I haven’t been reading the six issue Death of Hawkman miniseries, but after hearing about what happened in this month’s fifth issue I may have to pick it up. The series, written by Marc Andreyko with art by Aaron Lopresti, teams Hawkman with Adam Strange as they get dragged into yet another war between Rann and Thanagar. While the title certainly makes is sound like Hawkman is biting the big one, it’s the death of another Thanagarian which will have Green Lantern fans’ interest piqued.
In the fifth issue it certainly appears that Isamot Kol, a fan favorite member of the Green Lantern Corps, is killed at the hands of Despero during a confrontation. The ring seeks out Rayn Kral, Katar Hol’s partner from the Thanagarian police force, as Isamot’s successor. Where Isamot’s sector partner, Vath Sarn, is during the battle is unknown.
Update: In the serie’s final issue it’s revealed that Isamot Kol survived Despero’s attack but that he will be out of action while his healing abilities restore him. In the interim Rayn Kral will be filling in for Isamot Kol. Whew!