Hawkwoman III
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Shayera Thal II


Shiera Hall




Police Officer

Legal Status
Deceased citizen of Thanagar.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Thanagar, Polaris System
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations

Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan


5' 7"
125 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Biologically typical Thanagarian with normal strength on her native planet, but due to its greater mass than Earth, gaining greater strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability while on Earth.

Excellent hand-to-hand combat skills with training as a police officer.

Above average intelligence.


Hawk Uniform: Body armor, artificial bullet-proof wings, boots and belt containing the gravity defying Nth metal.

Note: Nth metal contains a wide variety of abilities besides flight; including increased strength, speed, agility, resistance to cold and heat, accelerated healing, heightened senses and others which have not yet been revealed.

Thanagarian technology and weaponry.

Common Enemies

Byth Rok

Hawk Spirits


Regularly Appearing

Hawkman Vol. 3

Hawkworld Vol. 2

First Appearance

Hawkgirl III/Hawkwoman I

The Brave and the Bold Vol. 1 #34 (Feb. - March, 1961)

Hawkwoman III

Hawkworld Vol. 1 #1 (1989)


Hawkgirl III/Hawkwoman I

Gardner Fox & Joe Kubert

Hawkwoman III

Timothy Truman


The illegitimate daughter of Thanagar's Administrator of Protection and a young teen-aged girl, Shayera Thal was abandoned, nameless, to the slums of Downside, to avoid political scandal.

When the young girl lost her Downside guardian, as a result of police action, she was sent to an orphanage in the High Towers. Found and adopted by her biological grandfather, Planetary Administrator Thal Porvis, their relationship was not known to the girl until years later.

As a young woman Thal became an officer in the Wingmen, Thanagar's police force. As an officer she met former Wingman, Katar Hol (Hawkman IV), who she suspected of smuggling weapons to Downside terrorists. In truth, Hol was smuggling medicine and supplies, while the man who framed him for murder a decade earlier, planetary hero, Byth Rok was the weapons smuggler. After Byth's crimes were revealed, Hol was reinstated as a Wingman.

Fleeing to Earth, Byth was pursued by the two Wingmen, who were attached to a diplomatic mission to create better diplomatic relations after the events transpiring in the multi-alien Invasion. While on Earth the duo worked with the police assuming the identities of Hawkman and Hawkwoman.

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