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"The Golden Mummy": The Blackhawks are flying a patrol over a desert when they see raiders on horseback shooting towards an ancient tomb. Blackhawk fires at them while the others land, scaring the raiders away. In the tomb are archaeologists Alice La


Quote1 It isn't hard to guess what country would benefit most from a rebellion in this region! If their agent stole that mummy, and - - - Quote2
-- Blackhawk



Appearing in "The Golden Mummy"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Desert Raiders
  • Alice Lassler
  • Hamilton Lassler
  • Golden Monarch's Jehad Fanatics

Other Characters:

  • High Commissioner (wears a fez)

Locations:

Items:

  • Mummy of the Golden Monarch (actually a speaking robot w/ superhuman strength) (Destroyed)

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Golden Mummy"

The Blackhawks are flying a patrol over a desert when they see raiders on horseback shooting towards an ancient tomb. Blackhawk fires at them while the others land, scaring the raiders away. In the tomb are archaeologists Alice Lassler and her father Hamilton Lassler. They have discovered the sarcophagus of the Golden Monarch, the greatest ruler of the area, whom legend says will return to life some day, and return his people to greatness. They open the sarcophagus and find a mummy wrapped in strips of gold. Later, on the four-thousandth anniversary of the Golden Monarch's death, the mummy disappears from a local museum, and the people think he has come back, and begin to riot.

Over the next few days the riots spread. Eventually, the Blackhawks hear a radio report that the Golden Monarch has been spotted on the streets of the capital. The Blackhawks arrive to find the Golden Mummy being carried through the streets in a chair. Blackhawk shoots at the mummy, but it gets out of the chair and attacks. It throws Olaf, then advances on the others, who are shooting at it from an armored car. The mummy throws the car against the side of a building and leaves. He leads the natives into the hills and prepares them to attack the government.

That night Blackhawk parachutes into their camp. He confronts the Mummy and throws a thermite bomb at it, revealing it to be a robot. The other Blackhawks have tracked the radio signals controlling the Mummy. Blackhawk leads the native there and find the Lasslers, really agents of a foreign power.

Appearing in Chop Chop: "Fox Hunt"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Mrs. Reginald Vanderhoof

Locations:

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Fox Hunt"

Chop Chop gets invited to a fox hunt by Mrs. Reginald Vanderhoof of Moneysunk Inn, Mahwah, NJ. Not knowing anything about fox hunts, Chop Chop consults Confucius, where he reads, "When something foxy going on, use head." Chop Chop has trouble with his horse. It bucks him off and he hits the fox with his head, knocking them both out.

Appearing in "Disaster Island"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Lorac, submarine pirate
    • his submarine crew

Other Characters:

  • two steamship crews

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
  • Lorac's submarine w/ fake island superstructure (captured)
  • steam freighter (Destroyed)
  • steam freighter

Synopsis for "Disaster Island"

The Blackhawks are returning to Blackhawk Island when they see a new island nearby. On the island, two men see the planes and go through a trap door. The island is really camouflage for a submarine. When the Blackhawks land, the island has disappeared. That night, Chop-Chop goes for a midnight snack, as Lorac orders the sub to surface next to Blackhawk Island. They plan to loot the Blackhawks, but decide to kidnap Chop Chop instead. The next morning, the fake island rams a ship and takes its cargo. As the Blackhawks are evacuating the ship's crew to the mainland, they get a ransom demand ($10,000!) for Chop Chop, by radio. The captain of the cargo ship helps Blackhawk get a ship ready and starts a rumor the ship is carrying uranium. When the submarine crashes into the ship, Blackhawk sneaks onboard and recues Chop Chop while the others defeat Lorac's men.

Appearing in "Death's Comet"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dr. Moorhead
    • Femme Fatale Henchwoman
      • many agents

Other Characters:

  • United World Council

Locations:

Items:

  • Smalley's Comet
  • Moorhead's Gravity-Multiplier Beam

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Death's Comet"

A scientist, Dr. Moorhead is sentenced to the gas chamber for selling hydrogen bomb secrets to the enemy. However, he creates some explosives, using the cellulose from a deck of cards, and escapes. Several days later, a woman delivers a message from Moorhead. He threatens to destroy the world unless the United World Council surrenders to him. When Blackhawk scoffs at this, the woman warns him to watch the night sky. In the evening, the Blackhawks are doing just that when Blackhawk and Olaf realize that Smalley's Comet is a million miles closer than it should be.

Within a few days, the comet appears as large as the moon, causing destructive tides and winds. An eruption on the ocean floor causes a tsunami which forces the Blackhawks to evacuate Blackhawk Island. This is followed by more eruptions, floods, earthquakes and heat waves. Finally, as the United World Council and their council of scientists realize that Moorhead must be using a gravity ray, he broadcasts an ultimatum across every wavelength. A riot immediately begins outside the UN building. Realizing that the mob organized too quickly to be a coincidence, the Blackhawks spot the woman who first delivered Moorhead's threat. They take to their planes and follow her. Blackhawk's plane flies into the gravity beam, but he manages to land, defeat Moorhead's men, and capture Moorhead and the girl before the rest of his men arrive. Smalley's Comet returns to a safe orbit, and the Blackhawks begin repairs on Blackhawk Island.

Notes

  • At the end of the last story in the previous issue, the Blackhawks were in Egypt.
  • The villains in The Golden Mummy are agents of a foreign power, but the terms "Comrade" and "Red" do not appear.
  • In Disaster Island, the pirate submarine crew are captured alive, which was rarely the case.
  • In Death's Comet, Earth is wracked with destructive tides and winds, ocean volcanoes, a tsunami, more eruptions, floods, earthquakes, and heat waves, as the result of an approaching comet. This wave of catastrophes is never mentioned again.
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk was: "Dancing Skeletons" {text story).

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