The Hawk and the Dove: The Silver Age

The Hawk and the Dove: The Silver Age

by Steve Ditko

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Overview

In 1968 a mysterious voice gifted two teenage brothers, Hank and Don Hall, with superpowers that transformed them into the Hawk and the Dove! The superhero duo embodied the clashing political ideologies of the era, with the Hawk, ever militant, ready to jump into battling evil, and the Dove, a pacifist, refusing to raise a fist.

Fighting for what's right on different sides of the ideological spectrum, the two clean up crime on the streets of their hometown, face the threat of the Drop Outs gang, take down a group of dangerous escaped convicts, team up with the Teen Titans and attempt to save their father from the wrath of a man he once sent to prison.

Hawk & Dove: The Silver Age collects Showcase #75, The Hawk and the Dove #1-6 and Teen Titans #21, and features work from Steve Skeates, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401278052
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Born on November 2, 1927, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Steve Ditko attended the Cartoonist and Illustrator School in New York City, forerunner of the current School of Visual Arts. His earliest comics work appeared in 1953 in various horror comics from publishers such as Charlton, Prize and Farrell. In 1956 Ditko began working for Marvel Comics (then known as Atlas) on their horror titles.

Ditko earned his place in comics history in 1962 with the publication of Marvel's Amazing Fantasy #15, which featured the first appearance of Spider-Man, a character created by Ditko and writer/editor Stan Lee. Working with Lee, Ditko employed a unique art style that was perfectly suited to troubled teenager Peter Parker's life. Following the standard Marvel practice of the time, he was not only drawing but also plotting the stories of both Spider-Man and Doctor Strange (another character he co-created), a situation that later led to a falling-out with the company and his abrupt departure in 1966.
After leaving Marvel, Ditko continued to produce inspired work for other publishers such as Warren and Charlton, where he returned to help revive Captain Atom and to fashion a new incarnation of the Blue Beetle. But perhaps his most memorable (and certainly his most personal) work during this period was on a character of his own creation, the Question--a variation on Mr. A, a character he created for Wally Wood's witzend. After Charlton retired their super-hero line in 1968, Ditko moved to DC Comics, where he created the Creeper and the duo Hawk and Dove. Following a brief return to Marvel in 1979, he has since kept a low profile in the industry, surfacing every few years to release another collection of new work (such as 1997's Steve Ditko's Strange Avenging Tales) exploring his Objectivism-based philosophy.

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