Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Air Fighters: Blackhawk #242 (Oct. 1968)

On this episode, I resurrect the Air Fighters feature to recap & comment on one of my favorite Blackhawk stories!  Issue #242 was as close as you can come to a reboot for the legendary team of aviator adventurers without actually rebooting.  Editor Dick Giordano, writers Bob Haney & Marv Wolfman and artist Pat Boyette blow-up the unsuccessful  'Junk Heap Heroes' era of the Blackhawks, dispose of the atrocious 'hero names' & appalling outfits and bring the Black Knights back to basics!

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Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran

Nazi Negative Man, from the Earth-X Doom patrol?

G.E.O.R.G.E. headquarters (and those ridiculous 'super hero' outfits) - no more!

Zinda, the Hawk Kite, and a gauntlet thrown

Origin of the Winter Soldi-- I mean Black Mask!

Frozen in mid-air as the War Wheel crashes in silence

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