Blackhawk #196
(May 1964)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-03-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (editor)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1964 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

On-sale date from a house advertisement appearing in The Doom Patrol (DC, 1987 series) #87 (February 1995) and this issue's copyright registration.

A Firing Squad for Blackhawk! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre; Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; Chuck; Olaf]; Colonel Frog
Keywords
firing squad

132 Pc. Roman Soldiers Set (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Firing Squad for Blackhawk! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre; Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Mr. Cipher (introduction); Sessue Yokomata
Synopsis
The Blackhawks infiltrate the weapons plant of a Japanese scientist based in a South American dictatorship.
Keywords
nuclear power plant; parachutes; South America; spy; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Introduction of Mr. Cipher, liaison for mission assignments from the United Nations.

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

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

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

Blackie the Blackhawks' Mascot / 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
Ha! Ha! I gave the cops the slip.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie (hawk)
Synopsis
Blackie unravels a crook's sweater so he'll get cold and surrender.
Keywords
cave; sweater; winter

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

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

[A Firing Squad for Blackhawk!] Part 2: Colonel Frog -- Enemy Master of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 6)

Blackhawk / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre; Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Colonel Frog [Sessue Yokomata]; Mr. Cipher
Synopsis
The rest of the Blackhawks discover that the renegade scientist is an old World War II enemy, Colonel Frog. He has captured Blackhawk and has him under his control. Colonel Frog leads a coup against the country's dictator with a spider-like war machine and eventually uses a mind-control gas to have all the Blackhawks obeying his orders.
Keywords
coup; dictator; firing squad; gas; Japanese; jets; mind-control; pressure chamber; South America

Indexer Notes

Text teaser for the Blackhawk's new uniforms at the end of the story.

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

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

[Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera Bios] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blackhawk Bylines / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
Dick Dillin ?; Chuck Cuidera ?
Inks
Dick Dillin ?; Chuck Cuidera ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Dick Dillin (self-portrait); Chuck Cuidera (self-portrait)

Indexer Notes

No letters and instead features biographies of Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera and illustrations of each (sequence information from Bob Bailey).

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

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Five Broken Guns (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk World War II Combat Diary / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk [Bart Hawk]; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]
Synopsis
The Blackhawks are sent behind enemy lines to blow up a bridge, but find it defended by a German Tiger Tank.
Keywords
bridge; dynamite; Germans; hand grenades; machine guns; parachutes; Tiger Tank; World War II

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

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

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

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

100 Magnets (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Magnets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 Pc. Toy Soldiers Set (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Firing Squad for Blackhawk!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. 132 Pc. Roman Soldiers Set
    Roman War Soldiers
  3. 2. A Firing Squad for Blackhawk! Part 1
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["You demanded it, and here it is... The Doom Patrol"]
    Doom Patrol
  5. 4. ["Ha! Ha! I gave the cops the slip."]
    Blackie the Blackhawks' Mascot
  6. 5. ["Ride a sea-going thunderbolt..."]
    Capt. Storm
  7. 6. [A Firing Squad for Blackhawk!] Part 2: Colonel Frog -- Enemy Master of the Blackhawks
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. ["It ripped itself loose..."]
    Tomahawk
  9. 8. [Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera Bios]
    Blackhawk Bylines
  10. 9. ["Be my guest at America's greatest amusement park"]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  11. 10. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  12. 11. Five Broken Guns
    Blackhawk World War II Combat Diary
  13. 12. ["Two exciting new adventures..."]
    Batman
  14. 13. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
    DC Comics
  15. 14. 100 Magnets
    Magnets
  16. 15. 100 Pc. Toy Soldiers Set
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new dynaflex method..."]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seed
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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  • Boris Ammerlaan
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