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Review: Hawk of New York #2

Hawk of New York #2

In the final season of Daredevil on Netflix, Matt Murdock finds out the damage of secrets hiding in front of him. We find out that he was not exactly an orphan and a person who has been particularly a maternal figure in his life is exactly that. The first emotions that run across Murdock’s mind is that of betrayal as he felt that someone should have told him the truth. Anyone in his position could feel like his whole life was a lie in many ways. The season went on to show that one such lie carried into so many threads in his life. He went on to find out many things about his father and why his mother was not knowingly part of his life.

Secrets carry its “own water” in ways that its holders know so well. In the second issue of Hawk Of New York, Eric comes into his own and Howard struggles with the secrets holding the orphanage together.

We find Eric, as we watch him become a proficient mechanic, as Howard shows him the ropes, even letting him on what lead him to the school. We also find Howard dealing with the orphanage’s superintendent and the pornographic tapes they have of different young girls, including one who is murdered on video. This is when we find out the Superintendent’s ties to Devil Marauders Motorcycle Club, as Eric’s girlfriend gets kidnapped.

Overall, an interesting installment in this unique story which plays on a few different genres. The story by Randyl Bishop is fascinating. The art by Bishop is engaging. Altogether, an enjoyable issue that showcases Bishop’s many talents.

Story: Randyl Bishop Art: Randyl Bishop
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Hawk of New York #1

The Hawk of New York #1

King Arthur is one of those stories that evokes a time and place so long ago but yet so close. The story of King Arthur, shows the reader that anyone can be anything. Your path is not necessarily predetermined, no matter your circumstances. Arthur never knew he was royalty but that didn’t change who he was or the quality of his character.

One of my favorite retellings of the legend was a show called Camelot. It lasted one season and featured a few changes when it came to all the familiar characters. What I took away from the story is that only you can write your own story. In the first issue of The Hawk Of New York, we meet a protagonist who doesn’t quite understand who he is yet but outside forces look to change that.

We meet Eric Warden, a half-blooded Native American who grew up in an orphanage in upstate New York. As he struggles with living conditions, he also has an innate sense of he is but with no guidance, is left to wonder what it all means.  As strange occurrences happen throughout the school where he goes to, he starts to wonder if anything that occurs is because of him. By issue’s end, strange forces start to gather and Eric has no idea what is coming his way.

Overall, it’s an interesting introduction to this world and these characters. The story by Randyl Bishop is evenly paced and action packed. The art by Bishop shows some intricate pencil work throughout. Altogether, a good debut which will pull readers into this series that is more than meets the eye.

Story: Randyl Bishop Art: Randyl Bishop
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy