Blackhawk #102
(July 1956)

Quality Comics, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1956
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
A Quality Comic Publication
Editing
Al Grenet (credited as Alfred Grenet) (editor); Richard Arnold (credited) (associate editor)

The Doom Cloud (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See the fantastic flying airport in The Doom Cloud
Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; The Blackhawks [Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop Chop]
Synopsis
At sea, The Blackhawks open fire on Red Chinese gliders and the "flying airport" craft that houses them.
Reprints
Keywords
artillery; attack; gliders; Red Chinese; sea or island setting; ship

Master of Mankind (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adam X was an electronic brain--- a complex marvel of tubes and transistors, coils and relays!
Feature Logo
Blackhawk [Quality Comics Logo]
Genre
adventure; science fiction; aviation; military; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; The Blackhawks [Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop Chop]; Professor Snye; Vera (Snye's niece); Adam X (computer); various robots; truck driver; various police; Tweedles (gangster); Weasel (Tweedles' toady); members of Tweedles' gang
Synopsis
Professor Snye creates "Adam X", a super-computer with world domination on its electronic mind. Protected by its own force field, and in command of a small army of robots, Adam X subdues its creator and begins its campaign of conquest.
Keywords
computer; gangsters; inventor; robots; science-out-of-control

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to "Dick Wood".

Story-ending Blackhawks' flying song:
"No evil mind can rule a land... As long as we can take a hand!... We're Blackhawks!"

Critical Target (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Sam Citron
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the month of March, 1953, Squadron Commander Dawson received an order that made his face turn pale!
Genre
war
Characters
Colonel Bill Dawson; Captain Jim Carroll; sergeant (unnamed); corporal (unnamed); North Koreans (in splash panel only)
Synopsis
During the Korean War, Colonel Bill Dawson and Captain Jim Carroll are romantic rivals for the same gal back home. Carroll is also the best flight commander in Dawson's unit. When a critical target bombing mission falls to Dawson's command, he picks Carroll to lead the raid. Carroll dutifully sets out on the mission but feels Dawson has chosen him for reasons outside of his skill and experience.
Keywords
1953; bombing mission; Korean War; romantic rivalry

Indexer Notes

Credits by Martin O'Hearn.

The Doom Cloud (Table of Contents: 3)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Silent as the winds they rode, the Red Chinese gliders drifted down out of nowhere to dump their cargos of doom on Nationalist shipping!
Feature Logo
Blackhawk [Quality Comics Logo]
Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk (Bart Hawk]; The Blackhawks [Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop Chop]; Red Chinese glider pilot (opening splash panel only); crew of the freighter Lulane; radio man; squadron of Red Chinese glider pilots; Comrade Nichivo (Russian scientist)
Synopsis
The freighter Lulane, carrying munitions to Nationalist China is destroyed by a squadron of bomb-carrying Red Chinese gliders, which appear out of nowhere, attack, and swiftly vanish. The Blackhawks investigate a mysterious cloud that might hold the answer.
Keywords
attacks; cloud; Formosa; gliders; mystery; Red Chinese; sea or island setting; shipping

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to "Dick Wood".

The scene depicted in the opening splash panel does not occur in the story.

Story-ending Blackhawks' flying song:
"We've met the enemy's snare... We've tripped the trap and there... We nailed the wall of freedom tight... We're Blackhawks!"

Intercepted Peril (Table of Contents: 4)

Blackhawk / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Blackhawks had scored again for justice and democracy against the traitorous plot in Zingra City, but in Zingra, the formal duel is not only legal, but practically necessary in some cases.
Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; The Blackhawks [Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop Chop]; Colonel Farbo; Major Pordez; Captain Droksder
Synopsis
In Zingra, where dueling is not only legal but integral to the fabric of the culture, Blackhawk is provoked by his enemies into a succession of duels, until one of the duels eventually results in Blackhawk's quite-legal death.
Reprints
Keywords
duel; far-off land; odds-stacked-against-you; title or logo modification

Indexer Notes

Original title for both of the two prior reprints was "Blackhawk's Challenge". Retitled for this issue only.

The Red Professor's Secret (Table of Contents: 5)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The trail was hot! The scent was strong, giving off a particularly vile Red odor! The prey was West Germany's biggest and most dangerous spy ring!
Feature Logo
Blackhawk [Quality Comics Logo]
Genre
adventure; spy; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; The Blackhawks [Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop Chop]; Fraulein Greta Hegel; Herr Koch (West German intelligence officer); Richter (Koch's aide); Professor Victor Gartmann (West German scientist); Baron Von Horla (East German spy); Von Horla's soldiers; West German police
Synopsis
A kidnapped West German scientist is the bait to lead The Blackhawks into a trap set by an East German spy ring operating from a 14th Century castle in West Germany.
Keywords
castle; Communists; East Germany; spies; West Germany

Indexer Notes

This story has no "story-ending Blackhawks' flying song".

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doom Cloud
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Master of Mankind
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. Critical Target
  4. 3. The Doom Cloud
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. Intercepted Peril
    Blackhawk
  6. 5. The Red Professor's Secret
    Blackhawk
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