I’ve just popped into Orbital Comics in London to pick up the week’s new comic books. And I had one of those experiences that are hard to come by in life. Walking up from Leicester Square to one of Soho’s cafes where I like to read – and then write – I often take a sneak peek at a comic book or two as I walk.
Which was most odd, as walking up Old Compton Street, heading towards the new Soho Joe’s, I read this page from the new Hawkman #1 with Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch.
With Carter Hall visiting Madame Xanadu in London – and something caught my eye and I looked up.
And then did a quick compare and contrast with the comics in my hand…
Which mean that Madame Xanadu is actually living in a Cafe Boheme in the DC Universe? Though there were a couple of things that jarred – this was the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street, not Dean Street as mentioned. Dean Street was round the corner, with The Crown And Two Chairmen…
Which might fit even closer, location-wise. But both made for a rather weird walking-and-reading experience. It reminded me of a time when something similar happened reading Warren Ellis‘ James Bond… on the train.
Anyway, another spot to add to your map of the DC Universe, right Geoff Johns?
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?In Shops: Jun 13, 2018