Sunday, July 13, 2014
Blackhawk in "The Horde of the Bat" (Quality; 1956)
Today take some time to step back to a simpler era, when most comics were just meant to be enjoyed as nothing more than escapist fun. This tale is from Blackhawk #97 (Feb.1956); originally published by Quality with beautiful art by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Say what you will about the popular series stereotypical Asian supporting character, but in “The Horde of the Bat” the plucky Chop-Chop heroically goes undercover (even against Blackhawk's orders) to locate a gang of bat-winged raiders causing trouble in China, led by the evil Lady Vampira. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!