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"The Secrets of the Blackhawk Time Capsule": The Schemer and his gang dig up a time capsule in which the Blackhawks have buried their most dangerous inventions, and use the devices to commit crimes. Hendrickson pursues the gang's trailer-truck, gets aboard it, and retrieves the blueprints, but t


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Blackhawk

Blackhawk #125 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1958.

Synopsis for "The Secrets of the Blackhawk Time Capsule"

The Schemer and his gang dig up a time capsule in which the Blackhawks have buried their most dangerous inventions, and use the devices to commit crimes. Hendrickson pursues the gang's trailer-truck, gets aboard it, and retrieves the blueprints, but the crooks get away with the devices.

The Schemer's gang use the stolen Electronic Jet-Drone to stage an episode of looting in Center City, but the Blackhawks arrive and spend some time rounding them up. Blackhawk brings down the Jet-Drone, at the cost of his own fighter plane, and the The Schemer flees the fight scene, and activates an extremely dangerous Blackhawk invention: the B-61 Machine. This is a disintegrator ray mounted on a hovering platform that could fly. Hendrickson, again, gets into the flying machine, and captures the Schemer.

Appearing in "The Secrets of the Blackhawk Time Capsule"

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  • time capsule full of dangerous inventions, made of Duraluminum
    • Invention B-61 (scheduled for destruction)
    • Electronic Jet-Drone (shorts out all electrical circuits it flies past) (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for "The Sunken Island"

Descendants of Ghenghis Khan's army have lived inside an island that lies below the ocean, except for one day every 50 years, for 700 years. The Blackhawks discover this place and befriend its Mongolian warriors.

Appearing in "The Sunken Island"

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  • Kwang Ichu, rebellious warlord

Other Characters:

  • Li Huan, Island Mongolian Chief

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Synopsis for "The Super Blackhawk"

The formerly imprisoned Mole returns, to Denton City, in an armored tank, armed with an atomic disintegrator ray. He loots an armored car company and destroys several vehicles. He shoots Blackhawk with this device but before he does, he's already used up most of the gizmo's power. He tags Blackhawk with the ray, and it knocks him out, but when he regains consciousness, he has super powers. In the melee the Mole crashes his heavy drilling "Mole Machine" into Blackhawk; the spinning super auger is shattered by the collision. With one slap and one punch, Blackhawk knocks the big tank over. The Mole has by now recharged the disintegrator weapon, and he deploys that; no effect, Blackhawk is completely invulnerable. He extinguishes a warehouse fire with a single blast of super breath. He leaps several stories to catch some broken girders, and in mid-air fuses them together with his X-ray vision. Blackhawk uses super-hearing to locate the Mole's hide-out. With six team-mates clutching onto him, Blackhawk can fly, and he conveys them to the Mole's mountain lair.

Meanwhile, not many steps ahead of them, the Mole had just figured out that he could re-use a weakened version of his disintegrator ray to turn himself and his henchmen into supermen. He irradiates his three flunkies, as Blackhawk is using his X-ray vision to zero in on his base. Leaving his pals on the surface, Black tunnels into the base and confronts the three awakening supermen. At first it seems that their numbers are prevailing over Blackhawk, but actually, his powers wore off, just as they lunged in, and they hadn't gotten any powers from the ray, thus this was an ordinary fistfight, in which Blackhawk quickly prevailed. The Mole and his gang were arrested.

Appearing in "The Super Blackhawk"

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  • Denton City Gang (Mentioned only)
  • The Mole
    • three henchmen

Other Characters:

  • Chief Gregory, DCPD
    • National Guard

Locations:

  • Denton City
    • Ajax Armored Car Company
    • Government Gold Reserve Vault
  • Mountains
    • Mole's Lair, in a cavern

Items:

  • Mole's disintegrator ray

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Notes

  • Secrets of the Blackhawk Time Capsule
    • Blackhawk deliberately crashes his Lockheed interceptor into the stolen Jet-Drone.
    • The B-61 disintegrator machine is destroyed by its own builders, the Blackhawks.
  • Super Blackhawk
    • The Blackhawks, on leave, visit Denton City, and are old friends with Police Chief Gregory, and have clashed with the Mole before. We readers have not seen this place or this old friend prior to this issue, but this old enemy, the Mole, was first seen in Blackhawk #114.
    • We are not told where or how the Mole obtained his disintegrator ray. The Blackhawks destroy the one he uses in this story, and according to Blackhawk that device was "unique."
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk were:

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