"Blackhawk: "The Pirates of Peroo"": At last World War II has ended, and most or all of the renegade Axis soldiers and fugitive Axis leaders have been rounded up. On Blackhawk Island, the team sadly prepares to disband, but an emergency radio call summons them to Peroo Island, where crew


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Modern Comics #48 is an issue of the series Modern Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1946.

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "The Pirates of Peroo"

At last World War II has ended, and most or all of the renegade Axis soldiers and fugitive Axis leaders have been rounded up. On Blackhawk Island, the team sadly prepares to disband, but an emergency radio call summons them to Peroo Island, where crew of pirates has enslaved the local population and is forcing them to mine tin. The Blackhawk Squadron visits this island and busts this crew, then formally votes to remain together and fight similar crimes all over the world.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "The Pirates of Peroo"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Elosa
    • Boole
    • Lango
    • Pirate Crew

Other Characters:

  • Peroo People (many die)
    • Doctor (Dies)
    • Radioman (Dies)

Locations:

Vehicles:


Synopsis for Choo Choo: "Pearl Necklace"


Appearing in Choo Choo: "Pearl Necklace"

Featured Characters:

  • Choo Choo LaMoe

Supporting Characters:

  • Cherry lane

Synopsis for Death Patrol: "Runaway Iceberg"


Appearing in Death Patrol: "Runaway Iceberg"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

  • Death Patrol Private Airport
  • Central City Bridge, the world's largest structure

Vehicles:

  • Death Patrol's five Unique Aircraft

Synopsis for Private Dogtag: "Mobsters and Indians"


Appearing in Private Dogtag: "Mobsters and Indians"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Will Bragg: "Deep Sea Fishing"


Appearing in Will Bragg: "Deep Sea Fishing"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Bragg

Synopsis for Ezra: "Sandra Arrives"


Appearing in Ezra: "Sandra Arrives"

Featured Characters:

  • Exra

Notes

  • Blackhawk #10 (Spring 1946) went on sale on 17 October 1945, and presents three post-WWII Blackhawk stories, while Modern Comics #48 (April 1946) went on sale on 8 February 1946, and presents the first explicitly post-WWII Blackhawk story.
    • Per panel 6 of page 2, the homeland to which Olaf ends up not returning is Norway. Olaf retroactively became Swedish later.
  • Death Patrol:
    • This is founding member Del Van Dyne's last appearance in this series. Most of the others will continue on until the last chapter, in Modern Comics #52.
    • Only Del, Hank, Hotintot, Jackie/Junior, and Yogi are visible in the story.
  • Also featured in this issue of Modern Comics were:

Trivia

  • The Pirates of Peroo were the first post-WWII crew of pirates to be defeated by the Blackhawks. There would be many more to come.


See Also


Links and References

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