Sneak Peek Canadian actor Michael Shanks as DC Comics' "Hawkman", as part of the CW's Vancouver-lensed "Smallville" ensemble of 'Justice Society' superheroes, showcased in the special two-hour episode "Absolute Justice", airing Friday February 5.
Glen Winters directed the first hour and actor Tom Welling directed the second hour, connecting the unaired TV episodes "Society" and "Legends".
Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, the original 'Hawkman' debuted in 1940's Flash Comics #1, followed by several incarnations in DC Comics.
As a crime-fighter, Hawkman "fights the evils of the present with weapons of the past", whil wearing large, artificial wings, attached to a harness made from the rare 'Nth' metal, enabling him to fly like an eagle.
In "Absolute Justice", "...A man named 'Sylvester Pemberton' tracks down 'Chloe' (Allison Mack) and tells her he knows about her team of superheroes and needs their help. However, before he can explain further he is killed by 'Icicle' (Wesley Macinnes).
Clark' (Tom Welling) and Chloe's investigation leads Clark to the former headquarters of the 'Justice Society of America', where he meets up with 'Nelson' AKA 'Dr. Fate' (Brent Stait), 'Carter Hall' AKA 'Hawkman' (Michael Shanks) and 'Courtney' AKA 'Star Girl' (Britt Irvin).
Courtney pleads with Hawkman and Dr. Fate to help her catch the killer that is targeting their group but they are reluctant to resume their duties as superheroes.
Clark, 'John Jones' (Phil Morris), 'Green Arrow' (Justin Hartley) and Chloe team up to help the JSA stop Icicle before he murders another member of the group.
"Meanwhile, 'Lois' (Erica Durance) receives a package from a mysterious agency called 'Checkmate', run by 'Amanda Waller' (Pam Grier)...
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