Blackhawk #196

Cover by Dick Dillin & Charles Cuidera. Stories by Arnold Drake and France Herron. Art by Dick Dillin, Jack Sparling and Charles Cuidera. “A Firing Squad for Blackhawk (part 1)” – The Blackhawks infiltrate the weapons plant of a Japanese scientist based in a South American dictatorship. Plus: “Colonel Frog — Enemy Master of the Blackhawks (part 2)” – The rest of the Blackhawks discover that the renegade scientist is an old World War II enemy, Colonel Frog. He has captured Blackhawk and has him under his control. Colonel Frog leads a coup against the country’s dictator with a spider-like war machine and eventually uses a mind-control gas to have all the Blackhawks obeying his orders. And: Blackhawk World War II Combat Diary story “Five Broken Guns” – The Blackhawks are sent behind enemy lines to blow up a bridge, but find it defended by a German Tiger Tank. Also: 1-page Blackie the Blackhawks’ Mascot humor tale by Henry Boltinoff, where Blackie unravels a crook’s sweater so he’ll get cold and surrender. Plus: 1-page of text featuring short bios of Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera and self-portraits of each.



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