"Blackhawk: "The Menace of the Scorpion"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

Quote1 The Scorpion? I've heard stories about him! But I always believed that he was only a legend! Quote2

Modern Comics #91 is an issue of the series Modern Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1949.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "The Menace of the Scorpion"

Featured Characters:


  • The Scorpion (Single appearance) (Dies)
    • Sargo, thug
    • Boris, thug
    • many more thugs (some die)
  • Gregory, Johansen's assistant (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Professor Johansen (Dies)
  • World Peace Conference Delegates
  • Government Official (Dies)
  • International Diplomat



  • Johansen's Disintegrating Ray (lost along w/ Scorpion's Dirigible)


  • four Blackhawk North American F-86 Sabre Jets
  • passenger steamship (Destroyed)
  • many escort ships and aircraft
  • Scorpion's Autogyro
  • five Blackhawk plywood jet fighters
  • Scorpion's Giant Dirigible (Destroyed)
    • at least eight detachable fighter planes (at least four are destroyed)

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "The Menace of the Scorpion"

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Appearing in Torchy: "The Aged Ladies' Home Gig"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Tess Parker
  • Ed Tracy

Synopsis for Torchy: "The Aged Ladies' Home Gig"

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Appearing in Will Bragg: "The Duellist"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Bragg

Synopsis for Will Bragg: "The Duellist"

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Appearing in Ezra: "Date With An Angel"

Featured Characters:

  • Ezra Jones

Synopsis for Ezra: "Date With An Angel"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • This issue's Blackhawk story is the twenty-second appearance of the team's North American F-86 Sabrejets, and so far no character and no caption has mentioned the change, or called the new aircraft anything more specific than "Blackhawk Planes." In this episode they are equipped with pontoon landing gear.
    • The Scorpion is a Eurasian of mixed parentage and his organization is formed of fanatics like himself: freebooters, killers, renegades of every description, prone to kill themselves when captured.
    • A large government office building in a large city is destroyed with a metal-disintegrating ray, and almost all of its inhabitants are killed. Later a multi-billion-dollar atomic energy power plant is likewise destroyed. Later still, the capital city of an Eastern Bloc nation is laid waste with the same weapon. Afterward none of this is ever mentioned again.
    • Standing on a sidewalk, using a handgun, Blackhawk can kill an enemy sniper crouching atop a tall building. At least one other Blackhawk did this also, in the same gunfight.
    • Blackhawk scales the outside of a tall office building.
    • Blackhawk gets head-konked unconscious with a pistol butt, for at least his thirty-seventh concussion.[1]
    • Scorpion stole the metal-disintegrating ray from Professor Johansen, whom he murdered, and the only known model of it was aboard the Scorpion's dirigible when it was burned in mid-air.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Modern Comics was:
    • "Isle of Fury" (text story, featuring Blackhawk)


  • No trivia.

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