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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Blackhawk 229 - the Blackhawks plead for another chance

Haney, Dillin and Cuidera continue the story about how washed up the Blackhawks are in issue 229 (Feb. 67).

Blackhawk pleads for their team to be given an opportunity to train and get themselves into suitable shape for action. Since none of them actually have any powers, Superman, Batman, Flash and Green Lantern feel that the team ought to be allowed to improve themselves, and Mr. Delta goes along with it.

The training session turns into a really embarrassing mess, and Lady Blackhawk even pretends to kill Andre. Blackhawk realizes that the team is simply out of their depth, and need big changes to go forward.

The villains of the issue are a group made up of leftover members from various acronymic organizations. James Bond's SPECTRE, THRUSH from The Man from UNCLE, and OGRE and CYCLOPS, which had appeared in Aquaman and Metamorpho, respectively. Their leader, the Emperor, has decided to kill the Blackhawks, but is unable to find them. Blackhawk Island is deserted.

We get to see that Henrdricksen is now called the Weapons Master, and Chuck is the Listener, which are both fairly self explanatory, while Blackhawk himself, Big Eye, flies around in a weird double headed Blackhawk plane. Chuck has intercepted the plans of the Emperor, and they begin to look for their other teammates.

The story continues in the next issue.

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