Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection #105

World’s Finest #274 (December 1981) VG $4.49

In this issue of World’s Finest, the Hawkman feature was titled “Gone with the Wings!” Hawkgirl was not only missing from the cover, she did not make an appearance in the story. She was, however, on the minds of everyone else.

Cover artists Ross Andru & Dick Giordano

The story, which took place primarily in Midway, the Hawk’s Earth hometown, began with Carter “Hawkman” Hall waking to find a note from Shiera informing him that she was leaving him.

script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Rodin Rodriguez

Experiencing an identity crisis, Shiera writes that it is more than just her wanting to be called Hawkwoman instead of Hawkgirl, she is feeling stifled. She informs him that she is taking their rocket ship and flying into hyperspace to rescue the Thanagarian armada that became lost in space in an earlier issue.

Superman and Green Lantern claim neutrality towards the Hawks domestic problems.

And Mavis Trent, the girl anthropologist, jumps at the chance of standing in for Shiera while she is gone.

Meanwhile, stuff is missing from the museum. Actually, the items in question have been replaced by fakes. When the FBI is called in to investigate, Shiera is accused of robbing the museum.

From the solicitation:
48-page giant. Superman and Batman star in “Greater Love Hath No Man” (script by Cary Burkett, pencils by A. Gonzalez, inks by Bret Breeding), Green Arrow and Black Canary in “The Archer or the Man” (script by Mike Barr, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Larry Mahlstedt), Zatanna in “The Song the Shrieker Sang” (script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith), Hawkman in “Gone With the Wings” (script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Rodin Rodriguez), and Captain Marvel in “Silence, Please” (script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Mahlstedt). Letter to the editor from comics artist Todd McFarlane. Comic strip by Fred Hembeck. Ross Andru cover pencils, Dick Giordano cover inks. Cover price $1.00. Grade: Very Good