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"The Vengeance of the Element Man": While performing an aerial maneuver, the Blackhawk Squadron spot a mammoth man made of diamond rampaging. He destroys a family's house and wrecks the countryside. The Squadron lands to investigate and they find a man leaning


Quote1 HAWKAAA! That's our battle cry--right, pal? Quote2
-- Tiny Big



Appearing in "The Vengeance of the Element Man"

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  • Benson
  • Howell
  • Kent

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Synopsis for "The Vengeance of the Element Man"

While performing an aerial maneuver, the Blackhawk Squadron spot a mammoth man made of diamond rampaging. He destroys a family's house and wrecks the countryside. The Squadron lands to investigate and they find a man leaning against a tree who tells them that the diamond monster ran away. They pursue him but come up empty-handed. When they interrogate the other survivors, they find a photo in the wreckage of the tipster: it's miner Guy Masters who died a week ago in a cave-in.

He has been transformed into this elemental monster and is seeking revenge on his former co-workers whom he blames for his accident. The Blackhawks intervene before he can kill another in the form of a sulphuric beast. When they try to apprehend him, he turns into water and dematerializes in a pond. He returns as an iron giant and attempts to kill the Blackhawks. They have already done their research and have a mercury-based chemical solution that can dissolve the iron. Masters flees in fear and reverts to his human form. When the Squadron catches up to him, he is trembling in fear, butted up against a rock and morphs again. This time, he takes on the properties of the meteor he was touching and goes on a tear again.

Several of the Squad members get into the Hawk-Copter to lure him back to the cave where he originally transformed. Blackhawk is waiting and exposes him to the mysterious green gases that first mutated him. They cause him to pass out and when they drag him from the cave, he has no memory of the past week.

Appearing in "The Return of the Tom Thumb Blackhawk"

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  • Triple R Circus
    • Bobo
    • Killer Shark
    • Mr. Foster

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  • Mac
  • Rand

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Synopsis for "The Return of the Tom Thumb Blackhawk"

A string of robberies follows everywhere the Triple R Circus performs. Blackhawk sends Stan to audition as an acrobat named Dunbar the Great to infiltrate and see if the performers are to blame. Stan and Tiny team up and when Stan sees a suspicious attendees who walks off with prizes after losing a game, he follows him and is attacked by the gang's lookout.

Back at the circus, Tiny's pet monkey flails about with a cane and cracks it open, revealing cash and gems inside. Tiny accidentally swapped the walking stick with his own cane and returns it to its original owner: a carny named Mac. He lies in wait while Mac comes to retrieve the goods and discovers that he is using the doll trophies as a way of smuggling goods in and out of the circus.

Tiny hides out in one of the dolls and is brought back to the fencing operation's headquarters where he frees Stan and punches out the criminals.

Notes

  • Tiny Big was last seen in Blackhawk #181.
  • Shorter pieces include:
    • Peter Puptent deploys into a desert to do a geological survey and lands on a cactus.
    • "Fantastic Vehicles of Today" describes walking cars, highly durable trucks, and automobiles that can climb trees.

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