Following an unprecidented six-issue try-out in Brave and Bold, Hawkman was finally rewarded with a title of his very own. Much to the fans’ consternation though, original artist Joe Kubert didn’t come along for the ride. In his stead the far slicker Murphy Anderson took up the reins and acquitted himself admirably. Sadly, however, the book was not a big hit — possibly proving that Julie Schwartz’s faith in the character was unfounded — and the axe fell with #27. A real shame, actually, as it is a lovely book, with inventive scripts from Gardner Fox, and Anderson’s work is a joy to behold.

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