150px Blackhawk is an ace pilot, fighting for the Allies with his fabled Blackhawk Squadron. One of the Quality Comics heroes, Blackhawk has been around since the war, and had several reboots and retcons since then.
The original Golden Age hero was Bart Hawk, an American fighting for Poland during the invasion. After his brother and sister (a doctor and nurse) were killed in a bombing by the German commander Von Tepp, Bart gathered pilots from other occupied countries to form the Blackhawk Squadron. These adventures lasted until well after the war.
Blackhawk was first rebooted in Blackhawk #251 by Mark Evanier, where Blackhawk became an American of Polish extraction. A new version appeared in Howard Chaykin's reboot, Blackhawk (Volume 2). Janos Prohaska's origin is very similar to the Golden Age Blackhawk, except that he was Polish, not American.
The events of Zero Hour have muddled the continuity of the Blackhawk Squadron by bringing back the Silver Age Lady Blackhawk (Zinda Blake). Whilst most of the other characters of the current team are from Evanier's reboot, Blackhawk is still Janos Prohaska.
The Golden Age Bart Hawk first appeared in Military Comics #1 (August, 1941), and was created by Will Eisner and Chuck Cuidera. Janos Prohaska first appeared in Blackhawk Vol 2 #1 (March, 1988), written and drawn by Howard Chaykin.
|Members||Blackhawk • Andre Blanc-Dumont • Chop-Chop • Chuck Wilson • Chuck Sirianni • Hendrickson • Lady Blackhawk • Olaf Bjornson • Stanislaus Drozdowski|
|Blackhawk Program||Andrew Lincoln • Attila • Blackhawk Program • Canada • Irishman • Kunoichi • Lady Blackhawk • Wildman|
|Supporting||Baker • Boris • Fear • Mairzey • Natalia Reed • She-Hawke • Zinda Blake • Zeg|
|Villains||Death Mayhew • Killer Shark • King Cobra • Ted Gaynor • Von Tepp • War Wheel|
|Comics||Blackhawk (Volume 1) • Blackhawk (Volume 2) • Blackhawk (Volume 3) Blackhawk Special • Blackhawks • Military Comics • Modern Comics|
|Miscellaneous||Recommended Reading • Blackhawk Airways • Blackhawk Express • Blackhawk Island • Blackhawk Jet • Grumman XF5F Skyrocket • Lockheed XF-90 • Quality Comics|
|Other media||Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom • The Savage Time • Arrow (TV Series)|
|Other versions||New Frontier • Kingdom Come • Generations • First Wave • DCAU|
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