hawkman, hawkgirl, dc, legends of tomorrowDC has released the first image of Hawkman and Hawkgirl from its upcoming "Arrow" and "The Flash" spinoff, "Legends of Tomorrow," and the characters look just as cool as you'd hoped.

The photo, featuring newcomer actress Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl) and actor Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall (Hawkman), shows off the two heroes' sleek leather costumes and funky bird-like masks, which evoke both a sense of mystery and a hint of whimsy -- exactly what a comic book adaptation should do. But don't be fooled by Hawkgirl's small smile on display here: this twosome is tough, and ready to spring into action. (Hawkman's mace is certainly menacing.)

Here's the official synopsis for the series, per the DC Comics site:

With powers derived from the ancient Egyptian hawk god, Horus, Kendra and Carter are destined to reincarnate through time as winged, helmeted warriors. On DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Hawkgirl and Hawkman will fight alongside the Atom, Firestorm, White Canary, Captain Cold and Heat Wave against the immortal Vandal Savage. Look for them to initially debut in this season's Arrow and The Flash crossover episode before moving on to DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Sounds super to us. Stay tuned for an official "Legends of Tomorrow" premiere date, and until then, check out the full photo below.

[via: DC Comics]