Rob Liefeld spoke with CBR about Hawkman, Deathstroke, and Grifter. Here is what he had to say about the Hawkwoman like character on the cover of issue #12.
So we’ve got a woman who’s been breaking through to Hawkman’s Nth Metal armor via some kind of distress signal, and then we’ve got a very Hawkwoman-looking character on the cover to issue #12. How are these two connected?
Hawkman has indeed been receiving messages within his Nth metal, since early in my first issue. We had to pay that off eventually, right? Issue #12 sets the table for months to come with #0 and the aftermath that leads to “Wanted.”
The “Hawkman” #0 issue seems to be a chance for you to ties the origin special concept directly into the endgame you seem to be heading towards with Thanagar. Since so many fans know the something about how that planet has worked in the past, how are you trying to make it different in the New 52?
I have a completely different approach to Thanagar and Hawkman’s origin. It’s a very different path for Katar Hol than any that have been traveled before. Hopefully long time fans as well as new readers will enjoy this direction. We had a lot to fit into 20 pages — conspiracies, drama, action, monsters — it’s really big.
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