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Appearing in "Desert Death"Edit

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Synopsis for "Desert Death"Edit

The story opens with a hooded figure kidnapping a woman from an Arab compound. The kidnapper is Blackhawk and the woman is Edda, a beautiful blonde Nazi agent. She knows the secret plan the Nazis have devised to destroy the Suez Canal, the "life-line of the democracies". The other Nazi agents set out to find her. Meanwhile, back at the Blackhawks' hideout in an Egyptian oasis, Edda is a prisoner but casually asks Zeg to bring her a hairdresser so she can maintain her reputation as the most beautiful spy in Africa. Incredibly, Zeg does as she asks (no wonder he disappeared from the team soon after). Of course, the hairdresser is another agent and takes Edda's orders to the Nazi command. They raid the hideout and capture the Blackhawks. When the dwarfish Nazi leader attempts to shoot Blackhawk, Edda shoots him first, saying the "Black Tigress" will want Blackhawk alive. At the Nazi headquarters, there is much talk of the Black Tigress, apparently a ruthless and powerful leader of the whole operation. Blackhawk is taken to her. Instead of the hag he expects, she is a shapely blonde in a belly dancer's outfit with a veil covering her face. She professes her love for him, saying she knew they were meant to be together the first time they met. This seems like a pretty obvious clue, but Blackhawk is oblivious and claims they have never met. The Black Tigress is not a woman to be scorned. She orders him to be hung upside down by his heals and whipped. The other Blackhawks lanquish in their cell, helpless to escape, except for Chop Chop, who has been drafted to cook for the bad guys. Somehow he causes an explosion with a coffee pot (this is pretty vague in both story and illustration) that releases the rest of the team. They rescue Blackhawk and they all make their way to their planes. The Germans have already taken off in their planes to bomb a freighter loaded with ammunition in the Suez Canal. The theory is that the explosion will destroy the canal. There is a big dogfight that Blackhawk realizes is a diversion from the real attack. He flies off to find the real bomber, the Black Tigress, of course. They battle and both planes crash. The Black Tigress dies in Blackhawk's arms, her mask slipping off to reveal she is actually Edda.

Appearing in "The Blue Tracer"Edit

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  • Nada (Single appearance)[1] (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "The Blue Tracer"Edit

In the Balkans, the Blue Tracer is helping the partisans fight the Nazis. Beautiful but deadly Nazi agent Nada disguises herself as a peasant woman and leads Bill and Boomerang into a trap. With the help of POWs, they overcome their captors and escape. Story ends with the “secret plans” of the Blue Tracer.

Appearing in "Loops and Banks"Edit

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  • Loops McCann
  • Banks Barrows

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  • Martin PBM Mariner

Synopsis for "Loops and Banks"Edit

"Banks" Barrows and "Loops" McCann fly a Martin PBM Mariner to bomb a U-Boat that is attacking a merchant vessel carrying a US ambassador to an important meeting.

Appearing in "Shot and Shell"Edit

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  • Sam Shot
  • Slim Shell

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Synopsis for "Shot and Shell"Edit

Shot and Shell destroy a German torpedo boat while escaping from Greece.

Appearing in "Miss America"Edit

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Synopsis for "Miss America"Edit

Joan Dale quits the newspaper and joins the FBI. She investigates a gang of saboteurs posing as a band that uses music to send code messages and turns into Miss America to finish them off.

Appearing in "Yankee Eagle"Edit

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  • Jerry Noble

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  • Sam the eagle

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Synopsis for "Yankee Eagle"Edit

Enemy agents use an ape to capture two Navy midshipman and Jerry Noble when he tries to stop them. The agents plan to take the middies places for some sabotage. Jerry and the middies escape and Jerry sends Sam the Eagle to drop grenades on the bad guys boat.

Appearing in "Death Patrol"Edit

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  • Death Patrol
  • Butch O'Keefe
  • Del Van Dyne
  • Gramps
  • Hank
  • Chief Chuck-a-lug
  • Zazzy


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Synopsis for "Death Patrol"Edit

The Death Patrol is grounded when there is no enemy action. Bored, they sneak out individually and each foils a different element of an enemy invasion of England. Butch crashes his plane into an enemy plane and does not make it back.

Appearing in "“Barracuda”"Edit

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  • First Lieutenant Skiff Wilkins

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  • HMS Barracuda

Synopsis for "“Barracuda”"Edit

Commanded by First Lieutenant Skiff Wilkins, Royal Navy, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, the submarine HMS Barracuda earns such a remarkable record by playing havoc with the Nazi fleet that she wins the right to the royal ensign.

Appearing in "Secret War News"Edit

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  • HMS Hood
  • HMS Ark Royal
  • HMS Victorious
  • Polish destroyer Piorun
  • German battleship Bismarck

Synopsis for "Secret War News"Edit

Secret War News – Bismarck Sunk. Dramatization of the sinking of HMS Hood by the German pocket battleship Bismarck, and then the subsequent sinking of the Bismarck by torpedo planes from the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

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  • Bob Powell is also credited as Bud Ernest in this issue.
  • Includes a two-page text story by Tex Blaisdell titled "No Greater Love", about a eighteen year old British girl, Veronica Catherine Ives, a volunteer ambulance driver who saved an infant after her ambulance was hit by a bomb .


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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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