sorry for the misspelling:)

Ross said...

Hawkman is from Atom & Hawkman #44.

Charles R said...

I love it when an artist highlights that Hawkman's mask is really a mask and that the mask's eyes aren't his real eyes. Like in this image, the eyes of the mask are way off from where his eyes would be (given where his nose and mouth are), so it creates a weird effect until you realize what's going on.

That being said, I've often wondered how he can see out of that thing half the time?

Bob Greenwade said...

This is yet another cool team-up, and another cool cover for what would be another cool story if there really was one.

Really, that last part is what makes the most compelling covers on this site: if this was an actual comic, how much would I want to read the story inside? This is the third in a row where I'd definitely be fascinated enough.

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