Monday, February 7, 2011

(P)Raising Kane: "Walk with Me, O Brother...Death Has Taken My Hand!"

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Most of you know that Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko and Aquaman author supreme Steve Skeates concocted a really hip and happening super-duo called Hawk and Dove back in 1968. Hawk and Dove was the story of two brothers, one a head-strong, action-oriented he-man--the other a cerebral, peace-loving kinda dude. Their super-personas and costumes fit their personalities, and most issues focused as much on the personality clash of the two brothers as it did on their battles with bad-guys. Ditko left the series after ish #2, while Skeates' swan song was with ish #4. With Hawk and Dove #5 (February 1969), artist Gil Kane (who'd taken over from Ditko starting with issue 3) began scripting the series, delving even more deeply into the dynamics of brothers Hank and Don's relationship. And of course, with Kane in charge, the action was fast, furious, and far-out! Dig on "Walk with Me, O Brother...Death Has Taken My Hand!"


  1. Great addition to the digital collection, Groove! Thank you!

    This 1969 issue by Kane destroys anything we saw in the 80s.

  2. Good gosh dove is losing control of himself he isnt suppost to resort to fisticuffs he is suppost to the a pacifist



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