"Rise of the Dead": Hawkman continues fighting the zombies invading the Brooklyn Bridge. Suddenly, a massive lightning bolt destroys the zombies. Deducing the lightning bolt came from the Manhattan side of the bridge, Hawkman finds Static fighting the zombies as well. Static tells Hawkman that h
Appearing in "Rise of the Dead"
- Taylor Manning
- Julius Gates (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Rise of the Dead"
Hawkman continues fighting the zombies invading the Brooklyn Bridge. Suddenly, a massive lightning bolt destroys the zombies. Deducing the lightning bolt came from the Manhattan side of the bridge, Hawkman finds Static fighting the zombies as well. Static tells Hawkman that he used his power to disrupt the electrical currents in the zombies’s bodies, while Hawkman tells him about the Gentleman Ghost and the Mortis Orb. Hawkman and Static decide to work together to stop the zombies.
Hawkman and Static deduce that the zombies are heading towards Central Park, and that Gentleman Ghost is in Beldevere Castle. While Static fights the zombie army, Hawkman goes to the top of the castle to stop Craddock. As Hawkman reaches the castle’s rooftop, Craddock tells him that the Mortis Orb is drawing upon the collective lifeforce of city, and he will use that energy to resurrect himself and be immortal, while everyone else, including Hawkman, will die. Then, Craddock creates more between-worlds apparitions to fight Hawkman.
At first, Hawkman tries to disarm them, but then he discovers that the orb’s increase in power has caused the apparitions to become fully solid, and Hawkman is able to destroy them. Craddock begins fully harnessing the orb’s power, creating a portal from which Julius Gates comes out. Gates, demanding the orb, grabs Craddock, while Hawkman takes the orb from him. The portal vanishes with Craddock and Gates inside, causing them both to disappear, along with the apparitions and zombies.
With Craddock gone and the battle over, Hawkman tells Static that he will take the orb somewhere no one will find it. Hawkman flies to the Antarctica and tosses the orb through a chasm. Hoping that the orb will never be found again, Hawkman returns to New York.
Afterwards, Carter returns to his loft building, where he meets up with Emma and Singh, who turns on the TV and shows Carter the news report on Hawkman. Later, Hawkman is flying across the city when he is attacked by Askana.
- This book was first published on March 28, 2012.
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