Ha! Didn't mean to piss anybody off -- this is just stuff I think!
As for a couple of points:
1. You know, as much as I dislike certain things Rob Liefeld has done with this industry, I won't lie: He deserves credit for what he brought to Hawk & Dove back in the 80s. He, along with the Kesels, took a concept that no one seemed to have any interest in reading and did some good things with it.
I believe Sterling Gates is a good writer -- I mean that. I think that guy is good. I'll be honest: I could see myself buying Hawk & Dove, is Gates is killing it on this book. I could totally see myself doing it, because I do like Hank Hall and Dawn Granger as characters/concepts. If Liefeld wasn't on it, I'd probably buy the first issue, but I do have to see how the storyline shakes out so I can get a feel for how involved he is in the creative process.
2. I will curl myself up into a little ball and cry uncontrollably if DC gives Hawkman a resurrection theme. As Coyle said, if ever a character's history NEVER needs to be used again, it's Hawkman's.
3. I actually think, if Judd Winick is on his game, that Bat-wing could be a good book. I know, I know. But Winick has ability...and there are storylines that can be pursued when you don't have the constraints of working in Gotham or Metropolis...man, it could be good.
4. I sense great anger in BlueStreak today.