"Secret Weapon of the Archer": An archery fanatic turns super- villain and arms himself with a large, cross-bow shaped aircraft that can fire huge trick arrows. He chooses the unfortunate alias of “The Shaft” and commits daring robberies. By investigating famous archers, they learn the identit
Appearing in "Secret Weapon of the Archer"
- The Shaft (John Hunter) (First appearance)
- Sand Island
- Sea Island
- Hunter's Castle Hideaway
Synopsis for "Secret Weapon of the Archer"
An archery fanatic turns super- villain and arms himself with a large, cross-bow shaped aircraft that can fire huge trick arrows. He chooses the unfortunate alias of “The Shaft” and commits daring robberies. By investigating famous archers, they learn the identity of the Shaft and his location, a castle on Sea Island. They travel there on the Hawksub but think to bring one of their jets along on the sub. When the Shaft traps them with his flying crossbow, Blackhawk flies the jet by remote control and rams the villain's aircraft.
Appearing in "The Jinxed Blackhawk"
- The Baron
- his gang
- Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
Synopsis for "The Jinxed Blackhawk"
After Blackhawk breaks a mirror while fighting the Baron and his gang, he seems to have a streak of bad luck which is compounded by an encounter with a black cat. To prove to the rest of the team that he is not jinxed and that he doesn't believe in superstitions, he purposely violates all the traditional bad luck causes like walking under a ladder and opening umbrellas indoors, and he catches the Baron anyway.
Appearing in "Siege in the Sahara"
- The Desert Tiger
- his raiders
- two Air Force pilots
- Sahara Desert
- Desert Tiger's stronghold
Synopsis for "Siege in the Sahara"
The Blackhawks are called in to stop a villain called the Desert Tiger who has been raiding caravans in the Sahara. But things get more serious when the Desert Tiger uses a device to knock an Air Force plane carrying nuclear weapons out of the sky. The Hawks use their jets and the Safari-mobile to track the villain to his lair, an abandoned Legionnaire fort. They are captured but escape and take the fort which is soon under siege by the Desert Tiger and his tribesmen who are mounted on propeller driven sand sleds. The Blackhawks use the wrecks of their plane and Safari-mobile to cobble together a giant sand sled to fight the bad guys.
- Includes a one-page text story titled "A ‘Hot Rock' Takes a Ride" about two pilots who repair a damaged balloon in flight with chewing gum.
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