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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Blackhawk 230 - the Blackhawks become super heroes

Haney, Dillin and Cuidera complete the transformation of the Blackhawks in issue 230 (March 1967).

The new Blackhawk team is basically introduced on the cover. We already met Chuck as the Listener, Hendricksen as the Weapons Master and Blackhawk as Big Eye in the previous issue. As this issue goes on, the Emperor sends out men to find and kill the other Blackhawks. Andre has an assortment of weapons as M'sieu Machine, while Olaf has a suit that allows him to jump to great heights as the Leaper.

Chop Chop is now Dr. Hands, which I suppose is mildly better as a name.

Stanislaus gets pursued by the Emperor himself in a flying suit he calls the Centurion of Doom. Stanislaus defeats the guy and steals the suit, becoming the Golden Centurion.

It's all just dreadful. I particularly loathe the shirt that Chuck now wears, with ears all over it. But this impresses Superman, Batman, Flash and Green Lantern, as well as Mr. Delta, and they give the Blackhawks the ok to keep operating.

1 comment:

  1. I wondered how and why the League even had authority to tell the Blackhawks whether they could operate or not. Who cares what they thought? They are vigilantes not government agents.