- I've kept the fact that we, or I, am aware of my past lives to a small circle. Many law officials would find it difficult to grasp.
- — Hawkman
Synopsis for "First Impressions"
While Hawkman assists the JSA in New York, Hawkgirl begins investigating the murder of her parents, which occurred ten years ago. Her inquiry leads her to the Louisiana port city of St. Roch. She is soon joined by Hawkman and proceeds to the Stonechat Museum. They meet curator Oliver Evans, an old friend of the Golden Age Hawks. Oliver tells them that his son Danny is lost in Armitsar Punjab, India. Danny knew Kendra's parents and may be able to help them if they are found.
Meanwhile, St. Roch entrepreneur Kristopher Roderic hires a gang of criminals to go to India to retrieve the Third Eye Of Shiva. He also sends a thug named Bloque to kill Hawkman. Hawkman and Hawkgirl easily defeat the criminal by way of their anti-gravity Nth Metal devices.
Hawkman and Hawkgirl prepare to go to India to find Danny Evans. Hawkgirl makes it clear to Carter, that although she may in fact the reincarnation of his late love, Shiera Hall, she has no interest in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. Carter respects her wishes and declares that they will partners strictly in a professional capacity.
Appearing in "First Impressions"
- Bloque (First appearance)
- Kristopher Renard Roderic (First appearance)
- Shadow Thief
- Danny Evans (First appearance)
- Jeremy Barlow (First appearance)
- Oliver Evans (First appearance)
- Susan Morrison (First appearance)
- New York
- This issue continues subplots established in JSA Secret Files and Origins #1.
- The Indian region known as Amritsar is incorrectly spelled as Amritar in this issue.
- An alternate perspective of Hawkman's fight with Bloque is revealed in Hawkman Secret Files and Origins #1.
- First appearance of St. Roch, Louisiana. St. Roch will become the primary base of operations for Hawkman and Hawkgirl throughout the course of this series.
- Hawkgirl's parents, Michael and Trina Saunders, are mentioned by name for the second time (the first was on their tombstone in JSA Vol 1 22). However, in JSA # 22 their tombstone indicates they died in 1997, but in this issue, a telegram "sent just days before they were murdered" (per Kendra in Hawkman Vol 4 4) is dated 1992.
- This story is reprinted in the trade paperback Hawkman: Endless Flight.
- This is the first series to feature the Golden Age version of Hawkman as the title character.
- Hawkman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- The Atom (Volume 1): The Atom and Hawkman #39– #46
- Brightest Day
- Convergence: Hawkman
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Hawkgirl (Volume 1)
- Hawkman (Volume 1)
- Hawkman (Volume 2)
- Hawkman (Volume 3)
- Hawkman (Volume 4)
- Hawkman (Volume 5)
- Hawkworld (Volume 1)
- Hawkworld (Volume 2)
- JSA (Volume 1)
- Justice League of America (Volume 1)
- Justice League of America (Volume 3)
- Mystery in Space (Volume 1): Mystery in Space #87– #91
- The Savage Hawkman
- Shadow War of Hawkman
- World's Finest (Volume 1)