The convoluted continuity of the Silver Age Hawkman is a mess that has to be ignored to make it work at all. That's a sad story and luckily we aren't here to talk about that. No, what I have always been fascinated by is the Golden Age Hawkman whose helmet evolved almost from issue to issue and certainly from artist to artist, eventually ending up with the helmetless yellow hood seen here. Here are a number of examples from Hawkman's home base in FLASH COMICS in the early to mid-1940's. Art is by originator Sheldon Moldoff, Joe Kubert and a few others I'm not certain of at the moment.