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"Blackhawk: "Dr. Koro, Symbol of Evil"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1 We've bagged plenty of Japs with the other model you designed, Blackhawk, and I'm gonna keep using it! Quote2
Chuck

Military Comics #30 is an issue of the series Military Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1944.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Dr. Koro, Symbol of Evil"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Imperial Japan
    • Dr. Koro (Dies)
    • surgically modified Japanese troops
    • Japanese destroyer crew

Locations:

  • China
    • Nanchung
      • Hospital (Destroyed)
    • Japanese aerodrome near Burmese frontier (4th Fighter Group)
      • nearby temple
  • Burma (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • six Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
  • one experimental Blackhawk Skyrocket w/ heavier cannon & armor (damaged, abandoned)
  • Japanese destroyer (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Dr. Koro, Symbol of Evil"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in Death Patrol: "Hank's Brush With Death"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Mrs. Hotintot, Queen of the South Pacific
    • her cannibal subjects

Villains:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Death Patrol's compact warplanes & Yogi's flying carpet
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Synopsis for Death Patrol: "Hank's Brush With Death"

The Death Patrol run out of gas, and land on a lonely Pacific island, where they meet King Hotintot's fearsome wife, the Queen of the South Pacific. They have some trouble with her cannibal tribesgirls, but escape, and re-fuel their crazy little airplanes, with rum, by mistake. They reach a U.S. naval task force, and attempt to land on a carrier, but the "shoot on sight" orders are still in effect, so a whole lot of antiaircraft cannonfire greets them. Hank gets shot down and grievously wounded, but manages to land on the carrier, and tell his tale to the crew, about the fake propaganda film. Just on his say-so, everybody believes it, so now the Death Patrol are heroes again, and later that day they all get some medals. Hank spends some time in the hospital.

Appearing in The Sniper: "Battle In Bataan"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • his band of Guerrillas

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • American P.O.W.s: 3 doctors, 2 nurses

Locations:

Synopsis for The Sniper: "Battle In Bataan"

Despite his earlier difficulties with his superiors, Suratai returns. From a prison camp near Manila, he releases a handful of American P.O.W.s into the wild, with a 12-hour head start, then sends 1000 infantrymen out to hunt for them. This is all an elaborate trap for the Sniper, who will certainly hear of this and attempt to intervene.

Later that same day the Sniper and the Japanese infantry are hunting one another in the forest. He gets past the main line of searchers and finds the fugitives. Suratai himself is in the field, and when his troops find the Sniper's group, he is on the scene at once. He gets too close to the Sniper, they fight, Suratai is overpowered. The Sniper swaps clothes with him, glues his mouth shut with a big wad of gum resin, sets some stinging ants onto him, and lets him run into the jungle. Soon shots are heard, but the Sniper doesn't seem to believe that Suratai is necessarily dead.

Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Aladdin's Lamp"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Aladdin's Lamp"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in P.T. Boat: "Newsreel Norris"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • MTB Squadron Six
    • PT Boat crewmen (one dies)
  • PT Squadron Commander (not yet named)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Publix Newsreel, Inc.
    • Mr. Manning
      • Newsreel Norris
  • U.S. Marines (some die)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Japanese destroyers
  • Japanese troop transports (two destroyed)
  • U.S. PT Boats, at least three (Destroyed)
  • Japanese Zero (Destroyed)

Synopsis for P.T. Boat: "Newsreel Norris"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Secret War News: "American Indian Kills 10 Japs Singlehanded"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

  • It was in the Philippines, but the story doesn't say so.

Synopsis for Secret War News: "American Indian Kills 10 Japs Singlehanded"

(nonfiction account of one Native American soldier, early in the war)

Appearing in "The Pacific Patrol: Medium Bomber Versus Destroyer"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • U.S. B-25 medium bomber w/ 75 mm cannon
  • Japanese destroyer (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "The Pacific Patrol: Medium Bomber Versus Destroyer"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Blackhawk
    • One experimental new model of the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket is tried out, with heavier armor and twin automatic cannons. If Chuck Wilson's quotation, above, is taken at face value, we readers are expected to believe that the Grumman Skyrockets were designed by Blackhawk.
    • Two stories in this issue present aircraft-mounted automatic heavy cannon as an innovation. In both Blackhawk and Pacific Patrol, a two-engine U.S. aircraft is newly fitted with these weapons, and each of them wins a shoot-out with a Japanese destroyer.
    • Hendrickson is surgically modified with a remote-control electrode at the base of his cerebellum. The procedure is then reversed. He recovers very quickly from these surgeries.
    • Blackhawk gets head-konked unconscious, for the second time,[1] with a rifle butt. He later gets shot down, for the fifth time.[2]
  • Death Patrol
    • Jackie is still absent.
  • PT Boat
    • Page 8 panel 7: The "shoulderboards" on both of their dress uniforms display the rank of "Ensign." Up until last issue, Paul Harvey was a Lieutenant, and in even earlier stories both of them were Lieutenants. Harvey's change in rank is not explained.
  • Secret War News
    • "This is an actual story based upon inside facts gathered from U.S.N. Information Bureaus."
    • Fred Guardineer's art shows some explicit bayonet action, with gushing blood. Also one enemy soldier gets his head batted off with a rifle stock, and it flies quie a few feet, gushing blood.
    • Some time after the events of this story, Corporal Longknife was captured by the Japanese, and he was killed when the Japanese cargo ship "Shinyo Maru," loaded with U.S. POW's in the cargo holds, was sunk by the U.S.S. Paddle (SS-263). Cpl Longknife was awarded the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, Prisoner of War Medal, and Purple Heart.
  • The Sniper :
    • Suratai makes his fifth appearance. It is not explained how he got out of his predicament from Military Comics #29. He's now addressed as "Prince Sutatai," and is no longer called the "Chief Assassin."
  • Also appearing in this issue of Military Comics were:

Trivia

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