"Thieves with a Thousand Faces": A criminal genius, Mr. Mynus, creates a number of miniature figurines, that by remote command, become full-sized, life-like, talking, robot robbers. He sends complimentary sets of these to the finders of archaeological and other treasures; the

Blackhawk #124 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1958.

Synopsis for "Thieves with a Thousand Faces"

A criminal genius, Mr. Mynus, creates a number of miniature figurines, that by remote command, become full-sized, life-like, talking, robot robbers. He sends complimentary sets of these to the finders of archaeological and other treasures; the robots then steal the treasures and escape undetected. He tries this trick on the Blackhawks, which gets their attention, which leads, with some complications and difficulties, to Mr. Mynus's exposure and arrest.

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Appearing in "Thieves with a Thousand Faces"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • J.J. Mynus, Maker of Miniatures
    • his craftsmen

Other Characters:

  • Professor Vance
  • treasure-finding old explorer
  • Blauvanian Consul

Locations:

Items:

  • Tomb Relics of Roman Emperor Caeus II
  • Treasure of Captain Kidd
  • Crown Jewels of Blauvania
  • Temple Relics of Aztecs
  • Mynus' Size-Changing Lifelike Robots

Vehicles:


Synopsis for "The Beauty and the Blackhawk"

In Hawaii, Chuck helps a beautiful night club singer (Linda Laru) rescue her engraver father from a gang of counterfeiters. The counterfeiters have an island plantation hide-out with modern antiaircraft guns, and Chuck gets shot down, and captured. He escapes with Linda's help, and strikes at the gang from inside their base while the Blackhawks parachute in outside. Soon the gangsters are mostly arrested and their printing plant has been blown up.

Appearing in "The Beauty and the Blackhawk"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • gang of counterfeiters

Other Characters:

  • Linda Laru, singer

Locations:

  • Pacific Ocean
    • Hawaii, Honolulu
      • Blackhawk Barracks
      • Aloha Inn
      • Honolulu Airport
    • (Longitude 160, Latitude 120) = 100 miles straight out to sea, from Honolulu.
      • island w/ pineapple plantation & antiaircraft cannon

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Conquistadors: "The Incredible City in the Sky"

This story is reprinted from Western Comics #38.

A group of Acoma Indians out-smarts a group of Spanish invaders.

Appearing in Conquistadors: "The Incredible City in the Sky"

Featured Characters:

  • Chief Nawakwa, Acoma tribe
  • Anokie, Acoma tribe
  • Bonito, Acoma tribe
  • Komu, messenger

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Mechanical Spies from Space"

Three extremely advanced automated alien weapons land on Earth and commence hostile activities. All of the Blackhawks' weapons seem useless against these spy probes, due to their automated defenses. With careful timing, and at the cost of one Lockheed jet, Blackhawk is able to spoof the probes' defenses into destroying each other.

Appearing in "The Mechanical Spies from Space"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • space-alien enemies (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • stranded villagers

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Cs (two are destroyed)
  • Safari-mobile (Destroyed)
  • Hawksub
  • globe-shaped spaceship (Destroyed)
  • tube-shaped spaceship (Destroyed)
  • cylindrical spaceship (Destroyed)

Notes

  • Beauty and the Blackhawk
  • Mechanical Spies from Space
    • This is two issues in a row with invading extraterrestrial encounters.
    • Blackhawk's and Andre's jets are destroyed by advanced alien weapons.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk were:
  • Full-page ad for that month's issue of New Adventures of Charlie Chan #1
  • Shorty by Henry Boltinoff
  • "Greatest Show on Earth" (text story) about building the super-highway system and how the engineers had to plan for the traffic in the future of 1975.
  • Buzzy: "That Deep Dark Secret" (1 page PSA, from National Social Welfare Assembly)

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