A new era begins for
the winged wonder with "Nth Ways To Die" led by comics personality
Rob Liefeld. With only a couple of references to previous
storylines, this next phase starts on a blank slate and feels like a
#1 issue for its accessibility and simple premise. Somewhat
formulaic, the story has a few good things in its favor that make
the title worthy of a second chance.
Although the dialog
is a bit clichéd, the internal monologue does a great job in
summarizing who Hawkman is in this new continuity, and where his
recent dilemmas have taken him. The issue also jumps right into the
action, saving readers the suffering of a slow set-up chapter. Joe
Bennett's art is an immediate breath of fresh air for a series that
sorely needed it. Finally, the seeds are planted for the
introduction in the DCnU of a character very dear to my heart.
Overall, a good start.