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)

Editing
Related Scans
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