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Blackhawk was an American flying ace who led the Blackhawk Squadron, an elite team of volunteer pilots of various nationalities, against the Axis Powers, during World War II. After the war, Blackhawk and his team kept very busy, for over ten years, curbing the expansionism of the Soviet and Chinese Communist nations, and the evil schemes of a wide variety of renegade scientists, criminal masterminds, pirates,[1] international terrorists, fake space aliens,[2] real space aliens,[3] and other non-governmental entities.


Abilities

  • Aviation Blackhawk could fly any aircraft ever built.
  • Climbing Using no special equipment, Blackhawk could scale the outside of a tall office building.[4]
  • Disguise Blackhawk crafted fake whiskers and make-up to impersonate a well-known Nazi fugitive.[5]
  • Equestrianism Blackhawk can not only ride horses,[citation needed] but camels.[6]
  • Gadgetry Blackhawk designed and built the CO2-generating effect into the exhaust from the Grumman Skyrockets, which extinguished one villain's "Flame Planes." He also was the original designer of the Flame Planes, which were virtually bulletproof.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced) Blackhawk once killed a tiger, with no weapons, and while tied up.[7] He also has learned some Savate from Andre.[8]
  • Leadership
  • Marksmanship Standing on a sidewalk, using a handgun, Blackhawk can kill an enemy sniper crouching atop a tall building.[9]
  • Mimicry At least over the telephone, Blackhawk could fool seasoned Japanese officers into believing him to be their commander.[10]
  • Multilingualism Blackhawk spoke and understood the Shangshi dialect of Chinese,[11] as well as Japanese,[12] and several other languages. Blackhawk can read Hieroglyphics, but only a little.[13]
  • Science
    • 1948: When a villain invented an electronic ray, which explosively converted water into hydrogen and oxygen, he used it to turn human beings (or anything containing water) into bombs, and robbed some banks. Blackhawk deduced how it worked, and reverse-engineered an antidote for the ray's effects. He and his team drank this concoction, and it worked.[14]
    • 1953: Blackhawk and his Squadron supervised an atom bomb test, for a weapon based on a principle discovered by Blackhawk.
  • Singing On their return flights from their many international adventures, it was commonplace for the seven aviators of the Blackhawk Squadron to join their voices in a hearty chorus of their Blackhawk Anthem.
  • Suspended Animation An Indian fakir taught Blackhawk how to seem to be dead.[15]
  • Swordsmanship Blackhawk was also a capable swordsman, and killed several villains, including the Badarstani leader of the Brotherhood of Assassins,[16] and several Japanese military officers,[17] and infantrymen,[18] using swords.
  • Throwing Blackhawk once killed a lion, with a thrown rock.[19]


Transportation

Weapons

  • This version of Blackhawk, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Per Blackhawk #85, 1st story, in early 1955, Blackhawk is 6' 1", 180 lbs.
  • Over the course of his long and violent career, a severe physical toll was taken on Blackhawk.
    • Blackhawk has been shot down at least seventeen times.[20]
    • Blackhawk has survived at least eight airplane crashes.[21] Three of these crashes were deliberate.[22]
    • Blackhawk got a stab wound that left him hospitalized, in 1943.[23]
    • He received multiple bullet wounds in 1944,[24] and has been gunshot-wounded at least six times since then.[25]
    • Blackhawk was subjected to prolonged severe torture at least twice,[26] and was shot up with unidentified sedatives at least once.[27]
    • He once caught a dose of phosgene gas, in 1947, that had him bedridden for some time afterward.[28]
    • In 1949 Blackhawk was the only survivor to crawl out of the wreckage of a collapsed government office building.[29]
    • Blackhawk has been knocked unconscious, or at least stunned, with a blow to the head, not less than forty-two times.[30]
  • Blackhawk smoked a pipe until at least 1950.[31]
  • Blackhawk is the sole living great-grandson of early American lawman George Johnson.[32]

Related

Footnotes

  1. Modern Comics #48
  2. Modern Comics #101
  3. Blackhawk #22 4th story
  4. Modern Comics #91
  5. Military Comics #26
  6. Blackhawk #35
  7. Blackhawk #11
  8. Blackhawk #32 4th story
  9. Modern Comics #91
  10. Military Comics #41
  11. Blackhawk #61
  12. Military Comics #28, Military Comics #41
  13. Blackhawk #32 4th story
  14. Modern Comics #75
  15. Blackhawk #101
  16. Blackhawk #14
  17. Military Comics #39
  18. Military Comics #41
  19. Blackhawk #12
  20. Military Comics #6, Military Comics #13, Military Comics #14, Military Comics #19, Military Comics #28, Military Comics #33, Blackhawk #9, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #44, Blackhawk #10, Blackhawk #12, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #69, Blackhawk #18, Blackhawk #21 4th story, & Blackhawk #36 1st story
  21. Military Comics #6, Military Comics #13, Military Comics #19, Military Comics #33, Blackhawk #9, Military Comics #39, Modern Comics #61, & Modern Comics #83
  22. Military Comics #14, Modern Comics #61, & Modern Comics #83
  23. Military Comics #24
  24. Military Comics #27
  25. Military Comics #31, Military Comics #35, Modern Comics #65, Blackhawk #20, Modern Comics #78, & Blackhawk #36
  26. Military Comics #5, and Military Comics #28
  27. Modern Comics #76
  28. Modern Comics #64.
  29. Modern Comics #91
  30. Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, & Blackhawk #35
  31. Modern Comics #49, Modern Comics #70, Blackhawk #21, & Modern Comics #97
  32. Modern Comics #97


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