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Who are they?
Hawk and Dove first appeared in Showcase #75 (June 1968) Created by Steve Ditko and Steve Skeates.
There have been Roughly 5 versions of the Hawk and Dove team. We will attempt to run through the entire line up.
Hank Hall and Don Hall, the sons of a Judge. Their father was almost assasinated so the brothers decided to follow the criminals back to their hideout. When they were caught, a mysterious voice echos out, saying to save their father they must call upon there powers. The power of the Hawk and Dove. These voices belong to the Lord of Chaos and Order T'Charr and Terataya. After this they joined the Teen Titans, and eventually joining Titans West. During the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths Dove died saving a young child. Hawk continued on but became more violent with out his brother. A statue of Dove was made in the Titans tower.
The Duo were reintroduced in 1988, written by Karl and Barbara Kesel. This involved the original Hawk, Hank Hall, but a new Dove, Dawn Granger. Dawn mysterious received the Dove powers while trying to save her mom from terrorists. This happened at the moment of Don's death. Dawn was a more aggressive, but smarter dove than Don.
Hawks Fall and Redemption
During a fight with a villian called Monarch, Dove was murdered, this caused Hawk to suffer a psychotic break. He killed Monarch and took his identity. During that time he killed several members of the Justice league of America until stopped and killed by Kobra and Atom Smasher. There is a statue of him in Titans Tower.
Holly and Dawn Granger
It was revealed that Dawn survived and put in a coma. She woke up and got a new Hawk, her estranged and aggressive British sister, Holly Granger. They joined the Teen Titans in stopping Dr. Light in Identity Crisis. They resurfaced on the titans east and eventually injured by Trigon
During blackest night, Don Hall the original Dove came back with a black ring. He rejects it, but Hawk accepts it. Hank kills Holly by ripping out her heart. Dawn later Joins the Justice league to fight the Black Lanterns.
A statue is created for Holly in Titans Tower. During the aftermath Hank Hall is brought back to life by the White Light. There is a small amount during brightest day, where the duo join the birds of prey and such.
The New 52
The new series launched with Hank Hall and Dawn Granger. They operate in Washington DC. They save Barack Obama from a villain due Swan and Condor. Sadly the issue was canceled after 8 Issues. They due have yet to appear in the DC Rebirth yet.
You are now up to date on hawk and Dove and ready for the Titans TV Series!
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