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Quote1 This "monocle" I took from the dead man is just plain glass -- but the real Von Tepp needed a seeing glass for his weak right eye! So I knew the dead man was a phony! Quote2
Blackhawk

Blackhawk #71 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1953.

Appearing in "The Man Who Could Defeat Blackhawk"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Charlie (Flashback only) (Dies)
  • Sis (Flashback only) (Dies)

Antagonists:

  • the real Von Tepp (wears a monocle) (Flashback only) (long dead)
  • Russian Military Officer
    • four von Tepp impersonators (Apparent Death), (four times).
    • four more von Tepp impersonators
    • other henchmen, some uniformed, some not

Other Characters:

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Man Who Could Defeat Blackhawk"

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Appearing in Chop Chop: "25 cent Glamour Shot"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Lotus Blossom, in China (Behind the scenes)
  • Police

Locations:

  • large U.S. city

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "25 cent Glamour Shot"

This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #39.

Chop Chop has some bad luck with a photograph, and mistakenly believes the police are hunting for him. He nervously makes some bad decisions, based on that misunderstanding, and soon the police ARE after him. But he's famous and they recognize him, and it all works out.

Appearing in "Lost Horizon of Terror"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Mur, Chief Scientist (First appearance) (Dies)
    • alien giants (All die.)

Locations:

  • Pacific Ocean
    • rectangular steep-sided cloud-shrouded island plateau (Destroyed)

Items:

  • alien giants' paralysis ray weapons (cosmic ray powered, freezes nerve centers) (Destroyed)
  • alien giants' doomsday weapon: "This generator will pour out radioactive clouds that will be carried by stratosphere winds all over the whole Earth! In a week every human will be affected!" (Destroyed)
  • Blackhawks' antiradiation skin cream (screens out cosmic rays)
  • Blackhawk's "semi-atomic bombs"

Vehicles:

  • Flying Saucers, whole fleet (Destroyed)
    • cosmic ray powered
    • packing energy-ray weapons
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Cs

Synopsis for "Lost Horizon of Terror"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Red Tiger"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • emigrant villagers

Locations:

Items:

  • giant mechanical tiger, w/ antiaircraft artillery

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Red Tiger"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • The Man Who Could Defeat Blackhawk:
    • This story retells Blackhawk's origin, with new inconsistencies:
      • Blackhawk's siblings, Jack and Connie,[1] are now called Charlie and Sis.
      • Hendrickson is now German, not Dutch. Blackhawk is still American, as are Charlie and Sis. Olaf is Swedish.
      • Back in 1939, Von Tepp wore his monocle in his left eye.[2]
      • Blackhawk is confusing.
  • 25 cent Glamour Shot:
    • This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #39, but shortened by one page, and partly re-drawn.
  • Lost Horizon of Terror:
    • Story opens with the Blackhawks supervising an atom bomb test, based on a principle discovered by Blackhawk. This story also has the only deployment of Blackhawk's "Semi-Atomic Bombs," so those are likely based on this same principle.
    • Until 1953, a population of extraterrestrial giants, with cosmic-ray-powered flying saucers, lived atop a cloud-shrouded steep plateau in the Pacific Ocean, having been stranded there by an earthquake, eons ago. The saucers could fly right thru an atomic bomb blast, and there was a whole fleet of them. However they were vulnerable to "Semi-Atomic Bombs," and were destroyed in an explosive chain reaction.
    • The whole Blackhawk team gets knocked out with an alien Paralysis Ray. None of this technology could be captured or salvaged, as it was destroyed when the alien giants' plateau collapsed into the ocean.
    • This was not the first time Blackhawk used atomic weapons to destroy an entire population.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk was: "The Human Reptile" (text story, featuring Blackhawk).
    • This story's villain, Mordred, was previously seen in Blackhawk #42. Very few Blackhawk villains appeared more than once.

Trivia

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