"Blackhawk: "Murder From The Clouds"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

Quote1 A jet job! I can turn inside him but he'll get me on the straight-away! Quote2
Blackhawk, in his Grumman XF5F Skyrocket

Modern Comics #69 is an issue of the series Modern Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1948.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Murder From The Clouds"

Featured Characters:


  • Carnage (Only appearance; dies)
    • his large crew

Other Characters:

  • Dick Grayson, Trans-Globe Airlines CEO (Only appearance; dies)
  • Johnny, pilot (Dies)
  • Smitty, co-pilot (Dies)
  • Strato-Liner passengers
  • Pamela Grayson, Dick's daughter (First appearance)



  • Carnage's Neutron Ray antiaircraft weapons


  • Super Strato-Liner (damaged, captured)
  • two more captured Strato-Liners
  • Carnage's Submersible Aircraft Carrier. (Destroyed)
  • Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets (one destroyed, four abandoned)
  • Carnage's Jet Fighter

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Murder From The Clouds"

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Appearing in Torchy: "In the Big House"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dickie

Synopsis for Torchy: "In the Big House"

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Appearing in Dogtag: "Dogtag the Scientist"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Dogtag: "Dogtag the Scientist"

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Appearing in Ezra: "The Hypnotist"

Featured Characters:

  • Ezra Jones

Synopsis for Ezra: "The Hypnotist"

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Appearing in Choo Choo: "The Mysterious Mansion of Mr. Banks"

Featured Characters:

  • Choo Choo LaMoe

Supporting Characters:

  • Cherry Lane

Synopsis for Choo Choo: "The Mysterious Mansion of Mr. Banks"

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Appearing in Will Bragg: "Bragg the Casanova"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Bragg

Synopsis for Will Bragg: "Bragg the Casanova"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • This is the last issue of MODERN COMICS on which the blurb "FORMERLY MILITARY COMICS" appears above the title on the cover.
  • This issue's Blackhawk villain flies a jet fighter into combat versus Blackhawk's Grumman Skyrocket, and wins.
    • This is the second series of aerial combats between a 1941-model fighter bomber and a post-WWII-model fighter.[1]
    • Four more Grumman Skyrockets are abandoned aboard the villain's Submersible Aircraft Carrier, which is then sunk, as the Blackhawks fly the rescued civilians, and captured villain crewmen, to safety in the recaptured airliners.
    • Blackhawk is shot down for the fourteenth time.[2]
    • Blackhawk gets knocked out with a blow to the head with a rifle butt; it's his twenty-fifth concussion.[3]
  • We are never told how Pamela Grayson managed to find Blackhawk Island, let alone reach it, undetected, and surprise the team in their barracks.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Modern Comics were:
    • Prudence by Michael Senich
    • Blackhawk: "Blackhawk Plays Hawk" (text story)


  • No trivia.

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