Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Number 2029: Blackhawk and the flying submarine
The Grand Comics Database gives Reed Crandall credit for both pencils and inks in this story, and his familiar style pops out of every panel. Unlike the 5-page story from Alarming Adventures we showed a couple of days ago, Crandall’s style isn’t overwhelmed by someone else’s inking.
Just as a warning, the awful caricature, Chop Chop, has a couple of cringe-worthy pidgin-English speeches in the story. This one is from page 6: “No Blackhawk! You keep lunning! No mind me! Chop Chop’s life not velly important!” And of course, Chop Chop is important to Blackhawk, so he quits “lunning” and surrenders to the villain holding Chop Chop at gunpoint.
*See it in Pappy’s #1961