Hawkman. Carter Hall is a millionaire playboy who collects weapons. He is given an ancient Egyptian glass knife formerly used for sacrifices. The knife gives Carter a vision, however, and reveals to him that in a former life he was Prince Khufu, who fought for the life of his lover Shiera. He got killed, however, and swore just before he died that he'd return. Carter comes to from this vision with the knowledge that he was Prince Khufu and the notion that Shiera is out there, somewhere. He then runs into her the very next day, and she confesses that she's had similar visions. They decide to team up and fight crime, to continue his centuries-long battle against evil. Carter becomes Hawkman, and Shiera becomes Hawkgirl. He is a member of the Justice Society of America. Hawkman has no superpowers, but is a good fighter, is an expert with a variety of ancient weapons (which he is more than willing to use) and can fly via the "ninth metal" he discovered in his laboratory and incorporated into his costume's wings. Among the enemies he 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. He 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. 100+ appearances, 1940-1951. Created by Gardner F. Fox and Dennis Neville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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