"Last Rights": Unable to sleep peacefully after the deaths of the eight Thanagarians in his ship, Hawkman dreams of a nether-world in which they and the Gentleman Ghost reside. He and Hawkwoman are called to the museum by Frazier to investigate a weird manifestation inside, which turns out to be


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Coral Shilak

Hawkman Special #1986 is an issue of the series Hawkman Special (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1986. It was published on December 12, 1985.

Synopsis for "Last Rights"

Unable to sleep peacefully after the deaths of the eight Thanagarians in his ship, Hawkman dreams of a nether-world in which they and the Gentleman Ghost reside. He and Hawkwoman are called to the museum by Frazier to investigate a weird manifestation inside, which turns out to be a portal to that same dimension, at the site of Mavis Trent's death. Even after they encounter the Thanagarians, Mavis (who passes on), and the Ghost, he still refuses to believe, until Shayera convinces him to try her mother's ancient means of coming to grips with the death of others, a ritual called "vol." Hawkman returns to Grinder's Bluff, and is performing the rite, when the Ghost appears to Shayera, imploring her to follow her husband. Katar enters the netherworld, and is greeted by Sirrah Jak, who aids him in relieving the souls of his people. Thus, he learns more of Thanagar's recent history. Hyathis did not cure everyone of the plague, many became sterile, and were pressed into invasion-service (they were dispensible), while the others were easily dominated. As he helps the souls in passing over, Hawkman creates stone creatures with his mind, and these attack as the last soul departs, just as Hawkwoman and the Ghost arrive to help. When Shayera's police blaster runs out of power, Craddock steals ancient weapons from a London museum, and the creatures are vanquished. Afterward, the Ghost communicates with the still-lingering spirit of Fell Andar in the cave, explaining that he helped Hawkman in his own bid to steal Earth back from them.

Appearing in "Last Rights"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Gentleman Ghost (Flashback and main story) (Origin)
  • Thanagarians
    • Alegna Kadu (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story)
    • Fell Andar (Dies in flashback)
    • Corla Tavo & Coral Shilak (Flashback and main story)
    • Nilda (Unnamed) (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story)
    • Rab Mekir (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story)
    • Sazor Ki (Unnamed) (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story)
    • Sirrah Jak (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story)
  • Rock Monsters (Single appearance) (Destroyed)

Other Characters:

  • Katar Hol's Parents (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • Shayera Thal's Parents (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • Henry "Mousey" Mason (Cameo) (Dies in flashback)
  • Stephen King (Mentioned only)
  • Two Midway City Police Officers (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Justice League of America (Mentioned only)
  • Zita (French fortune teller) (Mentioned only)
  • Batman (Mentioned only) (concerning Gentleman Ghost's encounter with Batman)
  • Flash (Cameo) (headshot)
  • Reverse Flash (Mentioned only)
  • Empress Hyathis (Mentioned only)
  • Thanagarians (Flashback only)
    • Neja Jak (Sirrah Jak's wife) (Cameo) (Flashback only) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Nth Metal Wings
  • Absorbascon (Flashback only)
  • Equalizing Plague (Mentioned only)
  • Italian Morning Star Mace (taken from the London Museum by Gentleman Ghost)
  • Indo-Persian Fighting Axe (taken from the London Museum by Gentleman Ghost)

Vehicles:

Concepts:

  • Dimensional Travel
  • Vol (ancient Thanagarian tribal language and discipline for Walking with the Dead)

Notes

  • Hawkgirl mentioned that her father died while on a relief mission on Thanagar.
  • Plot by Isabella and Howell, script by Isabella.
  • This one-shot special is a sequel to the "Shadow War of Hawkman" saga.



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Recommended Reading

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