"Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"": An international criminal syndicate, headed by Nabob, provides money, guns, and men to underwrite ex-president Maxill's attempted takeover of the island nation of Largo. Blackhawk and Chop Chop are vacationing in Largo, and they call in the Blackhaw
Appearing in Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"
- his ten lieutenants
- Maxill, ex-president of Largo
- his mercenary troops
- Mayor of capital city of Largo
- Police (some die)
- Largonian civilians (some die)
- six Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets
Synopsis for Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"
An international criminal syndicate, headed by Nabob, provides money, guns, and men to underwrite ex-president Maxill's attempted takeover of the island nation of Largo. Blackhawk and Chop Chop are vacationing in Largo, and they call in the Blackhawk Squadron. A civilian uprising, with Blackhawk air support, defeats Maxill's mercenary forces, and the Largonian government is restored.
Appearing in Torchy: "The Ghost of Queen Ishmar"
- Queen Ishmar, wife of Pharaoh Bat-Tat-Zat (Mentioned only)
- two museum guards
- two Egyptian tourists
- the police
- the magistrate
- Passenger Ship Piers
- open-top car
- passenger liner to Egypt
Synopsis for Torchy: "The Ghost of Queen Ishmar"
In a museum Torchy impulsively tries on a valuable and momentarily unguarded set of an ancient Egyptian queen's clothes, and to avoid getting caught she sneaks out of the museum dressed like that. Two visiting Egyptian nincompoops mistake Torchy for the ghost of the late Queen Ishmar, and gallantly strive to assist her in returning to her ancient homeland. They manhandle Torchy into their convertible and drive away to the passenger steamer docks. The museum guard sees part of that tussle, and calls the police. At the piers, Torchy balks, and that's when the police close in. Torchy dives into the harbor and swims to safety but turns herself in anyway.
The magistrate buys her ridiculous but true story, and drops the larceny charge, but she's billed hundreds of dollars for water-damaging the Queen's outfit.
Appearing in Dogtag: "Bunko Detective School"
- Mister Principal
- Professor Throckmorton
- Professor Culpepper
- Professor Quince
- Detective Sergeant O'Garrity
- Bunko Detective School
- Bunko Detective School
Synopsis for Dogtag: "Bunko Detective School"
Dogtag enrolls in a fake detective school.
Appearing in Ezra: "Rollo Minds Delancey"
- Ezra Jones
- Rollo Grant
- Myrna Moore
- Delancey Delaney Todd
- substitute teacher
- Miss Fiddler
Synopsis for Ezra: "Rollo Minds Delancey"
Rollo babysits his prankster nephew Delancey Delaney Todd, and things don't go well.
Appearing in Choo Choo: "Deep Sea Divers"
- Choo Choo LaMoe
- Cherry Lane
- Mr. Nucklesocket
- Nucklesocket's "Flouncing Floozie"
Synopsis for Choo Choo: "Deep Sea Divers"
Choo Choo and Cherry get jobs as deep sea divers, which turns out to be a terrible idea.
Appearing in Will Bragg: "Cornelius Krackle"
- Will Bragg
- Effy Gissel
- Mrs. Mahoulahan
- Cornelius Krackle
- Mrs. Mahoulahan's Boarding House
- High School
Synopsis for Will Bragg: "Cornelius Krackle"
Will Bragg meets a fellow pretentious blowhard deadbeat, one whose preposterous affectations are even more annoying than Will's own.
- In the 6th panel of the 8th page, in mid-melee, Blackhawk gets whacked in the head with a pistol butt, and shortly later is a prisoner. This would be his thirteenth blunt instrument head trauma.
- Also featured in this issue of Modern Comics were:
- "Trial by Fire" (text story)
- Poodle McDoodle
- Prudence: "A Bad Dream" by Michael Senich
- No trivia.
- Discuss Modern Comics Vol 1 54 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Modern Comics series
- Images from Modern Comics Vol 1 54
Links and References
- ↑ 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, and Modern Comics #54. That's one head-whack per month for six months.