Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blackhawk and The Rocketeer



I remember with fondness DC's experiment with Action Comics Weekly.  While the decision to relegate Superman to a two-page story every week was an odd one, the rest of the features were filled with some real gems.  I remember really digging Wild Dog and Secret Six, two features I probably never would have sampled on my own.  Another find was Howard Chaykin's take on Blackhawk.  I loved the artwork and personality makeover that he gave the lead character, and wasn't surprised to see an ongoing series spring out of it.

10 comments:

Anonymous Down Under said...

This won't mean anything to anyone outside Australia, but Airhawk would be a good addition to this team. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Hawk_and_the_Flying_Doctors

Anonymous said...

Ross, I think the Blackhawk ongoing series was a result of the success of Howard Chaykin's deluxe format 4 issue mini-series. It was fantastic, and took place during the early cold-war era.

Ross said...

Yes, good stuff!

Cary Killingbeck said...

I wonder who would bring these two together? Maybe that Axis aviatrix known to Airboy as the Valkyrie?

Sonofjack Well said...

This is a great idea for a team-up. I'm a big fan of the World War II era heroes. I would love to see an issue in which Airboy becomes an honorary Blackhawk.

I's also love to see The Boy Commandos team-up with Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos . . . .

Dr. OTR said...

How does the Rocketeer keep from scorching his boots when he bends h is back like that?

Wolfhammer said...

Make the skies great again!

Bob Buethe said...

The original 1968 Secret Six by E. Nelson Bridwell is one of my all-time favorite comic book series. I found the Action Comics Weekly sequel to be entirely forgettable in comparison.

Bob Buethe said...

The original 1968 Secret Six by E. Nelson Bridwell is one of my all-time favorite comic book series. I found the Action Comics Weekly sequel to be entirely forgettable in comparison.

Unknown said...

Can we see Batman & Emma Frost?

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