Happy Hawkman Day! You Know What DC Comics Should Do To Celebrate? Bring Back Darkwing Duck!

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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