Hawkman became the leader of the DCEU’s Justice Society of America in Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1.
Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1 features a Hawkman-centric story, “Ghosts of the Past,” from writer Cavan Scott, cartoonist Scot Eaton, inker Norm Rapmund, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Rob Leigh. In the issue, Hawkman/Carter Hall stops by a museum exhibit when he sees James Craddock attempting to steal a valuable piece of Eternium called “The Champion”. While chasing the enemy, Craddock is inadvertently killed trying to flee; however, he returns shortly as Gentleman Ghost.
The Gentleman Ghost traps Hawkman in a trance-like state and forces him into a museum display case. A few onlookers walk in and, assuming he’s just there as some sort of display, reveal that Hawkman is the leader of the Justice Society of America. “Huh,” one of the viewers says to the other. “That’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. I thought [the Justice Society] were finished.”
After escaping containment and dealing with the Gentleman Ghost, Hawkman realizes a bigger threat is ahead. Needing more bridge work to deal with the threat, the issue ends with Hawkman wanting to contact Doctor Fate, another member of the Justice Society.
Created by Gardner Fox, Everett E. Hibbard and Sheldon Mayer, the Justice Society of America was first introduced in the 1940s. All Star Comics #3. Both Hawkman and Doctor Fate were members of the team’s original heroes, as were Hourman, the Spectre, Sandman, Atom, Flash, and Green Lantern. The group has had a number of different leaders over the years, including Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, and others.
Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1 is a canonical DCEU story tied to the upcoming release of black adam. DC will release several more Black Adam – The Justice Society Files one-shots leading to the release of black adam featuring other members of the Justice Society including Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher. Green Lantern: Beware of my powerAldis Hodge will play Hawkman in black adamwhich is scheduled for release on October 21.
Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1 features cover art by Kaare Andrew. The issue also features a backup story, “Lost & Found,” from writer Bryan Q. Miller, artist Marco Santucci, colorist Michael Atiyeh, and letterer Rob Leigh. Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1 is on sale now from DC.