If our weekly Ask Chris column isn't enough of definitive comic book (and pro wrestling) opinions for you, good news: ComicsAlliance is proud to present Here's The Thing, a series of videos where you can join our own extremely opinionated senior writer, Chris Sims, as he sits in his living room under a framed portrait of Destro, drinking a cup of coffee and sharing his opinion on comic books.

On this week's show, a viewer asks Chris to explain Hawkman and ends up sparking a journey through one of the most complicated histories in comics, trying to answer one simple question: Why isn't a dude who fights dinosaurs with a mace while not wearing a shirt the coolest guy ever?

Show Notes:

  • Kyle Baker's Hawkman is one of the highlights of Wednesday Comics.
  • Hawkman fighting a winged gorilla is one of the definitive covers of the Silver Age. You can read the story it went with in Showcase Presents Hawkman, if you want.
  • The less said about Hawkworld, the better, but Ostrander and Truman are two amazing creators.
  • The Geoff Johns/Rags Morales Hawkman run: Actually fantastic!
  • Hawkgirl from Justice League Unlimited rules.