It’s hawks versus owls as Kendra soars to Gotham! Batman may have discovered a clue about Hawkgirl’s new foe, and she’s brought Galaxy and Argus as backup. Hawkgirl will need all the help she can get as she tangles with the Croc Bloc street gang moments after arriving, only to rise to the skies and face the Court of Owls and a small army of Talons!
Geek DadThis is definitely one of the most ambitious stories in DC’s stable, and while that can sometimes overwhelm the story, it usually works as a fascinating character study.
Comic WatchOverall, this issue is not the strongest in the series so far, but it still had moments that made for an entertaining read.
The Comicbook DispatchHawkgirl #3 felt primarily like a “guest shot” issue where Batman is shoe-horned into the story. Even though Vulpecula seems like a very generic villain, I love the interactions between Hawkgirl and Galaxy, as well as the great fight scenes and action. I’m hoping next issue we’ll get more insight into Vulpecula and the Nth Metal Dimension.
The Comic Book SpotStory wise we get a possible explanation for the seemingly double stories we get in the beginning of each issue. From the conversation in the Batcave it is possible that we are witnessing two separate dimensions. Vulpecula could have the ability to traverse this dimension. The question remains why?
ComicBook.comNow halfway through its run, Hawkgirl is starting to feel like a story that doesn't know what it wants to be. Axelrod manages to inject some stellar character moments throughout this third issue, only for the plot to largely be a carbon copy of the first two issues. It's the same thing once again and worse yet, the story forces itself to feature DC's most popular characters when it shines best when it focuses on Hawkgirl and Hawkgirl only.
Weird Science DC ComicsHawkgirl #3 isn't very good, but it's slighty better than the first two issues. Still, Hawkgirl #3 poorly concocts an excuse to head to Gotham for an obligatory Batman cameo so the world's greatest detective can add context to Vulpecula's backstory. At best, this issue is flawed and mediocre.