With Hawkman soaring into primetime as part of Legends of Tomorrow, debuting tonight, let's take a trip back to 1967 when the Winged Avenger (Gilbert Mack) faced a "Peril From Pluto":
There were some differences between the comics and the three shorts Filmation produced. Chief among these was the absence of Hawkman's wife/partner, Hawkgirl, who wouldn't make her cartoon debut until 10 years later. Plus, on Earth as Carter Hall, Hawkman was a museum curator and archeologist, not a scientist. He did have an avian friend, but it was named Big Red, not Skreel. Writer George Kashdan knew all this, but bowed to what Filmation felt was more suitable for the kiddo's, especially leaving Hawkgirl out of the mix, since it would be too similar to Mera joining Aquaman on his adventures on the same show.