Blackhawk #137
(June 1959)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-04-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (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.


Isle of Giants! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Olaf; Andre]
Reprints
Keywords
giants

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weapons That Backfired (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Chuck; Chop-Chop; Stanislaus; Andre; Olaf]; Baron Kram
Synopsis
Once a year, in conjunction with the "Inventor's Club," the Blackhawks test out new inventions that may lend themselves to industrial use, such as the Flying Buzz-Saw, or the Mechanical Caterpillar, or the Radio Man, a giant robot. Hearing reports of strange goings on, a group of reporters discover the testing. Shortly after, the machines are stolen by Baron Kram and his henchmen, who proceed to test the machines in their own way.
Keywords
Blackhawk Island; inventions; jets; parachutes; robot; ship

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

Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Your Passport to Strange Journeys... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fred Finds a Way! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Fred learns that there are other ways of participating in his favorite sport of baseball even though he isn't yet good enough to be picked for the team.
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dexter / 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
You each had three lessons.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dexter
Synopsis
Dexter tries boxing, but isn't good at hitting back.
Keywords
boxing

The Invalid Blackhawk (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Hendrickson; Chop Chop; Stanislaus; Olaf; Chuck]; Missile Marauders
Synopsis
While stopping a robbery, Blackhawk is injured and must be confined to a wheelchair for a few weeks. But when an ordinary wheelchair won't allow him to continue to lead the team, he has a new wheelchair designed, suitable for the leader of the Blackhawks.
Keywords
cable car; jets; submarine; swamp; wheelchair

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

Tootsie Roll Pops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

War Cart to Tank! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
history of the tank
Reprints
Keywords
tank

[Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Decision in the Desert (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A British officer in the African desert is guided through a mine field by a spy due to a native superstition.
Keywords
African; British; desert; superstition

The Isle of Giants (Table of Contents: 12)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Chop Chop; Andre; Chuck; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Dr. Vokar
Synopsis
The Blackhawks track Dr. Vokar and his henchmen Hack and Frisco to a Carribean Island. But the three flee into the stormy ocean rather than be captured. When they're shipwrecked on a deserted island, they find that eating the fruit grown there causes them to grow into giants, which the Blackhawks discover when they follow them there.
Keywords
Carribean; giants; island; jets; raft

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
Aunt Martha says she's coming out tomorrow to visit me.
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Synopsis
Shorty wants to wear his aunt's present when she comes to visit him on his ship.
Reprints
Keywords
Navy; sailor; tie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Army Grenade / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Isle of Giants!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Weapons That Backfired
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["A fisherman called "Stinger" Ray..."]
    Tootsie Rolls
  5. 4. Your Passport to Strange Journeys...
    House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure
  6. 5. Fred Finds a Way!
  7. 6. ["You each had three lessons."]
    Dexter
  8. 7. The Invalid Blackhawk
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. ["A great golfer they call "Driver" Carr..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pops
  10. 9. War Cart to Tank!
  11. 10. [Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Decision in the Desert
  13. 12. The Isle of Giants
    Blackhawk
  14. 13. ["There once was a bowler named Chris..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. ["Aunt Martha says she's coming out tomorrow to visit me."]
    Shorty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Army Grenade
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
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