Hawkgirl. Shiera Sanders is an ordinary modern woman until she begins suffering from visions that she was once Shiera, the lover of the Egyptian Prince Khufu, and that in that past life she lost Khufu to violence and was persecuted by Anubis the hawk-god. Then she runs into millionaire Carter Hall and realizes that he is the reincarnation of Prince Khufu and that her visions were true. They immediately fall in love and decide to fight crime, he as Hawkman and she as Hawkgirl. Hawkgirl has no superpowers but is a good fighter, is an expert with a variety of ancient weapons (which she is more than willing to use) and can fly via the "ninth metal" in her costume's wings. Among the enemies she fights are the crime genius Alexander the Great, the electrical Dynamo, the Gentleman Ghost, the Golden Mummy sect, the scientist Anton Hastor, the technologically advanced occultist Karvak, the Monocle, and the invisible and intangible Phantom Menace. She appears in stories with titles like “The Globe Conquerors,” “Sheba, Queen of the Desert,” “The Creatures From the Canyon.”


First Appearance: Flash Comics #1 (DC), Jan 1940. 47 appearances, 1940-1948. Created by Gardner F. Fox and Dennis Neville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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