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Quote1 Plenty of boats sunk tonight as the ocean heaved, but better a few ships than the entire world. Quote2
-- Hawkman

Appearing in Hawkman: "The Creatures from the Canyon"Edit

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  • Kogats (Destroyed in this issue)
  • King Jupo (Death)
  • Ivor (Death)
  • Jgan (Death)

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  • George (Death)

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Synopsis for Hawkman: "The Creatures from the Canyon"Edit

Carter Hall's friend George invents or discovers Effluma, "the great fire that holds all power within it!" and from it develops a matter-destroying ray aka a "hard light gun."

From a canyon beneath New York Harbor emerge the Kogats, an evil apelike aquatic race of telepaths. They kidnap George, they read his mind, learn of Carter Hall's existence, then use telepathy and this hostage to bring Hawkman under the sea, wearing a transparent bubble helmet that allows him to breathe underwater. Hawkman meets their King Jupo, a horned Kogat more than 10 feet tall, who plans to conquer the world. Jupo vaporizes George with a hard light gun. Enraged, the Hawk quickly snatches Jupo's gun and holds Jupo at bay. While Jupo talks, other Kogats ambush the hero, and then throw him down a deep chasm from which no one can escape. But they (stupidly) let him keep the breathing helmet and (even more stupidly) throw a bar of Effluma down with him. At the bottom of the chasm, Hawkman winds up running into the god Poseidon, who puts him some knowledge about how to destroy the would-be conquerors and permanently grants the Winged Wonder the ability to breathe underwater.

The Kogat headquarters is a dwelling rock perched on top of a needle of rock, so by planting an Effluma explosive, and triggering an underwater avalanche, Hawkman does indeed destroy the needle, thus destroying the Kogat army, when the dwelling rock falls down far into the ocean. Kogats Ivor, Jgan, and King Jupo definitely die. The resulting tidal upheaval also results in an unknown number of ships being sunk.

Appearing in The King: "The Witch's Revenge"Edit

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  • an island in the South Pacific

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Synopsis for The King: "The Witch's Revenge"Edit

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    Appearing in The Whip: "The Orphanage Benefit"Edit

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  • Horace "Tubby" Toomer

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  • Santa Guerra

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Synopsis for The Whip: "The Orphanage Benefit"Edit

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    Appearing in Cliff Cornwall: "Antarctic Adventure"Edit

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  • Cliff Cornwall

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Synopsis for Cliff Cornwall: "Antarctic Adventure"Edit

Cliff Cornwall goes to Antarctica and destroys a secret enemy base that is a threat to the Panama Canal.

Appearing in Johnny Thunder: "Magic's in the Air"Edit

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Synopsis for Johnny Thunder: "Magic's in the Air"Edit

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    Appearing in The Flash: "The Giant Animals"Edit

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  • Gangsters

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  • Jim Evans
  • Doc Tyler

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Synopsis for The Flash: "The Giant Animals"Edit

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NotesEdit

  • Flash Comics #9 begins with the information that New York stands on a gorge five-thousand feet deep.
  • The Kogats are never again seen in Hawkman or any other DC comics, so apparently Hawkman genocidally wiped them out. Pretty much the same thing happened to the equally dangerous undersea inhabitants of Nyarl-Amen, when they clashed with Doctor Fate in More_Fun_Comics_Vol_1_65#Synopsis_for_.22The_Fish-Men_of_Nyarl-Amen.22 More Fun Comics #65 March 1941. So it's not a sure thing that The Spectre was necessarily the deadliest member of the Justice Society.
  • Hawkman never (?) again displayed the ability to breathe underwater. Sources seem to conflict on this point.
    • "In this tale, Poseidon gives Hawkman the ability to breathe underwater. This allows Hawkman to have underwater adventures, both here and in subsequent tales, without any sort of special equipment." one source
    • "It's unclear precisely how long the Hawk's "permanent" aquatic powers lasted." another source
  • In this issue's Flash story, a caption claims that sometimes Jay can reach speeds of up to "a thousand miles an hour!"
  • Aside from the stories above, this issue contains:
  • "Rod Rian of the Skypolice" in "Preparation for War" by Paul H. Jepsen
  • ""A Case Of Hives" A Flash "picture novelette"" by Ed Wheelan
  • "The Strange Formula B-9" by Evelyn Gaines


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