"Blackhawk: "Shipwreck Island"": An isolated trio of Japanese submarines, stranded by the defeat of the Imperial Navy, has found a hidden cove under an isolated atoll, and from there has survived by piracy for several months, leaving no survivors from any looted ship. With the unhelpful assistan


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Blackhawk

Military Comics #35 is an issue of the series Military Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1945.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Shipwreck Island"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Eve Rice

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Copra Queen, allied merchant ship (looted and massacred)
  • Prince of Indore, allied merchant ship (looted and massacred)
  • Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
    • fitted with pontoon landing gear
  • three Japanese submarines (one is captured, two are destroyed)

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Shipwreck Island"

An isolated trio of Japanese submarines, stranded by the defeat of the Imperial Navy, has found a hidden cove under an isolated atoll, and from there has survived by piracy for several months, leaving no survivors from any looted ship. With the unhelpful assistance of Eve Rice, who steals a Skyrocket, flies to the suspected location, and gets captured by the pirates, the Blackhawks are able to find and attack the wolfpack. Two subs are destroyed and one is damaged enough to force it to the surface, where it is boarded and captured.

Appearing in Choo Choo and Cherry: "Pity the Poor Working Girl"

Featured Characters:

  • Choo Choo LaMoe (First appearance)
  • Cherry Lane (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Play Director
  • Mr. Thimple, Cherry's boss
  • Mr. Bloomingill, Thimple's boss

Synopsis for Choo Choo and Cherry: "Pity the Poor Working Girl"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Death Patrol: "The Island of ________"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Tojo
    • his snipers
    • his many more troops

Locations:

Items:

  • Jap Invisible Ray, Made in Germany

Vehicles:

  • Death Patrol's Six Unique Combat Planes

Synopsis for Death Patrol: "The Island of ________"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Bayou Bessie"

Featured Characters:

  • Private Dogtag

Supporting Characters:

  • Dogtag's Sergeant
  • Dogtag's C.O.

Antagonists:

  • Bayou Bessie

Other Characters:

  • Old Man Wallstone (Dies)
  • Wallstone' Butler
  • Ellie Lou
  • Gopher Herman
  • Justice of the Peace

Locations:

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Bayou Bessie"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in P.T. Boat: "The Bugle of Tyke MacDougall"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • MTB Squadron Six
  • Squadron Commander (still not named)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Tyke MacDougall (Dies)
  • Tyke's father and neighbors
  • English Soldiers
  • Scottish Grenadiers

Locations:

Items:

  • Bugle

Vehicles:

  • U.S. PT Boats
  • I.J. Aircraft Carrier
    • many warplanes (some destroyed)

Synopsis for P.T. Boat: "The Bugle of Tyke MacDougall"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Pacific Patrol: "See You On Wake Island, Nippo!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • U.S. Marines

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for Pacific Patrol: "See You On Wake Island, Nippo!"

Colonel Bayler was the last U.S. Marine to leave Wake Island, in December 1941, and he's anxious to be the first one ashore when they take it back.

Appearing in Secret War News: "American Infantry Pierce Jungle To Smash Japanese"

Featured Characters:

  • Colonel Geerd
  • Major Smith
  • Second Battalion of the 126th Infantry Division, U.S.Army (849 men)

Supporting Characters:

  • Australian Seventh Division

Antagonists:

Locations:

  • New Guinea
    • South Coast
    • Owen Stanley Mountains
    • North Coast
      • Japanese Bases

Synopsis for Secret War News: "American Infantry Pierce Jungle To Smash Japanese"

(nonfiction account of the New Guinea campaign)

Notes

  • Blackhawk:
    • Blackhawk gets another gunshot wound, for the third time.[1] Being a Blackhawk is dangerous.
    • Two more submarines and their crews are destroyed by the Blackhawks.
    • In the final panel of "Shipwreck Island", Olaf breaks the Fourth Wall to make a wisecrack at Blackhawk's expense.
  • First issue for Choo Choo and Cherry by Gill Fox. This series ran until Modern Comics #83, March 1949.
  • Death Patrol: "The Island of ________"
    • One Japanese submarine is destroyed accidentally, by blundering into a rocky reef.
    • Jackie is still absent. He was last seen in Military Comics #26. He really will be back.
  • Last issue for Pacific Patrol and Secret War News, both by Bill Quackenbush.
    • 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:

Trivia

  • Perry and Paul wear dress white uniforms while operating a two-man PT boat in combat. And none of the boats in their squadron has got a hull number painted on it.



See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  1. Military Comics #27, Military Comics #31, and Military Comics #35
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