Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Hawkgirl Comic is one of the popular female super heroes in comics today. Initially created as a supporting character for the Green Lantern Corps in the early days of superhero comics, she was created as an alternative to the male super hero of the same name. Hawkgirl first made her comic book debut in the late 1970s and has gone through many different versions since then. She has been featured in more recent storylines and has become a beloved character among fans of both sexes. She has been written as a supporting character in many comic series, and has also been featured in several popular animated films as well.
Hawkgirl first appeared as an adult in the pages of the original Marvel comic book. She was a member of the futuristic Volunteer Group called the Wondersiders, which was led by Starks. Following an accident that killed her parents, she underwent a mental breakdown and was visited by an ancient being named Paracelsus. Paracelsus instructed her to travel into outer space and seek out a mythical planet called Xel'naga where he could find a mythical creature called the Dragon God. While there, he offered to teach her the discipline necessary to control her temper and the strength she needed to kill her enemies. Following this, Paracelsus gave her the identity of Hawkgirl and the two went on a fantastic adventure in search of this mysterious world.
When the team encountered the formidable villain Kangaroo, they learned that Paracelsus had been corrupted by the Para-zu, a race of green-skinned beings who worshiped death. In order to appease their gods, the Para-zu forced the humans on Earth to fight in a battle to the death. Hawkgirl showed up and easily killed the majority of the warriors, including Kangaroo. Unbeknownst to Kangaroo, however, Hawkgirl had remained in the invisible plane and had been watching all of the action from the Golden Age. She then confronted the evil Para-zu god, and while he was defeated, Hawkgirl was able to take down the evil god herself.
The New Gods are beings from another dimension. As seen through the eyes of superman, they live among the skyscrapers of New Gotham city. This version of the New Gods is a race of immortal superbeings. They have an army of warriors that consist of the Amazon Women, the Hawkmen, and the Swordsmen. When Wonder Woman shows up, she is confronted by the New Gods and when they are defeated, she uses her lasso to trap the New Gods in the center of the earth, trapping Superman, who is saved by Hawkgirl.
During the Silver Age, there were no Hawkgirls and no Superman. When the humans tried to create a force to battle the evil Thanagrim, however, they failed, as they couldn't duplicate the speed and power of Hawkgirl. In contrast, the Silver Age versions of Superman, along with other members of the Justice League, are very effective fighters, using their strength to easily overpower their enemies.
In an animated series, the character of Hawkgirl was played by Amber Heard. She first made a few appearances on the television show Smallville, before appearing in the live-action adaptation. Her first appearance shows her dressed up as a real hawksbill, with her wings extended. In the live-action series, Hawkgirl appears as a warrior with a sword and shield, though it has been changed in some forms. The shield she wears is missing in the animated series, but she still wields it with great power.
In the late 1990s, she made a few guest appearances in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the cartoon series, Superfriends. She was portrayed as being fierce and mean, but she was also shown to be quite caring and willing to help the heroes. In the animated version of the Silver Age, Hawkgirl worked alongside other legendary DC characters, such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Green Lantern. In the TV show, she fought against the evil villainess Parasite. She was eventually defeated by Green Lantern. In the cartoon, she was a founding member of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
In the comics, Hawkgirl appears in a number of different circumstances. She is a member of the Justice League and sometimes appears in solo appearances, or as a member of the Batfamily. She is known as a powerful telepath, and she was even capable of mind control (in one episode). In one issue of Detective Comics, written by Greg Rucka, Hawkgirl was also revealed to be part of the Secret Investigators Team, which was led by Wonder Woman.