[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1709:]]I loved the version of DC’s Hawkman who was a Thanagarian cop. He is the one I first met in Justice League of America and remains my favorite.
Which is why I was happy Saturday morning to see dozens of Hawkmen (none by the name of Hall, though) captive on a prison we have visited before in this animated series.
Turns out Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns are seeking a way to penetrate the asteroid maelstrom between the Forgotten Zone and Guardian Space. To that end, Beleez (also a winged wonder) brings an armada of Red Lanterns to the prison to locate a missing Green Lantern and, later, a mysterious Thanagarian leader who holds the secret to that “bridge.”
This Thanagarian turns out to be a flip side of Hal Jordanand the writers do have their fun with that. He is constantly making deals he has no thought of keeping, always saying (as Hal does), “Trust me.” Riot!
Kilowog has a great battle with a large winged Hawkman, who dusts him off but is later beat in combat by Hal. (No comment from Kilowog on this, lol.)
With feathers everywhere and a battle brewing between escaped Thanagarians and the Red Lanterns, the Green Lanterns finally triumph as well as discovering the mystery of their missing fellow Lantern.
Aya and Raser are strangely quiet in this tale, odd especially for the rogue Red Lantern Raser. But this is a great jaunt into cosmic adventure nonetheless.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series keeps getting better and better!