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"The Killer Vulture": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1 Vultures are characteristically greedy ... they stuff themselves so much on their victims that they can't fly for hours! That's what happened to YOU! Quote2
Blackhawk

Blackhawk #78 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1954.

Appearing in "The Killer Vulture"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • The Vulture (Dies)
  • Gorka
  • ten platoons of mercenaries

Locations:

Items:

  • world's biggest Uranium ore stock (stolen)
  • Vulture's almanacs, weather maps, and disaster-locator machine

Vehicles:

  • Vulture Plane, a supersonic rocket/helicopter troop-transport (wrecked)
  • six Blackhawk Lockheed F-90C long-range interceptors

Synopsis for "The Killer Vulture"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in Chop Chop: "...and the Veiled Princess"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Princess of Chichiku
  • Lady in Waiting
  • her boyfriend

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Chop Chop: "...and the Veiled Princess"

This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #36.

Appearing in "Stand-Ins For Death"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • U.N. POWs ({green

Synopsis for "Stand-Ins For Death"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Phantom Raider"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Central Europe
    • Free World ammunition stockpile
    • mountain retreat
  • Free World military headquarters
  • World Court
  • Blackhawk Island

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Phantom Raider"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Killer Vulture:
    • This story is set in several real countries, which is unusual for a Blackhawk story.
    • The Vulture and his mercs invade whole towns, and fight the police, with their bare fists. They don't even carry sidearms. They get away with this for three melees in a row, in Netherlands, in Italy, and versus the Blackhawks.
    • Blackhawk gets knocked to his knees by a blow to the head from a vase thrown by Chop Chop. This is his sixty-first concussion.[1]
  • Stand-Ins For Death
    • Blackhawk gets knocked unconscious by a blow to the head with a rifle stock. This is his sixty-second concussion.[2]
    • Each Blackhawk Jet is equipped with multiple inflatable fake Blackhawk Jets, with tow-cables.
  • Phantom Raider
    • Like the Vulture's crew of raiders, the Phantom Raider's troops apparently carry no weapons. Even when attacked on the ground by the Blackhawks, they fight only with their fists.
    • When he gets sidelined with an injury, Blackhawk designates Hendrickson to lead the Squadron.
    • Blackhawk gets knocked unconscious by a blow to the head with a rifle stock. This is his third blunt instrument head trauma in this issue alone, and the sixty-third concussion of his career.[3]
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk was:
    • "The Perfect Double-Cross" (non-Blackhawk text story)

Trivia

  • No trivia.



See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  1. Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, Blackhawk #35, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #46, Blackhawk #48, Blackhawk #50, Blackhawk #51, twice in Blackhawk #52, twice in Blackhawk #57, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #62, Blackhawk #63, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #75, Blackhawk vol 1 78
  2. Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, Blackhawk #35, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #46, Blackhawk #48, Blackhawk #50, Blackhawk #51, twice in Blackhawk #52, twice in Blackhawk #57, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #62, Blackhawk #63, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #75, twice in Blackhawk vol 1 78
  3. Military Comics #7, Military Comics #30, Military Comics #36, Military Comics #39, Military Comics #41, Military Comics #42, Modern Comics #47, Blackhawk #11, Modern Comics #51, Modern Comics #52, Modern Comics #53, Blackhawk #12, Modern Comics #54, Blackhawk #13, Modern Comics #56, Blackhawk #14, Modern Comics #60, twice in Blackhawk #15, Blackhawk #16, thrice in Blackhawk #17, Modern Comics #67, Modern Comics #69, Modern Comics #71, Modern Comics #73, twice in Blackhawk #21, Modern Comics #78, twice more in Blackhawk #22, Blackhawk #23, Modern Comics #84, Modern Comics #89, Blackhawk #27, Modern Comics #91, Modern Comics #93, Blackhawk #31, Modern Comics #98, Blackhawk #32, Blackhawk #35, Blackhawk #42, Blackhawk #43, Blackhawk #45, Blackhawk #46, Blackhawk #48, Blackhawk #50, Blackhawk #51, twice in Blackhawk #52, twice in Blackhawk #57, Blackhawk #58, Blackhawk #62, Blackhawk #63, Blackhawk #64, Blackhawk #65, Blackhawk #70, Blackhawk #75, thrice in Blackhawk vol 1 78
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