Sunday, 16 April 2017
Hawk, Son Of Tomahawk
And then what happened is Tomahawk aged about 30 years, seemingly between issues, and found himself with an Indian wife, Moon Fawn, and two sons, Young Eagle, and Shaggy lookalike Hawk who, without so much as a by your leave, stole the old western ranger's book right out from under him. Kids eh?
Probably an attempt to juice up a failing title by introducing a 'Now' teenager as it's star, ( and to be any more 'Now' than Hawk, you'd have to be The Super Sons ) this title hadn't really changed in essence, and Son Of Tomahawk was still a great book, with Bob Kanigher & Frank Thorne still on top form.
Tomahawk himself had moved from rugged adventurer to grizzled retiree, though he could still open up a can a' whup ass on anyone who sassed him and his multi-cultural family. Plus how often do you get to see a comic strip hero grow old anyway?
Unfortunately, the idea didn't sell, and Hawk never really had a chance to show what he could do before the book was cancelled. A shame, as a generational adventure strip is a pretty good idea.
Here's the kid's debut.