Blackhawk #157
(February 1961)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-12-08
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in House of Mystery #107 and copyright registration.

The Film Menagerie! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chop-Chop]
Keywords
movie projector; parachutes; rhino

You Asked for It! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Blackhawk Sphinx (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Olaf; Chuck; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop (cameo)]; Chief Tartu
Synopsis
A Blackhawk-shaped sphinx that shoots fire is discovered in a remote Inca village in South America.
Reprints
Keywords
armor; gold; Incas; map; pyramid; South America; sphinx; traps; underground river

Indexer Notes

Coloring oddity: The Incas' skin is colored bright yellow.

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

Homer / 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
Delivering a package there, Homer?
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer
Synopsis
Homer gets fooled by a puppy when he is delivering a package.
Keywords
delivery; dogs

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters
William Penn; Emma Lazarus; Tom Paine; John Peter Zenger; Harriet Tubman
Synopsis
A quiz about less well-known figures in American history.
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The City That Banned the Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 6)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Olaf; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chuck; Chop-Chop]; Mr. Mechano
Synopsis
The Blackhawks are puzzled when the inhabitants of the island of Naponi demand that they leave at once.
Keywords
bronze; impostor; island; jets; parachutes; tanks; volcano

For the Very Best in Comics Reading! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Search in the Swampland (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
In the jungles of southern Mexico, a man sets a death trap to eliminate competitors for his job.
Keywords
fireflies; jungle; Mexico; quicksand

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

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're run down Robbie! What's wrong?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Robbie the Robot
Synopsis
A doctor checks out Robbie when he complains of being nervous.
Reprints
Keywords
robot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

"Average number of copies sold or distributed through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding the date shown above was 316,000."
National Comics Publications Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, NY 22, NY
Owners: H. Donenfeld, J. S. Liebowitz, P. H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S. U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld,
S. (Donenfeld) Iger, A. Donenfeld, L Liebowitz, J. H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc.

The Film Menagerie (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood ?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chuck; Hendrickson; Chop-Chop; Andre; Stanislaus; Olaf]; Beast-Maker
Synopsis
The Beast-Maker has a device that makes projected images come alive for a short period of time and is stealing films of animals for a stockpile to use to commit crimes, since he can only use each piece of film one time.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; duplicates; elephant; film projector; gorilla; jets; leopards; movie film; museum; parachutes; rhino

Indexer Notes

The villain is named in only one caption, and is never called that name by any of the characters.

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 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) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Film Menagerie!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. You Asked for It!
    Showcase; Aquaman
  3. 2. The Secret of the Blackhawk Sphinx
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["Delivering a package there, Homer?"]
    Homer
  5. 4. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Our American Heritage
  7. 6. The City That Banned the Blackhawks
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. For the Very Best in Comics Reading!
    Detective Comics; Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. Search in the Swampland
  10. 9. ["You're run down Robbie! What's wrong?"]
    Robbie the Robot
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Film Menagerie
    Blackhawk
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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