Hank Hall is the superhero Hawk, of Hawk and Dove. Hawk and Dove receive their powers from the Lords of Chaos and Order, respectively, and their powers are mystic in origin. Hawk represents "chaos", while Dove represented "order". His brother, Don Hall, the original Dove, died during the "worst crisis the world has ever seen". Don was replaced by Dawn Granger. Dawn had a connection to Don, known only to herself and Deadman, but unknown to Hank.
Hawk and Dove conduct their superhero activities in Washington, DC, at first with assistance from Deadman, with whom Dove had a tenuous romantic relationship wiht. They encountered Condor and Swan, a new pair of super-villains who possess superpowers similar to theirs. Hawk and Dove fought Condor and Swan after they tried to kill President Barack Obama and Hank's father. Swan escaped, but Hawk and Dove manage to defeat Condor, who was revealed to be an old man.