Blackhawk #204
(January 1965)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1964-11-12
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 ad in The Brave and the Bold #57 and copyright registration.


The Return of Queen Killer Shark! (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; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Killer Shark; Queen Killer Shark [Zinda]
Keywords:
Hawksub

Salute to Courage (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Commemoration of President John F. Kennedy, featuring the 5¢ postage stamp in his honor.

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of Queen Killer Shark (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Killer Shark; Queen Killer Shark [Zinda]
Synopsis:
Zinda, now under the control of Killer Shark and using the name Queen Killer Shark, is part of the gang's raid on an ocean mineral-mining tower. Blackhawk shoots down Zinda's plane and the impact apparently releases her from Killer Shark's control. However, the Blackhawks must keep Killer Shark away from Zinda while she recovers, or she will revert back under his control.
Keywords:
beach; jets; mines; parachutes

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Trik-Trak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Return of Queen Killer Shark, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Killer Shark; Queen Killer Shark [Zinda]
Synopsis:
Killer Shark aims his mind-control ray in the general vicinity of Zinda, but hits Blackhawk, instead. Zinda isn't affected, but goes along with Blackhawk to Killer Shark's headquarters, pretending to be Queen Killer Shark so that she can find a way to cure Blackhawk.
Keywords:
cavern; diamonds; jets; rocket; Sawfish Sub; tear gas

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

Marx / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Metamorpho the Element Man (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Metamorpho / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Matchbox Series / advertisement / 1 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 Barry Senn; Paul Rogers; Nancy Buggan; Philip Finch; and Alan Horowitz.

Make It a Happy Holiday--With the Best in Comics! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Stanislaus Punch (Table of Contents: 11)

Blackhawk Detached Service Diary / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks find aliens on a remote tropical island. Their leader challenges Stanislaus to a one-on-one fight with their strongest member for possession of the island. Stan seems to be an easy winner, but the aliens have a surprise for him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; Blackhawk Island; jets; parachutes

Indexer Notes

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

Death Knock! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
?
Colors:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Superstition about hearing three knocks before the death of a sick person.
Reprints:

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

Electric Engine / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Watch for the First 80 pg Giant Superman Annual (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

80 Page Giant / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Buddy Learns the Secret! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Queen Killer Shark!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Salute to Courage
  3. 2. The Return of Queen Killer Shark
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["Silly Putty! The favorite stocking toy of every girl and boy!"]
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Trik-Trak
  6. 5. The Return of Queen Killer Shark, Part 2
    Blackhawk
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Marx
  8. 7. Metamorpho the Element Man
    The Brave and the Bold; Metamorpho
  9. 8. ["Whitey Ford, star of the New York Yankees..."]
    Matchbox Series
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk By-Lines
  11. 10. Make It a Happy Holiday--With the Best in Comics!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. The Stanislaus Punch
    Blackhawk Detached Service Diary
  13. 12. Death Knock!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Electric Engine
  15. 14. Watch for the First 80 pg Giant Superman Annual
    80 Page Giant
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G.I. Joe
  18. 17. Buddy Learns the Secret!
    Aurora Model Motoring
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Ed Boner