Chop-Chop

English

Disambiguation: Liu Huang; Wu Cheng; Blackhawk

First published in: 1941

Description:
Chop-Chop, also known as Chop Chop, was at first the "mascot" for the team Blackhawk and later its Chinese member. He first appeared in Military Comics (Quality Comics, 1941 Series) #3 (October 1941).

Chop-Chop was primarily a comedic relief character based on Asian racial stereotypes. The overt stereotypical portrayal of the character would slowly be changed to a slightly portly and somewhat realistic looking character during the last nearly two years of the Blackhawk (Quality Comics, 1944 series) comic run (which, probably not coincidentally, corresponded with the start of the Comic Code Authority's review of comic books).

In Blackhawk (DC, 1957 Series) #197 (June 1964), Chop-Chop received a new outfit that was the same as the other members of the team, and his transformation to a realistic look was mostly complete. The character was briefly renamed Chopper in Blackhawk (DC, 1957 Series) #244 (January-February 1976).

In Blackhawk (DC, 1957 Series) #203 (December 1964) Chop-Chop's civilian name was identified as being Liu Huang but that would change to Wu Cheng during the 1982 to 1984 run of Blackhawk (DC, 1957 Series).

Keywords
caricature; stereotype

Additional Names:

  1. Chop Chop

Relations:

  1. secret identity of - Dr. Hands [Chop-Chop] (p. 1967) (English)
  2. republished as - Chop Chop [Blackhawks] (Swedish)

Group Memberships:

  1. Blackhawks (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1941 - present
  2. The Freedom Fighters (p. 1973) (English) (formal) 1973 - present