Carter Hall operated as the "mystery man" called Hawkman during World War II as a member of the Justice Society of America. Sometime after the war, Carter retired his identity to discover his roots as a reincarnated Egyptian pharaoh and, through that, married the woman that presumably was the reincarnation of the Egyptian princess he loved.
In 1949, Hall helped Paul Kirk (Manhunter) unlock the secrets behind his disturbing dreams through hypnosis, and discovered that they were caused by Kirk's witnessing in a Bavarian castle that the Ultra-Humanite's brain had been transplanted from the body of actress Dolores Winters into that of his former ally Tex Thompson (Americommando). Hall then contacted Johnny Chambers (Johnny Quick), who just recently had Paula Brooks (Tigress) call him to reveal the same secret that was written in Thompson's diary which his lover Joan Dale (Miss America) had secreted out of his grasp. Chambers then contacted several other superheroes that they knew were not under Thompson's control to discuss what they were going to do with the information about not only Thompson, but also Daniel Dunbar, whose brain had been swapped for Adolf Hitler's before the transformation into the super-being called Dynaman.
At a rally in Washington, D.C. in 1950 where all costumed superheroes were to appear by Presidential decree to show their loyalty, Joan Dale publicly exposed Tex Thompson as being the Ultra-Humanite and attempted to also expose Dynaman as being Adolf Hitler in Daniel Dunbar's body when the Ultra-Humanite had Robert Crane (Robotman) silence her by murdering her in public. Rex Tyler (Hourman) took over for Joan Dale in the exposure of both Thompson and Dunbar, causing Dynaman to show his true colors and to attack the various superheroes present. Hawkman tried his hand at defeating Dynaman, but he had his artificial wings ripped from his costume. It is not known whether he survived or not.
Artificial wings made of "ninth metal" that enabled him to fly.
Used a mace in his battle with Dynaman.
- This version of the character is native to the JSA: The Golden Age series of stories.
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