Blackhawk #158
(March 1961)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-01-10
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.


Bandit Birds from Space! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Andre; Blackhawk (cameo); Chop-Chop (cameo)]; King Condor
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; jets; parachute

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

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

The Bandit Birds from Space (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chop-Chop; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chuck; Olaf]; King Condor (villain); Nichols; Blackie (hawk)
Synopsis:
The bizarre bandit King Condor attacks the Blackhawks with giant alien birds that he's hatched from eggs found in a meteorite.
Keywords:
aliens; eggs; jets; meteorite; parachute

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Uses phrases and words associated with Miller such as "hapless", "far-famed", "Great Thunder", "gapes in awe".

For the Very Best and Still 10¢ (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

My Greatest Adventure; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Homer is taking me out for dinner tonight
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie; Homer
Synopsis:
Stingy Homer offers to take Ollie out for dinner.

Don't Sell Nature Short! (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:
A boy protests the destruction of wetlands in order to build a shopping center.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Rip Hunter...Time Master (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Rip Hunter...Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sabotage in Blackhawk-Land (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop; Olaf; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson]; Happy Hooper; Crandall; The Fox
Synopsis:
Happy Hooper wants to build a theme park based on the Blackhawks and will give 10 percent to charity. But someone is sabotaging their performances and trying to kill the Blackhawks.
Keywords:
jet sleds; jets; parachutes; sabatoge; theme park

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

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

CinemAntics / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Throwing or eating?
Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
movies

Indexer Notes

Three cartoons relating to movies.

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rescue from the Deep Freeze (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Captain Peterson's son comes up with an idea to free a fishing ship when it becomes trapped in Arctic ice.
Keywords:
arctic; fishermen

The Peril of the Ghost Weapons (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Andre; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Rini; Louie; Bragg; Killer Shark (reference); The Mole (reference)
Synopsis:
An inventor with an amazing ray rebuilds weapons the Blackhawks defeated years ago.
Keywords:
Hawk-Sub; impostors; jets; Mole Machine; seismograph; skin-diving; uranium; War Wheel

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Specific phrases identified with Wood are used- such as "Great Grief".

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

Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bandit Birds from Space!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Bandit Birds from Space
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. For the Very Best and Still 10¢
    My Greatest Adventure; Tomahawk
  5. 4. ["Homer is taking me out for dinner tonight"]
    Ollie
  6. 5. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  7. 6. Rip Hunter...Time Master
    Rip Hunter...Time Master
  8. 7. Sabotage in Blackhawk-Land
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. ["Throwing or eating?"]
    CinemAntics
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  11. 10. Rescue from the Deep Freeze
  12. 11. The Peril of the Ghost Weapons
    Blackhawk
  13. 12. ["Who is Hawkman--"]
    Hawkman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Ed Boner