Kyle Higgins + Juanan Ramírez tapped for a new ‘Darkhawk’ miniseries

Teenager Connor Young will take up the mantle of Darkhawk in the new miniseries.

About 30 years after he first debuted in his own solo series, Darkhawk flies back this August with a new miniseries.

Kyle Higgins, who contributed to the Darkhawk: Heart of a Hawk 30th anniversary special, will write the series. He’s joined by artist Juanan Ramírez.

“My approach to the mantle and the book in general comes from the same place that some of my other recent superhero work comes from: building something new and contemporary, while staying respectful to what’s come before,” Higgins told IGN.

cover by Iban Coello.

According to Marvel, the new miniseries will feature “a new heir to the mantle of Darkhawk” — a 17-year-old named Connor Young who discovers the mysterious amulet that unlocks the powers of Darkhawk. He’s also got a new look designed by Pepe Larraz:

“The Darkhawk design is bold and striking,” Higgins said. “There’s a reason why the character has really lasted over the last 30 years, despite appearing infrequently. And I think a big part of it is how memorable his look is. In my opinion, the look of a new superhero is 90% of the battle to creating a character that has the potential to stand the test of time.”

Check out some preview pages below:

The five-issue miniseries begins in August.

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