Blackhawk #17
(Winter 1947)

Quality Comics, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk; Chop Chop

[The Quest For Chuck's Father] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Harrison
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Blackhawks: Andre; Blackhawk; Chop Chop; Chuck (details of personal life); Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus
Mr. Wilson (an alias, Chuck's father, villain, introduction, death); Wilson's gang of pirates
Synopsis
25 years prior, Chuck's father was lost at sea. Chuck shows Blackhawk his late mother's locket, which contains a picture of his parents. He has been searching a group of uninhabited islands in the area where his father disappeared. Blackhawk joins Chuck on his next search. When they land on one island, they are captured by a group of pirates led my a man named Mr. Wilson. Wilson finds the locket and realizes that Chuck is his son. Before Wilson can act, he is stabbed by one of his gang. As he lay dying, Wilson confesses his secret to Blackhawk. Blackhawk decides to hide the truth from Chuck.

Indexer Notes

Chuck's mother is revealed to have died before this story.

Due to the events of this story, some fan sites suggest that Chuck's last name may be Wilson, however "Mr. Wilson" is clearly an alias. Chuck doesn't recognize his father's face because he has grown a beard and is 25 years older. If Chuck's last name was indeed "Wilson", he surely would have wondered if this Mr. Wilson was the father who he expected to find in this area. In addition, when Blackhawk drops the locket in the ocean, he says "Someday he might see the resemblance between his father and the man who CALLED HIMSELF Wilson. It's better that he never know."

[The Magic of the Shaman] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Blackhawks: Andre; Blackhawk; Chop Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus
Fear; The Shaman (villain, introduction)

[The Emperor's Jewels] (Table of Contents: 3)

Chop Chop / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; war
Characters
Chop Chop; Tom Wun; Chin Lu Pan

Of Men and Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

Blackhawk / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Blackhawks: Andre; Blackhawk; Chop Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus
Caleb Lord (a.k.a. The Boss); Caleb Lord, Jr. (death)

King For a Day (Table of Contents: 5)

Blackhawk / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Blackhawks: Andre; Blackhawk; Chop Chop; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus
Queen Mokina (villain, introduction); Hakdar (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [The Quest For Chuck's Father]
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Magic of the Shaman]
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. [The Emperor's Jewels]
    Chop Chop
  5. 4. Of Men and Murder
    Blackhawk
  6. 5. King For a Day
    Blackhawk
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Henry Andrews
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Mike Nielsen