The Prime Earth Hawkman has the contemporary identity of Carter Hall but has reincarnated across time and space for millennia, starting off as the brutal Deathbringer Ktar Deathbringer. As punishment for a lifetime of mass slaughter, he was given the option to be judged as a murder in the afterlife or be reborn countless times until he had saved more lives than he took and to stand as a guardian against the Deathbringers' inevitable return. A vision of Shayera Thal inspired him to choose good and he began a series of reincarnations across time and space for millennia, saving lives and doing good in various identities leading up to the contemporary Hawkman, who has merged the souls and consciousness of all these disparate men in history.
- Flash Comics #1
- The Brave and the Bold #34
- Legend of the Hawkman (Volume 1)
- Hawkworld (Volume 1)
- Savage Hawkman #0
- Hawkman (Volume 5) #7
- Unfortunately, Hawkman is confusing.