Marvel Legacy Event Will See the Return of 90’s Hero Darkhawk

Posted by at 10:18 am on August 22, 2017

Darkhawk, the cult-favorite superhero of the ’90s, is returning to his own Marvel Comics series this fall as a part of the publisher’s Marvel Legacy event that will see the return of many classic heroes and villains.

Unlike other characters like Deadpool, who came to define the decade and still have a strong presence in comics today, Darkhawk’s series never made it out of the’90s. The Tom DeFalco/Mike Manley-created comic debuted in 1991 and ended in 1995 after 50 issues. Since then, Darkhawk has appeared in other Marvel series (Avengers Arena) and events (War of Kings) but has never returned to his own comic.

Darkhawk centered around a young teen, Chris Powell, who discovered an amulet that transformed him into an armored android. The original ’90s series at times hilariously almost always featured guest appearances from other heroes. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America and the Punisher all made cameos in the series before it reached its tenth issue.

While a new issue will debut this fall and will resume the numbering of the original series (the new comic will be issue no. 51), the return is a one-shot.

Darkhawk no. 51 will be written by Chad Bowers and Christopher Sims with art by Kev Walker. The trio will use the one issue they have to focus on what Darkhawk has been up to since his series ended as they attempt to make him a key player in the Marvel Comics universe once again. The Fraternity of Raptors, beings who share similar armor to Darkhawk and recently appeared in issues of Guardians of the Galaxy, figure into their plot plans as two raptors will arrive in New York looking to steal Powell’s amulet.

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