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Highly Recommended. By Howard Chaykin. Blackhawk is currently in development as a movie from director Steven Spielberg! Howard Chaykin's 1988 miniseries is collected in book format for the first time. After years of mistreatment by DC, Chaykin recaptures the vintage 1940s look of this long-running, best-selling series. Blackhawk began in the pages of Military Comics, ran for 102 issues there, then quickly got its own title and along with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, was one of the only heroes that made it non-stop from the 40s to the 70s.

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Blackhawk is currently in development as a movie from director Steven Spielberg! Howard Chaykin's 1988 miniseries is collected in book format for the first time. After years of mistreatment by DC, Chaykin recaptures the vintage 1940s look of this long-running, best-selling series. Blackhawk began in the pages of Military Comics, ran for 102 issues there, then quickly got its own title and along with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, was one of the only heroes that made it non-stop from the 40s to the 70s.

The strip was one of Quality Group's best sellers, and boasted artwork by none other than the great Reed Crandall, as well as Torchy's Bill Ward. When DC took on Quality in 1956, this and G.I. Combat were two of a very few titles that DC kept running.

In this new story, Blackhawk is on American soil and in trouble. Accused of Communist leanings, he stumbles across a plot to overthrow the U.S. government and bomb New York City concocted by former Nazis out for revenge. You know the rest of the Blackhawks are close by, ready for aerial combat or on-the-ground fisticuffs.

Collects Blackhawk #1-3, Secret Origins #45, Action Comics Weekly #601-608, #615-622, #628-635; Who's Who '87 Update #1 (Lady Blackhawk profile), Who's Who Update '87 #1 (Blackhawk & Blackhawks profiles).

Chaykin is not the only comics pro to recognize the Blackhawk series and how well-done and important it is, in the history of comics. Jim Steranko, who is also a big fan of Blackhawk artist Reed Crandall, does a fine job of documenting the beginnings and best times of the team, in his iconic Steranko's History of the Comics.

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Item Code BLABLH
Publisher DC Comics
Publish Date 2020
ISBN 9781779500779
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 384pg
Color Full Color
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