Great Moments in Comics History: Hawkman #16

Hawkman (Vol. 1) #16 (1966)


As the old saying goes, the only thing scarier than a flying ape is four flying apes.


  1. If you were to remove flying apes, DC’s Silver Age would only be about 7 pages long.

  2. Did an ape throw a giant piece of poop at Hawkman’s head?

  3. I would like to nominate “the gorilla gang-up begins” as the single greatest caption in the history of comics.

  4. Something very funny about that body blow into Hawkmans midsection. I think it’s the “ooofff” sound effect I hear in my head when I look at that….

  5. Little-known fact: In Pre-Crisis continuity, Hawkman and Hawkgirl often did battle against the Wicked Witch of the West.

  6. “Gorilla Gang Up” is very disturbing for some reason.

  7. There’s something that is more terrifying than four flying apes…. Four naked flying apes with flailing appendages.