(1956)

Thorpe & Porter, 1956 Series
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Price
1'- [0-1-0 GBP]
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Revolt of the Slave Workers (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kid Colt Outlaw / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Horde of the Bat (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Were they human beings or creatures from the pit...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; Stan; Hendrickson; Andre; Olaf; Chuck]; Vampira (villain, introduction); the Bat-Crew (villains, introduction); Georgi (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Chop-Chop goes undercover against Blackhawk's orders to locate a gang of bat-winged raiders in China, led by the evil Vampira.
Reprints

Hitler's Daughter (Table of Contents: 3)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've done it, Hitla! You've got the Blackhawks fighting each other!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Andre; Chuck; Olaf; Stan; Chop-Chop]; Hitla (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Blackhawks meet a woman claiming to be Hitler's daughter who has surfaced in Germany and is espousing his insane beliefs, but they expose her as a Communist infiltrator.
Reprints

The Revolt of the Slave Workers (Table of Contents: 4)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't stand there, fools! Execute the slave, Stanislaus!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Stan; Chuck; Hendrickson; Chop-Chop; Andre; Olaf]; Communa (villain, introduction); Commissar Nichov (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Stan is lured to Poland with the promise of a reunion with his sister he thought dead, but it is a ruse. The Blackhawks follow, finding him the captive of Comrade Communa, who has a legion of slaves she forces to work in a mine.
Reprints

The Man Who Broke the Law of Gravity (Table of Contents: 5)

Plastic Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Andre LeBlanc ?
Inks
Andre LeBlanc ?
Letters
?
Editing
Al Grenet

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Knock him down, Plas! Knock him down!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Weightless Wiggins (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Plague of Plastic People! (Table of Contents: 6)

Plastic Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Plaster, Fas! I mean...Flaster, Pas!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner; Mugs Merkle (villain); Merkle's gang (villains); Pitch Penny (villain)
Synopsis
Plastic Man is on the trail of a man who hit a bank messenger over the head and stolen his briefcase. He rounds up the gang, but Merkle escapes, eventually finding an old buddy in crime of his, Pitch Penny, who has invented a marvelous plasticizer. Merkle grabs up all of it available and then uses it to affect people so that they become like Plastic Man.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Press; Pitch Penny's Patent Plasticizer

The Body in the Bull Ring! (Table of Contents: 7)

T-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?; Harry Anderson ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They tell me I could be a national hero in Spain...if I want to go back and fight another bull!
Genre
spy
Characters
T-Man Pete Trask; Chief; Elena; Willy Alvarez [also as Guillermo Alvarez] (death); Sereno; Valencita; Rafael Carleros (villain)
Synopsis
Trask is sent to Madrid to get details on a communist uprising and an attempt to kill a female bull fighter for testifying about the plot against the government.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some figures with a drooling way of standing and walking, and narrow, long jawed heads in profile point to Zolne, and also the inking looks like his signed covers of Crime Detective #54 and #57. The eyes of Trask on the last page look like Harry Anderson. Uncertain inking.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Revolt of the Slave Workers
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. ["You must read this sure-fire western comic"]
    Kid Colt Outlaw
  3. 2. The Horde of the Bat
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Hitler's Daughter
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. The Revolt of the Slave Workers
    Blackhawk
  6. 5. The Man Who Broke the Law of Gravity
    Plastic Man
  7. 6. Plague of Plastic People!
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. The Body in the Bull Ring!
    T-Man
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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