Thursday, January 04, 2007
Arguably, my least favorite DC silver-age superhero, HAWKMAN is one that I'm just now getting around to reading in order. I've long since come to a great appreciation for the early Joe Kubert stories with the artist's rapidly maturing style a joy to behold to my aging eyes. At the time, though, I preferred Murphy Anderson's slicker art style. Did you ever wonder, though, where Hawkman and Hawkgirl kept their costumes (Thanagarian police uniforms)? Well, according to this Anderson panel from the first appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE they took a note from the Flash who kept his wadded up in a tiny ring. In their case, you see, the whole suit--big, bulky helmets and all (not to mention the freakin' wings!!) was squeezed into their li'l hawk medallions. Uh....huh! See for yourself!