Hopefully for our damsel in distress, Hawkman has more weapons with which to fight the angry giant gorilla than just a rock and sling shot! And indeed he does. As it turns out the slingshot is just one of many ancient armaments from a vast collection that Hawkman, aka Carter Hall, can call upon. In addition, he possesses a winged harness made of the “Ninth Metal,” which contains anti-gravity properties enabling flight.
Carter Hall was reincarnated from an ancient Egyptian Prince, Khufu. He also envisioned a woman named Shiera, with whom he subsequently met in modern times as Shiera Sanders. It turned out she also had a vision about him, and soon started wearing a female version of the superhero costume as Hawkgirl. Carter and Shiera were finally married eleven years later in 1951.
In Flash Comics #11* (November 1940), Hawkman investigates the dubious activities of Real Bay Corporation. In Flash #29* (May 1942) Hawkman and Hawkgirl face the deadly danger of a maniac who has developed a species of half-human, thinking and talking plants.
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