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Hawk III

Alias: Holly Granger

Titans Member
Joined:
Teen Titans [third series] #34 [2006]
Related Links: Hawk I (Hank Hall) Dove II (Dawn Granger)
• Dove I (Don Hall) • Hawk II & Dove III (Sasha & Wiley)

Hawk III Quick Bio: Two sisters were granted powers by the Lords of Chaos and Order: Rebellious Holly Granger wielded the forces of chaos as Hawk, while her pragmatic older sister, Dawn, upheld order as Dove. Holly was later tragically killed in a undead onslaught during the Blackest Night.

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History


The Granger Sisters

Holly Granger’s family traveled the globe, thanks to her mother’s career in the State Department. As a child, Holly was given a choice: Either grow up in Connecticut or in London. Holly chose London while her older sister Dawn chose Connecticut.

While her sister Dawn became an exemplary student and daughter, Holly was a child that challenged authority. The Granger family – sans Holly – settled in Washington, D.C. when their father, a highly regarded physical technician, was offered a job at the Arlington S.T.A.R. Labs.

When Holly’s mother was taken hostage along with with the staff of the American embassy by a band of terrorists, her sister Dawn was bestowed with powers by the Lords of Chaos and Order and became the new Dove. Partnering with Hank Hall as Hawk, Dove became a full-fledged super-hero.

Holly believed her sister was murdered by the time-displaced Monarch, an evil future version of Hank Hall. The violent act succeeded in corrupting Hank Hall, forcing him to succumb to the evil and chaos. But Dove was actually trapped in a mystical prison devised by the malevolent Mordru. Once freed, she returned in search of a new Hawk.

Holly Granger relays some family history, as the new Hawk & Dove
team debuts 
in TEEN TITANS (third series) #22 [2005].

Girls Of A Feather

Dawn found the new Hawk in an unlikely yet familiar place, as Chaos bestowed the powers of Hawk upon Holly Granger, who was still living in London. The avian duo quickly made their mark as the latest Hawk and Dove, assisting the Titans in battling the more-dangerous-than-ever Dr. Light. But Dawn found her biggest challenge was in taming her sister’s fiery temperament.

After Superboy’s tragic death during the Infinite Crisis, the Teen Titans faced a year of heartache and turmoil. Hawk and Dove joined the team for a short time, but later quit. The team remained in constant upheaval until Robin returned and reorganized the Titans into a team.

Hawk & Dove in Titans East

Titans East Massacre

After reclaiming Titans Island on the East River, Cyborg set out to create an East Coast Titans team. After the elder Titans turned down membership, Cyborg gathered a Titans East composed of Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan.

During a routine training exercise, Cyborg ordered the rest of the team to take down Power Boy. But the newest Titans were shocked to discover Power Boy’s burned corpse hanging from a tree. Before the team could react, they were savagely attacked by the Sons of Trigon. Hawk and Dove barely survived the onslaught.

Black Lantern Hank Hall slays his successor
in BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #1 [2009].

Blackest Night, Brightest Day

Sadly, the female version of Hawk and Dove was ultimately short-lived. During the cosmic event known as The Blackest Night, the dead were imbued with Black Lantern energy and proceeded to attack and torment the living. Hank Hall rose from the dead, controlled by the evil Nekron, and murdered Holly Granger before her sister’s own eyes.

But on the heels of this tragedy, there was a ray of hope. Before Nekron could return everything back to the black void, a burst of white light put an end to this plan – resurrecting twelve fallen heroes and villains in the process. Now mysterious restored to life, Hank Hall has rejoined Dawn Granger – allowing the Hawk and Dove team to fly again.

Powers & Abilities


As Hawk, her magical transformation gives Holly enhanced strength, endurance, intelligence and agility.


Essential Reading


Teen Titans (third series) #22-23 [2005]: Doctor Light has forced the Titans’ hand and staged a publicized battle with the young heroes to take back his reputation. Hawk & Dove assist the Titans in battling Dr. Light. First appearance of Holly Granger [Hawk III] in Teen Titans #22.
Teen Titans (third series) #27-28 [2005]: Kestrel, the mad dog of the Chaos Realm, paralyzes the Titans in a bid to gain power like he’s never had before! After kidnapping Raven’s soul self, it’s up to the Titans – and Hawk & Dove – to save her!
Teen Titans #34 [2006]: One Year Later, it’s “The New Teen Titans!” A new year of exciting adventures begins with the “new” Teen Titans. Hawk, Dove, Aquagirl II, Zatara III, Offspring and Miss Martian are revealed as Titans members during the one year gap in a brief flashback panel.
Teen Titans East Special [2007]: A flashback reveals an untold tale of the New Teen Titans saving a pop star from Joker and Bizarro. Flash to the present: Cyborg seeks out his old Titans allies to become Titans once again. All the elder Titans (Nightwing, Flash, Troia, Raven, Starfire, Red Arrow and Beast Boy) turn him down. Undaunted, Cyborg gathers a Titans East composed of Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan. During a routine training exercise, Cyborg orders the rest of the team to take down Power Boy. Power Boy holds his own against the heroes, until Dove takes a leadership role and starts using teamwork to reign in Power Boy. The team is then shocked to discover Power Boy’s lifeless, burned body hanging from a tree. Before the team can react, they are savagely attacked by an unseen foe shooting laser blasts from the sky. Continued in Titans #1. Cyborg, Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan form Titans East in this issue; the team is also massacred in this issue. Death of Power Boy.
Blackest Night: Titans #1-3 [2009]: Black Lantern Titans are descending together onto Titans Island… as the Titans are confronted with their deceased allies and loved ones, including Robert Long, Terry Long, Terra, and Hawk. The undead Hank Hall, once Hawk, slays his successor, Holly Granger. Meanwhile, Dawn Granger realizes her abilities as Dove somehow connect her to a powerful white light. Death of Holly Granger in issue #1.

The new Hawk & Dove team debuted in TEEN TITANS (third series) #22 [2005].

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The One Year Gap Titans


“You call this the Titans? Since Superboy died, the Titans have gone through over twenty new members. But no one wanted to stay very long. No one got along.”
– Wonder Girl (Teen Titans (third series) #36 [2006])

DC’s “One Year Later” event occurred March of 2006. In Teen Titans #33, Superboy and Nightwing are in the thick of the Infinite Crisis world-shattering event. With Teen Titans #34, a full year has passed since the Crisis. A comatose Cyborg awakens to discover the only active Titans: Robin, Ravager and Kid Devil. Cyborg is told that the Titans had quite a few membership shake-ups during his “missing year.”

Readers shared in Cyborg’s confusion. Following the limited series, Infinite Crisis, every DC comic series jumped ahead by one year between February 2006 and March 2006. With DC’s March books, the characters’ histories resumed “one year later.” During the “missing year” between Teen Titans #33 and #34, over 20 new or returning members joined the team. They would come and go, most only being on the team a few weeks before quitting or getting kicked out or simply disappearing. One team was glimpsed at in Teen Titans #34. Teen Titans #38 revealed all the “One Year Gap Titans” in a double page spread.

The “One Year Gap” Titans revealed in TEEN TITANS #38 [2006].
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The “One Year Gap” New Titans include:

1. Kid Devil: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
2. Aquagirl II: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
3. Dove II: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
4. Hawk III: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
5. Miss Martian: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
6. Zatara: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
7. Offspring: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
8. Talon: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
9. Power Boy: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
10. Little Barda: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
11. Molecule: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
12. Mas: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
13. Menos: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
14. Bombshell: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
15. Young Frankenstein: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
16. Riddler’s Daughter: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
17. Osiris: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.

The “One Year Gap” Returning Titans include:

18. Ravager: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #34.
19. Joker’s Daughter : Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
20. Argent [with new costume]: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
21. Mirage: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
22. Flamebird: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
23. Red Star: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
24. Hotspot [formerly Joto]: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.
25. Captain Marvel Jr.: Revealed as member in Teen Titans #38.

Hawk & Dove Timeline: Closing the “One Year Later” Gap
Here’s a list of major events revealed during the “Missing Year:”

  • The Titans aid the heroes during the Infinite Crisis. While saving the universe from Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor, Superboy is killed in battle. [IC #1-7] With Superboy, Wonder Girl, Robin, Kid Flash, Starfire and Cyborg gone, Raven and Beast Boy try to keep the Teen Titans together. [TT #34]
  • Speedy tries to keep the Titans together with a team consisting of Hawk, Dove, Aquagirl, Miss Martian, Offspring and Zatara. [TT #34]
  • Raven mentions that Hawk & Dove have quit the team. [52w32]
  • Black Adam ignites World War III. [52w49]
  • Hawk & Dove have rejoined the Titans. [ WWIIIp3: Hell is For Heroes]
  • The Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Offspring, Talon, Young Frankenstein, Hawk & Dove and Terra – confront a rampaging Black Adam in Greece. Black Adam brutally kills both Young Frankenstein and Terra. [ WWIIIp3: Hell is For Heroes]

Note: Raven mentions Hawk & Dove have quit the Teen Titans in 52: WEEK THIRTY-TWO. But they later appear as members during Black Adam’s rampage in 52: WEEK FIFTY. For a complete timeline of the “one year gap,” click here.



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