Sunday, November 27, 2011
Blackhawk, Comrade Vampira, and Hitler's daughter
I've got to give Blackhawk credit for meeting babes, even if he doesn't seem to take advantage. I mean, what would you rather do, hang around with your leather-clad buddies or schmooze good-looking chicks? Blackhawk #97, from 1956, has three stories of Blackhawk fighting evil beauties. I'm presenting two: Comrade Vampira and Hitler's daughter, named Hitla! The Blackhawks should feel right at home with Hitla, who wears a uniform like theirs.
There were only a few more issues of Blackhawk from Quality Comics after this one. Quality sold their characters to DC Comics. DC changed some things about the Blackhawks; they looked the same, but DC switched away from the soldier of fortune adventures they had at Quality, and got more into science fiction.
Stories are drawn by the longtime Blackhawk art duo, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera.