Just three days ahead of the final order cut-off for retailers, DC has re-titled the announced Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time six-issue miniseries as Death of Hawkman #1. Announced via Diamond Comics Distributors, no reason has been given by the publisher for the change - but reports indicate that writer Marc Andreyko and artist Aaron Lopresti will remain on the title.
"After a career of galaxy-spanning adventures, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a 'normal' life when he's pulled back into interplanetary calamity and chaos once again! When a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, he finds the capital city of Ranagar in ruins, and his once peaceful beloved Alanna crying out for the blood of Rann's oldest enemy, Thanagar," reads the comic distributor's description. "The evil Despero has brainwashed Rann's citizens into thinking that Thanagar is responsible for the attack. As Rann gears up to counter-attack, the Hawkmen get word of the impending attack and plan a preemptive strike of their own."
It goes on to describe Strange and Hawkman as "fugitives" from their homeworlds, looking to find means to stop Despero's plans.
Death of Hawkman #1 is scheduled to hit shelves October 5.