DC History Club March 2022 Hawkgirl

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This month is Women’s History Month and the DC History Club is celebrating the Winged Wonder, Hawkgirl.

Several versions of Hawkgirl have existed ever since The original Hawkgirl, Shiera Sanders appeared in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940).

Hawkgirl has principally been a secondary character, as a partner to Hawkman or a member of various super hero teams.

This topic will concentrate on her more important appearances as

Shayera Hol, in the Animated Justice League

Kendra Saunders, as written by Geoff Johns and Walter Simonson

Shayera Hol created in the Silver Age by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert

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Polls

Favorite
Hawkgirl / Hawkwoman

Maximum of three choices

  • Hawkgirl DC Super Hero Girls
  • Kendra Saunders Earth 2
  • Kendra Saunders Legends of Tomorrow
  • Kendra Saunders Main Earth
  • Shayera Hol Comics
  • Shayera Hol Animated
  • Shayera Thal Comics
  • Shiera DC Bombshells
  • Shiera Sanders Hall Comic

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What are your
Favorite Hawkgirl Centric Episodes in

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited?

Maximum of three choices

Per show

Justice League Episodes

  • S1E01-03 Secret Origins
  • S1E04-05 In Blackest Night
  • S1E16-17 Fury
  • S1E24-26 Savage time
  • S2E01-02 Twilight
  • S2E15-16 Terror Beyond
  • S2E22-22 Wild Card Part 2
  • S2E23-23 Comfort and Joy
  • S2E24-26 Starcrossed

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  • S1E11 Wake the Dead
  • S2E05 The Balance
  • S2E08 Hunters Moon
  • S3E02 Shadow of the Hawk
  • S3E09 Grudge Match
  • S3E11 Ancient History

0 voters

All polls remain open

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After 80 years

And a VERY complex and confusing
History

With more than 200 posts

It would not be fair to ask detailed questions
Requiring looking through hundreds of issues

So just one question

Pick only one option

Hope you get it right

What were the jobs Hawkgirl / Hawkwoman had?

  • Archaeologist
  • Barista
  • Hallway Monitor
  • Inventor
  • Military
  • Museum Head
  • Police Officer
  • Socialite
  • Spy
  • Air Elemental
  • Angel
  • Gunslinger
  • Egyptian Princess
  • Empress of Thanagar
  • All of the Above

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Answer


All of the Above

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Hawkgirl Research Wiki

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The first week will be about Hawkgirl

In the DC Animated Universe Justice League.

Next week, we will follow her arc in Justice League Unlimited.

Later in the week, we will discuss the final episodes of this series, Starcrossed, including spoilers, so try to watch those episodes in the second season beforehand.

The series is available on HBO Max.

What are your favorites episodes with Hawkgirl?

What do you think of this version of Hawkgirl?

Did you know about Hawkgirl before this?

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Some possible episodes

Season 1
Secret Origins
Episodes 1 2 3

In Blackest Night
Episodes 4 5

Fury
Episodes 16 17

Season 2

Twilight
Episodes 1 2

Terror Beyond
Episodes 15 16

Wild Card Part 2
Episode 22

Comfort and Joy
Episode 23

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First appearance of Hawkgirl in All Star Comics 5 (1941)

All Star 5

Extra wings

Where did Carter get any set of wings?

Solution

He was a scientist
Who invented them
(And a antique weapons collector)

How convenient

Then he realizes he was reincarnated

Both DCUI Library and Comixology Flash 1 (1940) only contain Flash story. NOT the Hawkman and Sierra first appearance.

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LOVE THIS! I’m all in!

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@FelixLeiter

Glad to have a Hawkgirl fan here.

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So excited for this! :smile:

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@Shayera.Hol

I am honored by your esteemed presence.

Though Kendra will get coverage in week three,

Most of this will be about Shayera

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Just a Promo for week 4

For someone who never read a Hawkman comic before getting the assignment

Robert Venditti and the artists know how to portray Shayera and Carter

And
@Shayera.Hol

That line about
Shayera being an angel?

Truer that we ever thought possible in Venditti’s series

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What did you think about Hawkgirl’s actions

In the finale of the second season of Justice League DCAU
Starcrossed?

Spoilers below

Summary

Hawkgirl and Hro Talak! - YouTube

Batman & Wonder Woman! Kiss! - YouTube

Alfred: Who's there? Flash: Robin and Batgirl! - YouTube

Flash: Hawkgirl! Goodbye! - YouTube

The FAKE Hawkgirl Origin - Justice League’s Biggest Secret - YouTube

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Cast of Justice League DCAU

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Evolution of Hawkgirl in

Live Action
Animation
Games

From
Deadly Serious
To
Very Cute

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Thanks for sharing always interested in learning more about Egyptian Princesses, I mean Thagarians, Hawks, Aliens well I guess I’ve got a lot to learn.

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The various aspects of Hawkgirl’s origins can be quite confusing

Geoff Johns, JLU and Venditti try to merge Thanagar and Reincarnation, but only Geoff brings in Kendra.

I think Scott Snyder writes an even more different Kendra, as Lady Blackhawk in Death Metal and Justice League, introducting Shayera as a Thanagar ruler in JL and then having Kendra and Shayera meet.

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Yes like most of DU continuity, it is a bit of a mess if you are attempting a linear progression.

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A reminder
Tomorrow we start
Justice League Unlimited

Watch
Justice League finale
Starcrossed

Beforehand

To see the new status quo of Hawkgirl

JLU continues that arc

In Justice League
Other episodes to watch:

Season 1

Savage time 24 26

Hawkgirl against Nazies
In World War II

Her mace is not just
Anti magic

It can take down planes
(Shayera’s super strength is a factor also)

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