Blackhawk #178
(November 1962)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-09-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff
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.


Return of the Scorpion! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawk; Andre; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop; Chuck; The Scorpion

Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Sacred Fountain (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawk; Andre; Chop-Chop; Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; un-named Indian Chief; Zac; Braggan (villain); Smite (villain)
Synopsis
Andre takes a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter in the jungles of South America, where his friend Zac disappeared after hiring two men to lead him to the location of the Sacred Fountain, whose waters give special powers to those who drink them.
Keywords
Blackhawk Island

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Meet Chronos the Man Who Mastered Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Peter Puptent Explorer / 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
This jungle is very dense...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Puptent
Synopsis
Peter and his friend are trying to locate a village beyond the jungle they are walking through.

Prisoners of the Atom World (Table of Contents: 6)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Blackhawk; Andre; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Professor Wheeler; Graves (villain)
Synopsis
The Blackhawks are chasing down a bandit named Graves when the crook flies off in a plane, and some of them pursue into a strange cabinet in a lab, which leads into a miniature solar system inhabited by weird creatures.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / 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
Here's a fine rug, Moolah
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah
Synopsis
Moolah visits a rug store in order to obtain a new rug...for flying, that is!
Reprints

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

Tiki Gods / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Escape from the Sky (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Air Materiel Company; Holloman (New Mexico) Air Force Base

Indexer Notes

The story revolves around how the USAF created escape possibilities from planes flying higher than 40,000 feet.

The Return of the Scorpion (Table of Contents: 12)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Chop-Chop; Hendrickson; Olaf; The Scorpion (villain)
Synopsis
The Blackhawks have to contend once again with the Scorpion, who is using insect-machines gimmicked with the powers of insects themselves.
Keywords
Beetle; Dragon Fly; Grasshopper; Hornet

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are there chemicals that will flame when water is poured on them?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four quizzes are illustrated for readers to ponder over.

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

Batman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Return of the Scorpion!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today!
  3. 2. The Secret of Sacred Fountain
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Meet Chronos the Man Who Mastered Time!
    The Atom
  6. 5. ["This jungle is very dense..."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  7. 6. Prisoners of the Atom World
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. ["Here's a fine rug, Moolah"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tiki Gods
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  12. 11. Escape from the Sky
  13. 12. The Return of the Scorpion
    Blackhawk
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  15. 14. ["Are there chemicals that will flame when water is poured on them?"]
    Quick Quiz
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Batman; World's Finest Comics
  17. 16. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
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