The Marvel 90s character Dark Hawk was pretty "Spider-man-esque" in terms of story; a high school kid, Chris Powell, gets super powers by accident, in the form of an alien amulet which grants him a super durable android body with Spidey-level strength, Capt America speed, stamina and senses, force blasts, an energy shield, a grapple claw, and flight.

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Hr proved a fairly effective hero, helping out bigger names like Spider-Man himself, Iron Man, the New Warriors, and the West Coast Avengers at one point. I remember him facing off against another being who had armor similar to his, but damaged and cobbled together (torso and helmet like Dark Hawk's, but green, his amulet was removed and he had a cyber arm), but he specifically mentioned a character, Evil Hawk, in one book.

Is this the same character, or are they different? (As stated, this character's amulet was gone, so it's unlikely.)

Is there a scan of this Evil Hawk anywhere? What is his origin and how is he connected to Dark Hawk?


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These are two separate characters:

  • The first character you're thinking of - with the cobbled together armor - was Charles Little Sky, aka Portal. He's not connected to Darkhawk, except for the armor that he obtained from an alien named Kistur/ Overhawk.
  • The second character, Evilhawk, was an "extraterrestrial crime-lord" named Dargin Bokk. I believe he was responsible for the creation of the Darkhawk android. I never actually read that far in the series. He appears to have been featured on the covers of issues 24 and 41.

Please note that this origin story was retconned in War of Kings, and that Evilhawk never existed. I believe the entire Evilhawk incident was just imagined by Powell. The new origin was based around an organization called The Fraternity of Raptors.

  • How'd they manage to retcon the whole story? Reality shift? Darkhawk's encountering Ocsh, struggling with Evilhawk, etc. was all just a dream? Or did the writers just act like it had never happened and gave no explanation?
    – Jacob C.
    Jun 25, 2020 at 21:58
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    I think, based on what I've read, it's the "everything you know is wrong" sort of retcon where all of that backstory was just a hallucination.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jun 25, 2020 at 23:51

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