Marvel Universe Series 3 #018 Darkhawk

Darkhawk was released in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe Series 3 Wave 15. Wave 15 also included UltronSteve RogersSub-Mariner & X-23. Nice to see some more cosmic in the Marvel Universe line.

Packaging

Awesome Darkhawk art by Simone Bianchi. Deeper than usual packaging to make room for Darkhawk’s attached wings. A nice display piece for the MOC types.

5/5

Sculpting

Darkhawk re-uses the Black Spider-Man body. Newly sculpted head, which looks really good. Darkhawk’s gauntlets, belt & shoulder piece are also new. The spikes on his right hand are a little fragile but overall the armor looks good. There’s a notch in each of the gauntlets for his wings to attach to.

4/5

Paint


Excellent paint job, the blue has a metallic sheen to it and really makes the figure standout.

5/5

Articulation

18+ POA. While he may lack the thigh cuts and rocker ankles of the newer figures, Darkhawk is highly pose-able whether you’ll have him fighting on the ground or in air. His shoulder piece limits his arm movement a little but not enough to be a problem.

4/5

Accessories

Darkhawk comes with the usual figure stand. His only real accessory which isn’t really an extra considering it’s part of the figure are his snap on wings.

2/5

Comic Book Accuracy

Near perfect comic book accuracy for Darkhawk. The colors & armor are perfect. This is the definitive modern Darkhawk.

5/5

Overall

One of the more surprising Marvel Universe releases, i’m really glad they made a figure for this c-list hero. I’d recommend picking him up for your cosmic Marvel collection or if you’re building your West Coast Avengers team. I hope Hasbro continues to make figures for the more obscure characters. I mean hey, they put out 4 Captain Britain figures so anything is possible.

4/5

There’s rumors of a “classic Darkhawk” variant but it’s yet to have been released. Picked this one up at Past Present Future Comics. Still a relatively new release, so you should be able to find Darkhawk at TRU/Walmart/Target/etc. or even your LCS.

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