Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey BLACKHAWK "Junk-Heap Heroes" Part 3

...declared "has-beens" by the US government and Justice League of America, the Blackhawks are given one last chance to prove themselves in a mock battle with a robot.
But, they are forced to leave the testing ground (where they're losing badly) to guard one of their arch enemies, Jolly Roger, from other criminals, since his death would set off bombs in every major city.
As they reluctantly defend the villain from various threats, the Blackhawks are incapacitated one-by-one until only Blackhawk himself remains to battle the final assassin...Queen Killer Shark aka Lady Blackhawk...
To be week!
Two points I just have to make...
1) Somehow this group, G.E.O.R.G.E., whom we've never seen or heard of, knows the weaknesses of everybody on the team...which even their own teammates who've worked and lived side-by-side for over 25 years didn't know?
Damn, G.E.O.R.G.E. is good at this spy stuff!
(and this was before Google!)
2) We didn't discover until the end of the series what "G.E.O.R.G.E." stood for..."Group for Extermination of Organizations of Revenge, Greed, and Evil".
Easily one of, if not the, lamest acronym in spy history!
OK, now that I've gotten that off my chest...
Written by Bob Haney, pencilled by Dick Dillin, inked by Chuck Cuidera.
Next week: "Junk-Heap Heroes: Book Two"
More tests!
More villains!
And the first of the new Blackhawk costumes...but not worn by a Blackhawk!


  1. Thanks for posting this story. I've long wanted to read it. I hoped that DC would collect these "New" Blackhawk tales but it seems they probably never will. I'm likely a rare bird in that I actually like the "New" Blackhawks, as the first issue of the series I ever read was the last issue of that run. The heroes were a bit goofy, but the comic was memorable and fun.

    Rip Off

    1. My pleasure Rip.
      I'm trying to run stuff that many of today's readers would never see.
      I wonder why comics companies don't do Print on Demand like Warner Archives does with DVDs (like Doc Savage: the Man of Bronze) that don't have a big audience, but the fans it does have (like me) are rabidly-dedicated!
      If DC had a "New Blackhawk Era" Print on Demand trade paperback, I think you (and a number of others who've been following this thread) would order it in a hot second!