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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|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|