Yesterday's post mentioned how I made my own action figure of Blazing Skull when I was a kid. That reminded me of my favorite custom action figure--the Golden Age Hawkman! I knew the character from his JLA appearances with the yellow mask so I made the mask out of the end of a yellow balloon. I made the wings out of bendable straws--a relatively new invention at the time--with shredded paper towels taped over them. Definitive Hawkman artist Joe Kubert drew this late story of the character from 1948.