Brightest Day #18
Since their creation (or at least since I've been reading them), Hawkman and Hawkgirl have been torn lovers. The premise being that every time they fall back in love, they are again killed by Hath-Set, forcing their rebirth and traveling the journey all over again.
So image my surprise whey Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi killed Hath-Set, broke the curse and made the Hawks completely "human" again because that's what just happened in Brightest Day. They can live Love each other freely and grow old together. At least for a few pages. As they were both brought back by the White Lantern, their mission was completed when they became free to love and live. However, this also happened at the time Deadman's White Lantern ring had finally powered up to 100%. Deadman suddenly appears in front of them, all White Lantern'd up, with a message from the ring:
"Carter Hall and Shiera Hall of Earth. You must live life separately to live life stronger. This is part of the plan. The Champion-to-be must be serviced above all others."
"We're not a part of anyone's plan anymore. We're not living life apart again. Not this time. Not Ever!"
"So be it."
And with that, they are both turned into what appears to be a pile of white dust. Now, the ring has made it known that it's whole purpose (and Deadman's mission) is to find the Avatar of Life. It would make sense that this has something to do with that, but I don't know because that's how they ended the issue. Bastards! I loves me some Hawkman and to give him that which he has been seeking since I first read him, only to possibly take it away? Bastards! Hopefully in two weeks the next issue will shed more light (pun intended) on the subject but it probably won't. Cuz they're Bastards.