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"Blackhawk: "Wang The Tiger"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


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Ensign Perry Tobias

Military Comics #25 is an issue of the series Military Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1944.

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Wang The Tiger"


Appearing in Blackhawk: "Wang The Tiger"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chinese General
  • other Allied General

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Mandarin Wang, secretly Wang the Tiger
  • Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • six Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
  • Japanese tanks, brigades of them (some are destroyed)
  • Japanese warplanes, many (some are destroyed)


Synopsis for Death Patrol: "The Trojan Fish"


Appearing in Death Patrol: "The Trojan Fish"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Death Patrol's captured Japanese Submarine Aircraft Carrier (see notes)
    • can launch all six D.P. self-designed home-built open-cockpit fighter planes, underwater!
  • Japanese Giant Mechanical Fish
    • can eject at least four small submarines (4 damaged, 1 broken)

Synopsis for The Sniper: "The Return of Suratai"


Appearing in The Sniper: "The Return of Suratai"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Filipino Guerrillas

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Oku-Sama, daughter of Suratai (Dies)
  • Pvt. Hirota (Dies)

Locations:

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Girl Wanted"


Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Girl Wanted"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for PT Boat: "The Derelict's Curse"


Appearing in PT Boat: "The Derelict's Curse"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • MTB Squadron Eight
  • PT Squadron Commander (not yet named)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • derelict from Doowhala
  • garrison on Doowhala

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Atlantic Patrol: "The Flying Parson"


Appearing in Atlantic Patrol: "The Flying Parson"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • B-26 Marauder bomber
  • Me-110 interceptor (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Secret War News: "Coast Guard Cutter Battles Six U-Boats"


Appearing in Secret War News: "Coast Guard Cutter Battles Six U-Boats"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • USCG Cutter Campbell (damaged)
  • six German submarines (Destroyed)
  • allied merchantman (damaged)
  • ORP Burza, Polish destroyer
  • USCG ocean-going tugboat

Notes

  • Atlantic Patrol
    • The German fighter plane is called an "ME-109" by the bombardier, but the art shows an ME-110. Both art and script are by Fred Guardineer.
    • Lt. Stell was a real person, and was killed in action after this story, in 1944.
  • Blackhawk:
    • Story is set in Occupied China, and all the Chinese people look like normal people, except Chop Chop. Japanese occupation troops, who also look like normal people, instantly recognize Chop Chop.
    • Chop Chop definitely does fly one of the Grumman Skyrockets on this mission.
    • At Blackhawk Squadron sing-alongs, Olaf plays the accordion, and Chop Chop plays ukelele.
    • The Japanese Commanding General is not shown to be captured or killed, although he does get tossed around a bit by Blackhawk. At story's end, he seems to still be at large.
    • In the final panel, Blackhawk breaks the Fourth Wall to fingerpoint the reader and admonish us: "Friends, that's the true tale of Wang the Tiger! As long as there are men like him in the world, no tyrant can ever win a lasting victory!"
  • Death Patrol
    • This issue the whole Death Patrol appears in the same story, for the first time since issue #20.
    • Death Patrol arrives in their captured Japanese Submarine Aircraft Carrier. When last seen, in the 6th panel of the 3rd page of last issue's story, this vessel had a hull breach, was already submerged, and was flooding. Also the whole team had abandoned it.
    • Most of the Death Patrol's customized fighter planes have open cockpits. Despite this, they are launched from a submerged carrier, and fly underwater.
    • Cliffhanger: A giant mechanical fish sucks all of the Death Patrol planes into its interior.
  • PT Boat
    • On page 2 panel 3, Perry Tobias introduces his pal as "Ensign Paul Harvey." They both were definitely Lieutenants, starting in Military Comics #22. Next issue, their squadron boss addresses Perry as "Ensign Tobias," and calls Paul "Lieutenant Harvey."
    • Again their PT Boat has no hull number, they embark with no crew, and they still wear their dress white uniforms on combat missions.
    • Paul and Perry have another fistfight.
  • Secret War News
    • "This is an actual story based upon inside facts gathered from U.S.N. Information Bureaus."
  • Also featured in this issue of Military Comics were:
    • Johnny Doughboy, by Bernard Dibble
    • "Death Rides a Ray" (text article, about RADAR)



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