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"The Treasure of Ghanpat": The Sultan of Ghanpat owns a vast trove of gold and jewels, accumulated over the centuries. A European criminal gets hired as the Ghanpat Chief of Police, and subverts a number of policemen into attempting an ambitious robbery. They are foiled by the visiting [[Blackha



Appearing in "The Treasure of Ghanpat"

Featured Characters:

Animals:

  • Komodo Lizard (Dies)

Antagonists:

  • three international robbers
  • Ghanpat Chief of Police, from Europe (wears a monocle) (Dies)
    • bomb thrower / knife assassin (Dies)
    • hand-picked guards

Other Characters:

  • commercial pilot (Dies)
  • Sultan of Ghanpat
  • Princess Shireen, of Ghanpat, his heir

Locations:

Items:

  • Treasure of Ghanpat

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Treasure of Ghanpat"

The Sultan of Ghanpat owns a vast trove of gold and jewels, accumulated over the centuries. A European criminal gets hired as the Ghanpat Chief of Police, and subverts a number of policemen into attempting an ambitious robbery. They are foiled by the visiting Blackhawk Squadron, and one of them narrowly avoids getting eaten by a Komodo Dragon.

Appearing in "The Wreck of the Rampole"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Commissioner / Submarine Commander
    • his crew
  • Island Gangster
    • his gang

Other Characters:

  • Administrator of Island Groups

Locations:

  • Tropical Island Group
    • Coral Lagoon
    • Travers Reef
    • Clock Point

Vehicles:

  • Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets, with pontoon landing gear
  • S.S. Rampole (sunken wreckage)
  • Gangster Submarine (captured)

Synopsis for "The Wreck of the Rampole"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Chop Chop's Rocket Ride"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Hoon Lo

Other Characters:

  • Princess Yu Woo

Locations:

Synopsis for "Chop Chop's Rocket Ride"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Blackhawk and the Slavers"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Bwana Gombo
    • many gunmen

Animals:

  • Gombo's gorillas

Other Characters:

  • Suzette
  • enslaved Africans
  • International African Police

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Blackhawk and the Slavers"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Blackhawk #10 (Spring 1946) went on sale on 17 October 1945, and presents three post-WWII Blackhawk stories, while Modern Comics #48 (April 1946) went on sale on 8 February 1946, and presents the first explicitly post-WWII Blackhawk story.
  • "The Treasure of Ghanpat" is reprinted in DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #14.
    • Capital city of Ghanpat is picturesque but modern.
    • Ghanpat is a Sultanate, but the Sultan's daughter is his designated successor.
    • In 1946, the Sultan of Ghanpat was the third richest man in the world.
  • First issue for Chop Chop as a solo feature. It runs without credits for three issues, then is taken over by Paul Gustavson in Blackhawk #13.
  • "Blackhawk and the Slavers" reintroduces the Blackhawk Squadron's old friend Suzette, a young French woman living in North Africa.
    • Blackhawk is shot down, for the eleventh time,[1] and lands safely on a body of water.
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk were:
    • Blackhawk: "A Mirror For Manjorr" (text story)
    • Johnny Doughboy by Bernard Dibble

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