Hawk and Dove
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Sales Rank #1,439 See Top 2,500
First Issue #1 - October 1988
Last #5 - February 1989
Continued from Hawk and the Dove
Continued in Hawk and Dove (1989 series)
Created by Steve Ditko and Steve Skeates, brothers Hank and Don Hall first appeared in Showcase #75 (1968). The pair gained their powers of heightened strength and agility from a mysterious voice (later, Secret Origins #43 explained the voice was from two Lords of Chaos and Order who had fallen in love) and fought crime together as Hawk and Dove, despite their diametrically opposed opinions about the use of force. The conservative Hawk (Hank) was hot-headed and reactionary, whereas the liberal Dove (Don) was more thoughtful and reasoned (but prone to indecisiveness). Their father, a judge, displayed more balanced political beliefs and firmly disapproved of vigilantism, not knowing his sons were costumed adventurers.