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Modern Comics #78 is an issue of the series Modern Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1948.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Madame Butterfly"

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Other Characters:

  • prospector (Dies)



  • Madame Butterfly's "Cocoon of Death" fungus


  • four Blackhawk Grumman XF5F Skyrockets w/ pontoon landing gear (one destroyed)
  • three-masted derelict sailing ship w/ dead crew
  • five or more Caterpillar Legion Planes, jets (four destroyed)

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Appearing in Torchy: "The Reform Party Gig"

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Appearing in Dogtag: "Wanted For Something"

Featured Characters:

  • Dogtag

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Appearing in Will Bragg: "Martha Minty and Slippery Jones"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Bragg

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Appearing in Ezra: "Painting the Garage"

Featured Characters:

  • Ezra Jones

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Appearing in Choo Choo: "On Stetson's Ranch"

Featured Characters:

  • Choo Choo LaMoe

Supporting Characters:

  • Cherry Lane

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  • Published by Comic Magazines.
  • Jowali:
    • Spanish or Portuguese is the main language on the island where her minions meet the Blackhawks.
    • Madame Butterfly is considered "the most dangerous woman in the East"
    • This implies that Jowali is near East Timor in Indonesia, likely a postwar remnant of a Portuguese or Spanish colony.
  • Madame Butterfly is the widow of the late Mitsamo, Chief of Japanese Secret Intelligence, who died along with Admiral Yamamoto in an American aerial ambush. The Blackhawks "have seen her handiwork in every corner of the world."
  • One Flying Caterpillar Plane deliberately crashes into Chuck's plane, which also has Stanislaus aboard. This is Chuck's third plane crash,[1] and Stan's second.[2]
  • Blackhawk gets head-konked unconscious, for his thirtieth concussion,[3] with a thrown rock.
  • Blackhawk gets another bullet wound, for the sixth time.[4]
  • Also appearing in this issue of Modern Comics were:
    • Fuzzy: "Tinkling Bros. Circus" by Jack Cole
    • Blackhawk: "Thunderbird" (text story)


  • Some time prior to Hit Comics #6, the Red Bee's original red-and-yellow striped tights went away. Madame Butterfly's pilots apparently stole them, because all of them are wearing red and yellow striped tights.

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Modern Comics #78, Oct 1948

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