Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Hawkman
A closer look at Tim Bruckner’s last figure under exclusive contract
While Tim Bruckner has continued to sculpt some projects for DC Direct (like the AWSOME Linda Carter Wonder Woman statue) the last figure he sculpted under his 3 year exclusive contract for DC Direct is the upcoming second assortment Superman/Batman Series III Hawkman from the Public Enemies storyline,. Tim has sculpted all of the first two waves of figures based on the art of Ed McGuinness. Becasue of the style of McGuinness’ art many of the figures have been variations of the same "buck" body. In this feature we get to see some rare work in progress shots and how the details are added until we have one kick ass figure.
Hawkman was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville. The original Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940) and was also immortalized as an action figure in DC Direct’s "First Appearance" line,
Several incarnations of Hawkman have appeared in DC Comics, all of them characterized by the use of archaic weaponry and by large, artificial wings, attached to a harness made from a special metal that allows flight. Most incarnations of Hawkman work closely with a partner/romantic interest named Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman.
The Hawkman uses the larger body that the McGuinness Martian Manhunter used. Above we see a castaline casting of the base body with the new head and costume details starting to be added on top of that with pins holding the figure together.