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Blackhawk

Blackhawk #50 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1952.

Appearing in "The Killer Shark"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Killer Shark (First appearance) (Apparent Death)
    • his pilots

Other Characters:

  • Mayor Rolt (Apparent Death)
  • street photographer

Locations:

  • Europe
    • City of Kamard
  • Balcor
    • Balcor Bay
    • Balcor City
      • Balcor Docks / submerged supervillain hideout

Vehicles:

  • Killer Shark's submersible jet fighters, at least four (one destroyed)
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs, at least three

Synopsis for "The Killer Shark"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • two rustlers

Other Characters:

  • Indians

Locations:

  • Out West

Vehicles:

  • propeller-driven scouting plane

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Lost Express"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • President Grome, of Brovia (reinstated)

Antagonists:

  • Dictator Lastin, of Brovia (arrested)
  • Mala (arrested)

Locations:

  • Europe
    • Prelna
      • Prel-Bro Tunnel
        • (w/ secret, removable, RR track switch & concealed side tunnel)
    • Brovia

Vehicles:

  • six Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
  • many Brovian tanks and armored cars (plenty destroyed)
  • Prelnan Presidential Express Train (stolen and recovered)

Synopsis for "The Lost Express"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Flying Octopus"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Corvik (Apparent Death)
    • his Flying Octopus crew (Apparent Death)
    • his ground troops (left leaderless, in Larovia and Banglow)
    • his fighter pilots (some survive)

Other Characters:

  • Larovian civilians (gassed)

Locations:

Items:

  • Corvik's will-sapping gas

Vehicles:

  • Corvik's Flying Octopus (Destroyed)
  • Corvik's escort jet fighters, at least five (Destroyed)
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs, six

Synopsis for "The Flying Octopus"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Killer Shark:
    • Blackhawk gets head-konked with a rifle stock, which breaks, and he is knocked down, but does not black out. This is his forty-eighth concussion.[1]
    • Killer Shark, and his small gang of town-looting jet fighter pilot pirates, has exactly the same modus operandi as Baron Blood, and his small gang of hench-aviators, from the last story of the previous issue.
    • Also like Baron Blood, and like Valkyrie before him, the origins or sources of his "fish planes" are not revealed. A review of Killer Shark's later career, however, credits him with the invention of a wide variety of fantastic vehicles and weapons; thus it seems likely that these flying submarines were created by him also.
    • Unlike almost all prior Blackhawk villains, Killer Shark will return, more than once. But at this story's end, he falls into a tank that's stocked with a shark and some carib fish, so the Blackhawks understandably think he's done for.
  • Lost Express:
    • Dictator Lastin addresses his troops as "Comrades," and his tanks have Red Stars on their turrets.
  • Flying Octopus:
    • Corvik and his troops all wear bright red uniforms. Star-shaped insignia on Corvik's uniform are black, stars on enlisted uniforms are yellow. His jeeps and jets have no painted insignia, but one jeep flew a "flying octopus" flag. This all implies that Corvik was an independent supervillain, rather than a Red pawn.
    • Corvik knows where Blackhawk Island is, and he didn't learn it in this story.
    • Corvik is aboard the Flying Octopus when it is shot down over the Pacific Ocean; we do not see a body or other confirmation of his death.
    • On Blackhawk Island, the singing Blackhawks celebrate their victory by hoisting some beer steins.
  • This issue's Chop Chop story is reprinted in Blackhawk #86
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk were:
    • "Origin of the Blackhawks" (text story)
      • This story establishes Blackhawk as an American, and Hendrickson as a concentration camp escapee.
    • "Naombi's Skull" (non-Blackhawk text story)

Trivia

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See Also

Recommended Reading

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