Blackhawk #109
(February 1957)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1956-12-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor); Murray Boltinoff (actual associate editor); George Kashdan (actual associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Raid on Blackhawk Island! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Olaf; Chop Chop; Stan; Andre; the Question Mark
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Avalanche King (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Stan; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop Chop; Andre]; Dr. Ramon Vicaro; Maria Vicaro
Synopsis
The Blackhawks are called to Chile, where avalanches have destroyed several national defense sites. They discover that a scientist, Dr. Vicaro, is causing them, but his daughter helps them defeat her criminal father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bernstein credit per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-quality-writer-comes-to-dc.html.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, nature -- sweet nature!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Winter Sports Champions of the World (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; sports
Synopsis
highlights of the 1956 Winter Olympics

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Blackhawk the Sorcerer! (Table of Contents: 6)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chuck; Andre; Stan; Olaf; Hendrickson; Chop Chop]
Synopsis
An uncharted island in the Pacific is home to an ancient Norman colony descended from shipwreck survivors who landed there in the eleventh century. Blackhawk tries to convince them that he has magical powers in a bargain for the freedom of his team.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bernstein credit per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-quality-writer-comes-to-dc.html.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one whole year...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints

Strangest Citizen of the Sea (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal

The Raid on Blackhawk Island (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk [also as The Question Mark]; Chuck; Andre; Olaf; Chop Chop; Stanislaus; Hendrickson; Blackie]
Synopsis
When Blackhawk appears to have been killed, the rest of the team must face the War Wheel, the Flying Tank and Killer Shark's octopus, all under the control of the Question Mark, without their leader. But Chuck realizes the Question Mark is Blackhawk in disguise, and Blackhawk reveals that his ruse was a test to see who could best lead the Blackhawks in his absence.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Charlie Cannonball / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got the afternoon off!
Genre
humor
Characters
Charlie Cannonball
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Raid on Blackhawk Island!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Avalanche King
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["Ah, nature -- sweet nature!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. Winter Sports Champions of the World
  7. 6. Blackhawk the Sorcerer!
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  10. 9. ["Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one whole year..."]
    Professor Eureka
  11. 10. Strangest Citizen of the Sea
  12. 11. The Raid on Blackhawk Island
    Blackhawk
  13. 12. ["I've got the afternoon off!"]
    Charlie Cannonball
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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