The Egyptian lovers were reincarnated, multiple times, in the twentieth century. And because even a basic summary of their adventures (and identities) to date would require its own post, I'll focus on Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders, the Hawkman and Hawkgirl that writer Geoff Johns streamlined for DC in 2000.
Their flight empowered by Nth Metal, Carter and Kendra serve as St. Roche, Louisanna's aerial judge and jury. A fantastic, atmospheric tale from 2004 sees a mutated maniac, who calls himself St. Roche, trying to frame Hawkman for several grisly murders. While writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray give a third tier hero what he'll always need more of, iconic storytelling, artist Ryan Sook proves himself the big ticket reason to read.
Wonderful mileage is pumped from the fact that the Hawks are destined for each other, and destined also to die again. Carter purposefully walls himself off from Kendra, stumbling into the arms of torch singer Domina (of whom Bette Davis would approve). Kendra's attempts to reach Carter, even as a friend, are emotionally pitch-perfect. Convincing romantic tension is one of the best ingredients for an addictive, long-running comic, and few writers do it well.
Thankfully, this tale's long on the gothic horror, too. When Hawkman catches up with the killer, he finds a deranged zealot who's been bathed in experimental viruses and anti-viruses. The result, a lopsided green troglodyte, believes himself to be the reincarnation of St. Roche. He deems his victims diseased and "cures" them. At least until the Hawks exercise their maces on his lumpy skull.