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Hawk II & Dove III

Alias: Sasha Martens (Hawk II)
Alias: Wiley Wolverman (Dove III)

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Related Links: Hawk I (Hank Hall) Dove I (Don Hall)
Dove II (Dawn Granger) • Hawk III (Holly Granger)

Hawk II & Dove III Quick Bio: Army brat Sasha Martens and laid back musician Wiley Wolverman had only one thing in common: Both were part of a secret government experiment designed to genetically engineer meta-humans. Now sprouting wings at will and powered with sonic shrieks, the mismatched duo became the newest Hawk & Dove.

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History


Feathers Fly

Sasha Martens and Wiley Wolverman come from opposite tracks. They like different music, movies, sports, and food. Yet… there is a chemistry, a spark, something undeniable.

Sasha Martens grew up as a military brat. Her father, Air Force Colonel Michael Martens, came from a long line of military men. When Sasha was a child she almost died of leukemia, but was cured with an experimental drug from the government.

Wiley Wolverman also had a strange disease when he was a child and was cured through the same program. Wiley had an unconventional family life; His father Jesse was a nihilist and his mother Polly was a Broadway star.

When Sasha reached adulthood, she attended a rock concert starring a local band known as the Doves. As a riot broke out, Sasha met band guitarist Wiley Wolverman as the two escaped the mayhem together. Sasha and Wiley learned they were both part of the same military experiment and searched for answers to their past at a nearby military base. Discovering Thurber Avian’s “Operation Raptor,” Sasha learned that civilians were used in these experiments. Sasha and Wiley encountered a bird-man creature while accessing the files, and soon the military police arrived and a scuffle ensued. Sasha and Wiley eluded the police and retreated to Wiley’s apartment. Upon awakening, Sasha and Wiley sprouted wings, which they learned to mentally control, manifesting or retracting into their backs. They vowed to track down Dr. Avian as the government began to hunt them as fugitives.

Nest Of Vipers

Sasha and Wiley were captured by Dr. Avian while trying to locate him, as the doctor revealed how the government exploited his research findings while declaring him insane. Most attempts were failures, except Wiley and Sasha, because mysterious godwave energies coincided with their development. Avian, now utterly insane, wanted to extract DNA samples from the duo to recreate his formula. Sasha and Wiley escaped as Avian’s lab exploded. Meanwhile, Pat Trayce and Vixen tracked Hawk & Dove at the behest of Checkmate, while unscrupulous Government Agent Freitag dispatched the Suicide Squad to hunt them.

The duo, with the help of Vigilante, Vixen, and Colonel Martens, repelled the Suicide Squad and found a temporary safe haven. As the Suicide Squad assaulted the heroes, Amanda Waller learned of Agent Freitag’s duplicity. The unscrupulous agent planned on using Hawk & Dove as his own personal predators. Waller tried to stop him as he flew off in an exo-suit to retrieve the avian duo himself. Freitag very nearly defeated them until Sasha and Wiley were able to establish physical contact, giving them both a power boost able to rip apart Freitag’s exo-suit. Meanwhile, Waller ordered the Suicide Squad to stand down and bring Freitag into custody. Waller offered Hawk & Dove a position working for the government under her auspices. Sasha was willing, but Wiley declined working for ‘the man’. At this time, Wiley confessed his love for Sasha, kissing her and flying to into sky.

Hawk & Dove remained partners, and even assisted the Titans when Victor Stone threatened to take over the earth with his Technis Imperative. As allies to the Titans, the duo clashed with the Justice League before uniting to free Stone from alien influence. Not long after that event, Sasha and Wiley attended a membership drive for a new Titans West. Neither joined the short-lived Titans L.A., electing to fly free instead.

Powers & Abilities


Hawk & Dove can manifest wings by mentally willing them to sprout from their backs. This enables them to fly. Hawk & Dove also possess a sonic shriek ability. The duo also experience a boost in powers, increasing their strength, stamina and endurance, when they are in close proximity to each other. Sasha is an above-average fighter, having grown up as a ‘military brat’ in the Air Force.


Essential Reading


Genesis miniseries [1997] #2: The heroes investigate a problem with the fabled Source Wall; Godwave energies sweep across the cosmos, apparently affecting a teenage duo. First appearance of Sasha Martens and Wiley Wolverman.

Hawk & Dove #1 [1997]: part of a five issue mini series. Sasha Martens, on a date with her boyfriend, attends a concert of the band named the Doves. As a riot breaks out, Sasha meets band guitarist Wiley Wolverman and the two depart. Sasha tells Wiley she grew up as a ‘military brat’ and her father is a Colonel in the Air Force. When she was a child she almost died of leukemia, but was cured with an experimental drug from the government. Wiley also had a strange disease when he was a kid and was cured through the same program.

Sasha and Wiley search for answers at the military base. Sasha searches for records to Doctor Thurber Avian’s “Operation Raptor.” The two discover that civilians were used in these experiments. Sasha and Wiley encounter a bird-man creature accessing the files, and soon the military police arrives and a scuffle ensues. Sasha and Wiley elude the police and retreat to Wiley’s apartment. Upon awakening, Sasha and Wiley sprout wings, which they learn to mentally control to manifest or retract into their backs. They vow to track down Dr. Avian as the government starts to hunt them as fugitives.

Hawk & Dove #2 [1997]: part of a five issue mini series. The two heroes learn how to master flight as they manifest a sonic shriek ability as well. Sasha and Wiley are captured by Dr. Avian while trying to locate him. Dr. Avian reveals the government used his research findings although they declared him insane. Most experiments were failures, except Wiley and Sasha, because the godwave energies coincided with their development [see the Genesis mini-series]. Avian, now insane, wants to extract DNA samples from the duo to recreate his formula. Sasha and Wiley escape as Avian’s lab explodes. Vigilante [Pat Trayce] and Vixen track down Hawk & Dove at the behest of Checkmate.

Hawk & Dove #3 [1997]: part of a five issue mini series. Hawk & Dove try to track down Sasha’s father, Colonel Martens, for answers. They have a stopover in a small town where there are strange goings-on. They trace the events to a mutated human who feeds on human eyeballs, and Sasha is forced to kill him. Vigilante and Vixen sense that Hawk & Dove pose no true threat. Government Agent Freitag dispatches the Suicide Squad.

Hawk & Dove #4 [1997]: part of a five issue mini series. Vigilante and Vixen start to work on their own to help Hawk & Dove. Colonel Martens vows to track down his daughter. As Vigilante tries to convince the duo she is trying to help them, Suicide Squad arrives and incites a battle. The duo, with the help of Vigilante, Vixen, and Colonel Martens, are able to repel the Suicide Squad and find a temporary safe haven. Suicide Squad reconnoiters with Amanda Waller and returns to hunt and capture Hawk & Dove once and for all.

Hawk & Dove #5 [1997]: part of a five issue mini series. As Suicide Squad assaults the heroes, Amanda Waller learns of Agent Freitag’s duplicity: Freitag plans on using Hawk & Dove as his own personal predators or kill them. Waller tries to stop him as he flies off in an exo-suit to retrieve the avian duo himself. Freitag very nearly defeats them until Sasha and Wiley are able to establish physical contact, giving them both a power boost able to rip apart Freitag’s exo-suit. Meanwhile, Waller orders the Suicide Squad to stand down and brings Freitag into custody. Waller offers Hawk & Dove a position working for the government under her auspices. Sasha is willing, but Wiley declines working for ‘the man’. Wiley confesses his love for Sasha as he kisses her and departs.

JLA/Titans #2 [1998]: Hawk & Dove aid the Titans in JLA/Titans #2.

The Titans Secret Files #2 [2000]: It’s the debut of Titans LA in an astonishing all-new Special. Whether he wants it or not, Beast Boy finds himself saddled with a new West Coast branch of the Titans. But it may be the new team’s final appearance as well if Fear and Loathing and the madcap Harlequin have their say. First Titans L.A. Titans LA members include Beast Boy, Flamebird, Herald, Bumblebee, Terra, Hero Cruz, and Captain Marvel Jr. Terra finally finds out exactly who she is… though the truth may not be what she wanted to hear. Geo-Force learns her DNA matches the original Terra! Contains profile pages showcase the new Titans lineup, and new villains – including the Hangmen and Epsilon. Hawk & Dove appear at the Titans LA membership drive.



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