Hawkgirl Origins-Pt.6 – This is a continuation of an exploration of the origin of Hawkgirl in the 1940s in words and pictures. In this part, we review the series as it appeared in 1944 and look at issues #49 through #60 of Flash Comics.
Issue #49 (Jan-44): In the “The Human Dynamo”, they reside in Keystone City now and not Gotham City as previously stated.
Issue #50 (Feb-44): “Personal Protection from the Hawkman”.
Issue #51 (Mar-44): “Crime on the Wing”
Issue #52 (Apr-44): In this story titled “The Humming Bird”, Carter and Shiera meet a femme-fatale who goes by the name of the Humming Bird.
Hawkgirl is not fooled by this woman and she lets her know it.
Issue #53 (May-44): The story and the villain are both named “Simple Simon”.
Issue #54 (Jun-44): HM flies solo in this issue.
Issue #55 (Jul-44): The flying furies work tirelessly to solve the “Riddle of the Stolen Statuette”
Issue #56 (Aug-44): In the “Thief with the Terrible Temper”, Shiera never gets into costume and there is a joke in there somewhere…
Issue #57 (Sep-44): In “The Gangster and the Ghost” it is revealed that Shiera is not afraid of anything but ghosts and she loses her wrist watch.
Issue #58 (Oct-44): The story is about a talking lake, but some of the action takes place in a “food company”.
Issue #59 (Nov-44): Continuing the theme in previous issues with Mother Goose characters, the Pied Piper puts in an appearance in this issue.
Issue #60 (Dec-44): In “Publicity Proves a Problem”, the Humming Bird strikes again and tries to make a dope out of Shiera by playing upon her vanity.
To be continued…