Shows of recent years have utilized time jumping down to a science to tailor the larger tapestry of telling a narrative. Some shows are better than others with a good example being This Is Us. The creators of the show use time jump to show how though these characters are in different eras of time. They learn the same lesson in different ways. Just like life, sometimes those lessons have to be shown to us multiple times before we learn why we do what we do.
Sometimes we didn’t quite the gist, or it’s meant for us to pass on our wisdom. We should always build upon what we learned and not repeat the same mistakes. Then there are those times when life decides to throw in a monkey wrench forcing us to think on our feet. In the third issue of Hawk Of New York, our titular character finds himself years removed from what lead him to rebuild his life and what fuels him now.
We find Eric five years removed from the incident at the orphanage as we find him remaking himself into a karate instructor with no remnants of that fateful day. That day does not evade his mind as he still seeks revenge on the Devil Marauders and hatches a plan to infiltrate the club and get close to the people responsible for his love ones that one day so many years ago. He soon becomes disorientated due to one of his students drugging and runs off the road only to be rescued by someone in the MC. By the issue’s end, Eric soon realizes that the gang’s area means to an end and his past is that much more important to his future.
Overall, a fresh start for the series, one that reflects life more than one would ever admit. The story by Randyl Bishop is fun and contemplative. The art by the creative team is impressive. Altogether, an issue that gives fans an arc that is both sublime and fantastic.
Story: Randyl Bishop
Art: Randyl Bishop, Trevor Hawkins, and Jeremy Massie
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy