"The Red Executioner": At the direction of Prav's General Gorr, and completely without provocation, Prav tanks and artillery invade peaceful Brovina. Pravian armor and artillery almost wipe out the Brovian infantry. Meanwhile at the capital, Brovian General Murz is assassinated by the Red Execut


Quote1.png There's no time to argue or explain, Mr. President! Their lives depend on getting 500 magnets and 50 wild geese within two hours! Quote2.png
Chuck Wilson

Blackhawk #66 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1953.

Appearing in "The Red Executioner"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • General Gorr
    • his armor and artillery units
  • Red Executioner (Apparent Death) (Single appearance)
    • his "hunting pack": Max, Igo, Colonel Haar, others

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

  • new Blackhawk uniforms, lined with a special plastic body-armor

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Red Executioner"

At the direction of Prav's General Gorr, and completely without provocation, Prav tanks and artillery invade peaceful Brovina. Pravian armor and artillery almost wipe out the Brovian infantry. Meanwhile at the capital, Brovian General Murz is assassinated by the Red Executioner. The Blackhawk Squadron arrives and routs the invading Prav army. General Gorr, defeated, reneges on his deal to pay the Red Executioner $100,000, blaming the Blackhawks for his insolvency. The Red Executioner proposes to kill all seven Blackhawks, for $1,000,000 apiece.

That evening, at Brovian Army Headquarters, and on a cliff outside the capital city, the Red Executioner tries and fails to pick off Blackhawk or any of his men. He and his dozen-man "hunting pack" are soon outsmarted and outfought, and most or all of the henchmen end up captured alive. The Red Executioner flees over the edge of a cliff, and is presumed dead by the Blackhawks, who don't actually check.

Appearing in Chop Chop: "Soda Jerk"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Soda Fountain Boss

Other Characters:

  • surly teenagers
  • snobby rich people

Locations:

  • soda fountain

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "Soda Jerk"

Chop Chop tries to be a soda jerk but is terrible at it.

Appearing in "The Crawler"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • "Snake Man"
    • uniformed Crawler crewmen

Other Characters:

  • President of Vanadia

Locations:

Items:

  • The Crawler, giant mechanical worm

Vehicles:

  • The Crawler's specially-built camouflage freight train
  • Blackhawk Lockheed XF-90s

Synopsis for "The Crawler"

Vanadia's neighboring nation sends a giant mechanical worm to wreak havoc all across the country. The worm is manned by a uniformed crew, can segment itself into pieces, and travels concealed inside a specially-built freight train. The Blackhawks are initially unable to disable the worm with conventional weapons, but ultimately manage to flip it onto its topside, using drop-hooks on thick cables.

Appearing in "Prisoners of Space"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

  • 500 magnets & 50 wild geese

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Prisoners of Space"

Blackhawk and Chop Chop, in an F-90C, get too close to a Soviet space missile, and are sucked out into space in its wake. Andre devises an elaborate hoax to spoof the Soviet air defense system, then the Blackhawks attack the rocket base, wiping out some troops, planes, and antiaircraft guns. They land, and take over the base, then weld 500 magnets to the hull of a Soviet space missile. The Blackhawks coerce Professor Ibovsky to show them how to operate the giant space rocket, and Stanislaus estimates Blackhawk's plane's position, and fires the missile into orbit, on a pre-programmed return path. The rocket's powerful magnetic field attracts the wayward Lockheed jet, which is pulled back into the atmosphere as the Russian spacecraft returns to its base. Chuck intercepts the spinning Blackhawk jet, and shoots air holes thru the airtight canopy to revive Blackhawk and Chop Chop. Blackhawk regains control of the plane and lands it safely.

Notes

  • Crawler
    • Each Blackhawk jet is equipped with a drop-hook on a thick cable.
  • Prisoners of Space
  • Red Executioner
    • Per the spellings in the captions, the "Brovian" Army defends "Brovina." Brovina's mode of government is not identified. Prav is a Red dictatorship.
    • First issue for bulletproof Blackhawk uniforms. Also they now carry steel cable in their belts, for making zip-lines.
    • At story's end, General Gorr's status is unclear. He has suffered a humiliating military defeat, thus might not still be in charge of Prav.

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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Recommended Reading

Links and References

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