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Monday, July 2, 2018

Captain Hawklin


Creator: Charles F. Millhouse
Covers: Multiple, most notably Sandy Plunkett, Damián Avilés
Main characters:
Captain Steven Hawklin
Hardy Miller
Oscar “Oz” Lyman
Recurring characters:
Professor Lucas Gray
Desa Wintergreen
Zane Carrington
Juno Li

Steven Hawklin was born in 1893 and grew up in the shadow of his father, Thomas who was a man of the sea and built ships for the United States government. Steven and his father didn’t see things eye to eye and when Steven was twenty he left to follow his passion – being an aviator. Thomas felt there was no future in aviation and told Steven he was following a fool’s dream.
Soon after, the Great War in Europe began, and Steven wanted to be a part of it. When America entered the war, he flew combat missions alongside other pioneers such as Eddie Rickenbacker and David Peterson, quickly achieving the rank of Captain.
While stationed in Europe, Steven met Hardy Miller who worked as a mechanic on the combat planes and the two quickly became friends. Soon after the war, Steven and Hardy set out seeking adventure and fortune across the world traveling to many exotic places. When they arrived in Egypt to work on an archaeological dig with Professor Lucas Gray, they met Oz Lyman.
         After his global escapades, Steven returned to his home, Crown City, California where he put his newfound wealth to work for him, creating Hawklin Aviation, and building the worlds largest flight school where he began training his Crusaders, combat pilots to fly in the nation’s only privately funded air force. With the support of President Roosevelt, Steven built a fleet of Silver Avengers, warplanes to patrol America’s western shores.
The 1930’s were a turbulent time, with the great depression and the world approaching a second world war, Steven found himself up against many adversaries out for world domination, or personal gain at the misfortune of others. With his two trusted friends, Hardy and Oz, Steven faced those challenges head on preparing themselves for the evils looming on the horizon.
There are ten books planned in the series, five of them already written.
Captain Hawklin and the Skyhook Pirates (December 2012)
Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace (September 2014)
Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire (August 2015)
Captain Hawklin and the Secrets of Monster Island (May 2017)

Captain Hawklin and the Jade Dragon (February 2018)

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