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"A Destiny Written In Blood By Satana": Dr. Howard Bunsen, an amateur scientist in a homemade laboratory, developed X-235, an energy source vastly more powerful than the atom bombs of his era.


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Blackhawk

Blackhawk #21 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1948.

Appearing in "A Destiny Written In Blood By Satana"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Satana (First appearance) (Dies)
    • her gang: George, Driscoll, Kerry, Marsden, Baxter, Pokey, Mike, many others (almost all die)

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Howard Bunsen (Apparent Death)
  • Cora Bunsen

Locations:

  • Bunsen's laboratory (Destroyed)
  • Blackhawk Island
  • Satana's uncharted island base (damaged)

Items:

  • Bunsen's X-235 Formula

Vehicles:

  • Satana's 2-engine cargo plane
  • Satana's jet fighters (most or all destroyed)
  • 6 Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets

Synopsis for "A Destiny Written In Blood By Satana"

Dr. Howard Bunsen, an amateur scientist in a homemade laboratory, developed X-235, an energy source vastly more powerful than the atom bombs of his era.

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Appearing in "Traps For the Unwary"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Captain Storrall
    • Merritt, bomber pilot (reforms)
    • Yong, pilot/assassin
    • dozen more hench (four die)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • 3 modified Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets, w/ Pontoons
  • Storrall's 5 Douglas A-26 Invaders (two destroyed)
    • These prop-powered aircraft were fast enough to escape from the Blackhawks' Grumman Skyrockets, but at the time the XF5Fs were fitted with pontoons.
    • Storral's jet fighter

Synopsis for "Traps For the Unwary"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Chop Chop: "The Sapphire In the Soup"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Sparkles Karber, gem thief
  • other gem thief

Other Characters:

  • Won Ton, restaurateur
  • two cops

Items:

  • Sapalara Star Sapphire

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "The Sapphire In the Soup"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Fortress of Surratt"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Surratt, airline magnate (Only appearance; dies)
    • his many minions, Gomar, Zaman, others (some die)

Other Characters:

  • two other airline magnates
  • Captain Archlear

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Archlear's Experimental Airplane
    • developed by a temporary consortium of three big airline companies
  • six Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
  • at least seven Surratt fighter planes (at least four destroyed)
  • at least seven more Surratt fighter planes

Synopsis for "The Fortress of Surratt"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • A Destiny Written In Blood By Satana:
    • Dr. Bunsen explains: "I've finally cracked the intermediary neutron into a definite substance known as X-235!"
    • The formula was not written down, so only two people ever knew it. Satana died, but Bunsen's fate is less clear. He was tortured horribly and lay flat on the floor, when last seen, but was still conscious and speaking. But Hendrickson believed, at the time of Satana's death, that she was the last one who knew the secret, implying that Bunsen had died.
      • However in Blackhawk #33, Dr. Bunsen is working for the Top Secret Nuclear Physics Commission, so apparently he didn't die.
    • Blackhawk gets shot down, for at least the sixteenth time,[1] and has to bail out.
    • Blackhawk gets head-konked unconscious, for at least the twenty-eighth time,[2] with a rifle stock.
    • Cora Bunsen, unlike almost every other character to appear in Blackhawk, will return, in Blackhawk #33.
  • Traps for the Unwary:
    • Committee for World Peace appears to be the 1948 version of the United World.
    • Bonpiron Island recently gained independence. Principal industry is Pearl Fisheries.
    • Andre smokes cigarettes, Blackhawk smokes a pipe.
  • The Fortress of Surratt
    • Blackhawk gets head-konked unconscious, for at least the twenty-ninth time,[3] with a mace.
    • The villain, Surratt is shot dead, by Blackhawk.
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk was: "South Pole Mission" (text story)

Trivia

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