When Anton Lamont first appeared in Detective Comics back in 1979, perhaps readers had assumed this was the first appearance of the cloak of Cagliostro. In fact, it was not for in Flash Comics #82 in 1982, an Earth-Two twin of that same cloak first appeared. In that instance, it was Jabez Malone who succumbed to the power exuding from it. Allowing its wearer to disappear, with the Earth-One version providing an additional attribute of dimensional travel, both Jabez and Anton faced their world's Hawkmen. After one such clash, Jabez retired while archeologist turned criminal Anton returned to plague the winged warrior and his pal Batman. Not a good idea.
Much like a certain Gentleman name Jim Craddock, a charlatan with a flair for the flamboyant, there were many parallels between the rogues gallery of Carter Hall and Katar Hol. Another such case we'll look at tomorrow.