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The exciting conclusion to the Savage Hawkman's first adventure is here! Hawkman battles his way through Dr. Kane's compound, where the alien monstrosity known as Morphicius is sheltered. But in his quest for alien knowledge, Dr. Kane unknowingly jumpstarts what Morphicius refers to as the Black Plague. Can Hawkman contain this deadly outbreak, or will New York soon become infected with lethal, fast-spreading alien organisms?

Hawkman and Askana are forced to join forces to fight Morphicius and his mutated minions. Morphicius states that the plague has made him stronger, and now he will consume Earth. However, Hawkman refuses to let Morphicius win. As the two fight, Askana tells Hawkman that his Nth metal weapons are useless against Morphicius.

Hawkman remembers the message about the alien judge. Then, the Xenusian mutants surround him and Morphicius claims that Hawkman's Thanagarian metal will feed his army for centuries, surprising Hawkman about the Nth metal's origin.

Meanwhile, Kane releases Waker from cryogenic confinement so that he can reveal a way to defeat Morphicius. However, Waker refuses to help him.

Hawkman and Askana barricade themselves behind a blast door. Askana tells Hawkman that the Xenusians are invincible unless Morphicius is defeated. Hawkman realizes Morphicius is looking for Kane and asks where he is, and Askana replies that he is in the cryogenic chamber, retrieving his genetic samples. Then, Hawkman chases after Morphicius, leaving Askana on her own.

Kane tries to call his helicopter, but Morphicius attacks him, trying to absorb his energy. Then, Hawkman arrives and throws Morphicius to the cryogenic chamber. Hawkman remarks that he is aware of the alien judge's message and now, he knows Morphicius's weakness. Then, Hawkman blasts him with liquid nitrogen, completely freezing him.

Then, Waker appears before Hawkman, telling him that today, he is his friend. Waker says that while Morphicius is defeated, the plague can still be dispersed while Kane retains his genetic samples. As Hawkman leaves, Waker refers to him as Katar Hol, saying that he holds his key.

Hawkman reaches Kane's helicopter and takes the genetic samples. Hawkman says that Kane's pilot has abandoned him and flies away, leaving Dr. Kane alone on the failing helicopter.

Later, Carter meets up with Emma in the Bronx. When she asks him if he is going to disappear again, he replies that he plans to stay on New York for a while. Then, Carter begins seeing several disfigured people.



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From a series which started off on such a directionless path, it has finally gotten to an entertaining place.  It doesn't happen all at once and the route taken to get to this point was a little arduous, but about halfway through the action sequence in this issue it all started to come together for me.  Granted an action sequence is primarily what this issue is as Hawkman and new (and presumably temporary) ally Askana team up to battle Morphicus.  Some things work here and some things don't.  In...

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The Good: Philip Tan's artwork is just so awesome. I've not usually been a fan of his new style, but it's done so well in this issue, the watercolor-ish colors actually enhancing the badass penciling. And the action is at the best yet for this series. Once again, the fighting is very savage without being needlessly gory or grotesque, just brutal. It flows a lot better than it did in previous issue, and it's more close and personal. There are a lot of intriguing plot hooks brought up in this issu...

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