Blackhawk #203
(December 1964)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1964-10-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
George Kashdan
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.


The Origin of Chop-Chop! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Chop-Chop [Liu Huang]

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Celebrating United Nations Day, October 24, with a statement of the Declaration of the Rights of a Child.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Operation White Dragon (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Von Ritter; Chop-Chop [Liu Huang] (as the White Dragon); Khan Huang
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks are sent on a special mission to China to convince a warlord to stop being neutral and join the Allies. They meet a costumed fighter, the White Dragon, who wages a guerilla war on the Japanese before he is betrayed by the warlord.
Keywords:
China; Chinese; impersonation; Japanese; Nazis; prisoner-of-war camp; warlord; World War II

Indexer Notes

Origin of Chop-Chop.

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.5 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:
I'd like to look at that model motoring set.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cap; Jenks
Synopsis:
Jenks keeps crashing model race cars.
Keywords:
model cars

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

Monogram / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

G.I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Operation White Dragon, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]; Chop-Chop [Liu Huang]; Khan Huang
Synopsis:
The Japanese capture Liu Huang, who has been fighting as the White Dragon, unknown to his warlord father. He is rescued by the Blackhawks, but his career as the White Dragon is over, due to his "losing face." The Blackhawks lead the rebels to try to oust the Japanese from the city, but Liu Huang insists on going along and must overcome the Blackhawks' objections by proving he belongs.
Keywords:
balloon; China; Japanese; losing face; machine guns; palace; World War II

Indexer Notes

Origin of Chop-Chop's nickname.

Metamorpho the Element Man (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Blackhawk By-Lines / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Irwin Haskel; Erin O'Brien; Jordan Jones; and Marvin Meltzer. Note about Bob Haney joining the writing team and writing the Chop-Chop story in this issue.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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:
Look, Blackie - a man on a life raft.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blackie (hawk)
Synopsis:
Blackie and a hawk friend catch fish for a man on a life raft.

Indexer Notes

life raft; fish

Death of the Super-Sub (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus]
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks go on their first sea-going mission in World War II, to battle a Nazi super-submarine.
Keywords:
aircraft carrier; frogmen; Nazis; submarines; World War II

Indexer Notes

In The Comic Reader #27, July 1964, George Kashdan is credited with writing the combat diary's. (Nick Caputo)

For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A real robot! I finally finished it!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Synopsis:
The Professor invents a robot, but it needs an umbrella when it rains.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robot; umbrella

Indexer Notes

First line from Arthur Lortie.

Start Your Own Secret Club... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Electric Engine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hasbro's G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Superman 98¢ Hobby Kit] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Chop-Chop!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. Operation White Dragon
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman
  5. 4. ["I'd like to look at that model motoring set."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Monogram
  7. 6. ["Whose face does the enemy see in his smoking sights?...G.I. Joe!"]
    G.I. Joe
  8. 7. Operation White Dragon, Part 2
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. Metamorpho the Element Man
    Metamorpho
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk By-Lines
  11. 10. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
    DC Comics
  12. 11. ["Look, Blackie - a man on a life raft."]
    Blackie the Blackhawks' Mascot
  13. 12. Death of the Super-Sub
    Blackhawk Combat Diary
  14. 13. For the Very Best in Comics Reading
    DC Comics
  15. 14. ["A real robot! I finally finished it!"]
    Professor Eureka
  16. 15. Start Your Own Secret Club...
    Silly Putty
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Electric Engine
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G.I. Joe
  19. 18. [Superman 98¢ Hobby Kit]
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Ed Boner