Nighthawk (DC Comics)

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Nighthawk is a fictional character, a cowboy in the DC Comics universe. His real name is Hannibal Hawkes, and he first appeared in Western Comics #5. In his secret identity, he worked as a travelling repairman. He had a sidekick named Jim Peyton.

He was shown as dying in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, although this has been retconned twice to fit in with the later revelation that he was a reincarnation of Prince Khufu (who would later be reincarnated as Hawkman). Current continuity has it that he was shot by a criminal named Matilda Roderic, who was presumably a reincarnation of the evil preist Hath-Set, who is apparently destined to kill Khufu in every life. Rodric's descendant is the current Hath-Set.

The Hawkman retcon also revealed he was the partner and lover of the Western heroine Cinnamon, who was the reincarnation of Khufu's wife Chay-Ara.

A modern-day version of the character appeared in the Western-themed Robin Annual #6, as a mercenary. He worked with Robin and the modern day Pow-Wow Smith to track down the modern day Trigger Twins.

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