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"Terror in the Jungle": On Blackhawk Island, Blackhawk receives a letter from Kuani Moaro, chief of a primitive tribe on Anatoa Island in the South Seas. Moaro attended school in London and met Blackhawk there. He has now returned to Anatoa only to find that a [[Union of Soviet Socia


Quote1 If that's the case, we'll climb right into trouble! We don't know how many of them there are, but don't be stingy with your bullets! Quote2
-- Blackhawk



Appearing in "Terror in the Jungle"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Tribe of Island Natives
    • Chief Kuani Moaro
    • Lona

Locations:

Items:

  • belt radio

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Terror in the Jungle"

On Blackhawk Island, Blackhawk receives a letter from Kuani Moaro, chief of a primitive tribe on Anatoa Island in the South Seas. Moaro attended school in London and met Blackhawk there. He has now returned to Anatoa only to find that a Soviet agent, Capt. Droski, has gained influence there and installed his own chief. Moaro is being held prisoner, but managed to get a letter out.

The Blackhawks land on Lanimuru Atoll and, leaving Chuck and Chop Chop to guard the planes, take rafts to Anatoa where they are quickly captured by the natives. They are taken to Droski, his puppet chief Aleano, and a young woman named Lona. Droski has them tied to posts where the natives will use them as targets for their spears after dinner. Lona tells Droski that she wants the insignia from Blackhawk's jacket, so he gives her a knife to cut it off. She discreetly cuts the ropes and, instead of cutting the insignia, cuts off Blackhawk's belt radio and lifts it up so he can tell Chuck to buzz the island. Aleano notices this and orders his men to attack. Chuck flies overhead and the fearful natives hide in the jungle. The Blackhawks escape, and hear someone calling them from a hut. Inside they find the captive Kuani. Kuani explains that Droski wanted to kill him, but Aleano was too superstitious to allow it. Instead, they told the natives that Kuani was dead while locking him in a hut they said was haunted. Kuani tries to make a break for the jungle so that he can show his people that he is alive, but he is shot by Droski and his men. Olaf carries him back to safety as Chuck, Chop Chop, and Lona arrive with weapons. Lona and Kuani are actually engaged, and she has told the natives that the Blackhawks were there to help their true chief. The Blackhawks force the Soviets into the open where they overpower Droski's men, while the natives spear Droski and Aleano. As he is recovering, Kuani invites the Blackhawks to his wedding.

Appearing in Chop Chop: "Gorgeous Tojo"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Gorgeous Tojo, pro wrestler
  • Matt, wrestling promoter
  • Kimbo, assistant

Locations:

  • Brillman's Gym

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Gorgeous Tojo"

Chop Chop gets tricked into entering a professional wrestling match and accidentally wins it.

Appearing in "Monsters of the Deep"

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Locations:

Items:

  • Flame Ray weapons

Vehicles:

  • Giant Amphibious Octopus Machines, at least four (one is destroyed, the rest are captured)
  • Giant Submarine (captured)
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs

Synopsis for "Monsters of the Deep"

Doctor Dimitri presents Colonel Avik with a plan to destroy the Blackhawks. Later, the Blackhawks find a large metallic object with four legs walking across Blackhawk Island, crushing everything in its path. They watch it walk into the ocean. Realizing it must have come from a nearby sub, the Blackhawks take to the sky to find it. When they return to the Island, they see three of the Octopus Machines standing there. The crew manning the machines have left them in order to look around. The Blackhawks defeat the men. Blackhawk, Andre, and Chuck force one of the men to take them to the sub on one of the machines. They overpower the sub's crew, but Dimitri and Avik escape in another Octopus Machine. The captured man, realizing that they would destroy him with the Blackhawks, turns the Octopus Machine's flame ray on Dimitri and Avik's machine, killing them before they can kill him. To celebrate their victory, Chop Chop makes octopus soup.

Appearing in "Circles of Suicide"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dr. De Roski (Dies)
    • his Flying Circle Pilots (at least two die)

Other Characters:

  • Nicholas Borge, inventor

Locations:

Items:

  • belt radio

Vehicles:

  • De Roski's Flying Circles (Destroyed)
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
  • Blackhawk Launch

Synopsis for "Circles of Suicide"

On Blackhawk Island, the Blackhawks are attacked from the air, by two flying saucers, the first of which crashes, explosively. They rush outside and see a second flying disc crash into Runway 3. They take to the air and force a third Flying Circle down, into the ocean. Unlike the other two, this Flying Circle does not explode. This pilot is fished out of the sea and questioned on Blackhawk Island. They soon learn that he is a patient from the mental asylum on Tumaro Atoll. The asylum's director, Dr. De Roski, had once attempted to lease Blackhawk Island and build the asylum there, but when the lease was turned down, he put it on Tumaro Atoll.

Blackhawk and Andre take a launch to the asylum. They discover that one of the patients is a mad scientist, Nicholas Borge, who invented the Flying Circles. They are built to explode wherever they land, which is why only madmen are qualified to pilot them. De Roski has hypnotized his patients, to believe they will pilot the Flying Circles to "Paradise Isle", and in reality to explosively crash into Blackhawk Island. Blackhawk and Andre are captured and De Roski puts Blackhawk in one of the Suicide Circles. However, Blackhawk managed to turn his belt radio on, so the other Blackhawks are waiting, and they force the Flying Circle down, onto the ocean, where it also doesn't explode. They rescue Blackhawk, then reach the asylum, before the Doctor can send Andre on a similar mission. As the Blackhawks raid the asylum, Borge strangles De Roski. The Blackhawks rescue the remaining inmates, destroy the remaining Flying Circles, and vow to keep De Roski's entire operation a secret.

Notes

  • Per Terror in the Jungle, a mail plane drops bundles on Blackhawk Island at regular intervals. Therefore the Post Office (of probably the U.S.) knows the secret base's location.
  • Chop Chop: "Gorgeous Tojo" is reprinted in Blackhawk #92.
  • In Monsters of the Deep, Blackhawk Island is again attacked by hostile national military forces. The base's location has not been a secret for quite some time now.
  • In Circles of Suicide, Andre is head-konked unconscious, with a rifle. Blackhawk is probably also knocked out in this manner, but it doesn't appear in the panel.
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk were:
    • "Man of Darkness" (text story)
    • Russian MiG-15 / Blackhawk F-90B fact page.

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