Hawkman #4 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on September 12, 2018

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Bryan Hitch
Inkers: Andrew Currie, Andy Owens, and Daniel Henriques
Colourist: Jeremiah Skipper
Letterers: Richard Starkings and Comicraft
I've been pleasantly surprised by what Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch have cooked up with this book, but the formulaic plot that Venditti has been using for the past three issues has begun to show its ugly side.
Hawkman transports back in time and space to meet another version of him, finds a small piece of the puzzle, and moves on. While I appreciate a slow build, it's just becoming repetitive at this point, which pains me to say since I really enjoyed this issue.
What Bryan Hitch is doing with this book is unbelievable. His storytelling is as clear as it's ever been, and it's quite simply a joy to read. The detail he manages with his double-page spreads is expected given his history with action, but his focus on this book seems to have surged his creative juices; this is one gorgeous book. Jeremiah Skipper is a better choice as colourist than Alex Sinclair. I appreciate Sinclair's work but it tends to dull the work of the penciller. Skipper's work is a bit more vibrant than Sinclair's, and strikes the perfect balance for me. Even having Richard Starkings on lettering rounds this out to be one of the best creative teams in comics.
I do have some issues with the repetitive nature of the plot, but the art is a serious win for me. The detail and the colouring together produce one beautiful book, and one that should be read by a lot more people.

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