YMMV / Hawkman

  • Badass Decay: Golden Age Shiera Hall once she actually became Hawkgirl.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Katar's anti-trade sentiments and nationalist bent in Hawkworld takes on a whole new layer in the wake of Donald Trump's political career.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Brave and the Bold #42 shows that Thanagarians use "identi-cards" that are similar to credits cards, which aren't invented until the late 70s. And the issue was published in 1962.
  • Moment of Awesome: Hawkman's return in Justice Society.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Katar in the first Hawkworld starts off as an angsty, aloof teenager with vaguely nationalist and xenophobic leanings but ultimately a well-meaning and humble-for-his-environment kid. When he's exiled to the Isle of Chance, he almost immediately murders a Wingor for the artificial wings we was making, only to discover the Wingor has natural wings and was building the wings for him. Although it's hand-waved as Katar being under the influences of drug withdrawal and the Wingor's brother forgives him instantly, it's incredibly hard to get behind Katar after this.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Kendra with Carter.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Hawkman during the 90s, from his occasional Jerkass moments to his fascistic worldview.
    • This happens in the original Hawkworld series as well where he comes off as a spoiled, whiny brat who is realizing his whole society is built on the backs of oppressed alien species but isn't really doing much about it. Then, he murders a Wingor in a frenzy, killing any shred of sympathy one might have for him. Then, the final issue sees him becoming a director of a hospital for poor downsiders, finally becoming a little more sympathetic before abandoning it all to go on a blood quest against Byth and rejoining the Wingmen to satisfy that vengeance.