"Dungeon of Fear": In Bolania's capital, a Red-sponsored mob storms the presidential palace, but not before President Vurne is able to call in air support from the Blackhawk Squadron. The Squadron is nearby, at the eastern-frontier city of Bladheim, located right at the edge of the Europe-severi


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Blackhawk

Blackhawk #65 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1953.

Appearing in "Dungeon of Fear"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Commissar Drakov (captured)
    • his squad of Red kidnappers
    • his 5,000 picked Red troops

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Kurtz
  • Mayor Hardt, of Bladheim
  • President Vurne, of Bolania

Locations:

  • city of Bladheim, near the Iron Curtain
  • Red nation, bordering eastern Bladheim
    • Drakov's HQ, in the old Cummer Castle
  • Bolania

Items:

  • Kurtz's medicine-extraction technology

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Dungeon of Fear"

In Bolania's capital, a Red-sponsored mob storms the presidential palace, but not before President Vurne is able to call in air support from the Blackhawk Squadron. The Squadron is nearby, at the eastern-frontier city of Bladheim, located right at the edge of the Europe-severing "Iron Curtain." The Blackhawks arrive, and rake the rioters with machine-gun-fire, and soon the Bolanian security forces are able to regain control of the city.

Appearing in Chop Chop: "The Love Potion"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Su Ling
  • Mai San
  • pharmacist

Locations:

  • Chinatown

Items:

  • Love Potion (ineffective)

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "The Love Potion"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The City of Mindless Men"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • The Leader
    • soldiers of the City of the Mindless Men

Other Characters:

  • Mindless Men

Locations:

  • "a certain small European democracy", which has "remained neutral through many wars", and which is ringed with mountains.
    • cavern containing an underground city (evacuated, then destroyed with a nuclear weapon)
      • Atomic City
        • Secret Red Atom Bomb Factory

Items:

  • The Leader's memory-erasing machinery

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The City of Mindless Men"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Space Mirror"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • President Metkan of Brosnia

Locations:

Items:

  • Ratchek's orbiting weapon, a giant magnifying lens (Destroyed)

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Space Mirror"

During the administration of President Metkan, a renegade scientist named Ivan Ratchek, (with covert Soviet backing), attempts to overthrow the Brosnian government, by means of large-scale terrorism. He places a solar magnifier in orbit over Brosnia, and focuses it on the the little nation's largest city, which burns, with enormous loss of life. Simultaneously, Brosnia is invaded by Ratchek's personal army. Then the second largest city gets the same treatment as the first.

The Blackhawk Squadron ends this reign of terror, Ratchek perishes in outer space, and his monstrous weapon is destroyed by crashing into the moon.

Notes

  • Dungeon of Fear
    • It is widely believed but has never been proven that the Blackhawk Squadron, after dispersing the Bolanian Insurrection, entered the communist nation east of Bolania, and had some sort of armed conflict with the Red military there. What is known is that Commissar Drakov, the national leader, disappeared that same night.
    • Stanislaus speaks Russian, "like a native."
    • Olaf gets head-konked unconscious with a pistol butt. This is his seventh concussion.[1]
  • Chop Chop: "The Love Potion" is reprinted in Blackhawk #93.
  • City of Mindless Men
    • Chop Chop gets head-konked unconscious with a rifle stock. This is at least his tenth concussion.[2] Andre and Blackhawk both get punched out; that's Andre's fourteenth concussion,[3] and Blackhawk's fifty-eighth knockout.[4]
    • The Blackhawks use a Russian hydrogen bomb to destroy an underground city, in a neutral democracy. Afterward this is never mentioned again.
  • In "The Space Mirror", the largest and second-largest cities in Brosnia were set on fire, with an orbiting solar weapon. Afterward this, too, is never mentioned again.
    • The weapon was destroyed by crashing it into the Moon.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk was: "Diplomatic Courier" (text story)

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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