"Blackhawk vs Chief Black Hawk": While the Blackhawks are testing a new centrifuge, a short circuit causes it to accelerate uncontrollably, throwing all of the Blackhawks but Chop Chop into the past. There they immediately go to the aid of a wagon train under attack by Indians. Blackhawk fastens

Blackhawk #119 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1957.

Synopsis for "Blackhawk vs Chief Black Hawk"

While the Blackhawks are testing a new centrifuge, a short circuit causes it to accelerate uncontrollably, throwing all of the Blackhawks but Chop Chop into the past. There they immediately go to the aid of a wagon train under attack by Indians. Blackhawk fastens his belt radio to a horse and the "singing" horse scares the Indians away.

Later they learn that the Indians had attacked because three unidentified white men had shot Chief Black Hawk and his son. Although they survived, the Chief held all the settlers responsible. The Black Knights use modern crime detection methods, including finger printing, to identify the shooters, but get violent resistance from Chief Black Hawk, who does not believe that they would punish one of their own people for a crime against the Indians. But after some negotiation with the Chief and some radio trickery against the culprits, the Blackhawks dupe the guilty frontiersmen into confessing, in front of Chief Black Hawk, and his nearby warriors. The ambushers are imprisoned at the Fort's stockade, and peace is made with the Indian tribe. In the middle of that conversation however, the Blackhawks become invisible and immaterial, and are whisked back thru Time to reappear on Blackhawk Island in 1957. Chop Chop had reversed the centrifuge's direction, which had reversed its unexplained time-travel effect.

Appearing in "Blackhawk vs Chief Black Hawk"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • wagon train settlers, 1700s
  • Major Flint, 1700s

Locations:

Items:

  • Blackhawk Belt Radios

Vehicles:

  • Conestoga Wagon Train


Synopsis for "The Playboy Blackhawk"

Andre inherits a million dollars and neglects his duties as a Blackhawk while he leads the life of a playboy. He is dismissed from the team for dereliction of duty, where upon he is approached by the Black Seal Gang who persuade him that he can get revenge on the Blackhawks by joining their gang. The gang leader does not completely trust Andre and fastens a tiny radio to his wrist. Andre still manages to get a message to Blackhawk and the gang is captured. Andre's inheritance is real but his dismissal was faked to get him in the gang. He donates his money to charity.

Appearing in "The Playboy Blackhawk"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Black Seal Gang

Other Characters

  • Mr. Lindquist
  • Andre's Uncle Jean (Mentioned only)
  • Andre's Uncle's Attorney
  • Andre's Tailor, Francois

Locations:

  • Blackhawks' City Barracks
  • Andre's Mansion
  • abandoned airport

Vehicles:

  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90C interceptors
  • Lindquist's yacht
  • Black Seal Gang's submarine

Synopsis for "The Valley of the Monsters"

While trying to set a round-the-world speed record, Stanislaus crashes in the jungles of Africa. The Blackhawks load up their brand new invention, the Safari-mobile, and head out to rescue him.

A week later, in Kenya, they meet hunter Paul Givens, who shows them a native statue of a monster and a casting which he claims is an actual footprint of the monster. He warns them not to proceed into the jungle but of course they do anyway. They are immediately attacked by several monsters and in battling them, and damaging one of them, they discover that these are mechanical devices, controlled by Givens. Givens is using the monsters to scare everyone away from a secret diamond mine and he is holding Stan hostage as protection against the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks rebuild one damaged monster and use it to capture Givens and free Stan.

Appearing in "The Valley of the Monsters"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Paul Givens, big game hunter, secret robot builder
    • hench riflemen, at least two

Locations:

  • Africa
    • Kenya
      • Nairobi (300 miles due north of the Valley of the Monsters)
      • Mombasa
      • Valley of the Monsters
        • secret diamond mine

Vehicles:

Notes

  • Chief Black Hawk
    • In Real World history, the Black Hawk War began and ended in 1832. This Blackhawk adventure, according to Blackhawk, takes place in the 18th century. Chief Black Hawk lived from 1767 to 1838, 71 years, so there's plenty of time in his early life for these events to have taken place.
  • The Valley of the Monsters
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk were:



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