Happy Birthday: Hawkman III
Katar Hol was born on the planet Thanagar, the child of a wealthy family. Katar joined the Wingman police force but rebelled against his world’s ruthless conquest. He became addicted to drugs and was then manipulated into publicly killing his own father.
As a result, Katar was exiled to the Isle of Chance, where he purged his body of the drugs, atoned for his crime, and made peace with himself. After his sentence was up, Katar uncovered and defeated Byth, the corrupt police captain who had manipulated him, and was reinstated as a Wingman. When Byth escaped to Earth, Katar and his new partner Shayera Thal were sent there as well. After defeating Byth, Shayera returned home but Katar remained on Earth and became the third Hawkman. Katar then encountered the previous Hawkman, Carter Hall, and discovered that he was half-human himself–his mother was a Native American medicine woman and still alive. Katar was reunited with his mother and learned more about her ways and her people.
Unfortunately, Katar later became the avatar of the Hawk-God, which drove him mad, and to save others he had Arion the mage transport him to the Realm of the Hawkgod and leave him there.