St. Roch
Nick Name
The Angel Killer
Civilian ID
August Davezak

Animal Rights Activist


Homicidal Maniac

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
St. Roch, Louisiana
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
St. Roch, Louisiana
Eye Color
Blue - Now Red
Hair Color
Blonde - Now Bald
Known Powers

Normal human altered by experimental viruses and anti-viruses; granting superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, an ability to detect disease in others and cause or either cure disease.

Common Enemies

Hawkgirl IV

Hawkman I

Regularly Appearing
Hawkman Vol. 4
First Appearance

August Davezak

Hawkman Vol. 4 #28 (July, 2004)

St. Roch

Hawkman Vol. 4 #29 (Aug. 2004)

Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Ryan Sook

An extreme animal rights activist August Davezak was convinced that humanity was an infection on the world. He and a group of other activists were in the act of wiring a research lab to explode when the police, Hawkman and Hawkgirl intervened. Because hostages were involved the other activists surrendered but Davezak wasn't going to go without fulfilling his mission. Activating the explosives he was bathed in experimental viruses and antiviruses.

Taking refuge in the surrounding swamps of St. Roch he had an epiphany. The city was once named La Moyne, and after a malaria plague in the 1860's the inhabitants prayed to St. Roch for a cure. When the plague passed the city name was changed in honor of the saint. Now able to see viral infection in the bodies of others Davezak resolved to stop the diseases before they consume the world believing himself to be a reincarnation of St. Roch.