"The Killer Shark": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
- Let them have it, gang! Show no mercy to killers like them!
- 1 Synopsis for "The Killer Shark"
- 2 Appearing in "The Killer Shark"
- 3 Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"
- 4 Appearing in Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"
- 5 Synopsis for "The Lost Express"
- 6 Appearing in "The Lost Express"
- 7 Synopsis for "The Flying Octopus"
- 8 Appearing in "The Flying Octopus"
- 9 Notes
- 10 See Also
- 11 Links and References
Synopsis for "The Killer Shark"
Appearing in "The Killer Shark"
- Killer Shark (First appearance) (Apparent Death)
- his pilots
- Mayor Rolt (Apparent Death)
- street photographer
- Killer Shark's submersible jet fighters, at least four (one destroyed)
- Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs, at least three
Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"
Appearing in Chop Chop: "Chief Chop Chop"
- two rustlers
- Out West
- propeller-driven scouting plane
Synopsis for "The Lost Express"
Appearing in "The Lost Express"
- President Grome, of Brovia (reinstated)
- Dictator Lastin, of Brovia (arrested)
- his military forces
- Mala (arrested)
- six Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
- many Brovian tanks and armored cars (plenty destroyed)
- Prelnan Presidential Express Train (stolen and recovered)
Synopsis for "The Flying Octopus"
Appearing in "The Flying Octopus"
- Corvik (Apparent Death)
- his Flying Octopus crew (Apparent Death)
- his ground troops (left leaderless, in Larovia and Banglow)
- his fighter pilots (some survive)
- Larovian civilians (gassed)
- Corvik's will-sapping gas
- Corvik's Flying Octopus (Destroyed)
- Corvik's escort jet fighters, at least five (Destroyed)
- Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs, six
- 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.
- 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)
- "Origin of the Blackhawks" (text story)
Links and References
- Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, Blackhawk #35, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #46, Blackhawk #48, Blackhawk #50