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)

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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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