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December Cover Reveals- DEATH OF HAWKMAN #3, HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #3, VIGILANTE SOUTHLAND #3

Get an exclusive early look at the solicits for these books.

DC Comics has given us an exclusive first look at the covers and solicits for some upcoming books in December.

DEATH OF HAWKMAN #3

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Written by MARC ANDREYKO—Art by AARON LOPRESTI and LIVESAY—Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

With both Adam Strange and Hawkman on the run as intergalactic fugitives with bounties on their heads, the march to war between Thanagar and Rann intensifies! In order to stop it, the heroes must secretly try to unravel who—or what—is instigating hostilities while dodging pursuit from all corners of the universe! And if you thought you knew Despero, you were wrong!

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #3

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Written by ROB DAVID and LLOYD GOLDFINE—Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

The ThunderCats team up to combat a new foe: Skeletor! And as young King Lion-O battles this evil from another world, he distracts Skeletor from an important fight against Mumm-Ra. With the Power of Grayskull hanging in the balance, who can possibly turn the tide of battle?

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND #3

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Written by GARY PHILLIPS—Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE—Cover by MITCH GERADS

Donny has landed in hot water. Both literally and figuratively. The trail of his girlfriend’s killer has led him into a dangerous conspiracy, and the cops now think he’s a murderer himself. The only way out is to take a jump in the Pacific Ocean, but the mysterious assassin Spectros is going to make sure that the Southland Vigilante never comes up for air.

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

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Posted By foxerdes

Is Hawkman going to die?

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Posted By SP4RT4N

If they wanted to kill Hawkman they should've let it happen in Deathstroke. He needs a high profile kill and Hawkman can always be reborn later anyway...

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Posted By NightFang3

@sp4rt4n: What he needs is better writers who get his origin and relationship with Hawkgirl.

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Edited By wbr17

How many times are they going to make Thanagar and Rann make war with each other?

ThunderCats and He-man is a great idea but this art...

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Posted By HushoftheWind

I'm calling it right now, Hawkman will sharing the same predicament as Tim Drake.

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Posted By Lemuel15

@hushofthewind:Either that...or he'll probably get reincarnated as Carter Hall or something.

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Posted By Tomkatie

Nooo Hawkman! He'll get reborn soon enough though, and I kind of hope they drop the whole Thanagar thing or at least focus more on the ancient Egyptian reincarnation stuff. That's what makes him unique and interesting IMO

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Posted By Billy_Cobb

@sp4rt4n said:

If they wanted to kill Hawkman they should've let it happen in Deathstroke. He needs a high profile kill and Hawkman can always be reborn later anyway...

This version of Hawkman actually can't reincarnate (as far as we know) He's an exiled Thanagarian prince, not a reincarnated Egyptian prince or a Thanagarian police officer.

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Posted By Billy_Cobb
@wbr17 said:

How many times are they going to make Thanagar and Rann make war with each other?

I think the idea is that they're pretty much always at war and always will be, but I agree that it's been pretty overplayed at this point.

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Edited By Mark_Stephen

How many times have Rann and Thanagar been at war? I agree it seems to be the default condition for them. Most not be too good at it one or the other side should have won by now.

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Posted By Orlandozo

Hawkman cant die cause metal nith

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Posted By Farkam

How did I not hear about this He-Man/Thunder Cats cross over sooner?

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Posted By Goellterator

A little bit offtopic, but how strong is Hawkman?

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Posted By kalorama

@wbr17 said:

How many times are they going to make Thanagar and Rann make war with each other?

Not that many, so far. This is probably only about the 4th major storyline built directly around a Rann-Thanagar conflict in the almost 60 years since the planet Thanagar was introduced (along with the Silver age Hawkman), a few years after the introduction of Rann and Adam Strange. And I believe it's the first time it's been the real focus of a storyline since the 52 reboot, 5+ years ago.

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Posted By kalorama
@foxerdes said:

Is Hawkman going to die?

I doubt it. If he was, it seems unlikely that they'd broadcast it in the book's title. He'll probably appear to die, but end up alive and well by the end of the series.

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Posted By apg103

I just hope his origin is better than being killed over 200 time

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Posted By apg103

A Hawkman/He-Man/Thundercats crossover

spoiler:

Skeletor kills Hawkman

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Posted By NightFang3

@kalorama: @billy_cobb: @wbr17: You could say the same thing about the Arab and Israeli conflicts, it will probably never end and there will never be a winner.

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Posted By ThePreface

@nightfang3: That's why I like that it's Hawkman and Adam Strange teaming up to end this conflict.

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Edited By Astronomy206

Hope Hackman book is good and we finally push him in the right direction. Same with Adam strange.

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Posted By SP4RT4N

And since when did Thanagarians all dress like Batman Beyond's Warhawk?!? Didn't they have another unique look when they came to Earth during the New52?

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Posted By kilowog52

Wait! Are they really renaming this series three issues in?!! Last I checked, it was called "Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time."

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Posted By donmeca2020

If he dies, not a big loss.... i don't believe he has a huge following nor has DC been utilizing him enough lately.

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Posted By ScouterV

@sp4rt4n said:

If they wanted to kill Hawkman they should've let it happen in Deathstroke. He needs a high profile kill and Hawkman can always be reborn later anyway...

To be fair, he killed Green Arrow not long ago. Who was healed, but still.

Oddly enough, Ollie died in the very next arc...sort of.

@wbr17 said:

How many times are they going to make Thanagar and Rann make war with each other?

I think the idea is that they're pretty much always at war and always will be, but I agree that it's been pretty overplayed at this point.

To be fair, how often do we ever hear about Thanagar and Rann? Hawkman and Adam appear so infrequently, it's probably the only time they're (Rann and Thanagar) doing anything on a whole.

@sp4rt4n said:

And since when did Thanagarians all dress like Batman Beyond's Warhawk?!? Didn't they have another unique look when they came to Earth during the New52?

To be fair, Warhawk is part Thanagarian anyway. He probably just took the armor of a soldier, which fits his name, attitude, and even his heritage being his father and mother were soldiers.