Where’s Hawkman’s Furry Chest?

Hawkman and Hawkgirl TV costumes

The costumes for Hawkgirl and Hawkman were revealed last week, as they’ll be appearing on Arrow and The Flash before joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Ciara Renée plays Kendra Saunders and Falk Hentschel appears as Carter Hall.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl TV costumes

They’re lacking the color of the traditional gold and green comic book versions, but in the darker TV universe, it’s not surprising that they went with more muted leather. And the wings are missing, but that’s what special effects are for. Most disappointing to me, though (heavy sigh), is that Hawkman is a) too covered up and b) sporting a dorky mustache. This is the Hawkman I remember reading in the comics, as drawn by Steve Lieber, former series artist.

Hawkman by Steve Lieber

Where’s the bare chest and flying straps? At least “Falk Hentschel” sounds like a comic book character!



5 comments

  • Jer

    I’m actually disappointed that we’re getting Hawkman at all. I was just kind of hoping that it would be like the JL animated series and we’d have a Hawkgirl without her male counterpart. (Personal bias – I never cared for either of the Hawks until the animated series made Hawkgirl awesome. Now I just don’t care for Hawkman.)

  • I agree, it’s a lot easier to like Hawkgirl on her own. Treating them as a couple has to be handled carefully. The whole “fated for each other” becomes kind of creepy when you add in the “and she doesn’t know it but the wiser guy will teach her” element I didn’t care for in some of the comics.

  • Lane

    Hawkman looks a lot like Batmanuel from the Tick TV show.

  • Bwa ha ha! You’re right!

  • Jer

    The whole “fated for each other” becomes kind of creepy when you add in the “and she doesn’t know it but the wiser guy will teach her” element

    Oh man – if they’re dumb enough to put that into the show I may have to stand in front of the teevee to keep my wife from throwing something at it.

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