Happy Hawkman Day! You Know What DC Comics Should Do To Celebrate? Bring Back Darkwing!
I had hoped this was the DC Rebirth version of Deron Ved aka Darkwing during Dark Nights: Metal or during Hawkman’s new series, but he hasn’t shown up yet.
He has an interesting origin from 1986’s Hawkman #7 (above and below).
He even has a classic Who’s Who entry!
He first appeared in Hawkman #3.
Darkwing last appeared in Hawkman #11, but…
…not before also appearing in Action Comics #588 featuring Superman which was…
…a mini cross-over with Hawkman #9…
…and Hawkman #10.
So, Darkwing only appeared in nine comic books: Hawkman #3, 4, 5, 6, 7-11 and Action Comics #588 in the 1980s. Time for a comeback, right?
While Darkwing’s costume would need to be updated for 2018, it and he was striking on the cover of 1986’s Hawkman #8.
He seemed like a big deal then, although that was short-lived, but he can be again with a costume upgrade and clear purpose for 2018. Although, his name could possibly need to change to avoid comparison and ridicule associated with…
…Darkwing Duck! That was a animated TV series that last three seasons, but only two seasons are available on DVD.
There’s also a lesser known Darkwing who appeared Image Comics’ Invincible…
…first appearing in Invincible #21 in 2005.
He appears in 37 issues of Invincible including the final issue in 2018’s extra-sized Invincible #144 (spoilers here).
What say you? More Darkwing in DC’s future? Not to be confused with DC’s Deathwing.
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