Hawkman can fly at Excellent speed using artificial wings and an anti-gravity belt made of "ninth-metal."
COMMUNICATE WITH BIRDS:
Sharp Weapons * Blunt Weapons * Martial Arts B
Aerial Combat * Navigation * Archaeology
History * Mythology * Egyptology
Shiera Sanders (fiancee) * The U.S. President * Worla (leader of Feithera)
In the days of ancient Egypt, Prince Khufu was the foe of the high priest of the god Anubis, Hath-Set, who intended to conquer the world. Hath-Set's soldiers captured Khufu and his beloved, Shiera, and Hath-Set fatally stabbed Khufu. Before his death, Khufu predicted that both he and Hath-Set would one day live again, and the next time Khufu would be the victor.
Many centuries later, the wealthy scientist Carter Hall came into the possession of the very knife with which Khufu had been murdered. Hall then had a dream about Khufu's death and realized that he was Khufu's reincarnation. Shortly afterwards, Hall first met Shiera Sanders, the reincarnation of Khufu's beloved. Hath-Set also had been reincarnated, as the scientist Dr. Anton Hastor, and still planned to conquer Earth.
Hall garbed himself in the guise of the Egyptian hawk-god, including large artificial wings and belt of "ninth metal," a discovery of Hall's that could defy gravity. Using the belt and wings, Hall could fly. As Hawkman, Hall tracked down Hastor and prevented him from killing Shiera. Hastor apparently died, but he later returned to battle Hawkman again.
Hawkman launched a career as a super-hero, and Shiera became his partner as Hawkgirl. A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Hawkman became its third chairman, a position he has held ever since. He was also a member of the war-time All-Star Squadron.
In 1946 Hawkman discovered Feithera, a hidden city of bird-people in Greenland. He became a frequent visitor there, and he and Hawkgirl became the godparents of Norda, now known as the super-hero Northwind, who is the son of a human and a Feitheran.
Hawkman and Hawkgirl both retired after the Justice Society disbanded in 1951. Hall married Shiera, and they had a son, Hector, who later became the super-hero known as the Silver Scarab. Hall returned to his career as Hawkman when the Justice Society was reactivated, and he serves as its chairman to this day. His true identity is now publicly known.