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
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
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

Copyright 1964 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

On-sale date from ad in The Doom Patrol #87 and copyright registration.


A Firing Squad for Blackhawk! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Olaf]; Colonel Frog
Keywords:
firing squad

[no title indexed] (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:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Mr. Cipher (intro); 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.

You Demanded It, and Here It Is...The Doom Patrol (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
Characters:
Blackie (hawk)
Synopsis:
Blackie unravels a crook's sweater so he'll get cold and surrender.
Keywords:
cave; sweater; winter

Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; 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 By-Lines / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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 self-portraits of each. (Bob Bailey)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / 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:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; 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

Two 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) /

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

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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 Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Firing Squad for Blackhawk!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    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. 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 By-Lines
  10. 9. ["Be my guest at America's greatest amusement park"]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    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. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Bailey
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
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