Quote1 I dream him. I dream his life. Stormhawk. Honor Guardsman. Hero to the end. Quote2

Christopher "Topher" Martin is one of the remarkable heroes of Astro City. Known as Stormhawk, Topher patrols the streets until he eventually made a name for himself and was asked to join the Honor Guard.


Seen on various adventures throughout the late 1980s, Stormhawk survived the "dark age" and continued as a member of the Honor Guard until the team was revisited by a long-time villain named Krigari the Ironhanded. Krigari had obtained the Black Opal and used it to focus his soul into it and become an immortal monster. Stormhawk seized the moment took the jewel from the villain and crushed it in his hand effectively unleashing it's power but ripping Krigari's soul from it's case. However, the blast from the shattered jewel ripped away at Topher's body as well leaving only a skeleton behind. But the hero, seen in alien visions, was forever immortalized in the memory of the Quiqui-A people. Eth also known as Druin the Seer had foreseen Stormhawk's sacrifice and felt responsible for goading Krigari into attacking earth. Eth created "Sorrowday" to remind the Honor Guard each year of the demise of one of their greatest members.[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Science: While Topher's science history is mostly unknown, he was brilliant enough to earn a research grant.
  • Transformation: Topher Martin can transform into a hawk-like blue/yellow humanoid. He grows wings under his arms, feathers, a beak and talons.
  • Electrokinesis: Topher can summon lightning from his head and fire it at his opponents. The blast is powerful enough to reduce zombies to ashes so he hardly uses this move on human opponents.
  • Flight: Topher uses the wings he grows to lift himself in the air. He can maneuver expertly while in the air and can move fast enough to dodge incoming fire.


This list is incomplete.



  1. Astro City (Volume 3) #17

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