All comics fans know that Julie Schwartz was pretty much behind the Silver Age modernization of the forties DC superheroes beginning with the Flash. Hawkman would be a relative latecomer to the party but...he could have been first! Here we have a Post-Golden Age, Pre-Silver Age Hawkman-like character with a sci-fi twist from STRANGE ADVENTURES in 1956. Art here is by Sid Greene and Joe Giella, two illustrators known more for their inking at DC than for their pencilling.
This is legitimately fascinating. Had readers responded well enough for this character to recieve follow-ups, he really would be a contender for beginning the Silver Age revival.
Hell, considering the clusterfuck Hawkman's legacy became, there isn't anything to even rule this out of happening in the DCU.
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