Hawkgirl ( Hawkgirl ) is the name of several superheroes fictitious , aliens appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics . The first Hawkgirl, Shiera Sanders Hall , was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville and first appeared in Flash Comics # 1 (January 1940 ). Shayera Hol was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Joe Kubert , and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold# 34 (March 1961). Kendra Saunders was created by writer David S. Goyer and artist Stephen Sadowski , and first appeared in JSA Secret Files and Origins # 1 (August 1999). One of DC’s first female superheroes, Hawkgirl has appeared in many of the company’s biggest titles, including the Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America .

Several incarnations of Hawkgirl have appeared in DC Comics, all of them characterized by the use of archaic weapons and artificial wings, attached to a harness made of a special Nth Metal that allows flight. Most incarnations of Hawkgirl work closely with Hawkman , a romantic partner / interest.

Since the DC continuity was rewritten in the 1985 series Crisis on Infinite Earths the story of Falcon Girl has been confused with several new versions of the character appearing over the years, some associated with ancient Egypt and others with the planet. fictional Thanagar . These versions of the character have starred in several series of various durations.

Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville , Shiera Sanders first appeared in Flash Comics # 1 (January 1940), in the same 12-page story in which Fox and Neville introduced Hawkman . 3 Archaeologist Carter Hall dreams that he is an ancient Egyptian prince, Cheops, who has a lover, named Shiera in the original story, or Princess Chay-Arain modern counts.

The next day, Carter meets a woman named Shiera who looks exactly like the woman in his dream. Carter dons the identity of Hawkman and Shiera becomes Carter’s girlfriend. Shiera first appears as Hawkgirl in All Star Comics # 5 (July 1941), in a costume created by Sheldon Moldoff , 4 based on Neville’s Hawkman costume. During Hawkman’s solo segment of the Justice Society of America story , Shiera dons an extra set of Metal Nth wings.developed by Hawkman, and disguises himself as Hawkman to fool some criminals. Shiera continues to wear the costume and wings in later stories, eventually adopting the identity of Hawkgirl.

 

FIRST APPEARANCES

The original Hawkgirl, Shiera Sanders Hall, was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, and first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940). Shayera Hol was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Joe Kubert, and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #34 (March 1961). Kendra Saunders was created by writer David S. Goyer and artist Stephen Sadowski, and first appeared in JSA: Secret Files and Origins #1 (August 1999).

POWER and ABILITIES

Hawkgirl owes her powers to a belt of Nth metal, a substance native to the planet Thanagar (once home of another pair of Hawk-heroes, Katar Hol and Hawkwoman). The metal is psycho-reactive, responding to its bearer’s thoughts and in its base form has a number of electromagnetic/gravitational properties. To the Hawks, it grants the power of flight, superhuman strength, super-acute vision, and an enhanced healing/regeneration ability.

ORIGIN STORY

The Golden Age Hawkgirl was Shiera Sanders Hall, the reincarnation of the Egyptian princess Chay-Ara, and partner of Carter Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman. Shayera Hall, The Silver Age version of Hawkgirl / Hawkwoman, was a law enforcement officer from the planet Thanagar and wife of Katar Hol, the Silver Age Hawkman and was a member of the Justice League of America.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Hawkgirl’s enemies vary, with his rogues including Shadow-Thief, Byth, Onimar Synn, Hath Set, Ira Quimby and Manhawks.

ALLIES

Her biggest allies include Hawkman, Zatanna and Green Lantern John Stewart. She is affiliated with various teams, including the JSA, JLA, Birds of Prey, Black Lantern Corps, Blackhawks and the Legends.

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