Blackhawk #142
(November 1959)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1959-09-10
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 (editor); 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.


King Condor and His "Iron Birds of Prey!" (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop]; King Condor
Reprints:
Keywords:
jeep

New Stars for "Old Glory" (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
History of the United States flag and the custom of adding one star for each state. Discussion sparked by the new 49-star flag.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Alien Blackhawk Chief (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Symar
Synopsis:
A Venusian comes to Earth and enlists the Blackhawks help capture destructive space elements. After they capture the alien elements, the Blackhawks find they have helped the alien create an "indestructible" creature.
Keywords:
alien; Blackhawk Island; flying saucer; Flying Tank; Iron Octopus; jets; Venus; Victory Museum; War Wheel

Your Passport to Thrilling Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Showcase; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Oh, oh - a flat tire!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie
Synopsis:
Ollie has a flat tire while attending a drive-in movie.
Keywords:
drive-in movie; flat tire

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Blackhawk (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Mr. Missile
Synopsis:
Andre gains superpowers when he eats a magic pellet while the team pursues Mr. Missile on a volcanic island.
Keywords:
dream; missile; volcano

Fantastic! Mysterious! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

From Blueprints to Battlefields (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Night Hunters (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Iron Birds of Prey (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Blackie (hawk); King Condor (first appearance)
Synopsis:
King Condor constructs an army of mechanical birds and uses them to commit crimes. He makes a fatal mistake when he captures Blackhawk's pet hawk, Blackie.
Keywords:
blackbirds; Blackhawk Island; eagles; jets; rifles; sparrows; vultures; woodpeckers

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

American Geographical Society's Around the World Program / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. King Condor and His "Iron Birds of Prey!"
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. New Stars for "Old Glory"
  3. 2. The Alien Blackhawk Chief
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Your Passport to Thrilling Adventures!
    DC Comics
  5. 4. ["Who was the incredible creature who robbed--"]
    Showcase; Green Lantern
  6. 5. ["Oh, oh - a flat tire!"]
    Ollie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  8. 7. The Super Blackhawk
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. Fantastic! Mysterious!
    Tomahawk
  10. 9. From Blueprints to Battlefields
  11. 10. The Night Hunters
  12. 11. The Iron Birds of Prey
    Blackhawk
  13. 12. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Geographical Society's Around the World Program
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