Weapons and Ninth Metal
So what kind of weapons do the Hawks normally use, and how does
the Ninth Metal work, you ask? Well, that's what I'll try and
offer some notes upon in this section here.
In this picture, our Winged Warrior carries a sword. Though he's
probably come to be recognized as a superhero who arms himself
primarily with maces, he has made use at times of swords, and here
has a great sheath to store it in.
In this early tale from Flash Comics #2 volume 1
Carter does battle with Alexander the Great, he's armed with a
trident that's built from Ninth Metal materials.
In this picture, taken from Hawkworld
during the War of
crossover written by George Perez, Katar Hol
uses a pair of battle daggers from Thanagar, which are specially
designed so that he can hold quite well in his hands, to slay a
monster that looks like a cheetah that's turned up at the police
station in Chicago and is menacing everyone in sight.
We also take note of Hawkgirl's hand-held weapons. In this
picture, it's an arrow that looks as if it's got an iron ball on
Ninth Metal abilities and
When struck by a villain they were pursuing in the Golden
Age, not only did Sheira's Ninth Metal belt form a protective aura
around her in this case, but Carter's was also able to revive her
when she was downed.
And in this picture from the late 1970s, we get a little
demonstration of the superhuman strength the Ninth Metal provides.
No doubt, it's nowhere near Superman's power levels, but it's
still very effective.
And this pretty much completes a lot of the list for now in
featuring the leading abilities of Ninth Metal.
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