With so many comic fans dismissing a new series or a a run on an existing series with the simple line, “I’m going to wait for the trade on that one…” we thought it would be good to take a moment a remind you of some of the comics that you may have forgotten about, as you waited for the trade and remind you why you should give them a shot.
DARKHAWK CLASSIC VOLUME 1
written by DANNY FINGEROTH
art by MIKE MANLEY
Collects issues #1 through #9
216 PAGES / $24.99
WHAT IS IT?
Darkhawk is, in my opinion, one of the more underrated characters to come out of Marvel in the 1990s. A brand new character launched in 1991, following in the grand tradition of Spider-Man and Nova, Chris Powell is a teenage kid in New York City who finds an amulet that turns him into Darkhawk, a hero with armor and a grappling hook.
WHY SHOULD YOU READ IT?
If anything, you should read it just to get the Darkhawk jokes we make on the podcast. But beyond that, I really did enjoy this comic when it was originally published. It was from a time right before comics blew up in the speculator boom, but after the somewhat simplistic stories of the 1980s. It was the classic Marvel recipe for a hero and it was done well. The character was created by then Editor In Chief Tom DeFalco, but Danny Fingeroth is credited as the writer, and back then, he was one of the best along with artist Mike Manley who helped to define a time period with this great character design.
IF YOU LIKE…
Spider-Man, Nova, Invincible, Kyle Rayner Green Lantern or any super hero story that involves an unsuspecting kid getting powers that he has to learn how to use and how to fit this change into his life.
WHAT DOES THE COMMUNITY THINK?
Well, since these original issues came out over 20 years ago, we don’t have pull list data for them, but you can go pull this trade in the comics section and we can see just how many people are going to check this classic volume out
Darkhawk Classic Volume 1 goes on sale this week, on April 25, 2012
You can order it from Amazon: