Thursday, June 9, 2011
Sterling Gates' Secret Project: Hawk & Dove
At some point I will go over all the new DC titles, or at least the ones I am going to buy and ones I am going to avoid. But ... at last ... we finally learn what Sterling Gates' 'secret project' is... Hawk and Dove!
I think this is right in Gates' wheelhouse: two young heroes, still relative newcomers, and with some friction between them. I can't wait to get this. And, while he isn't usually one of the artists I seek out, to have Liefeld on the book is going to be a plus. My guess is he is going to try to bring it here.
Now I am biased a bit. I have always liked the Hank and Dawn version of Hawk & Dove so I am glad to see them getting another title.
I really loved the Kesel miniseries, with art by a then 'up and comer' Rob Liefeld. Hawk was still reeling from the original Dove's death, wasn't initially accepting of Dawn taking up the mantle of Dove, and the two were just starting to learn about their origins.
This mini-series also introduced Kestrel, another Hawk-like agent of Chaos.
And what is not to like about the cliche 'Together again ... for the first time!' I love that tag-line.
And I was a fan of the ongoing series which was born from the mini-series. I even liked the 'what is really under their costumes' story arc where the two go to a magical world which was the home of their Lords of Chaos and Order patrons resided.
There has been a couple of new DC titles that I am really eagerly looking forward to. This is definitely one of them. And I am glad that DC is giving Gates another monthly!