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Hawk and Dove continue their investigation of the enigmatic Alexander Quirk! Who is he? What does he want? A secret laboratory might hold the answers, but it might also spell the end for Hawk and Dove!

To top things off, the monster watching our heroes from the shadows finally makes his move – and he’s got a terrifying new partner!

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%
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  1. I loved Sterling Gates on Supergirl, and Liefeld is Liefeld. But the first half of the first issue was pretty empty and inane. The second half picked up speed, and the Dawn/Don link is interesting, so I am tentatively going to get this issue.

  2. We are staying on board for a second issue, but the story is what’s gotta get good in a hurry here… I don’t get the people who bought the first issue and bashed to art. It delivered exactly as advertised, and if it’s not your style, not sure why spewing the hate’s appropriate.

    • Totally agree. I’ll NEVER understand people that jump on board, and at issue one drop it. I mean, I understand people don’t want to continue spending $$ on something they don’t like. At least stick with it until the first arc, storyline is done!
      Of the new 52 that I got I plan to stick with ’em.

  3. I’ll wait for the reviews. Doing that on a lot of books this week.

  4. Sterling Gates (for me) has earned at least another 2 issues before I drop this. I loved him on Supergirl and I think he can do good things with this. I could be very wrong.

  5. I had fun with the first issue it was exactly what i was expecting. I’ll stick around for a while on this one, see where it goes. it’s an interesting premise.

  6. In Hawk and Dove #1 it mentions “the worst Crisis the worlds ever seen” and how Don (the first Dove) died saving a child during this crisis (which IS what happened in Crisis on Infinite Earths).

    But this weekend Dan Didio posted this on Facebook, “For those in crisis over Crisis, let me clarify. The topic of Crisis was much discussed among the editors and talent working on The New 52. With so many characters and histories restarting, major events like Crisis are harder to place when they work for some and not for others. (that was one of the problems coming out of the original Crisis). While we are starting aprx five years into our hero…es’ lives, we are focused on the characters present and future, and past histories will be revealed as the stories dictate. Yes, there have been “crisis” in our characters lives, but they aren’t exactly the Crisis you read before, they can’t be. Now, what this means for characters seen and unseen…… well, that’s the fun of The New 52, infinite stories, infinite possibilities, with the best yet to come.”

    So the Crisis that Dawn is referring to is NOT Crisis on Infinite Earths but just the worst crisis ever seen on earth. I’ve read all the DC #1’s and this in the only mention of this DCnU “Crisis”. Was Don/Dove the only hero to die in this Crisis? Just what was the nature of this crisis? What happened?

  7. I liked the first issue plain and simple and will be on for the whole story arc because of that. These comics are not cheap and I for one will not be staying on all of these books for an arc especially if the first issue does not grab me. That is the point of this is to find the books you can enjoy or relate to in some way not to give a Omac, Static Shock, Legion Lost, Frankestein, and Bat-Wing time if you can’t even sit thru the first book, right?

    Just Sayin’,


    • @ Flash923 I have to dissagree. I found Animal Man #1 so/so and was thinking of dropping it. I pick up #2 and found it a ton more intriguing, enjoyable than the first issue. Patience pays. Another example (for me) would be Severed. The 1st issue was interesting but now up to #3, the suspense is just building, and the story and characters are more fleshed out. NOW, I want to know more, and see what happens to these characters. 1st issue, not so much.

  8. I didnt care for the first issue at all, but I have to admit the second one has made a lot of improvements. I still dont care male faces in H&D, but otherwise it’s getting better. Hawk and Condor apparently lose their noses when they are in costume as well as getting a bizarre rictus grin for their mouths…but at least I could understand the story in this one! I’ll see how 3 goes….

    • Same position; I stuck around mainly since my wife really enjoyed the first one and this was a huge improvement. I’m actually enjoying Dove a lot as a character, particularly her interactions with Deadman and the mystery of who exactly she is. I am now much more excited for issue #3, but I’m still not sold on Hawk as an interesting character.

  9. Hmmm, did page 1 remind anyone else of page 1 of Voodoo from last week?

  10. Pick of the week for me for sure gave it a 5 and that was by a small margin over all of the other books I pulled this week they were all like 4’s 4.5’s. This one just hit the 5 and I enjoy the villians alot Condore and Swan will be dangerous advisaries for our heroes from this point on! Deadman seems to be getting a little jealous right now and well I really just wonder hoe the hell are they going to take thier relationship to the next level if he is a ghost? Physical interaction no matter what anyone says is a big portion to a lasting couple! I don’t think him possesing another mans body will work either that would be very wrong!
    Anyway that is one of the more intresting parts as well as Dove’s past and what the hell happened. Lots going on and that makes for longevity in a series.

    Just sayin’,


  11. I like the creation of the hawk and dove foils in this issue. And even though it feels cheesy would like to see the whole pantheon of bird based heroes and villans.

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