CBR covered of the DC Comics: Tales from the Dark and the Edge panel at Comic-Con International. During that panel Rob Liefeld spoke about Hawkman.
Opening the floor to audience questions, the first fan to the microphone asked Liefeld what he wanted to bring new to “Savage Hawkman,” “Grifter,” and “Deathstroke.” Saying that DiDio called him up at 5AM to talk about the books, Liefeld said DiDio asked
“I want a sense of urgency in these books, can you give that to me?” Liefeld recalled. “When Jim Lee went to DC ten years ago I said, can you get me to do Deathstroke?” Liefeld added.
Liefeld then said he believed that Deathstroke was a greater influence on Cable than on Deadpool, saying that he enjoyed Grifter and that he had loved Hawkman since the “Justice Friends” television show.
“What we do in Hawkman #0 will set up a huge event that will make him wanted across the universe,” Liefeld said. The panelists then all teased the artist about a video he had uploaded that showed him inking his pages while driving on vacation.
“Don’t ink and drive!” Palmiotti joked as the audience laughed.
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