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Appearing in "The Origin of Blackhawk"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Blackhawk (First appearance) (Origin revealed) (Flashback and main story)
  • Baker

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  • Connie (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Jack (Only appearance; dies)[1]

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Synopsis for "The Origin of Blackhawk"Edit

Poland 1939 - Germany invades and Captain Von Tepp leads his famous "Butcher Squadron" against the greatly outnumbered Polish air force. The Poles fight valiantly but are shot from the sky until only one jet-black plane remains. Finally, the lone flyer is overwhelmed and crashes in a "pancake" landing. He runs for a nearby farmhouse but Von Tepp dives and drops a bomb on it. The flyer rushes in and calles for Jack and Connie, his brother and sister. Connie was killed instantly and Jack soon dies, too. Before he goes, Jack asks his brother to "get him for us, brother, make him pay." Months pass and a squadron led by the mysterious "Blackhawk" has the Nazis scared. And the one question Blackhawk always asks is where is Von Tepp. Von Tepp hears of this and lays a trap with a pretty American nurse as bait. Blackhawk and his men spring the trap and turn the tables on the Germans. They take them and the nurse to Blackhawk Island where Blackhawk and Von Tepp fight an aerial duel. Naturally, Blackhawk triumphs and gains vengeance for his brother and sister.

Appearing in "Flying With the Red Dragon"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Loops McCann (Single appearance)[1]

Supporting Characters:

  • Banks Barrows (Single appearance)[1]
  • General Cheng (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Flying With the Red Dragon"Edit

Two American aviators in China go to work for General Cheng, better known as the Red Dragon. They fix up some fighter planes and soon are attacking formations of Japanese bombers. They dogfight with the bombers' escorts and get shot down but are lucky to crash land right next to a hospital where a pretty American nurse can care for their injuries.

Appearing in "Origin of the Blue Tracer"Edit

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  • Boomerang Jones (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Origin of the Blue Tracer"Edit

Captain "Wild Bill" Dunn, an American engineer attached to a British Army unit in Ethiopia is the sole survivor of an ambush. He is found and cared for by a young Australian, Boomerang Jones, another sole survivor of the 25th ANZACs. Both units have been wiped out by a race of superbeings living in a nearby volcano. Dunn puts his engineering skills to work and, using parts from a junkyard full of wrecked military equipment, builds a vehicle with amazing capabilities, the Blue Tracer. He also puts together a super-hero costume and, with Boomerang as his sidekick, fights the evil enemy.

Appearing in "Episode With a Goat"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Archie Atkins (Single appearance)[1]

Supporting Characters:

  • Achmed (Single appearance)[1]
  • Jack Bailey (Single appearance)[1]

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  • Billy the goat (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Episode With a Goat"Edit

Archie Atkins, desert scout, and two other British soldiers are saved from hostile Arab tribesman by a goat. They then join some Free French troops and go back to soundly defeat the tribesman. But when they get back to the British camp, the goat butts their commander and Archie and his friends are in trouble again.

Appearing in "Enlisting the Hard Way"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Sam Shot (Single appearance)[1]
  • Slim Shell (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Enlisting the Hard Way"Edit

Two wannabe fliers take their home-built airplane into an Army formation and do pretty well until the wings fall off. They parachute to the ground and just happen to land on some German agents, thus becoming heroes by accident. They do subdue the agents with some solid punches before the Army shows up to take over.

Appearing in "The Coming of the Yankee Eagle"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Jerry Noble (Single appearance)[1]

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  • Sam the eagle (Single appearance)[1]

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  • Senator Noble (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "The Coming of the Yankee Eagle"Edit

German sleeper agents take over an American battleship at sea and maroons the crew on a deserted island. Meanwhile, a rich playboy son of a senator hires a boat to follow his pet eagle out to sea. The eagle leads him to the stranded sailors and together they recapture the battleship.

Appearing in "Origin of the Death Patrol"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Death Patrol (Single appearance)[1] (First appearance)
  • Butch O'Keefe (Single appearance)[1]
  • Del van Dyne (Single appearance)[1]
  • Gramps (Single appearance)[1]
  • Hank (Single appearance)[1]
  • Peewee (Single appearance)[1]
  • Slick Ward (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Origin of the Death Patrol"Edit

A US government agent recruits a team of convicts to help him fight the Nazis in Europe.

Appearing in "The Origin of Miss America"Edit

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  • Mr. Grost

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Synopsis for "The Origin of Miss America"Edit

A young woman named Joan wonders about the good that could be done if one had the powers of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue comes to her in a dream and gives her powers. Soon, she is using her magical powers to fight enemy agents. Though still in civvies, she is already calling herself Miss America.

Appearing in "Sink the Kaiser Adolf"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Foghorn (Single appearance)[1]

Supporting Characters:

  • Bob Wayne (Single appearance)[1]
  • Dick Martin (Single appearance)[1]
  • Freckles (Marmaduke van Weyden (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "Sink the Kaiser Adolf"Edit

An American sailing ship (called a "schooner" even though it is drawn as a square-rigged clipper) is outfitted as a disguised warship, a Q-Ship, to fight German naval forces in the North Atlantic and protect convoys.

Appearing in "Gone With the Draft"Edit


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Synopsis for "Gone With the Draft"Edit

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NotesEdit

  • Bob Powell is also credited as Bud Ernest in this issue.
  • Includes a two-page text story by Dick Scopes titled "Gone With the Draft", an obvious allusion to the 1936 novel and subsequent film Gone With the Wind.


TriviaEdit

  • The character of Blackhawk and his Blackhawk Squadron proved to be one of the most enduring aviator adventure strips of all time. The team went through several permutations over the years, not all of which were considered favorable by readers.

See Also



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