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Death Hawk: The Soulworm Saga Volume One Perfect Paperback – September 15, 2008
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About the Author
Mark (James Axler) Ellis is a best-selling SF author, the creator of the long-running novel series, Outlanders, now in its 11th year of consecutive publication. He has written 45 novels and is the co-author, with Melissa Martin, of The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels. His numerous credentials in the comic book field include critically acclaimed stints on Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, Star Rangers, The Justice Machine and many others. In the early 1990s, Mark Ellis was co-founder of Millennium Publications and worked with comic legends such as the legendary Jim Mooney, Don Heck, Darryl Banks, Adam Hughes Doug Wildey, and the late Mike Wieringo.
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Along the way, the main character Death Hawk encounters treacherous hotties, back stabbing partners that were forced upon him, primitive and easily manipulated natives and not to mention an interstellar corporation that owns most of the known Galaxy.
Death Hawk is very similar to characters we all know. There are aspects of Kane, which shouldn't come as a surprise, but I found that he was also quite similar in mentality and personality with Jack Burton (Big trouble in little china).
We have a hero (sort of) that does his best, but quite often finds the tables turned on him and things don't go anywhere near as he had hoped or expected.
Hawk has a side kick / partner, a Symbiote named Cyke who is part wiseass, part encyclopaedia, mixed in with a few nifty abilities that help Hawk out of some rather dangerous predicaments.
Of course, after reading this book, you can see where Mark got some of his inspiration for things we've seen in Outlanders. First, Brigid. She's not named Baptiste in DH, but the physical similarities are there, although she's almost the polar opposite of our Baptiste. Second, we have the Tigers of Heaven, third this is where he originally introduced the ASP weapons.
Do I have to say it then? I better, because some people occasionally don't clue in. If you like Outlanders, you should enjoy Death Hawk.
Also, I would strongly recommend that you read the introduction by Douglas Clegg as well as the interview with Mark at the end. It will fill in some blanks for you, things that as I was reading the comic had me scratching my head in confusion, mainly background and the like.
I also noticed something else. Maybe it's just coincidence, maybe it isn't. I've currently read a series of novels by another author, and there is a character in that series named bob that has a very strong resemblance to Cyke. And said author is, from what I gather, a comic book fan, so it's very possible that Bob was modeled after him.
Or maybe just a coincidence. I don't know, but believe it or not, that's not a bad thing.
The art is pretty good. It wasn't rushed, nor was it slip shod like I've seen in a lot of current artists, nor and some might argue with me over this, were the women super endowed and hot beyond human measures like we see in so many comics. They were more realistic, which in some ways is hotter! Like Freya... a synthetic Amazon with a real attitude, and legs that just won't quit, and a rack bigger than Death Hawk's head. Then again, considering that she's 7 feet tall...
Sorry, got distracted there...
If you're a fan of the fantastic artist Adam Hughes, you'll be pleased to know that he did about half the art in the book. Darryl Banks, Rik Levins also contributed to the book, and did a wonderful job.
You can also thank Darryl Banks designing the cover, and Melissa Martin-Ellis for providing the color, as well as the layout.
So, bottom line is this. If you like Serenity, Firefly, Outlanders, stellar adventure with a mystery to boot, then you should give Death Hawk: The Soulworm Saga a read. It'll be worth not only your time, but your money.