Monday, November 12, 2012

Salute to our Nations Veterans: Blackhawk in "The Bubbles of Doom" (Quality; 1955)

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring all armed service veterans. As a salute to my fellow military vets, the Catacombs offers “The Bubbles of Doom” from Blackhawk #90 (July 1955); originally published by Quality Comics, written by Dick Wood and illustrated by Dick Dillin (future Justice League of America artist) & Chuck Cuidera. The Blackhawk Squadron, usually just called the Blackhawks, were a small team of World War II-era ace pilots of varied nationalities, each typically known under a single name (either their given name or their surname). Their long-running comic book series was created by Will Eisner, Chuck Cuidera, and Bob Powell, but the artist most associated with the feature is Reed Crandall. In other words, Blackhawk was one of the most consistently beautiful adventure comics ever produced. During its heyday, the series spawned a film serial, a radio series and a novel. A recent revisionist reboot was, to put it mildly, “fugly” (look it up). The Catacombs acknowledges "The Digital Comic Museum", as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!

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