Hawk & Dove, Volume 1: First Strikes by Sterling GatesA part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event
Hank Hall is not happy. Hes not happy to have Dawn Granger as a new partner in his war on crime. Hes not happy that shes dating the ghostly Super Hero, Deadman. Hes not happy to learn that someone is trying to plunge the United States into a new civil war! Now its up to Hawk and Dove to root out the forces behind this conflict and stop them before they turn the U.S. into a wasteland!
And who is the monster lurking in the shadows, watching Hawk and Dove from afar? Find out in this new series from Sterling Gates (Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost) and artist Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Youngblood)!
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Hawk And Dove Vol. 1 : First Strikes (The New 52)
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Hawk and Dove are a fictional superhero team that appear in DC Comics. The mantle of Hawk has also been taken up by Dawn's sister Holly Granger until her death in 's Blackest Night , while another team composed of Sasha Martens as Hawk and Wiley Wolverman as Dove appeared as the focus of a miniseries. The pairing of Hank and Dawn serve as the current incarnation of the team. The central concept which was originally inspired by the emerging political divides of the s see war hawks and war doves traditionally revolves around two young heroes with contrasting personalities and diametrically opposed ideologies who, by speaking their super-heroic aliases, are transformed and granted power sets of heightened strength, speed, and agility. With Dove representing reason and nonviolence and Hawk representing force and aggression, they complement one another and find a state of balance in order to effectively combat evil. With Dawn's introduction, it was revealed that Hawk and Dove receive their powers from the Lords of Chaos and Order , respectively, and that their powers are mystic in origin. Though the duo's ongoing titles have all been relatively short-lived and their guest-appearances in other titles sporadic, the heroes have experienced a storied and often tragic history.
The Dove is a Very Gentle Bird
Here's my big question about the New How many of these stories could have been told without the relaunch? With a lot of these, it feels like with some character juggling and retcons, it wouldn't be too hard. It's really blatant with the Batman and Green Lantern books, which basically ignore the reboot despite some of the questions it raises like my issues with how Emerald Night occurred. The one that stands out is Batgirl, and even then, DC wanted to heal Babs years ago. The Hawk and Dove could have stood without the relaunch -- this seems to be Batman's first meeting with the duo, and there's some talk about how Hawk and Dove haven't be operating that long -- but at the same time Dove is dating Deadman a la Brightest Day, though Brightest Day isn't mentioned , and there's some reference to characters in the original Hawk and Dove series, so this book is kind of a relic of the old DC Universe. The new Batgirl series couldn't be told as well, I don't think, if not for the relaunch. Is your point that DC could launched these titles or created a line-wide relaunch a la Marvel Now without necessarily rebooting continuity?
He's not happy to have Dawn Granger as a new partner in his war on crime. He's not happy that she's dating the ghostly Super Hero, Deadman. He's not happy to learn that someone is trying to plunge the United States into a new civil war! Now it's up to Hawk and Dove to root out the forces behind this conflict and stop them before they turn the U. And who is the monster lurking in the shadows, watching Hawk and Dove from afar?
Little does he realize however, that his own sons, Hank and Don, are in fact. In the small town of Elmond , Judge Irwin Hall takes a strong, hard-line stance against street vigilantism and bemoans the actions of the super-heroes known as Hawk and Dove. Little does he realize however, that his own sons, Hank and Don, are in fact the Hawk and the Dove. Frustrated by his father's persistent criticisms of Hawk and Dove's actions, Don decides to give up his career as the Dove. Meanwhile, a gang of costumed criminals known as the Drop-Outs begins terrorizing the neighborhood near the high school and the university.