Actually, we haven't seen the golden character on this cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuderia...in that armor (but he is in this issue)!
It's a classic misleading bait-and-switch!
But, back to our tale...
The Blackhawks have disappeared...and neither friend nor foe can locate them...
Who's the armored guy on the cover?
Why are the Blackhawks now spread out all over Europe?
How long did it take them to set themselves up with all this new equipment and cover identities?
And who's paying for all this new gear, since the government apparently isn't?
Yeah, I know, it's just a comic, but there's got to be some logic to it.
Three of the team's new nom de guerres have been revealed, though only The Listener's (whose costume is mis-colored as all-yellow instead of the navy blue with flesh-colored ear graphics it's supposed to be.) appears in his new fighting togs.
But just wait until the seven middle-aged flyers show up in costume (though thankfully, none in spandex or leotards)
Be here next week when we present the final part of the reboot that became a punch-line for everything that was wrong with the Silver Age...