Hawkman and his wife Hawkgirl were police officers from a planet far, far away. They first came to earth in pursuit of a fugitive criminal, and after apprehending him they decided to stay and study our police methods. Considering how obviously advanced their inter-planetary traveling civilization must have been, this was a pretty flimsy reason, but I guess it was all the writers could come up with.
Hawkman’s rather revealing costume was the regulation police uniform on his home planet. Hopefully, his male co-workers shared his awesome build and not the physique of a lot of officers I see on a daily basis. Just imagine your local cops wearing one of these next time you stop into Dunkin Donuts. <Shudder>
Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy!